Don Henderson

 

 

Don Henderson

Leytonstone, London, England, UK

Born Donald Francis Henderson in Leystonstone, 1931, Don Henderson was an English actor of stage, television and screen. He was best known for playing both "tough guy" roles and authority figures, and is remembered for his portrayal of detective George Bulman between 1976 and 1987 in a trilogy of popular Granada Television police drama series; The XYY Man, Strangers, and Bulman. Following the end of Bulman, Henderson starred as the priest Frank Kane in the BBC drama series The Paradise Club, penned by Bulman creator Murray Smith. Henderson starred in several cult and sci fi serials and films, most notably in the first Star Wars movie in which he played General Tagge, and Doctor Who and Red Dwarf. Prior to acting, Henderson was a dental technician in the army and a detective sergeant in the Essex constabulary, but he resigned when he found he had sympathy for the criminals he was obliged to arrest. He was married twice, firstly to Hilary who died in 1977, and then to the actress Shirley Stelfox, whom he met filming The XYY Man. The pair set up home in Stratford-Upon-Avon and appeared together professionally many times until his death from throat cancer in 1997.

 

Movies

Star Wars
General Taggi
The Island
Rollo
The Trial
The Flogger
The Ghoul
The Ghoul
Interview with a Serial Killer
Inspector Taylor
As You Like It
The Dukes
Pat and Margaret
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Miss Queencake
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Black and Blue
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The Baby of Mâcon
The Father Confessor
The Finishing Line
No character defined
No Escape
Killian
Tank Malling
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Danton's Death
Mercier
Murder Elite
Sgt Jessop
Maigret
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Squaring the Circle
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Brannigan
Geef
The Wind in the Willows
The Sentry
Doctor Who: Delta and the Bannermen
Gavrok
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Commander
The Doctors: 30 Years of Time Travel and Beyond
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Zoya
Feodor
How's Business
Mr. Bailey

Tv

The XYY Man
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Knights of God
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Crown Court
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Red Dwarf
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Bulman
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Angels
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Warship
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The Paradise Club
Frank Kane
Doctor Who
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Strangers
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Dempsey and Makepeace
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The Enigma Files
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Dick Turpin
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Play for Today
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Play of the Month
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Dandelion Dead
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Poldark
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Thriller
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Making Out
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2point4 children
Frank
The Detectives
Brother Ryan
Casualty
Jerry Hunter