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Gary Downie – biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroBritish television manager
Was Film crew member 
From South Africa 
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio 
Gendermale
Birth 17 July 1940, South Africa
Death 19 January 2006, Brighton, Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, South East England
(aged 65 years)

Gary Downie (17 July 1940 – 19 January 2006) was a production manager on many 1980s episodes of the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who, and partner of its producer John Nathan-Turner. His own analysis of the role of a production manager can be found on the BBC DVD release of The Two Doctors. Downie also worked on I, Claudius, All Creatures Great and Small and Star Cops.

Downie died on 19 January 2006, having survived Nathan-Turner who died in 2002. Gary Downie shared a home with Nathan-Turner in Saltdean, Brighton. Downie was the author of the mid 1980s book The Doctor Who Cookbook. Many Doctor Who celebrities donated recipes to the volume including Ian Marter and Lalla Ward.

In Richard Marson’s book The Life and Scandalous Times of John Nathan-Turner (2013) Marson alleges Downie sexually assaulted him, and details other accusations of inappropriate behaviour by Nathan-Turner and Downie, during the former’s period as the series’ producer.