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Don Estelle (1933–2003)

Don Estelle was born on May 22, 1933 in Manchester, England as Ronald Edwards. He is known for his work on It Ain't Half Hot Mum (1974), Not Now, Comrade (1976) and Dad's Army (1968). He was married to Elizabeth. He died on August 2, 2003 in Rochdale, Lancashire, England. See full bio »

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Known For

It Ain't Half Hot Mum Gunner 'Lofty' Sugden
Not Now, Comrade Bobby Hargreaves
Dad's Army Gerald / the 2nd ARP Warden / the Man from Pickfords


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 1999 The League of Gentlemen (TV Series)
Little Don
- The Beast of Royston Vasey (1999) ... Little Don
- Nightmare in Royston Vasey (1999) ... Little Don
 1992 Don't Tell Father (TV Series)
Mr. Ridley
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Mr. Ridley
 1985 Santa Claus: The Movie
 1984 A Private Function
 1983 The Beggar's Opera (TV Movie)
Crook Fingered Jack
 1981/I A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
 1974-1981 It Ain't Half Hot Mum (TV Series)
Gunner 'Lofty' Sugden
- The Last Roll Call (1981) ... Gunner 'Lofty' Sugden
- The Long Road Home (1981) ... Gunner 'Lofty' Sugden
- Never the Twain Shall Meet (1981) ... Gunner 'Lofty' Sugden
- The Last Warrior (1981) ... Gunner 'Lofty' Sugden
- Aquastars (1981) ... Gunner 'Lofty' Sugden
 1976 Not Now, Comrade
Bobby Hargreaves
 1975 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series)
Various Roles
- Show 24 (1975) ... Various Roles
 1969-1970 Dad's Army (TV Series)
Gerald / the 2nd ARP Warden / the Man from Pickfords
- Uninvited Guests (1970) ... Gerald
- The Test (1970) ... Gerald
- Don't Forget the Diver (1970) ... the 2nd ARP Warden
- Big Guns (1969) ... the Man from Pickfords
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Short Football Hooligan
- There's a Hole in Your Dustbin, Delilah (1968) ... Short Football Hooligan (uncredited)
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Played the head of the "Art Mafia" in an episode of the BBC Radio comedy, "Linda Smith's Brief History of Timewasting".

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Had a surprise number one hit record in the UK in 1975 with "Whispering Grass", a duet with his It Ain't Half Hot Mum (1974) co-star Windsor Davies.

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