STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,446 this week

William Hartnell (1908–1975)


William Hartnell was born on 8 January 1908, just south of St. Pancras station in London. In press materials in the 1940s he claimed that his father was a farmer and later a stockbroker; it turns out that he had actually been born out of wedlock, as his biography "Who's There?" states. At age 16 he was adopted by Hugh Blaker, a well-known art ... See full bio »

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 151 people
created 07 Jun 2011
 
a list of 11 people
created 25 Oct 2011
 
a list of 11 people
created 31 Aug 2012
 
a list of 269 people
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 12 people
created 3 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of William Hartnell.

User Polls

Known For

Filmography

Jump to: Actor | Self | Archive footage
Hide Hide Show Show Actor (89 credits)
 1970 Crime of Passion (TV Series)
Henri Lindon
- Alain (1970) ... Henri Lindon
 1968 Softly Softly (TV Series)
Henry Swift
 1967 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Impey
- The Game (1967) ... Impey
 1965 Tomorrow at Ten
Freddy
 1963 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Inspector Roberts
- To Have and to Hold (1963) ... Inspector Roberts
 1963 Heavens Above!
Major Fowler
 1963 The Plane Makers (TV Series)
Wally Griggs
- One of Those Days (1963) ... Wally Griggs
 1963 This Sporting Life
'Dad' Johnson
 1963 To Have and to Hold
Inspector Roberts
 1961 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Fred Rice
- High Wire (1961) ... Fred Rice
 1961 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
 1961 Make Mine a Double
Sgt. Bright
 1960 Piccadilly Third Stop
Colonel
 1960 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Jim / Reynolds
- After the Party (1960) ... Jim
- Place of My Own (1960) ... Reynolds
 1960 And the Same to You
Walter 'Wally' Burton
 1960 Jackpot
Supt. Frawley
 1959 The Desperate Man
Smith
 1959 The Mouse That Roared
Will Buckley
 1959 Shake Hands with the Devil
Sergeant Jenkins
 1958-1959 Dial 999 (TV Series)
Jeff Richards / Joss Crawford
- 50,000 Hands (1959) ... Jeff Richards
- The Killing Job (1958) ... Joss Crawford
 1959 Probation Officer (TV Series)
- Episode #1.28 (1959)
 1959 Strictly Confidential
Grimshaw
 1959 The Flying Doctor (TV Series)
Abe McKeller
- The Changing Plain (1959) ... Abe McKeller
 1958 On the Run
Tom Casey
 1957 A Santa for Christmas (TV Movie)
 1957 Scotland Yard Dragnet
Inspector Ross
 1957 Hell Drivers
Cartley
 1957 Date with Disaster
Tracy
 1957 Battle Hell
Leading Seaman Frank
 1956 The Errol Flynn Theatre (TV Series)
- The Red Geranium (1956)
 1956 Private's Progress
Sgt. Sutton
 1956 Doublecross
Herbert Whiteway
 1956 Tons of Trouble
Bert
 1955 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Kenyon
- The Inward Eye (1955) ... Kenyon
 1955 Josephine and Men
Detective Sgt Parsons
 1955 Footsteps in the Fog
Herbert Moresby
 1955 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Christy
- The Auction (1955) ... Christy
 1952 The Holly and the Ivy
C / Sgt. Major
 1952 The Pickwick Papers
Irate Cabman
 1951 The Magic Box
Recruiting Sergeant
 1951 The Dark Man
Superintendent of Police
 1950 Double Confession
Charlie Durham
 1949 The Lost People
Barnes
 1949 Now Barabbas
Warder Jackson
 1947 Temptation Harbor
Jim Brown
 1947 Odd Man Out
Fencie
 1946 Appointment with Crime
Leo Martin
 1945 Query
Tom Masterick
 1945 The Agitator
Peter Pettinger (as Billy Hartnell)
 1944 Strawberry Roan
Chris Lowe (as Billy Hartnell)
 1944 The Way Ahead
Sgt. Ned Fletcher (as Billy Hartnell)
 1944 Headline
Dell
 1943 The Dark Tower
Jim Towers (as Bill Hartnell)
 1943 The Bells Go Down
Brookes (as Billy Hartnell)
 1943 The Peterville Diamond
Joseph (as Bill Hartnell)
 1942 Sabotage at Sea
Jacob Digby
 1942 The Goose Steps Out
German Officer at Station (uncredited)
 1942 Wings and the Woman
Scotty (as Billy Hartnell)
 1942 Flying Fortress
Gaylord Parker (uncredited)
 1942 Suspected Person
Saunders
 1941 A Voice in the Night
Radio Location Aerial Operator (uncredited)
 1940 They Came by Night
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1939 Murder Will Out
Dick (as Billy Hartnell)
 1939 Too Dangerous to Live
Bit Part (as Billy Hartnell)
 1938 They Drive by Night
Bus Conductor (as Billy Hartnell)
 1937 Troopship
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1936 Nothing Like Publicity
Pat Spencer (as Billy Hartnell)
 1936 The Shadow of Mike Emerald (uncredited)
 1936 Midnight at the Wax Museum
Stubbs (as Billy Hartnell)
 1936 Parisian Life (as Billy Hartnell)
 1936 The Crimson Circle (as Billy Hartnell)
 1935 Old Faithful (as Billy Hartnell)
 1935 Mister Hobo
Car Salesman (uncredited)
 1935 While Parents Sleep
George
 1934 Seeing Is Believing
Ronald Gibson
 1934 Swinging the Lead
Freddy Fordum
 1934 The Perfect Flaw
Vickers
 1933 The Lure
Billy
 1933 Follow the Lady
Mike Martindale
 1933 I'm an Explosive
Edward Whimperley
Show Show Self (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (70 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Acted in Karel Capek's "Power and Glory" at The Savoy Theatre, London with Felix Aylmer, Leslie Brook, Melville Crawford, Dolores Dalgarno, Cyril Fairlie, Charles V France, Earle Grey, Vernon Harris, Anthony Hawtrey, H.R. Hignett, Oscar Homolka, Walter Horsburgh, Julien Mitchell, Keith Pyott, Lewis Shaw, Torin Thatcher, J.O. ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Article | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Billy Hartnell | Bill Hartnell

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia:

At one time he shared the same agent as Nicholas Courtney, who later became a regular in Doctor Who (1963) as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. See more »

Nickname:

Billy See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Favorite 'Doctor Who' story. AaronCapenBanner
Simply the best! Dalek_Magi
He should be credited! BlueDot224
Date of Birth? Clairmince
William Hartnell's Father durrant4145@rogers.com
Hartnell's Doctor relationship oriented. bluecanary7678
Discuss William Hartnell on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page