David Troughton

David Troughton

Jun. 9th, 1950
Born in
Hampstead, North London, England, UK
5' 11"

David Troughton's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Sharpe (UK) TV Show
Sharpe (UK)
Anne of Avonlea (UK) TV Show
Anne of Avonlea (UK)
Casualty 1907 (UK) TV Show
Casualty 1907 (UK)
Casualty 1909 (UK) TV Show
Casualty 1909 (UK)
A Very Peculiar Practice (UK) TV Show
A Very Peculiar Practice (UK)
Jericho (UK) TV Show
Jericho (UK)
Angels (UK) TV Show
Angels (UK)
Wings (UK) TV Show
Wings (UK)
Crime and Punishment (UK) TV Show
Crime and Punishment (UK)
David Copperfield (UK) (1974) TV Show
David Copperfield (UK) (1974)
Tales of Sherwood Forest (UK) TV Show
Tales of Sherwood Forest (UK)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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David Troughton was born in London on 9 June 1950, the son of noted Shakespearean actor Patrick Troughton. He started his own acting career at the Unicorn Theatre for Children. His stage career has included repertory at Leeds, Manchester and Bromley, roles at the Royal Court and the National Theatre.

He is a leading member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and is considered to be one of Britain's finest classical actors. He has brought his regal presence to the narration of the television series "Diana - Story of a Princess" (2001) and the portrayal of King George V in the acclaimed All the King's Men (1999) (TV). His son, Sam, is also an actor.

  • He is good friends with 'Peter Davison (I)' (qv) and 'Colin Baker (I)' (qv), two of his father's successors as the Doctor.
  • He has performed with the National Theatre.
  • He is the father of 'Sam Troughton' (qv) and Warwickshire and England cricketer Jim Troughton.
  • He is the elder brother of 'Michael Troughton' (qv).
  • He is the uncle of 'Harry Melling' (qv).
  • He was the first actor whose father ('Patrick Troughton' (qv)) had played the Doctor in _"Doctor Who" (1963)_ (qv) to have a speaking role in the series. The second is 'Georgia Moffett' (qv), the daughter of his _"A Very Peculiar Practice" (1986)_ (qv) co-star 'Peter Davison (I)' (qv), who will appear in two episodes of the fourth series of _"Doctor Who" (2005)_ (qv).
  • He is the eldest son of 'Patrick Troughton' (qv).
  • In the early 1970s, he shared a flat with 'Colin Baker (I)' (qv). Both Baker and his father 'Patrick Troughton' (qv) are best known for playing the Doctor in _"Doctor Who" (1963)_ (qv). Baker was later the best man at his wedding to 'Alison Groves' (qv) and the godfather of his eldest son 'Sam Troughton' (qv).

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