Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Donald Gee

Donald Gee

Donald Gee: 

Soft-spoken, friendly-faced northerner with a long, but uncrowded, CV of appearances as caring coppers, doctors, dads, teachers and lawyers. He also tried to teach Bob Hoskins how to read in the BBC adult literacy vehicle 'On The Move'. Other credits include various roles in 'The Likely Lads', Coronation Street', 'Boon', and 'The Avengers', as well as two 'Dr Who' stories ('The Space Pirates' in 1969 and 'The Monster Of Peladon' in 1974), and regular parts in 'The Forsyte Saga', 'Z Cars', and as the slightly comical Boynton in the 'Heartbeat'-esque doctors drama 'Born & Bred'. More challenging stuff runs from 'Unman Wittering & Zigo' (1971) to the bizarre Johnny Speight TV movie 'If There Weren't Any Blacks You'd Have To Invent Them' with Leonard Rossiter.

Donald Gee in the 1969 Doctor Who story, 'The Space Pirates'…
…and in 1974's 'The Monster Of Peladon'

Apparently, he was at drama school with Patrick Stewart, Martin Jarvis and Janet Suzman, and taught Stewart to drive... 

Putting the screws on Jim Hacker in 'Yes, Minister'
Reading Bob and Thelma's wedding banns in
'Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?'

Donald Gee - imdb profile


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  2. On The Move - a legendary breakthrough programme in so many ways, the likes of which we haven't really seen for over 40 years, sadly.