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Donald Gee was born in Stockport, Cheshire on 28 September 1937. He grew up in Manchester and began a career as an apprentice engineer until being called up for National Service; upon being de-mobbed he decided to embark on an acting career.
Donald did his training alongside such notable actors as Patrick Stewart, Martin Jarvis and Janet Suzman. Donald actually taught Patrick Stewart to drive and has remained close friends with him.
He featured in the Merseybeat film, Ferry Across the Mersey as an art student. During the 1960's he was a popular face on TV appearing in such shows as The Avengers, Dixon of Dock Green and The Troubleshooters as well as Doctor Who - The Space Pirates, establishing himself as a popular character actor as well as having a regular role in Z Cars for a period as PC Walker. He was also a popular face around the countries theatres featuring in plays as diverse as The Tempest and Harold Pinter's The Homecoming as Teddy, which Pinter saw and told him he was the best Teddy he had seen.
He continued to be much in demand later in his career featuring in popular soap opera Coronation Street, comedy Yes Minister and in WW2 drama Wish Me Luck as well as returning to Doctor Who as Eckersley in the Jon Pertwee serial, The Monster of Peladon. More recently he appeared as Mr Boynton in the popular BBC series Born and Bred for an extended run.
Between acting roles Donald remains active and his hobbies include making things and driving his Morgan car through the countryside. The recent resurgence in interest in Dr Who has done much to boost Donald's prestige with his grandchildren, who can be found trading signed photos of Major Warne and Eckersley in the school playground.
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