Donald Yarrow EcclesBorn: Sunday 26th April 1908
Died: Sunday 2nd February 1986 (age: 77)
Donald Eccles was a British character actor.
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 Conqueror, Paradise Postponed, The Theban Plays by Sophocles, The Return of the Antelope, Never the Twain, Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe, Young Sherlock Holmes, Oliver Twist, Shine on Harvey Moon, A Private Function, Don't Wait Up, Fresh Fields, The Master of Ballantrae, Crown Court, Minder, The Dresser, Tom, Dick and Harriet, Tales of the Unexpected, Coming Out of the Ice, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Brideshead Revisited, Play for Today, Ladykillers, A Question of Guilt, Quatermass, The Legend of King Arthur, ITV Playhouse, Rumpole of the Bailey, People Like Us, Supernatural, I, Claudius, Lorna Doone, Killers, ITV Sunday Night Drama, The Prince and the Pauper, You're on Your Own, Public Eye, Microbes and Men, Marked Personal, The Nine Tailors, Special Branch, The Fortunes of Nigel, The Pallisers, Great Mysteries, Pianorama, The Wicker Man, The Protector, The Upper Crusts, Country Matters, Emma, ITV Sunday Night Theatre, The Shadow of the Tower, The Adventurer, Softly Softly: Task Force, BBC Play of the Month, Fraud Squad, Doomwatch, The Caesars, The Devil in the Fog, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Revenue Men, Champion House, Thirty-Minute Theatre, Write a Play, Adam Adamant Lives!, The Gamblers, Theatre 625, Love Story, The Wednesday Play, Macbeth, Knock on Any Door, The Mask of Janus, Front Page Story