Patrick Troughton was born in Mill Hill, London and was educated at Mill Hill School. He trained as an actor at the Embassy School of Acting in the UK and at Leighton Rollin's Studio for for Actors at Long Island, New York in the USA. During World War II he served in the Royal Navy and after the war ended he joined the Old Vic and became a Shakespearean actor...See full bio »
Many of Troughton's "Doctor Who" (1963) episodes no longer exist in video or film form. A number of soundtracks have survived, and these have been released on tape and CD in the form of audio dramas in the 1990s-2000s.
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Doctor Who gave me a chance to indulge my passion for dressing up and being able to have some sly fun as well as a bit of clowning. "If I had not been an actor I would quite like to have been a teacher. Children keep one young. "I have been asked what impact the part of the Doctor had on my career and I can honestly say none. For, luckily, I got out in time before I was too typecast.
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