Gender
Male
Born
Oct 09, 1923
Plymouth, ENGLAND
Died
Sep 11, 2014
Kent, ENGLAND
Performer
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Biography: Donald Sinden was born on October 9, 1923 in Plymouth, England to Alfred Edward Sinden and Mabel Agnes. He was part of a company that entertained the armed forces in England during World War II. He trained for two terms at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. He played various roles at the Royal Shakespeare Company including King Lear and Othello. He wrote two autobiographical works: "A Touch of the Memoirs" and "Laughter in the Second Act." He married actress Diana Mahony, with whom he had two children: actor Jeremy Sinden and West End producer Marc Sinden.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "Balto," "The Day of the Jackal," "Villain," "Mogambo," "Run for Your Wife,' "The Cruel Sea," "The Island at the Top of the World," "Above Us the Waves," and "Doctor in the House." Television credits include: "Midsomer Murders," "Agatha Christie's Marple," "Alice in Wonderland," "The Prisoner," "Judge John Deed," "Arena," "The Treasure Seekers," and "BBC Play of the Month."

Trivia:
He was awarded the CBE in 1979 and was knighted in 1997.
Habeas Corpus (Nov 25, 1975 - Feb 15, 1976)
  • Starring: Donald Sinden [Arthur Wicksteed]
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London Assurance (Dec 05, 1974 - Jan 12, 1975)
  • Performer: Donald Sinden [Sir Harcourt Courtly]
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Tony Award®

 

Best Actor in Play

1976 | Nominee  | Habeas Corpus
Starring: Donald Sinden

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Actor in a Play

1975 | Nominee  | London Assurance
Performer: Donald Sinden

Special Mention

1975 | Recipient  | London Assurance
Performer: Donald Sinden (Actor)

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