Don Henderson

Last updated 09 January 2020

Don Henderson (1932-1997)
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Don Henderson

Born: Thursday 10th November 1932
Died: Sunday 22nd June 1997 (age: 64)


Don Henderson was an English actor whose film and TV work covered many years but is best remembered for his role as the fictional detective George Bulman. This character featured in three TV series The XYY Man in the mid-1970s; the later Strangers that saw Bulman rise from Detective Sergeant to Detective Chief Inspector and, in 1985, the series Bulman saw George retired from the police and pursuing a career as a horologist. He also starred in the popular TV drama series Warship.

He lived in his adopted home town of Stratford-upon-Avon for many years, where he was a familiar face to locals. He also had several minor roles at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in the town. In the late 1970s as a relatively unknown actor, whilst walking in Stratford, he was approached by an American tourist who recognised him as having starred in Star Wars, and offered him a thousand dollars in cash for his script. Sadly, Don had thrown it away.

Henderson died of throat cancer. His widow is the actress Shirley Stelfox with whom he appeared professionally many times.

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