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William Russell (II)


William Russell was born William Russell Enoch on 19 November 1924, in Sunderland, County Durham, England, to Eva Compston (Pile) and Alfred James Enoch. He became interested in acting at an early age. He was involved in organizing entertainments during his national service in the Royal Air Force and then, after university, went into repertory ... See full bio »
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Known For

The Great Escape
(1963)
Superman
Superman 8th Elder
(1978)
Harriet's Back in Town
(1972-1973)
St. Ives
St. Ives St. Ives
(1960)

Filmography

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 2016/II The Visit (Short)
Hospital Patient
 2013 An Adventure in Space and Time (TV Movie)
Harry - Security Guard
 2012 Doctor Who: Planet of Giants (Video)
Ian Chesterton
 2006 Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (Video)
8th Elder (voice, uncredited)
 2005 Agatha Christie's Poirot (TV Series)
Lanscombe
- After the Funeral (2005) ... Lanscombe
 2000 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Gabriel Firth
- Gabriel's Last Stand (2000) ... Gabriel Firth
 1999 Doctor Who: The Crusade (Video)
Ian Chesterton
 1998 Mob Queen
Swede Carlson
 1995 Casualty (TV Series)
Mo Meredrew
- Halfway House (1995) ... Mo Meredrew
 1995 The Affair (TV Movie)
Dr. Hastings
 1992 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Ted Sullivan
- Episode #1.3435 (1992) ... Ted Sullivan
- Episode #1.3429 (1992) ... Ted Sullivan
- Episode #1.3416 (1992) ... Ted Sullivan
- Episode #1.3409 (1992) ... Ted Sullivan
- Episode #1.3408 (1992) ... Ted Sullivan
 1990 Deadly Manor
Alfred
 1990 Boon (TV Series)
John Losely
- Tales from the River Bank (1990) ... John Losely (as Russell Enoch)
 1989 The Kill-Off
Rags
 1988 The Four Minute Mile (TV Movie)
AAA Official (as Russel Enoch)
 1986 Robin Hood (TV Series)
The Duke of Gloucester
- The Pretender (1986) ... The Duke of Gloucester (as Russel Enoch)
 1983 The Black Adder (TV Series)
The Duke of Winchester
- The Archbishop (1983) ... The Duke of Winchester (as Russell Enoch)
 1972-1981 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Daddy / Dr. Crane / Frank
- Little Girls Don't (1981) ... Daddy
- Lindsey (1980) ... Dr. Crane
- Buggins' Ermine (1972) ... Frank
 1980 Mackenzie (TV Series)
Francis Hammond
- Without Prejudice (1980) ... Francis Hammond
- Sole Agent (1980) ... Francis Hammond
 1980 The Professionals (TV Series)
Charles Holly
- Involvement (1980) ... Charles Holly
 1980 Play for Today (TV Series)
Don
 1980 Armchair Thriller (TV Series)
Senior officer
- Dead Man's Kit: Part 1 (1980) ... Senior officer
 1980 Death Watch
Dr.Mason (as William Russel)
 1979 Testament of Youth (TV Mini-Series)
Marriott
- Buxton 1913 (1979) ... Marriott
 1979 Shoestring (TV Series)
David Carn
- Private Ear (1979) ... David Carn
 1979 Spearhead (TV Series)
Mr. Dickson B.F.S.
- Repercussions (1979) ... Mr. Dickson B.F.S.
 1978 Terror
Lord Garrick
 1978 Superman
8th Elder
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Headmaster / Lord Folkestone / Chapman
- Fearless Frank (1978) ... Headmaster / Lord Folkestone / Chapman
 1978 Disraeli: Portrait of a Romantic (TV Mini-Series)
Wyndham Lewis
- Mary Anne (1978) ... Wyndham Lewis
- Dizzy (1978) ... Wyndham Lewis
 1978 Parables (TV Series)
Peter Vernon
- A Gentle Rain (1978) ... Peter Vernon
 1978 Strangers (TV Series)
Bamford Harker
- Accidental Death (1978) ... Bamford Harker
 1977 Van der Valk (TV Series)
Kees Rokin
- Accidental (1977) ... Kees Rokin
 1975-1977 Crown Court (TV Series)
Robert Aldrich / Edward Birkland
- Home Sweet Home: Part 1 (1977) ... Robert Aldrich
- Dead Drunk: Part 1 (1975) ... Edward Birkland
 1976 Scene (TV Series documentary)
Mr. Rose
- Newsworthy: The Girl Who Saw a Tiger (1976) ... Mr. Rose
 1975 Three Men in a Boat (TV Movie)
Doctor
 1975 The Doll (TV Series)
Julian Osborne
- Episode #1.2 (1975) ... Julian Osborne
 1975 Against the Crowd (TV Series)
Arthur Penwarren
- Bread and Circuses (1975) ... Arthur Penwarren (as William Russell)
 1975 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Arnold Galbraith
- We're the Bosses Now (1975) ... Arnold Galbraith
 1975 The Hanged Man (TV Mini-Series)
Peter Kroger
- Knave of Coins (1975) ... Peter Kroger
 1974 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
Captain Alexander Anderson
- A Piece of Cake: Christmas Special (1974) ... Captain Alexander Anderson
 1974 Father Brown (TV Series)
Reverend Wilfred Bohun
- The Hammer of God (1974) ... Reverend Wilfred Bohun
 1974 Justice (TV Series)
Dr. Victor Ainsworth
- Point of Death (1974) ... Dr. Victor Ainsworth
 1972-1973 Harriet's Back in Town (TV Series)
Tom Preston
- Episode #1.104 (1973) ... Tom Preston
- Episode #1.103 (1973) ... Tom Preston
- Episode #1.102 (1973) ... Tom Preston
- Episode #1.101 (1973) ... Tom Preston
- Episode #1.96 (1973) ... Tom Preston
 1970 Hamlet: An Introduction (Short)
 1969 Parkin's Patch (TV Series)
Wilkins
- No Friendship for Coppers (1969) ... Wilkins
 1969 Detective (TV Series)
Bill Cartwright
- And So to Murder (1969) ... Bill Cartwright
 1969 Who-Dun-It (TV Series)
Marcel Dupre
- Don't Shoot the Cook (1969) ... Marcel Dupre
 1966-1967 This Man Craig (TV Series)
Peter Rogers / Peter Woodburn / Avis
- You Can Choose Your Friends (1967) ... Peter Rogers
- Old Flame (1966) ... Peter Woodburn
- Mates (1966) ... Avis
 1967 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Neville
- Who Made You? (1967) ... Neville
 1966 Breaking Point (TV Series)
Martin Kennedy
- Episode #1.5 (1966) ... Martin Kennedy
- Episode #1.4 (1966) ... Martin Kennedy
- Episode #1.3 (1966) ... Martin Kennedy
- Episode #1.2 (1966) ... Martin Kennedy
- Episode #1.1 (1966) ... Martin Kennedy
 1963-1965 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Ian Chesterton
- The Planet of Decision (1965) ... Ian Chesterton
- The Death of Doctor Who (1965) ... Ian Chesterton
- Journey Into Terror (1965) ... Ian Chesterton
- Flight Through Eternity (1965) ... Ian Chesterton
- The Death of Time (1965) ... Ian Chesterton
 1963 Return to Sender
Mike Cochrane
 1960-1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Frank / Gerald Croft / Col. Friedrich Eilers, Leader of a Fighter Squadron / ...
- Pig in the Middle (1963) ... Frank
- An Inspector Calls (1961) ... Gerald Croft
- Summer Theatre: The Devil's General (1960) ... Col. Friedrich Eilers, Leader of a Fighter Squadron
- Twentieth Century Theatre: The Elder Statesman (1960) ... Charles Hemington
 1963 Suspense (TV Series)
John Richards
- The Patch Card (1963) ... John Richards
 1963 The Great Escape
Sorren
 1963 Jane Eyre (TV Series)
St. John Rivers
- Episode #1.6 (1963) ... St. John Rivers
- Episode #1.5 (1963) ... St. John Rivers
 1963 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Mick Lambert
- Drama '63: Somebody's Dying (1963) ... Mick Lambert
 1962-1963 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Mike Cochrane / Mike Stafford
- Return to Sender (1963) ... Mike Cochrane
- The Share Out (1962) ... Mike Stafford
 1962 The Share Out
Mike Stafford
 1959-1962 Fredric March Presents Tales from Dickens (TV Series)
David Copperfield
- David and Dora Get Married (1962) ... David Copperfield
- David and Dora (1959) ... David Copperfield
- Uriah Heep (1959) ... David Copperfield
 1961 Hamlet (TV Series)
Hamlet
 1961 A Song of Sixpence (TV Short)
Alberto Monzelli
 1961 Triton (TV Series)
Captain Belwether
- Episode #1.4 (1961) ... Captain Belwether
- Episode #1.3 (1961) ... Captain Belwether
- Episode #1.2 (1961) ... Captain Belwether
- Episode #1.1 (1961) ... Captain Belwether
 1961 Adventure Story (TV Movie)
Hephaestion
 1960 St. Ives (TV Series)
St. Ives
- Journey's End (1960) ... St. Ives
- The Assembly Ball (1960) ... St. Ives
- The Two Viscounts (1960) ... St. Ives
- Amersham Place (1960) ... St. Ives
- A La Belle Flora (1960) ... St. Ives
 1959 Never Die (TV Movie)
Inspector Sauvé
 1959 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Smoky
- The Girl on the Beach (1959) ... Smoky
 1958 Television Playwright (TV Series)
Anthony Broderick
- In a Backward Country (1958) ... Anthony Broderick
 1958 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Voulain
- The Duke in Darkness (1958) ... Voulain
 1958 The Adventures of Hal 5
The Vicar
 1958 Television World Theatre (TV Series)
Prince Pao
- The Circle of Chalk (1958) ... Prince Pao
 1957 Sword of Freedom (TV Series)
Count René d'Albert
- The Strange Intruder (1957) ... Count René d'Albert
 1957 Nicholas Nickleby (TV Series)
Nicholas Nickleby
- Episode #1.10 (1957) ... Nicholas Nickleby
- Episode #1.9 (1957) ... Nicholas Nickleby
- Episode #1.8 (1957) ... Nicholas Nickleby
- Episode #1.7 (1957) ... Nicholas Nickleby
- Episode #1.6 (1957) ... Nicholas Nickleby
 1957 The Big Chance
Bill Anderson
 1956-1957 The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (TV Series)
Sir Lancelot du Lac / Sir Lancelot / Sir Bliant
- The Prince of Limerick (1957) ... Sir Lancelot du Lac
- The Thieves (1957) ... Sir Lancelot du Lac
- The Mortaise Fair (1957) ... Sir Lancelot du Lac
- The Missing Princess (1957) ... Sir Lancelot du Lac
- Knights Choice (1957) ... Sir Lancelot du Lac
 1956 Aggie (TV Series)
Ted Jordan
- Hypertension (1956) ... Ted Jordan
 1956 Assignment Foreign Legion (TV Series)
Gerry Brooke
- The Ghost (1956) ... Gerry Brooke
 1956 Lilli Palmer Theatre (TV Series)
Boy
- The Assassin (1956) ... Boy
 1955 The Sleeping Beauty (TV Movie)
The Prince
 1955 St. Ives (TV Series)
St. Ives
- Journey's End (1955) ... St. Ives
- The Assembly Ball (1955) ... St. Ives
- The Two Viscounts (1955) ... St. Ives
- Amersham Place (1955) ... St. Ives
- A la Belle Flora (1955) ... St. Ives
 1954-1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Vicomte de Tournai / Renny / Bill Bolton
- The Scarlet Pimpernel (1955) ... Vicomte de Tournai
- It Never Rains (1954) ... Bill Bolton (as Russell Enoch)
 1955 Above Us the Waves
Ramsey
 1955 One Good Turn
Alec Bigley
 1954 The Gay Dog
Leslie Gowland (as Russell Enoch)
 1954 They Who Dare
Lieut. Poole (as Russell Enoch)
 1953 The Saint's Girl Friday
Keith Merton (as Russell Enoch)
 1953 Malta Story
Officer in Prison (uncredited)
 1953 Disobedient
Michael (as Enoch Russell)
 1953 Raiders in the Sky
RAF Officer (uncredited)
 1952 Glory at Sea
Crewman (as Russell Enoch)
 1941 Virginia
Loafer (uncredited)
 1940 The Biscuit Eater
Field Judge (uncredited)
Show Show Self (19 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (30 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in the Old Vic Theatre season at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Judi Dench, John Stride, Alec McCowen, Barbara Jefford, Robert Harris, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Peggy Mount, Tommy Steele, Valerie Taylor, Judith Anderson, Tony Britton, Douglas Campbell, George Baker and Ann Bell in the cast. Michael Benthall was ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 3 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

Russell Enoch | Russel Enoch | William Russel | Enoch Russell

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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Personal Quote:

Doing Doctor Who (1963) didn't really affect our lives that much at the time. We all got up early, drove into London and rehearsed and then went home; life went on, and we didn't have much time to attend fetes, although I did do a few public appearances. I finished the show and then went on to do something else. At the time, we used to get requests for photos; nowadays, people send me great lists... See more »

Trivia:

Of the four original actors to travel in the TARDIS in Doctor Who (1963), he is the only one not to make a reappearance in the series. Writer Peter Grimwade originally envisaged him as returning to star opposite Peter Davison as the teacher in Doctor Who: Mawdryn Undead: Part One (1983), but Russell proved unavailable due to theatre commitments. The story was then changed to bring back Nicholas ... See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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