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William Hartnell

Mostly Credited As: William Hartnell
Sometimes Credited As: Billy Hartnell

Birth Name: William Henry Hartnell
Date Of Birth: January 08, 1908 (Age 67)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: St. Pancras, London, England
Date Of Death: April 23, 1975
Cause Of Death: Aftermath of strokes
Height: 5' 8" (1.72 m)

William Hartnell


William Hartnell (sometimes known as Billy) was an English actor and best known for his role of The First Doctor in science-fiction show Doctor Who (also known as Dr Who) In his childhood Billy trained as a boxer and a jockey but then he took up acting in the 1930's.
Sadly William died in 1975

Movie Credits
Say it with Music (1932)
The Lure (1933)
Follow the Lady (1933)
I'm an Explosive (1933)
The Perfect Flaw (1934)
Swinging the Lead (1934)
Seeing Is Believing (1934)
The Guv'nor (1935) (uncredited)
While Parents Sleep (1935)
Nothing Like Publicity (1936) (as Billy Hartnell)
Midnight at Madame Tussauds (1936) (as Billy Hartnell)
Parisian Life (1936) (as Billy Hartnell)
and many more...

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Doctor Who (1963)As: The First Doctor (1963-1966)
The Army Game (1957)As: Sgt Major Percy Bullimore (1957-1958, 1960-1961)
Episode Cast Credits 

The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007) 
  Death of the Doctor: Part 2 04x06: (Oct/26/2010) As The Doctor (archive footage) 

Doctor Who (1963) 
  The Five Doctors (Nov/25/1983) As The First Doctor (archive footage) 
  The Three Doctors, Episode Four 10x04: (Jan/20/1973) As The First Doctor 
  The Three Doctors, Episode Three 10x03: (Jan/13/1973) As The First Doctor 
  The Three Doctors, Episode Two 10x02: (Jan/06/1973) As The First Doctor 

Crime of Passion (1970) 
  Alain 01x06: (Apr/20/1970) As Henri Lindon 

No Hiding Place (1959) 
  The Game 10x02: (Mar/23/1967) As Impey 

Ghost Squad (1961) 
  High Wire 01x04: (Sep/30/1961) As Fred 
Trivia

Always claimed he was born in Seaton, Devon, England, but he was actually born in St. Pancras, London, England.

Grandfather of actress Jessica Carney.

At one time he shared the same agent as Nicholas Courtney, who later became a regular in "Doctor Who" (1963) as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.

He was invalided out of the Royal Armoured Corps of the British Army during the Second World War, after suffering a nervous breakdown.

Played the role of The Doctor between 1963 and 1966.

William played the role of the first Doctor Who between 1963 and 1966, clocking up more than 30 stories on the show, and more than 100 episodes.

His granddaughter is Judith (stage name Jessica) Carney.

He played Fred Rice in Ghost Squad.

He played Ned Fletcher in The Way Ahead.

A clip of his scene from the end of the serial The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964) was used as a pre-credits sequence for the 20th anniversary story The Five Doctors (1983).

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