Duncan Preston
Duncan Preston

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Name: Duncan Preston
Occupation: Actor
Gender: Male
Height: 193 cm (6' 4'')
Birth Day: August 11, 1946
Age: 76
Birth Place: Bradford, England
Zodiac Sign: Leo

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Duncan Preston

Duncan Preston was born on August 11, 1946 in Bradford, England (76 years old). Duncan Preston is an Actor, zodiac sign: Leo. Find out Duncan Prestonnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Brief Info

English actor best known for his work with director and writer Victoria Wood. He appeared in the sketch comedy program Victoria Wood As Seen On TV and in the sitcom Dinnerladies. He is also known for his role as Douglas Potts on the popular British soap opera Emmerdale.


An acclaimed theatre performer as well as a television actor, he shared the stage with Judi Dench and Ian McKellen in the Royal Shakespeare Company's 1976, Trevor Nunn-directed production of Macbeth.

Net Worth

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Salary 2020

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Before Fame

In the early 1970s, he played the role of PC Fred Pooley in close to 40 episodes of Hunter's Walk.

Biography Timeline


Preston appeared in a 1981 Public Information Film entitled: Say NO to Strangers, as a kerb-crawling predator attempting to lure a schoolgirl into his car. He has also made many guest appearances in various TV series, including Hunters Walk, Secret Army, The Professionals, All Creatures Great and Small, Robin of Sherwood, Bergerac, The New Statesman, Press Gang, Chalk, Boon, Casualty, Heartbeat, The Royal, Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, Holby City, Peak Practice, Midsomer Murders, Dalziel and Pascoe and My Family.


Preston was married to actress Susan Penhaligon between 1986 and 1992. They subsequently reconciled in 1997, though they have not remarried. Duncan has supported the Bradford Bulls Rugby League team throughout his life, having first attended a game when he was 3 years old.


He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by the University of Bradford on 4 December 2002 "for his contributions as an actor".


He was also a regular cast member in the sitcom Surgical Spirit and appeared as Dennis Stokes in Coronation Street in 2004. Preston is currently seen in Emmerdale as Doug Potts, the father of Laurel Thomas. He has also appeared on Lily Savage's Blankety Blank.

Family Life

Duncan's marriage to soap opera actress Susan Penhaligon lasted from 1986 until 1992. Duncan and Penhaligon began dating again in 1997. 

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