Patrick Troughton

Actor
Ladies and Gentleman, the (second) doctor is in the house. Most famous for stepping in as William Hartnell's initial replacement on the campy BBC time-travel series "Doctor Who", Englishman Patrick Troughton is a ... Read more »
Born: 03/25/1920

Filmography

Actor (17)

Amy 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Doctor Who 1963 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Inspector Morse, Series I 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Doctor Who -- The Five Doctors 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

A Hitch in Time 1978 (Movie)

Professor Wagstaff (Actor)

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger 1977 (Movie)

Melanthius (Actor)

The Omen 1976 (Movie)

Father Brennan (Actor)

Little Women 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Scars of Dracula 1969 (Movie)

Klove (Actor)

The Phantom of the Opera 1962 (Movie)

Rat Catcher (Actor)

The Curse of Frankenstein 1957 (Movie)

Kurt (Actor)

The Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel 1955 - 1956 (TV Show)

Actor

The Black Knight 1954 (Movie)

King Mark (Actor)

Hamlet 1948 (Movie)

Second Player (Actor)

The Box of Delights (Movie)

Cole Hawlings (Actor)

The Six Wives of Henry VIII (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Ladies and Gentleman, the (second) doctor is in the house. Most famous for stepping in as William Hartnell's initial replacement on the campy BBC time-travel series "Doctor Who", Englishman Patrick Troughton is a world-renowned character actor. Born in 1920, Troughton spent most of his young life caught between passion and duty--his knack for performing brought him to the Embassy School of Acting where he won a scholarship to a prestigious New York theater, and the onset of World War II brought him home. Enlisting in the Royal Navy, he achieved the rank of captain, and didn't return to acting again until the mid-'40s. Ushered toward a career in film and television, Troughton notably portrayed the prince of thieves in the 1953 BBC television production of "Robin Hood", marking the first time the story had been told in that medium. He later went on to portray the evil hunchback Daniel Quilp in a TV adaptation of Charles Dickens's "The Old Curiosity Shop", before finding his most famous part. Troughton reportedly had a "whale of a time" as Dr. Who, and reprised his role several times over the years. In film, he impressed Shakespearean devotee Laurence Olivier, and was cast in minor roles in his productions of both "Hamlet" and "Richard III". United States audiences will likely recognize him as the ill-fated Father Brennan in the '70s horror flick "The Omen". Troughton also fathered two actors, sons David and Michael Troughton.

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