Sam Troughton

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Sam Troughton (born 21 March 1977[1]) 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.[2] 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.

He played Thomas in Bull at the Crucible Studio Theatre in Sheffield in 2013, and will play Edmund in King Lear at the Royal National Theatre in January 2014.[3]


Year Film Role Notes
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")
Sylvia Tom Hadley-Clarke
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
Vera Drake David
2005 Spirit Trap Nick
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)


  1. ^ "Birmingham news, features, information and sport from the Birmingham Mail". 1974-07-22. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 
  2. ^ Davies, Keri (27 November 2014). "William Troughton takes over as Tom Archer". BBC. 
  3. ^ "Simon Russell Beale and Sam Mendes Reunite for King Lear at National's Olivier Theatre; Further Casting and Dates Also Announced". 2013-11-11. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 

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