Stars in Battledress, Ulverscroft Large Print Books, ISBN 0708987176
1 Portrayal |
2 Articles |
Bill Pertwee MBE
5' 9½" (1.77 m)
Did You Know?
[on his cousin Jon Pertwee
] He was an actor's actor. He was brilliant on radio - a great voices man. He was also marvellous on stage and television.
In 1957, he wrote to BBC director/producer Richard Afton
hoping for his big TV break. In the letter, he mentioned his cousin, actor Jon Pertwee
, who became a star of the hit radio comedy "The Navy Lark" before taking on the title role in Doctor Who
(1963) in 1970. At that point Bill had only been an entertainer for a couple of years, appearing in variety halls.