Michael Troughton

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Michael Troughton
Born (1955-03-02) 2 March 1955 (age 59)
Hampstead, London, England
Alma mater Open University
Occupation Actor, writer, teacher
Spouse(s) Caroline Rake (m. 1981–2012)
Children 2
Parents Patrick Troughton
Margaret Dunlop
Relatives David Troughton (brother)
Website
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-Troughton/223340641067808

Michael Troughton (born 2 March 1955 in Hampstead, London) 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.

Career[edit]

He has appeared in many film, television, and theatre roles, most notably as Melish in Minder and Sir Piers Fletcher-Dervish in The New Statesman from 1987 to 1992. Troughton also starred in the first series of Backs to the Land. More recent roles include senior science master Derek Halliday in the Taggart episode "Out of Bounds", 1998, a therapist in the fourth series of Cold Feet and Mr Mermagen in Enigma.

Troughton took a break from acting in 2002, in order to care for his disabled wife[citation needed] and obtained a science degree, from the Open University. He then taught Physics, at Sir John Leman school, in Beccles for two years, before moving to Woodbridge School, to become Head of Drama.[1]

In 2009, he stopped teaching and became a full-time carer.[citation needed] His biography of his late father, Patrick Troughton, published by Hirst Publishing, was launched at the 2011 Dimensions Convention in Newcastle in November 2011. In 2013 he returned to acting appearing in the ITV series Breathless. He has also completed a number of audio dramatisations for Big Finish.

Personal Life[edit]

Troughton married Caroline M. Marston in 1981 and had a son Matthew Troughton and a daughter Sally Troughton. The family moved to Suffolk from London in 1988.[2] His wife contracted M.S. and died in the summer of 2012.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Dalek Finds Himself Perfectly Cast in School Role". Let's Talk, Suffolk. February 2006. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 
  2. ^ "Former Dalek Finds Himself Perfectly Cast in School Role". Let's Talk, Suffolk. February 2006. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 

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