The actor Sir Donald Sinden has died at the age of 90

The veteran theatre, film and television actor Sir Donald Sinden has died at his home on the Romney Marsh in Kent, aged 90. The Shakespearean actor had been fighting prostate cancer for a number of years.

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Tributes for the actor Sir Donald Sinden after his death at the age of 90

Actor Sir Donald Sinden received his Knighthood from the Queen in 1997 C Credit: PA

The theatre and film actor Sir Donald Sinden has died at his home aged 90, his son has said.

Sir Donald made his name on stage as a Shakespearean actor and also had more than 70 credits for film and TV productions since the late 1940s to now.

He had been battling prostate cancer over several years and his death, just weeks before his 91st birthday, at his home in Romney Marsh, Kent, has been described as a "huge loss" by his family.

Sir Donald trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and made his film debut in 1953 with The Cruel Sea, later going on to perform with the Royal Shakespeare Company in leading roles such as King Lear and Malvolio in Twelfth Night.

Sir Donald was awarded a CBE in 1979 and was granted a knighthood in 1997 for his services to drama.

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