Michael Troughton

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Michael Troughton
Born (1955-03-02) 2 March 1955 (age 65)
Hampstead, London, England
Alma materOpen University
OccupationActor, writer, teacher
Caroline Marston
(m. 1981; died 2012)
Roxana Mohabaty
(m. 2019)
Parent(s)Patrick Troughton
Margaret Dunlop
RelativesDavid Troughton (brother)
Harry Melling (nephew)

Michael Troughton (born 2 March 1955) is an English actor, writer, and teacher. He is the son of actor Patrick Troughton (known as the Second Doctor 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 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. His 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 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.

Troughton appeared in the 2014 Doctor Who Christmas Special Last Christmas as Professor Albert.[2]

Troughton is now an approved Amazon ACX audible producer and works on audio books, voiceovers and narrations from his studio in Suffolk.

Personal life[edit]

Troughton married Caroline M. Marston in 1981; they had a son, Matthew and a daughter, Sally. The family moved to Suffolk from London in 1988.[1] Caroline developed MS, and died in the summer of 2012.[citation needed] Michael remarried in 2019 to Roxana.



  1. ^ a b "Former Dalek Finds Himself Perfectly Cast in School Role". Let's Talk, Suffolk. Aidan Semmens. February 2006. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Doctor Who 'son' to star in special". Press Association. 19 September 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014.

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