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Nicholas Courtney (I) (1929–2011)


Nicholas Courtney was born in Egypt, the son of a British diplomat. His early years were spent in Kenya and France and he was called up for National Service at the age of 18. After 18 months of duty in the British forces, Courtney joined the Webber Douglas drama school. He spent two years there and then did repertory theatre in Northampton. His ... See full bio »

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(age 81) in London, England, UK

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Doctor Who Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart / Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart / Bret Vyon / Col. Lethbridge-Stewart / The Brigadier / Brig. Lethbridge Stewart / Brig. Lethbridge-Stewart / Brigade Leader Lethbridge Stewart / Tourist
(1965-1989)
Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
(1993)
Incendiary Archbishop of Canterbury
(2008)
Downtime Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
(1995)

Filmography

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 2009 Liberty Hall (Video short)
Alastair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart
 2008 The Sarah Jane Adventures (TV Series)
Brigadier Sir Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart
- Enemy of the Bane: Part 2 (2008) ... Brigadier Sir Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart
- Enemy of the Bane: Part 1 (2008) ... Brigadier Sir Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart
 2008 Incendiary
Archbishop of Canterbury
 1991-2007 The Bill (TV Series)
Dr. Nigel Botterill / Judge
- Good Cop, Bad Cop (2007) ... Dr. Nigel Botterill
- Crown v Cooper (1991) ... Judge
 2007 Casualty (TV Series)
Claude Devigny
- The Fires Within (2007) ... Claude Devigny
 2005 Doctors (TV Series)
Edmund Black
- Heart on His Sleeve (2005) ... Edmund Black
 2004 Soldiers: Heroes of World War II (Video Game)
British Narrator (voice)
 2004 Doctor Who: Death Takes a Holiday (Short)
the Brigadier
 2002 Challenging Behaviour (Video)
Mr. Denning
 2002 Doctor Who: Death Comes to Time (TV Mini-Series)
The Brigadier
- Death Comes to Time (2002) ... The Brigadier (voice)
 2000 TravelWise (Video)
Alistair Singleton
 2000 Harry Hill (TV Series)
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
- Episode #3.1 (2000) ... Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
 1999 Sir Bernard's Stately Homes (TV Series)
Senior Policeman
- Stebson Towers (1999) ... Senior Policeman
 1998 Caring Moves (Video short)
Colonel Masters
 1998 Lust in Space (Video)
Time Judge / Self
 1998 Written Off (Video)
Ian Chester
 1997 Parents In Partnership (Video short)
Don
 1997 Doctor Who: Destiny of the Doctors (Video Game)
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (voice)
 1996 Satellite City (TV Series)
English Stan
- The Other Side (1996) ... English Stan
 1995 Downtime (Video)
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
 1993 Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time (TV Short)
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
 1993 Then Churchill Said to Me (TV Series)
Lt. Col. Robin Witherton
- The Goose Has Landed (1993) ... Lt. Col. Robin Witherton
- Blow Out (1993) ... Lt. Col. Robin Witherton
- Those Who Loot We Shoot (1993) ... Lt. Col. Robin Witherton
- Nanny by Searchlight (1993) ... Lt. Col. Robin Witherton
- A Mole in the Hole (1993) ... Lt. Col. Robin Witherton
 1992 Screen One (TV Series)
Tim Ayling
- Born Kicking (1992) ... Tim Ayling
 1991 The Corridor Sketch (Video short)
Sir Horace
 1989-1991 French Fields (TV Series)
Marquis
- Surprise, Surprise (1991) ... Marquis
- Sale or Return (1990) ... Marquis
- Home and Away (1990) ... Marquis
- Le Week-End (1989) ... Marquis
- Où Est La Plumber De Ma Tante? (1989) ... Marquis
 1990 Bullseye!
Sir Hugh
 1965-1989 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart / Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart / The Brigadier / ...
- Battlefield: Part Four (1989) ... Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
- Battlefield: Part Three (1989) ... Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
- Battlefield: Part Two (1989) ... Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
- Battlefield: Part One (1989) ... Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
- Silver Nemesis: Part One (1988) ... Tourist (uncredited)
 1988 Only Fools and Horses (TV Series)
Charles
- Dates (1988) ... Charles
 1987 Wartime (Video short)
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (voice)
 1987 Yes, Prime Minister (TV Series)
Police Commissioner
- A Diplomatic Incident (1987) ... Police Commissioner
 1985 Juliet Bravo (TV Series)
Superintendent Austin
- Inspection (1985) ... Superintendent Austin
 1985 Jenny's War (TV Mini-Series)
Medical Officer
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Medical Officer
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Medical Officer
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Medical Officer
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Medical Officer
 1985 Who Cares?: Doctor in Distress (Video short)
Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart
 1984 Minder (TV Series)
Raymond Wilkins
- The Balance of Power (1984) ... Raymond Wilkins
 1984 The Brief (TV Series)
President
- Long Glyn (1984) ... President
 1984 To Catch a King (TV Movie)
de Oliveira
 1981 Sink or Swim (TV Series)
Bank Manager
- Tourists (1981) ... Bank Manager
 1981 Barriers (TV Series)
Henri Beauvoir
- Episode #1.7 (1981) ... Henri Beauvoir
 1980 Shelley (TV Series)
Bank Manager
- Owner Occupiers (1980) ... Bank Manager
 1980 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Series)
Paul Cotterell
- Matters of Life and Death (1980) ... Paul Cotterell
 1980 Watch This Space (TV Series)
- Cleo's Milk (1980)
 1978 The Law Centre (TV Series)
Renfrew
- Friday the Thirteenth (1978) ... Renfrew
 1977 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
Peter Hampshire
- No Happy Returns (1977) ... Peter Hampshire
 1977 The Galton & Simpson Playhouse (TV Series)
Bronzed Man
- Cheers (1977) ... Bronzed Man
 1974 Undercovers Hero
French Intelligence Officer (uncredited)
 1973 The Two Ronnies (TV Series)
Dickie Chapman
- Episode #3.1 (1973) ... Dickie Chapman
 1973 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Hutchinson Hatch
- Cell 13 (1973) ... Hutchinson Hatch
 1972/I Endless Night
Second Auctioneer (uncredited)
 1972 Doomwatch (TV Series)
Phillip
- Cause of Death (1972) ... Phillip
 1971 Jason King (TV Series)
Dr. Staymam
- Wanna Buy a Television Series? (1971) ... Dr. Staymam
 1970 Take a Girl Like You
Panel Chairman
 1970 The Main Chance (TV Series)
James Harding
- Private Armies (1970) ... James Harding
 1969 My Partner the Ghost (TV Series)
Max
 1969 Journey to the Far Side of the Sun
Medical Data Analyst (uncredited)
 1969 Callan (TV Series)
David Forbes
- The Running Dog (1969) ... David Forbes
 1969 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Alex
- Go on... It'll Do You Good (1969) ... Alex
 1968 The Champions (TV Series)
Doctor Farley
- The Experiment (1968) ... Doctor Farley
 1967 Softly Softly (TV Series)
Davidson
- Inducement (1967) ... Davidson
 1962-1967 The Avengers (TV Series)
Gifford / Captain Legros
- Mission... Highly Improbable (1967) ... Gifford
- Propellant 23 (1962) ... Captain Legros
 1967 The Informer (TV Series)
Henry Leason
- Mutual Protection (1967) ... Henry Leason
 1964-1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Freemantle / Ned
- Carried by Storm (1964) ... Ned
 1966 Intrigue (TV Series)
Benson
- Take the Money and Shut Up (1966) ... Benson
 1966 The Brides of Fu Manchu
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1966 Watch the Birdies (TV Mini-Series)
Bill Page
- Episode #1.5 (1966) ... Bill Page
- Episode #1.4 (1966) ... Bill Page
- Episode #1.3 (1966) ... Bill Page
- Episode #1.2 (1966) ... Bill Page
- Episode #1.1 (1966) ... Bill Page
 1966 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Huss
 1965 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Husband
- The End of Arthur's Marriage (1965) ... Husband
 1965 Riviera Police (TV Series)
Harvey Brooks
- Take It Sideways and Pray (1965) ... Harvey Brooks
 1965 The Man in Room 17 (TV Series)
Gilles
- Confidential Report (1965) ... Gilles
 1965 The Saint (TV Series)
Alain / Policeman
- The Abductors (1965) ... Alain
- The Contract (1965) ... Policeman (uncredited)
 1965 A Little Big Business (TV Series)
- Call Me Marcus (1965)
 1964 Victoria Regina (TV Mini-Series)
Tudor
- Spring (1964) ... Tudor
 1964 The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (TV Series)
Captain Notley
- Watches of the Night (1964) ... Captain Notley
 1964 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Mark Norman
- Why Baker Died (1964) ... Mark Norman
 1962 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Second Announcer
- Drama '62: The Pinedus Affair (1962) ... Second Announcer
 1962 Looking About (TV Series)
King Charles II
- Oakapple Day (1962) ... King Charles II
 1957 Escape (TV Series)
 1957 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Orderly
- The Father (1957) ... Orderly
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Jack Popplewell's play, "And Suddenly's Spring", at the Northampton Repertory Theatre in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England with Caroline Maud, Sarah Wilson and Davyd Harries in the cast. Alan Browning was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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[on Doctor Who (2005)] The technology's wonderful - they've a damn sight bigger budget than we had. There are some good performances. Great ideas. But I think where it loses out is in doing a whole story in 45 minutes. It appears too rushed and has what I call the "restless camera". See more »

Trivia:

Along with Patrick Troughton, he was one of only two actors to play the same character (his was Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart) in Doctor Who (1963) in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. See more »

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