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

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 had appeared in many television, film and radio roles. His television appearances include several roles in Doctor Who (The Keys of Marinus, 1964; The Faceless Ones, 1967; Time and the Rani, 1987). In the 26-part BBC series The Pallisers, he played Dolly Longstaffe. 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.[1]

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