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Donald Ellis Pickering (15 November 1933 – 19 December 2009) was an English actor.[1][2]

Donald Pickering
Born Donald Ellis Pickering
(1933-11-15)15 November 1933
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England,
Died 19 December 2009(2009-12-19) (aged 76)
Gloucestershire, England,
Occupation Actor
Years active 1952–2004

Pickering appeared in many stage, television, film and radio roles.[3] His television appearances include three roles in Doctor Who (The Keys of Marinus, 1964; The Faceless Ones, 1967; Time and the Rani, 1987).[4] In the 26-part BBC series The Pallisers, he played Dolly Longstaffe.[5] He also played roles in The House of Eliott, Dr. Watson in the series Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson (1979–1980), Yes, Prime Minister, Brittas Empire and Executive Stress.[6]



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