Troughton, David 1950–

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Troughton, David 1950–


Born June 9, 1950, in Hampstead, London, England; son of Patrick Troughton (an actor); brother of Michael Troughton (an actor); married Alison Groves (an actress; divorced); children: three, including Sam (an actor) and Jim.

Career: Actor. Unicorn Theatre for Children, child actor; Royal Shakespeare Company, member of company; appeared in repertory productions in Bromley, Leeds, and Manchester, England.


Television Appearances; Series:

Lieutenant Richard Bravington, Wings, BBC1, 1977.

Roy Whitlow, Backs to the Land, ITV, 1977.

Kevin, Angels, BBC1, 1980.

Dr. Bob Buzzard, A Very Peculiar Practice, BBC, 1986.

Detective Sergeant Terry, Tales from Sherwood Forest, ITV, 1987.

Eric Sweety, Bonjour la Classe, BBC, 1993.

Martin, Underworld, Channel 4, 1997.

Jack Edwards, Paradise Heights (also known as The Eustace Brothers), BBC1, 2002.

Max, Trevor's World of Sport, BBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

The Edwardians, BBC, 1972.

Ham Peggotty, David Copperfield, BBC, 1974.

Lieutenant Foures, Napoleon and Love, PBS, 1974.

Mr. Sloppy, Our Mutual Friend, PBS, 1978.

Razumihin, Crime and Punishment, PBS, 1979.

Jim Ryan, Undercover Heart, 1998.

Homais, Madame Bovary PBS, 2000.

Narrator, Diana—Story of a Princess, ITV, 2001.

Stan, Ted and Alice, BBC, 2002.

Evan Powell, Hearts of Gold, BBC, 2003.

Mr. Ibbs, Fingersmith, BBC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Cornelius Harlborough, A Tragedy of Two Ambitions (also known as Wessex Tales: A Tragedy of Two Ambitions), BBC2, 1973.

"School Play," BBC2 Playhouse, BBC2, 1979.

Surveyor, Henry VIII (also known as The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: "Henry VIII"), PBS, 1979.

Edward de Bono, The Trials of Oz, BBC, 1991.

Dr. Bob Buzzard, "A Very Polish Practice," Screen One: A Very Polish Practice, BBC, 1992.

Tony, The Secret, BBC, 2002.

Toby Belch, Twelfth Night, or What You Will, Channel 4, 2003.

Ray Downing, In Denial of Murder, BBC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

"You've Been a Long Time Alfred," Thirty-Minute Theatre, BBC, 1972.

Stephens, The Brotherhood (also known as Love School: The Brotherhood), BBC, 1975.

"Chips with Everything," Play of the Month, BBC, 1975.

Tom, The Norman Conquests: Table Manners, PBS, 1978.

Tom, The Norman Conquests: Round and Round the Garden, PBS, 1978.

Tom, The Norman Conquests: Living Together, PBS, 1978.

Desmond Curry, The Winslow Boy, PBS, 1988.

General Sir Arthur Wellesley, Sharpe's Rifles, PBS, 1993.

General Sir Arthur Wellesley, Sharpe's Eagle, PBS, 1993.

Uncle Sid, "Cider with Rosie," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1998.

King George V, All the King's Men, PBS, 1999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(Uncredited) Guard, "The Enemy of the World," Doctor Who, BBC, 1967.

Private Moor, "The War Games," Doctor Who, BBC, 1969.

Albert Flack, "The Fortunes of Peace," The Regiment, BBC, 1972.

Private Flack, "Gentlemen in Khaki Ordered South," The Regiment, BBC, 1972.

King Peladon, "The Curse of Peladon," Doctor Who, BBC, 1972.

Doc Pittman, "Off Caps," Warship, BBC, 1973.

"The Woman Least Likely," Crown Court, ITV, 1974.

John Overton, "Accident," Angels, BBC1, 1976.

Stan, "Lights of London: Part 1," Survivors, BBC1, 1976.

Carter, "Tangled Hearts," Wodehouse Playhouse, BBC, 1978.

Lieutenant Phillips, "Hogshead," Smuggler, c. 1981.

Sergeant Pritchard, "A Night Not to Remember," Hi-De-Hi, BBS, 1981.

Brinsley, "Sons and Lovers," Sorry!, BBC, 1982.

Detective Inspector Walter, "Weekend Off," Bergerac, BBC1, 1989.

Terry Carpenter, "Is There Anybody There?" Boon, ITV, 1992.

Barton Russell, "The Yellow Iris," Poirot (also known as Agatha Christie's "Poirot"), Arts and Entertainment, 1994.

Brian Clapper, "Written in Blood," Midsomer Murders, Arts and Entertainment, 1997.

Roy Merchant Jr., "The Newsmakers," Drop the Dead Donkey, Channel 4, 1998.

Voice of the friar, "Leaving London," The Canterbury Tales, HBO Family Channel, 1998.

Blenkiron, "Honor Among Thieves," Heartbeat, ITV, 1999.

SCI Bob Kelso, "Time of Need," Kavanagh QC, ITV, 1999.

Voice of the friar, "The Journey Back," The Canterbury Tales, HBO Family Channel, 2000.

Sergeant Raymond Yardley, The Last Detective, ITV, 2003.

Fred Mills, "Blood Relations," Born and Bred, PBS, 2003.

Michael Bennett, "Among the Few," Foyle's War, PBS, 2003.

Eddie West, "Never Judge a Book," Casualty, BBC1, 2003.

Sergeant Clive Harvey, "A Pair of Ragged Claws," Jericho, ITV, 2005.

Television Appearances; Other:

Richard Bravington, Wings (pilot), BBC, 1976.

Dore, Cook, and Rust, A Few Short Journeys of the Heart, 1994.

Television Work; Series:

Additional voices, Bob and Margaret, Comedy Central, 1998.

Film Appearances:

Cliff Davis, Dance with a Stranger, Twentieth Century-Fox/Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1985.

Dudley, The Chain, 1985.

Egan, Breach of the Peace (also known as The Stranger: Breach of the Peace), 1994.

Egan, The Stranger: The Terror Game (also known as The Terror Game), 1994.

Egan, Eye of the Beholder (also known as Stranger VI), 1995.

Emmett, Captain Jack (also known as An Inch over the Horizon), 1998.

General Anglais, Nouvelle-France (also known as New France), Lions Gate Films, 2004.

Dark figure, The Tape (short film), 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Jamie, Our Father, Almeida Theater, London, 1999.

Henry IV, Richard II, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 2000.

Title role, Henry IV: Parts 1 & 2, Royal Shakespeare Company, 2000.

Mr. Antrobus, The Skin of Our Teeth, Young Vic Theatre, London, 2004.

George Aldred, Playing with Fire, Royal National Theatre, Olivier Theatre, London, 2005.

Also appeared in title role, Richard III, and in productions of Cymbeline, King Lear, Love's Labor's Lost, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, all Stratford-upon-Avon; The Tempest; Troilus and Cressida, Swan Theatre, London; and Venetian Twins, Barbican Theater, London.


Audio Books; Reader:

First Love, by Ivan Turgenev, BBC Consumer Publishing, 1999.

Richard III, by William Shakespeare, Audio Partners, 2004.

Titus Andronicus, by William Shakespeare, Audio Partners, 2004.