Donald Eccles

Last updated 09 January 2020

Donald Yarrow Eccles

Born: Sunday 26th April 1908
Died: Sunday 2nd February 1986 (age: 77)


Donald Eccles  was a British character actor.

Eccles was born in NaffertonYorkshire the son of Charles Henry and Constance Eccles, his father was doctor. Eccles was educated at Highgate School and then worked in an insurance office.

He made his stage debut in New York City in 1930, and later became known as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. His debut in London was in Counsellor at Law in 1934 at the Picadilly. During the second world war he spent six years in the navy.

In 1960, he appeared in his first film, A Taste of Money, and continued to appear in small roles in film and television (such as Mr Justice Vosper in the second series of Rumpole of the Bailey) until his death, in a road accident, in Brighton.

He played Krasis in the Doctor Who story The Time Monster.

He worked on Blood Royal: William the ConquerorParadise PostponedThe Theban Plays by SophoclesThe Return of the AntelopeNever the TwainSilas Marner: The Weaver of RaveloeYoung Sherlock HolmesOliver TwistShine on Harvey MoonA Private FunctionDon't Wait UpFresh FieldsThe Master of BallantraeCrown CourtMinderThe DresserTom, Dick and HarrietTales of the UnexpectedComing Out of the IceThe Hunchback of Notre DameBrideshead RevisitedPlay for TodayLadykillersA Question of GuiltQuatermassThe Legend of King ArthurITV PlayhouseRumpole of the BaileyPeople Like UsSupernaturalI, ClaudiusLorna DooneKillersITV Sunday Night DramaThe Prince and the PauperYou're on Your OwnPublic EyeMicrobes and MenMarked PersonalThe Nine TailorsSpecial BranchThe Fortunes of NigelThe PallisersGreat MysteriesPianoramaThe Wicker ManThe ProtectorThe Upper CrustsCountry MattersEmmaITV Sunday Night TheatreThe Shadow of the TowerThe AdventurerSoftly Softly: Task ForceBBC Play of the MonthFraud SquadDoomwatchThe CaesarsThe Devil in the FogA Midsummer Night's DreamThe Revenue MenChampion HouseThirty-Minute TheatreWrite a PlayAdam Adamant Lives!The GamblersTheatre 625Love StoryThe Wednesday PlayMacbethKnock on Any DoorThe Mask of JanusFront Page Story