Patrick Troughton

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  • Hardcover
  • 250 pages
  • Patrick Troughton
  • Michael Troughton
  • English
  • 18 April 2018
  • 9781907959479

About the Author: Michael Troughton

Michael Troughton is an English actor, writer and teacher He is the son of actor Patrick Troughton known for his lead role in Doctor Who in the 1960s and the younger brother of David Troughton.He has appeared in many film, television and theatre roles, most notably as Sir Piers Fletcher Dervish in The New Statesman from 1987 to 1992 Troughton also starred in the first series of Backs to the La


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.

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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 however of 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 of figures in Troughton s life However, there are no references, acknowledgements or footnotes and the interviewees sometimes go entirely u...

  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 or performances he gave No, meaningless is the wrong word, I m not sure how to put this The book is topheavy with this information, whereas his last decade flashes by in a few pages And yet no appendix to list all of this extra and potentially useful for historians information that the author has uncovered about old TV plays and such What the book lacked was description and narrative The search for one s father can in fact be a powerful unifying theme for a book about such an enigmatic person Patrick Troughton s dual family life is covered in part, but wit...

  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 en...

  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 descendants, his third child Michael, who actually appeared in the 2014 Christmas special Last Christmas as Dr Albert Smithe.It must be very difficult to write about a father like Patrick Troughton, who was loving but physically distant Troughton s own life was full of much human drama, which we must largely infer from Michael s childhood memories and his father s preserved correspondence Soon after Michael was born in 1955, Patrick left his first wife, Margaret, for another partner with whom he had another three children at the point that he decided to take on the Doctor Who role, he was in the middle of a brief and ultimately unsuccessful reconciliation with Margaret, played out to a certain extent in fron...

  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 Carney, almost 20 years ago That had the benefit of two things Michael Troughton did not, however one was the space Carney had to examine her grandfather s life at least reasonably objectively he having died when she was a teenager , and the other was a reputable publishing house with a credible editing staff Without both of these elements, Troughton s book is fairly shapeless not a bad book, not at all, but also not a very satisfying one.I think the absolutely critical problem is that Michael Troughton didn t have a firm idea of what he wanted to write, and perhaps even importantly he didn t have a good editor to guide him Celebrity memoirs are often co written, not just because the celebrities may not be natural writers, but because someone skilled in the medium can bring...

  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 that he was abused as a child, but then the next paragraph described his time before boarding school as idyllic Michael clearly loved his father, but had issues with his behaviour In a way it felt like Michael was too close to be able to write an objective biography about his father Patrick seemed like a man who suffered from depression and guilt Who had a great deal of love but felt like he was being condemned for expressing it Michael just d...

  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 nota a pi di pagina, tante foto e una bella carrellata di ruoli interpretati, molti non pi reperibili per via della gestione BBC che ha portato anche distruzione di.buona parte dei serial da lui interpretati come Dottore.Considerato quanto poco si conosce ...

  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...

  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 learn about 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 numer...