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Donald Eccles (1908–1986)

Donald Eccles was born on April 26, 1908 in Nafferton, East Yorkshire, England. He was an actor, known for The Wicker Man (1973), Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) and The Dresser (1983). He died on February 22, 1986 in Brighton, East Sussex, England. See full bio »
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 1986 Paradise Postponed (TV Mini-Series)
'Contessa'
- Living in the Past (1986) ... 'Contessa'
 1986 The Theban Plays by Sophocles (TV Series)
Chorus
- Theban Plays: Antigone (1986) ... Chorus
- Theban Plays: Oedipus the King (1986) ... Chorus
 1986 The Return of the Antelope (TV Series)
Mardle
- Where the Heart Is (1986) ... Mardle
 1983-1986 Never the Twain (TV Series)
Wilkins / Wilkins the Butler
- Definitely Not Cricket (1986) ... Wilkins
- A Nose for Quality (1983) ... Wilkins the Butler
 1986 Ann and Debbie (TV Movie)
Arthur
 1985 Silas Marner (TV Movie)
Rev. Crackenthorpe
 1985 Young Sherlock Holmes
The Reverend Duncan Nesbitt
 1985 Oliver Twist (TV Mini-Series)
Limbkins
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Limbkins
 1985 Shine on Harvey Moon (TV Series)
Assize Judge
- Mud Sticks.... (1985) ... Assize Judge
 1984 Don't Wait Up (TV Series)
Mr Harrison
- Episode #2.5 (1984) ... Mr Harrison
 1984 A Private Function
Dorcus' Father
 1984 Fresh Fields (TV Series)
Mr. Palmer
- Alright on the Night (1984) ... Mr. Palmer
 1973-1984 Crown Court (TV Series)
Justice Hammond / Victor Purbright
- The Son of His Father: Part 1 (1984) ... Justice Hammond
- Night Fever: Part 1 (1983) ... Justice Hammond
- Who Was Kate Greer: Part 3 (1973) ... Victor Purbright
- Who Was Kate Greer: Part 2 (1973) ... Victor Purbright
 1984 Minder (TV Series)
Medical Official
- Rocky Eight and a Half (1984) ... Medical Official
 1983 The Dresser
Mr. Godstone
 1982 Tom, Dick and Harriet (TV Series)
Mr. Stilwell
- Where There's a Will (1982) ... Mr. Stilwell
 1982 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Vicar
- A Man with a Fortune (1982) ... Vicar
 1982 Coming Out of the Ice (TV Movie)
Nesterov
 1982 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (TV Movie)
Judge
 1981 Brideshead Revisited (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Grigg
- The Bleak Light of Day (1981) ... Mr. Grigg
 1971-1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
The Dean / Vernon Foster
- Country (1981) ... The Dean
- Hell's Angel (1971) ... Vernon Foster
 1980-1981 Ladykillers (TV Series)
Dr A.J. Pepper / Judge
- Killing Mice (1980) ... Judge
 1980 A Question of Guilt (TV Series)
Lord Mark Ker / Lord Mark Kerr
- Mary Blandy: Part 2 (1980) ... Lord Mark Ker
- Mary Blandy: Part 1 (1980) ... Lord Mark Kerr
 1979 Quatermass (TV Mini-Series)
Chisholm
- An Endangered Species (1979) ... Chisholm
- What Lies Beneath (1979) ... Chisholm
 1979 The Legend of King Arthur (TV Series)
Naciens
- Episode #1.6 (1979) ... Naciens
 1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
The dean
- Saint Vitus' Dance (1979) ... The dean
 1979 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Mr. Justice Vosper / Mr Justice Vosper
- Rumpole and the Age for Retirement (1979) ... Mr Justice Vosper
- Rumpole and the Course of True Love (1979) ... Mr. Justice Vosper
- Rumpole and the Case of Identity (1979) ... Mr. Justice Vosper
 1978 People Like Us (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Cole
- The First Lessons in Love (1978) ... Mr. Cole
 1977 Supernatural (TV Mini-Series)
Frau Steekeback's Father
- Mr. Nightingale (1977) ... Frau Steekeback's Father
 1976 I, Claudius (TV Mini-Series)
Pollio
- What Shall We Do About Claudius? (1976) ... Pollio
 1976 Lorna Doone (TV Mini-Series)
Earl Brandir
- Episode #1.5 (1976) ... Earl Brandir
 1976 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Michael
- The Nicest Man in the World (1976) ... Michael
 1975 You're on Your Own (TV Series)
Sir Dennis Kater
- No Questions Asked: Part 1 (1975) ... Sir Dennis Kater
 1975 Public Eye (TV Series)
Mr. King
 1974 Microbes and Men (TV Series)
Professor Biot
- A Germ Is Life (1974) ... Professor Biot
 1974 Marked Personal (TV Series)
Mr. Grant
- Episode #1.60 (1974) ... Mr. Grant
- Episode #1.59 (1974) ... Mr. Grant
 1974 The Nine Tailors (TV Mini-Series)
Venables
- Episode #1.4 (1974) ... Venables
- Episode #1.3 (1974) ... Venables
- Episode #1.2 (1974) ... Venables
 1974 Special Branch (TV Series)
Bishop Garnett-Templeton
- Alien (1974) ... Bishop Garnett-Templeton
 1974 The Fortunes of Nigel (TV Mini-Series)
Trapbois
- Part 3 (1974) ... Trapbois
 1974 The Pallisers (TV Series)
Squire Vavasor
- Part Four (1974) ... Squire Vavasor
- Part Three (1974) ... Squire Vavasor
 1974 Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Barrington
- Ice Storm (1974) ... Barrington
 1974 Pianorama (Short)
 1973 The Wicker Man
T.H. Lennox
 1973 The Protectors (TV Series)
Douglas Perston
- Chase (1973) ... Douglas Perston
 1973 The Upper Crusts (TV Series)
Mr. Smallwood
- Decline and Fall (1973) ... Mr. Smallwood
 1972 Country Matters (TV Mini-Series)
Judge
- The Watercress Girl (1972) ... Judge
 1972 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Richard Well
- It's Good to See You (1972) ... Richard Well
 1972 Man of Straw (TV Mini-Series)
Major Kinze
- Imperial Justice (1972) ... Major Kinze
 1972 The Shadow of the Tower (TV Mini-Series)
Archdeacon Hussey
- A Fly in the Ointment (1972) ... Archdeacon Hussey
- The White Hart (1972) ... Archdeacon Hussey
 1972 The Adventurer (TV Series)
Andre Gustave
- Full Fathom Five (1972) ... Andre Gustave
 1971 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
John Tyler
- Good Touches (1971) ... John Tyler
 1968-1971 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Count Glagolyev, Anna's suitor / Gonzalo
- The Tempest (1968) ... Gonzalo
 1970 Fraud Squad (TV Series)
Herbert Pitt
- The Great Blanket Factory Swindle (1970) ... Herbert Pitt
 1970 Doomwatch (TV Series)
Lord Purvis
- Sex and Violence ... Lord Purvis
 1968 The Caesars (TV Series)
Nerva
- Caligula (1968) ... Nerva
- Sejanus (1968) ... Nerva
 1968 The Devil in the Fog (TV Series)
Rev. Rumbold
- Some Have Greatness Thrust Upon Them... (1968) ... Rev. Rumbold
 1967 The Gamblers (TV Series)
 1967 Inheritance (TV Series)
Sam Bradley
- Strike (1967) ... Sam Bradley
 1967 The Revenue Men (TV Series)
Dr. Will
- The Present (1967) ... Dr. Will
 1967 Champion House (TV Series)
Dufay's Friend
- The Personal Approach (1967) ... Dufay's Friend
 1967 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Crouch
- Another Moon Called Earth (1967) ... Crouch
 1967 Write a Play (TV Series)
 1967 Adam Adamant Lives! (TV Series)
Sir Henry
- Black Echo (1967) ... Sir Henry
 1966 Macbeth (TV Movie)
Duncan
 1965-1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
King Edward / Old Mr. Radcliffe
- The Siege of Manchester (1965) ... Old Mr. Radcliffe
 1966 Love Story (TV Series)
Tom Fine
- Casanova and the Old Crow (1966) ... Tom Fine
 1966 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Alfred Remnant
- Macready's Gala (1966) ... Alfred Remnant
 1965 Knock on Any Door (TV Series)
Richard Warren
- A Handful of Dreams (1965) ... Richard Warren
 1965 Front Page Story (TV Series)
Chief Supt. Caldecott
- Down Among the Dead Men (1965) ... Chief Supt. Caldecott
 1963-1965 Z Cars (TV Series)
Garage Man / Mr. Macclehose / Inestone
- Think On (1965) ... Garage Man
- Wait for It (1963) ... Mr. Macclehose
- Special Duty (1963) ... Inestone
 1964 The Human Jungle (TV Series)
2nd Lawyer
- Heartbeats in a Tin Box (1964) ... 2nd Lawyer
 1964 Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
Thomson
- An End to Revenge ... Thomson
 1964 The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (TV Series)
Suddhoo
- The Sending of Dana Da (1964) ... Suddhoo
 1964 Armchair Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Posner
- The Last Coach (1964) ... Posner
 1964 Mary Barton (TV Series)
Clinton
- Trial (1964) ... Clinton
 1964 Silas Marner (TV Series)
Dr. Kimble
- A Gleam of Gold (1964) ... Dr. Kimble
- A Strange Disappearance (1964) ... Dr. Kimble
- A Marriage Concealed (1964) ... Dr. Kimble
 1964 Detective (TV Series)
Judge Rankin
- The Judas Window (1964) ... Judge Rankin
 1964 It's Dark Outside (TV Series)
Colonel Westbrook
- A Room with No View (1964) ... Colonel Westbrook
 1958-1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Don Quixote / David Choirmaster
- Camino Real (1964) ... Don Quixote
- The Witch (1958) ... David Choirmaster
 1963 The Avengers (TV Series)
Dr. Ashe
- The Golden Eggs (1963) ... Dr. Ashe
 1963 It Happened Like This (TV Series)
Tom Blackwell
- Coincidence (1963) ... Tom Blackwell
 1960-1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Mr. Woodgate / Mr. Woolaston / Mr. Bubb
- Libel on a Liar (1962) ... Mr. Woodgate
- Six Men of Dorset (1962) ... Mr. Woolaston
- A Subject of Scandal and Concern (1960) ... Mr. Bubb
 1962 Out of This World (TV Series)
Father
- Immigrant (1962) ... Father
 1962 Top Secret (TV Series)
Cardonna
- Maggie (1962) ... Cardonna
 1962 Oliver Twist (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Sowerberry
 1962 Backfire
Hargreaves
 1962 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Hargreaves
- Backfire (1962) ... Hargreaves
 1960-1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Critic / The Captain
- A Resounding Tinkle (1961) ... Critic
- Tomorrow (1960) ... The Captain
 1961 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Mr. Green
- Drama '61: The Glove (1961) ... Mr. Green
 1961 The Arthur Askey Show (TV Series)
 1960 A Taste of Money
Joe
 1960 Peridot Flight (TV Series)
Mr. Cheke
- 1890: The Chemist's Shop (1960) ... Mr. Cheke
 1960 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Mr. Limpkin
- Jellied Eels, They're Luv'ly (1960) ... Mr. Limpkin
 1954 Patrol Car (TV Series)
Ballistics expert
- The Extra Bullet (1954) ... Ballistics expert
 1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Chiffinch / Priam - King of Troy
- Ninety Sail (1954) ... Chiffinch
- Troilus and Cressida (1954) ... Priam - King of Troy
 1952 Back to Methuselah (TV Series)
Barnabas
- The Thing Happens (1952) ... Barnabas
 1939 Geneva (TV Movie)
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His theatre credits include: The Earl of Salisbury in "King John" by William Shakespeare , directed by Douglas Seale (1957, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK) See more »
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British character actor with classical training. On the Broadway stage in "The Last Enemy" in 1930. Later with the Royal Shakespeare Company. In films from 1960. See more »

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