Friday, 12 September 2014

RIP Donald Sinden

More sad news as legendary actor Sir Donald Sinden has passed away following a battle with prostate cancer at the age of 90.

His career spanned everything from theatre at the RSC to films like The Cruel Sea, Doctor In The House and Disney features. In the late 70s he moved to television for sitcoms such as Two's Company opposite Elaine Stritch (who also passed away this year) and Never The Twain opposite Windsor Davies. By this stage in his career he was something of a national treasure and the gentle and affectionate ribbing that that status brings was taken up by the likes of Spitting Image and Griff Rhys Jones who found his rich fruity voice and hand wringing style a boon for impersonation. The last programme I recall him featuring in was Martin Shaw's Judge John Deed and it's safe to say he stole each and every scene he appeared in.


1 comment:

  1. Hello Mark,

    I was sad to hear this too. I remember him in lots of old films and think he was great as the grumpy judge in Judge John Deed. He was a good looking man and had such an instantly recognisable voice. Another British legend gone. RIP Sir Donald.