Patrick Troughton (March 25, 1920-March 28, 1987) (last name pr. TROW-ton) was a versatile and prolific British actor best known in his role as the second incarnation of the Doctor in the long running British sci-fi TV series Doctor Who, which he played from 1966 until 1969.
Troughton's notable roles include Sir Andrew Ffoulkes in The Scarlet Pimpernel (1954), Phineas in Jason & the Argonauts (1963), St. Paul in Paul of Tarsus (1960), Quilp in The Old Curiosity Shop (1962), the Duke of Norfolk in The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1969), Father Brennen in The Omen (1976), Melanthius in Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977), and Cole Hawlings in a BBC television dramatisation of the John Masefield children's book The Box of Delights (1984)
He also guest starred in the British comedy television series The Goodies in the episode "The Baddies", as well as in episodes of the British television series Survivors, Minder, The Persuaders!, and Inspector Morse. In 1953 he became the first actor to play the famous folk hero Robin Hood on television, starring in six half-hour episodes broadcast from March 17 to April 21 on the BBC, and titled simply Robin Hood (Vahimagi, 42).