Don started acting at the age of 17. He is famous for playing Philip Smith in Rising Damp, alongside Leonard Rossiter and Richard Beckinsale. He has appeared in the crime drama C.A.T.S. Eyes, and played Judge Ken Winyard in New Street Law. Don has also performed with the National Theatre, the English Shakespeare Company, Bristol Old Vic and provides his voice for both BBC TV and radio.
Don has appeared in a series of Kenco coffee advertisements in the UK in which he plays an African coffee plantation owner. He also plays General Harris in TV drama Impact Earth (2007)
He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours.
Don’s dance partner on Strictly Come Dancing will be Lilia Kopylova.
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