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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 9 June 1950Hampstead, North London, England, UK
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

David Troughton was born in London on 9 June 1950, the son of noted Shakespearean actor Patrick Troughton. He started his own acting career at the Unicorn Theatre for Children. His stage career has included repertory at Leeds, Manchester and Bromley, roles at the Royal Court and the National Theatre.

He is a leading member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and is considered to be one of Britain's finest classical actors. He has brought his regal presence to the narration of the television series, Diana: Story of a Princess (2001) and the portrayal of "King George V" in the acclaimed All the King's Men (1999). His son, Sam Troughton, is also an actor.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

Spouse (1)

Alison Groves (1973 - present) (3 children)

Trivia (16)

He is the elder brother of Michael Troughton.
He is the eldest son of Patrick Troughton.
He is the father of Sam Troughton, William Troughton and Warwickshire and England cricketer Jim Troughton.
In 2001, he narrated for ITV the series Diana: Story of a Princess (2001), which told the story of the late Princess of Wales.
He has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
He is a popular narrator of audio books.
He has performed with the National Theatre.
He is the uncle of Harry Melling.
Son Jim Troughton has recently represented England at cricket in one day internationals against Pakistan, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Shakespearean roles played by David Troughton on stage include King Henry IV in 'Richard II' and 'Henry IV' parts 1 & 2, and the title role in 'Richard III'.
He has consistently declined offers to attend Doctor Who conventions because he believes he would only be asked questions about his father.
His third and youngest son, William "Wigsy" Troughton, was born on October 4, 1984.
He is good friends with Peter Davison and Colin Baker, two of his father's successors as the Doctor.
In the early 1970s, he shared a flat with Colin Baker. Both Baker and his father Patrick Troughton are best known for playing the Doctor in Doctor Who (1963). Baker was later the best man at his wedding to Alison Groves and the godfather of his eldest son Sam Troughton.
He was the first actor whose father (Patrick Troughton) had played the Doctor in Doctor Who (1963) to have a speaking role in the series. The second is Georgia Moffett, the daughter of his A Very Peculiar Practice (1986) co-star Peter Davison, who will appear in two episodes of the fourth series of Doctor Who (2005).
One of 38 performers to have acted in both the 20th Century Doctor who and the 21st Century Doctor Who.

Personal Quotes (1)

The writing was so poignant, so funny - and it was one of the few anti-Thatcher (Margaret Thatcher) series. I'm not sure the BBC realised what gold it had in its hands. (On A Very Peculiar Practice (1986))

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