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Date of Birth 4 September 1932Margate, Kent, England, UK
Date of Death 29 December 2003Fakenham, Norfolk, England, UK  (mouth cancer)
Birth NameDinsdale James Landen

Mini Bio (1)

Dinsdale Landen was educated at King's School, Rochester and spent a time at the Florence Moore Drama School. This was followed by National Service with the RAF, during which time, he joined a drama group. Upon demobilisation, he joined Worthing rep. He has enjoyed an extensive career in the cinema, television and the theatre. He announced his retirement from acting in 1998, upon the diagnosis of oral cancer. He died of pneumonia on 29th December 2003, aged 71 and he left a widow, the actress Jennifer Daniel. At the time of his death, the cancer was in remission.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Huw Nathan

Spouse (1)

Jennifer Daniel (1959 - 29 December 2003) (his death)

Trivia (5)

He attended Hove County Grammar School and the King's School, Rochester. Having studied for the stage at the Florence Moore Theatre Studios, Hove, he made his first professional appearance in 1946 at the Dolphin Theatre, Brighton, as "Bimbo" in Ian Hay's comedy, "Housemaster".
His hobbies included golf and walking.
Offered the part of "Lord Palmerdale" (played by Sean Caffrey) in Doctor Who (1963): Horror of Fang Rock.
Shortlisted for "Professor Watson" (played by Glyn Houston) in Doctor Who (1963): The Hand Of Fear.
Booked to play "Ganataus" in the Doctor Who serial, The Dead Planet, but because dates changed because of production problems, he had to drop out, so Philip Bond took over his role.

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