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Donald Douglas (born 7 March 1933) is a Scottish actor who has appeared in films and many well known television shows.

Donald Douglas
Born (1933-03-07) 7 March 1933 (age 86)
Years active1960–present

He was educated at Falkirk High School, Edinburgh College of Art and RADA.[1] His first professional stage appearance was at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow. He then appeared in repertory theatres in England and on the West End stage.[2]

His film appearances include A Bridge Too Far (1977), Highlander: Endgame (2000) and the role of Admiral Darcy in the Bridget Jones film series.[3]

On television, he played Tsar Alexander I in the 1972 BBC television adaptation of War and Peace, alongside Anthony Hopkins.[4] He starred in the original TV series of Poldark in 1975/6 as Malcolm McNeil, the army captain who frequently allowed his fondness for Demelza Poldark to obstruct his quest to arrest her husband.[5] He is also remembered by cult TV fans for roles in Doctor Who, Blake's 7, and The Avengers.[6][7] His TV career continued into the 1990s, playing Franklin Clarke in the 1992 Agatha Christie's Poirot movie The ABC Murders.[8] He has also played Dr. Gordon McKendrick on several episodes of Monarch of the Glen, and has appeared in episodes of EastEnders, Kavanagh QC and Casualty.[9]


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  1. ^ Fabrique. "Donald Douglas — RADA".
  2. ^ "Donald Douglas - Theatricalia".
  3. ^ "Donald Douglas". BFI.
  4. ^ "War and Peace (1972) - John Davies - Cast and Crew". AllMovie.
  5. ^ "Poldark Part 9 (1975)". BFI.
  6. ^ "Donald Douglas - Movies and Filmography". AllMovie.
  7. ^ "The Avengers Forever: The Morning After".
  8. ^ "The Abc Murders (1992)". BFI.
  9. ^ "Donald Douglas".

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