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Don Warrington, MBE (born 23 May 1951) is a Trinidadian British actor. Warrington was born in Trinidad and Tobago on 23 May 1951 and brought up in Newcastle upon Tyne, England from age five. His father was the Trinidadian politician, Basil Kydd, who died in 1958. He has two sons. Warrington currently resides in Belsize Park. His acting career started when he joined his local repertory theatre at age 17. He graduated from the Drama Centre London. He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours. He is chiefly known for playing Philip Smith in Rising Damp, alongside Leonard Rossiter and Richard Beckinsale. He appeared in the crime drama C.A.T.S. Eyes, as government contact Nigel Beaumont; in Impact Earth (2007) playing General Harris; and in New Street Law as Judge Ken Winyard. He has also had smaller roles in many programmes including: Red Dwarf, Lovejoy, Doctor Who, Manchild, and Diamond Geezer. He portrayed Rassilon in several Doctor Who audio plays, and also appeared as "The President (of Great Britain)" in the Doctor Who (2006) episode "Rise of the Cybermen".