Patrick Troughton



Patrick Troughton Respected and loved, Patrick Troughton is probably best remembered as the second Doctor Who a role in which he made television history A prolific actor, he was also a complex and troubled man, constantly wrestling with two lives, one of which he was determined to keep secret Michael Troughton presents here an entertaining and personal account of his father s professional and private life Meticulously researched, he explores Patrick s childhood, his experiences at sea during World War II and the successful acting career which led to his historic casting as Doctor Who in 1966 Patrick s Doctor Who years are recalled in vivid detail, from his initial uncertainty about taking on the part through the legendary monster years , to his troubled final season and three subsequent returns to the role.In this fascinating biography, Patrick s extraordinary career and his multi layered personal life are enhanced by the memories of family members, actors, friends and colleagues Michael peppers the book with revealing extracts from Patrick s own diaries, and many rare and personal photographs This book is an honest, affectionate and complete account of Patrick Troughton the actor, and Patrick Troughton the man. Read Patrick Troughton – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 250 pages
  • Patrick Troughton
  • Michael Troughton
  • English
  • 11 January 2017
  • 1907959475

10 thoughts on “Patrick Troughton

  1. Scott says:

    It has taken a long time for a biography of Troughton to appear William Hartnell, Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker all had either biographies or autobiographies appear during the mid 1990s Troughton s life was howeverof a mystery and this volume answers at least some of the questions why From the mid 1950s Troughton ran something of a double life, maintaining a pretense of a marriage for public purposes whilst living with another woman and having a separate family with her A third significant It has taken a long time for a biography of Troughton to appear William Hartnell, Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker all had either biographies or autobiographies appear during the mid 1990s Troughton s life was howeverof a mystery and this volume answers at least some of the questions why From the mid 1950s Troughton ran something of a double life, maintaining a pretense of a marriage for public purposes whilst living with another woman and having a separate family with her A third significant relattionship also seems to have occured during the 1950s and he married again in the mid 1970s This complex personal situation, in a time when appearances were still important is the most reasonable explanation for his personal secrecy.This is not a conventional biography It is a memoir written by the actor s son but with some interpolations from undated interviews with a number...

  2. Justin K. Rivers says:

    The only book about Patrick Troughton Draws on private diaries and extensive research If have a burning desire to know any and all possible information about Patrick Troughton, then this is the book for you But in the end, although it had lots of details, it still felt a bit thin As if Michael had found a bunch of stuff but didn t add it up to anything There are several chapters on Troughton s early career, which include lots of meaningless details about people he worked with...

  3. Christopher Buchanan says:

    Well, can t say I knew that much about Patrick Troughton beyond Doctor Who prior to reading this and I m a bit surprised at some of the details of his private life I certainly won t judge While I would never make some of the choices he made in life, I ve certainly made my own fair share of questionable decisions A life lived with no mistakes is a life that took no chances and was probably boring as hell Anyway, this is a surprising and enlightening tale of...

  4. B.M.B. Johnson says:

    Excellent book about the the life of Patrick Troughton I won t even quibble that the title should have been Second Doctor, instead of, ugh, Second Doctor Who.

  5. Nicholas Whyte says:

    Troughton, possibly the most versatile actor to take on the role as a regular, and certainly the only one to appear in a Oscar winning film as the Player King in Olivier s 1948 Hamlet, which also features Peter Cushing as Osric John Hurt is in A Man for All Seasons which won the Oscar for Best Film in 1966, and of course Peter Capaldi shared the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film in 1994 The author is one of Troughton s many acting descen Troughton, possibly the most versatile actor to take on the role as a regular, and certainly the only one to appear in a Oscar winning film as the Player King in Olivier s 1948 Hamlet, which also features Peter Cushing as Osric John Hurt is in A Man for All Seasons which won the Oscar for Best Film in 1966, and of course Peter Capaldi shared t...

  6. Sarah says:

    I m not entirely sure what I expected from a biography of Patrick Troughton, a great character actor, my personal favorite Doctor Who, and until recently, almost a total enigma He hated giving interviews and when he did, he talked about very little outside his immediate job When I heard the announcement of a biography by his son, no less I was pretty excited, and unconsciously, I probably expected something like Who s There , the biography of William Hartnell by his granddaughter, Jessica I m not entirely sure what I expected from a biography of Patrick Troughton, a great character ac...

  7. Mel says:

    I must admit I was a little disappointed in this As a historian I found it quite frustrating that nothing was referenced There were quotes from people, some living some dead, but Michael never stated any of the sources for the quotes he was using Likewise there were lots of pictures, including pictures of things that should be still in copyright like theatre programmes, but no acknowledgement given for the sources As I mentioned in my update there were several inconsistencies, like the fact I must admit I was a little disappointed in this As a historian I found it quite frustrating that nothing was referenced There were quotes from people, some living some dead, but Michael never stated any of the sources for the quotes he was using Likewise there were lots of pictures, including pictures of things that should be still in copyright like theatre programmes, but no acknowledgement given for the sources As I mentioned in my update there were several inconsistencies, like the fact that he was abused as a child, but then the next par...

  8. Taksya says:

    La figura di Patrick Troughton raccontata da suo figlio Michael Lavoro, vita pubblica e privata, peccati e pregi del secondo attore che ha indossato i panni del protagonista di Doctor Who.Se cercate una biografia dettagliata, con riferimenti incrociati ed elenchi e citazioni provate allora non fa per voi pi una chiacchierata col figlio minore della prima famiglia di Patrick Troughton, che racconta del padre attraverso ricordi propri, delle famiglie tre in tutto e dei colleghi.Nessuna no La figura di Patrick Troughton raccontata da suo figlio Michael Lavoro, vita pubblica e privata, peccati e pregi del secondo attore che ha indossato i panni del protagonista di Doctor Who.Se cercate una biografia dettagliata, con riferimenti incrociati ed elenchi e citazioni provate allora non fa per voi pi una chiacchierata col figlio minore della prima famiglia di Patrick Troughton, che racconta del padre attraverso ricordi propri, delle famiglie tre in tutto e dei colleghi.Nessuna nota a ...

  9. Kristina Brown says:

    An intimate biography of the second Doctor This is not written by a fan or professional biographer, but by Patrick Troughton s son, lending it a very personal feel It is also surprisingly honest and open The author carefully reveals enough of his own feelings about his father to make this feel almost like an autobiography yet he doesn t let his own bias sway his detailed account of his father s career.This is not simply a child remembering his father however Michael Troughton is himself an a An intimate biography of the second Doctor This is not written by a fan or professional biographer, but by Patrick Troughton s son, lending it a very p...

  10. Ade Couper says:

    Hmmm..Patrick Troughton was the definitive Doctor Who IMHO , 1 of Britain s finest actors He was also a notoriously private man , so I hoped to learnabout him in this biography by his son Michael I have to say I was quite disappointed in this.Troughton s life including his incredibly complex private life 2 marriages , a long term live in relationship numerous affairs is recorded in detail , including his war service although his life post Doctor Who is dealt with Hmmm..Patrick Troughton was the definitive Doctor Who IMHO , 1 of Britain s finest actors He was also a notoriously private man , so I hoped to learnabout him in this biography by his son Michael I have to say I was ...

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