Patrick Troughton

Patrick Troughton

Highest Rated: 89% Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

Lowest Rated: 57% Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell (1974)

Birthday: Mar 25, 1920

Birthplace: Mill Hill, London, England, UK

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.

Highest rated movies

Jason and the Argonauts
The Omen
The Gorgon
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger
Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Box of Delights Cole Hawlings (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amy Lord Rothermere (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Professor Wagstaff's Time Machine Professor Wagstaff (Character) - 1983
60% 55% Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger Melanthius (Character) - 1977
86% 80% The Omen Father Brennan (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nurse Will Make It Better Lyall (Character) - 1975
57% 48% Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell Bodysnatcher (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 69% Doctor Who - The Krotons Unknown (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 80% Doctor Who - The Tomb of the Cybermen Unknown (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 15% The Viking Queen Tristram (Character) - 1967
64% 48% The Gorgon Inspector Kanof (Character) - 1964
89% 79% Jason and the Argonauts Phineas (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 43% The Moonraker Captain Wilcox (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Knight King Mark (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chance of a Lifetime Kettle (Character) - 1950

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doctor Who: The Evil of the Daleks The Doctor (Voice) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doctor Who: Fury From the Deep The Doctor (Voice) 2020
100% 75% Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks The Doctor (Voice) 2016
68% 79% Doctor Who The Doctor (Character) 1966-1969 1972-1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Saint Police Inspector (Guest Star) 1964 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet H.G. Wells' Invisible Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1958