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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