Michael Troughton

Michael Troughton
Michael Troughton
Born 2 March 1955 (1955-03-02) (age 56)
Hampstead, London
Occupation actor

Michael Troughton (born 2 March 1955 in Hampstead, London) is an English actor 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 and television 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 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.

In Comedy Classics: The New Statesman (2008), an ITV documentary recalling The New Statesman, it was stated that Troughton had been contacted to appear on the programme but he had made it clear he did not wish to appear on television any more. According to Internet Movie Database his last appearance on television was in 2002.

Troughton is currently writing a biography of his late father Patrick Troughton, due for publication in late 2011 by Hirst Publishing.



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