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Sam Troughton (born 21 March 1977) is an English actor. He is the son of David Troughton and the grandson of Doctor Who actor Patrick Troughton. His younger brothers are the former Warwickshire cricketer Jim Troughton, and actor William Troughton. Troughton studied drama at the University of Hull, graduating in 1998.
Troughton is a Shakespearean actor who has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has starred in the horror films Spirit Trap (with Billie Piper) and Alien vs. Predator, and several television productions including Sky One's Hex. He has appeared in the SAS drama Ultimate Force. From October 2006 he appeared in the BBC Robin Hood series (2006–2009), in which he features as Robin's ex-manservant, Much. Troughton's grandfather Patrick starred in the first Robin Hood television series in 1953.
Troughton's stage roles include Orlando in Samuel West's production of Shakespeare's As You Like It at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. He returned to the RSC as part of the 2009-2011 ensemble, appearing at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. In 2009 he played Marcus Brutus in Julius Caesar and Third Gentleman in The Winter's Tale, and in 2010 he played Romeo in Romeo & Juliet and King Arthur in Morte D'Arthur at the Courtyard Theatre. Other roles include a stage production of A Streetcar Named Desire in Liverpool.
|2000||Summer in the Suburbs||Police Constable||TV film|
|2002||Ultimate Force||Stuart||TV series (1 episode: "The Killing House")|
|Foyle's War||Policeman 2||TV series (1 episode: "The German Woman")|
|2003||Seven Wonders of the Industrial World||H. Percy Boulnois||TV series (1 episode: "The Sewer King")|
|Judge John Deed||PC Doug Welkin||TV series (1 episode: "Conspiracy")|
|2004||Gunpowder, Treason and Plot||Thomas Winter||TV film|
|AVP: Alien vs. Predator||Thomas Parks|
|Messiah: The Promise||Thomas Stone||TV film|
|Hex||Jez Heriot/Remiel||TV series (6 episodes)|
|2006||Robin Hood||Much||TV series (38 episodes: 2006-2009)|
|2012||The Town||Jeff||TV series (3 episodes)|
|2016||The Hollow Crown||George, Duke of Clarence||BBC2 TV series (2 episodes - "Henry VI part II", and "Richard III" )|
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- Davies, Keri (27 November 2014). "William Troughton takes over as Tom Archer". bbc.co.uk. BBC.
- "Simon Russell Beale and Sam Mendes Reunite for King Lear at National's Olivier Theatre; Further Casting and Dates Also Announced". Playbill.com. 2013-11-11. Retrieved 2015-07-22.
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