Mostly Credited As: Patrick Troughton Birth Name: Patrick George Troughton Date Of Birth: March 25, 1920 (Age 67) Country Of Birth: United Kingdom Birth Place: Mill Hill, London, England Date Of Death: March 28, 1987 Cause Of Death: Heart attack Height: 5' 8" (1.72 m)
Patrick George Troughton (March 25, 1920 – March 28, 1987) was a versatile and prolific British actor best known in his role as the second incarnation of the Doctor in the long running British sci-fi TV series Doctor Who, which he played from 1966 until 1969. He has appeared in various Doctor Who episodes including The Two Doctors, The Three Doctors and The Five Doctors.
He performed in regional repertory and with the Bristol Old Vic, the BBC Repertory Company and on the stage at London's West End. Enjoyed reading philosophy and comparative religion. Claimed to have had a "whale of a time" playing Dr Who on BBC television. Once claimed his favourite role on television had been Daniel Quilp in "The Old Curiosity Shop" . Patrick Troughton was one of a select few classically trained actors to be cast by Laurence Olivier in his film Hamlet. The young Troughton was also cast in another acclaimed Olivier production, Richard III. He was an excellent swordsman. Portrayed Adolf Hitler in the play "Eva Braun" on the stage at Edinburgh's Gateway Theatre. Patrick's children: Joanna, Jane, David, Michael, Peter and Mark. Grandfather of Warwickshire and England cricketer Jim Troughton He had the dubious distinction of playing the first character to be murdered in the popular detective series "Inspector Morse" More Trivia