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Donald Bisset (1910–1995)

Donald Bisset was born on August 3, 1910 in Brentford, Middlesex, England. He was an actor and writer, known for Ragtime (1981), See No Evil (1971) and The Black Velvet Gown (1991). He died on August 18, 1995 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 85) in London, England, UK

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 1991 The Black Velvet Gown (TV Movie)
Mr. Morgan
 1991 The Bill (TV Series)
Mr. Grimes
- Loophole (1991) ... Mr. Grimes
 1990 Mystery!: Campion (TV Series)
Rev Alaric Watts
- Mystery Mile: Part 2 (1990) ... Rev Alaric Watts
 1989 Agatha Christie: Poirot (TV Series)
Mayor
- The Dream (1989) ... Mayor (as Donald Bissett)
 1988 William Tell (TV Series)
Bailiff
- Trolls (1988) ... Bailiff
 1988 The Hound of the Baskervilles (TV Movie)
Manservant (uncredited)
 1988 Little Dorrit
Enthusiastic Weighty Gentleman
 1986 Paradise Postponed (TV Mini-Series)
Trafford Simcox
- The Simcox Inheritance (1986) ... Trafford Simcox
 1986 The Return of the Antelope (TV Series)
Cabman
- Brelca Goes Ballooning (1986) ... Cabman
 1984 The Invisible Man (TV Mini-Series)
Professor Hobbema
- Dr. Kemp's Visitor (1984) ... Professor Hobbema
 1983 A Pattern of Roses (TV Movie)
Bishop, The Past
 1983 A Flame to the Phoenix
Janusz
 1982 Only Fools and Horses.... (TV Series)
Wallace the Butler
- A Touch of Glass (1982) ... Wallace the Butler
 1982 Nancy Astor (TV Mini-Series)
Butler
- The Passenger on the Ocean Liner (1982) ... Butler
 1982 The Year of the French (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Cornwallis (as Donald Bissett)
 1981 Scarf Jack (TV Series)
Mr. Turner
- The Duel (1981) ... Mr. Turner
- The Challenge (1981) ... Mr. Turner
- The Search (1981) ... Mr. Turner
- The Interrogation (1981) ... Mr. Turner
- Rescued (1981) ... Mr. Turner
 1981 Smuggler (TV Series)
Nathaniel Rook
- In at the Death (1981) ... Nathaniel Rook
 1979-1980 The Old Curiosity Shop (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Garland
- Episode #1.9 (1980) ... Mr. Garland
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Mr. Garland
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Mr. Garland
 1978 Les Miserables (TV Movie)
Gillenormand's Servant
 1978 The Thirty-Nine Steps
Renfrew
 1978 The Professionals (TV Series)
Judge
- Not a Very Civil Civil Servant (1978) ... Judge
 1978 Disraeli: Portrait of a Romantic (TV Mini-Series)
1st Elector
- Dizzy (1978) ... 1st Elector
 1978 Will Shakespeare (TV Mini-Series)
Horse coper
- The Loved Boy (1978) ... Horse coper
 1978 Warlords of the Deep
Professor Aitken
 1977 Love for Lydia (TV Series)
Mr. Holland
- Episode #1.10 (1977) ... Mr. Holland
- Episode #1.7 (1977) ... Mr. Holland
 1977 Marie Curie (TV Mini-Series)
Academician
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... Academician
 1977 Esther Waters (TV Series)
Mr. Barfield
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... Mr. Barfield
 1977 Beryl's Lot (TV Series)
Mr. Norris
- Episode #3.14 (1977) ... Mr. Norris
- Episode #3.13 (1977) ... Mr. Norris
- Episode #3.12 (1977) ... Mr. Norris
- Episode #3.11 (1977) ... Mr. Norris
 1977 Are You Being Served? (TV Series)
Henry Grant Hopkins
- Take-over (1977) ... Henry Grant Hopkins
 1976 Brensham People (TV Series)
Mr. Jeffs
- Going, Going, Gone (1976) ... Mr. Jeffs
 1976 Rogue's Rock (TV Series)
Rumbold
- Phoenix (1976) ... Rumbold
- Black Gold (1976) ... Rumbold
 1976 The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones
Gentleman of the Hunt (uncredited)
 1975 Edward the King (TV Series)
Dr. Brown
- A Hundred Thousand Welcomes (1975) ... Dr. Brown
 1975 Play for Today (TV Series)
Mr. Scully / Nell's father
- Funny Farm (1975) ... Mr. Scully
- Breath (1975) ... Nell's father
 1974 The Pallisers (TV Series)
Doctor
- Part Twenty-six (1974) ... Doctor
 1974 Microbes and Men (TV Series)
Hildenbrand
- The Invisible Enemy (1974) ... Hildenbrand
 1974 The Double Dealers (TV Series)
Sir George Hendy
- Come in Number One (1974) ... Sir George Hendy
 1973 Pollyanna (TV Series)
Old Tom
- Episode #1.6 (1973) ... Old Tom
- Episode #1.2 (1973) ... Old Tom
- Episode #1.1 (1973) ... Old Tom
 1973 Freewheelers (TV Series)
Rumford
- Switched! (1973) ... Rumford
- The Crypt! (1973) ... Rumford
- Impasse! (1973) ... Rumford
- Double-Cross! (1973) ... Rumford
- Darkness at Noon (1973) ... Rumford
 1972 Nearest and Dearest
Vicar
 1972 With These Hands...
Chauffer
 1972 For the Love of Ada
Mr. Chapman
 1971 See No Evil
Doctor
 1971 Yak (TV Series)
Narrator
 1971 Heritage (TV Series)
The Chorus leader
- Antigone: Part 2 (1971) ... The Chorus leader (as Donald Bissett)
 1970 Two a Penny
Dr. Berman
 1970 Doctor in the House (TV Series)
Dr. Merriford
- Take Off Your Clothes... and Hide (1970) ... Dr. Merriford
- What Seems to Be the Trouble? (1970) ... Dr. Merriford
 1969 Carry on Again Doctor
Patient (uncredited)
 1969 Special Branch (TV Series)
Colonel
- Exit a Diplomat (1969) ... Colonel
 1965-1969 Z Cars (TV Series)
Edward Chapman / Mr. Winters
- Give a Dog a Bad Name: Part 2 (1969) ... Edward Chapman
- The Luck of the Game (1965) ... Mr. Winters
 1968 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Tetley
- War of the Roses (1968) ... Tetley
- Something for the Queen (1968) ... Tetley
 1968 The Expert (TV Series)
Charles Williams
- Full Choke (1968) ... Charles Williams
 1968 Mum's Boys (TV Series)
 1968 Mogul (TV Series)
Sir Richard Costello
 1966 Eye of the Devil
Rennard
 1965 R3 (TV Series)
Science Correspondent
- The Big Balloon (1965) ... Science Correspondent
 1961-1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Mr. Ridge / Finance Co. manager
- Bear with a Sore Head (1965) ... Mr. Ridge
- Man in the Dark (1961) ... Finance Co. manager
 1965 The Saint (TV Series)
Simms
- The Inescapable Word (1965) ... Simms
 1964 Thorndyke (TV Series)
Sergeant Hawkins
- A Case of Premeditation (1964) ... Sergeant Hawkins
 1964 The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (TV Series)
Judge
- Black Jack (1964) ... Judge
 1961-1964 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Magistrate / Judge
- The Reluctant Prosecutor (1964) ... Magistrate
- The Headmistress (1961) ... Judge (as Donald Bissett)
 1964 The Hidden Truth (TV Series)
Mr. Adams
- Twelve Good Men (1964) ... Mr. Adams
 1964 Hide and Seek
Stranger on Platform
 1964 Crane (TV Series)
Muller
- The Secret Assassin (1964) ... Muller
 1962-1964 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Bailie Roberts / MacEwan
- A Matter of Proof (1964) ... Bailie Roberts
- What Women Will Do (1962) ... MacEwan
 1963 Suspense (TV Series)
Mr. Blunt
- Waiting for Wanda (1963) ... Mr. Blunt
 1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Barman / Watford
- The Sudden Silence (1962) ... Barman
- Hedgehog (1962) ... Watford
 1962 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Brigadier Trumbler
- Drama '62: Court Martial (1962) ... Brigadier Trumbler
 1962 The Odd Man (TV Series)
Barman
- South American Way (1962) ... Barman
 1961 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Councillor Medwin
- A Tip for the CID (1961) ... Councillor Medwin
 1961 The Pursuers (TV Series)
Wilson
- Breakout (1961) ... Wilson
 1960 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Mr. Benson
- Episode #1.396 (1960) ... Mr. Benson
 1960 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Tax Collector
- The Pharoah Stones (1960) ... Tax Collector
 1960 On Trial (TV Series)
Foreman of the Jury
- The Tichborne Case (1960) ... Foreman of the Jury
 1959 A Touch of Larceny
Club Member
 1959 The Battle of the Sexes
Tobacconist
 1959 Friends and Neighbours
Porter
 1959 The Headless Ghost
Guide
 1959 Broth of a Boy
Newcome
 1959 The Unseeing Eye (Short)
Warner (as Donald Bissett)
 1958 Up the Creek
Farm Laborer
 1957 The New Adventures of Martin Kane (TV Series)
Perkins
- The Racing Car Story (1957) ... Perkins
 1956 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Doctor
- World of His Own (1956) ... Doctor
 1955 Take It Away (TV Movie)
Sneider
 1955 The Case of the Red Monkey
Editor Harris
 1955 The Brain Machine
Maj. Gifford, hospital superintendant
 1953 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
- Strange Journey (1953)
 1951 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Boyd
- Shadow Scene (1951) ... Boyd
 1949 Movie-Go-Round
Old-time Projector
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He performed in the revue, "Left Theatre Revue," at the Collins' Music Hall in London, England with John Rae, Prudence Blaikie, Alfred Atkins, Peter Moseley, Eve Lynett, Kenneth Evans, Barbara Nixon, and Duncan Guthrie in the cast. Margaret Yade and Barbara Nixon were directors. Benjamin Britten was composer.

Alternate Names:

Donald Bissett
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Trivia:

English stage, screen and radio actor. He appeared with the National Theatre and with the Royal Shakespeare Company, as well as in motion pictures and on television. He also sidelined as a prolific author and illustrator of novels and collections of short stories for children, which he described as "modern fairy tales". His popular works were translated into sixteen languages.

Star Sign:

Leo

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