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David Troughton

Last updated 11 February 2014


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David Troughton

Born: Fri 9th June 1950 (age: 63)

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David Troughton  is an English actor, known for his Shakespearean roles on the British stage.

He is the son on Second Doctor, Patrick Troughton.

He played King Peladon in the  1972 story The Curse of Peladon. In 2008 he returned to the series as Professor Hobbes, in the episode "Midnight". 

He has also performed in a Big Finish Doctor Who audio production titled Cuddlesome where he plays the Tinghus. He also played the Black Guardian in two audios: The Destroyer of Delightsand The Chaos Pool. Finally, he returned as King Peladon in The Prisoner of Peladon audio and in 2011 appeared in The Crimes of Thomas Brewster

David Troughton was born in HampsteadNorth London

His memorable performances include King Richard in Richard III (RSC, 1996), Bolingbroke inRichard II (RSC, 2000) and Duke Vincentio in Measure for Measure (Theatre de Complicite, 2004).

On television, his roles have included guest appearances in Survivors and Rab C. Nesbitt. He also appeared in the role of Sir Arthur Wellesley (the Duke of Wellington) in the first two episodes of Sharpe, as well as Bob Buzzard in A Very Peculiar Practice. He appeared in a 1978 TV production of Alan Ayckbourn's trilogy "The Norman Conquests" as Tom, the veterinarian. In 2002, he appeared as an alien hunter in the comedy/drama mini-series Ted and Alice and, in 2005 he also played Sgt. Clive Harvey, side-kick to the title character of the ITV detective show Jericho. He appeared in an episode of Agatha Christie's Poirot in 1993 (The Yellow Iris). He has also appeared in two separate episodes ofMidsomer Murders, in 1998 and 2007, playing two separate characters. He appeared in the first episode of the TV adaptation of The Last Detective in which his A Very Peculiar Practice co-starPeter Davison starred.

He also appeared in the successful TV film, All the King's Men, playing King George V.

In 2011, it was announced that David Troughton would be taking on his father's role as the 2nd Doctor in two audio plays, also featuring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor

He has also performed regularly as a notable villain in the BBC series New Tricks'.

He toured alongside Alison Steadman in a production of Enjoy by Alan Bennett, playing the role of Dad.

He starred alongside Kevin Spacey in a production of Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence andRobert Edwin Lee at London's Old Vic theatre which ran from 18 September 2009 to 20 December 2009.

In 2011 he appeared as Stan Astill in the Sky1 comedy drama series The Cafe.

Biography from the Wikipedia article, licensed under CC-BY-SA






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