Derek Partridge was born June 29, 1935.
Derek Partridge is the British actor who played the Platonian Dionyd in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode “Plato’s Stepchildren”.
He is a British television presenter, spokesman and voice-over artist, formerly a film and TV actor.
Partridge’s father was a diplomat in the British Foreign Service.
In the 1970s Partridge moved to Rhodesia and presented a number of programmes for Rhodesian Television (RTV), including the popular shows Frankly Partridge and The Kwhizz Kids. He also was employed as a news anchor for RBC. During his time in Rhodesia, Partridge also wrote extensively, including publishing the books Thought-Provoking Thoughts About Living and Rhodesia – As It Really Is, which was later republished under altered titles, and a weekly column in Rhodesia’s TV Guide.
In the 1980s Partridge appeared in a number of films and television episodes, including a leading role in the 1981 film Savage Harvest.
Partridge narrated the documentary Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn sixty-five years after the downing of BOAC Flight 777, a passenger plane which was shot down by Nazi war planes killing all aboard including actor Leslie Howard. Partridge was a child at the time, and had given up his seat, along with that of his traveling companion, on Flight 777 to let Howard fly in their place.
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