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.

  • In 2001 he narrated for ITV the series "Diana - Story of a Princess", which told the story of the late Princess of Wales.
  • He is the elder brother of 'Michael Troughton' (qv).
  • He is the uncle of 'Harry Melling' (qv).
  • He has consistently declined offers to attend Doctor Who conventions because he believes he would only be asked questions about his father.
  • His third and youngest son, William "Wigsy" Troughton, was born on October 4, 1984.
  • Shakespearean roles played by David Troughton on stage include King Henry IV in 'Richard II' and 'Henry IV' parts 1 & 2, and the title role in 'Richard III'.
  • He has performed with the National Theatre.
  • He is a popular narrator of audio books.

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