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William Hartnell

From Wikipedia William Henry Hartnell (8 January 1908 – 23 April 1975), also known as Billy Hartnell or Bill Hartnell, was an English actor. Hartnell played the first incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, from 1963 to 1966. He was also known for his roles as Sergeant Grimshaw, the title character of the first Carry On film, Carry On Sergeant in 1958, and Company Sergeant Major Percy Bullimore in the sitcom The Army Game from 1957 until 1958, and again in 1960. Hartnell entered the theatre in 1925 working under Frank Benson as a general stagehand. He appeared in numerous Shakespearian plays, including The Merchant of Venice (1926), Julius Caesar (1926), As You Like It (1926), Hamlet (1926), The Tempest (1926) and Macbeth (1926). He also appeared in She Stoops to Conquer (1926), School for Scandal (1926) and Good Morning, Bill (1927), before performing in Miss Elizabeth's Prisoner (1928). This play was written by Robert Neilson Stephens and E. Lyall Swete. It featured the actress Heather McIntyre, whom he married during the following year. His first of more than sixty film appearances was in Say It With Music (1932). Hartnell continued to play comic characters until he was cast in the robust role of Sergeant Ned Fletcher in The Way Ahead (1944). From then on his career was defined by playing mainly policemen, soldiers, and thugs. Hartnell's performance in This Sporting Life was noted by Verity Lambert, the producer who was setting up a new science-fiction television series for the BBC entitled Doctor Who; and, mainly on the strength of that performance, Lambert offered him the title role.


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Born:
Jan 8, 1908 In St. Pancras, London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
88
First Appeared:
In the movie Follow the Lady 1933-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time 2017-12-25
Known For
Poster of Doctor Who: The Five Doctors
Poster of Tomorrow at Ten
Poster of Strawberry Roan

William Hartnell Movies Filmography

Movie
Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time
The Doctor (archive footage) 2017-12-25
Movie
Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor
The Doctor (archive footage) 2013-11-23
Movie
Creation of the Daleks
The Doctor (archive footage) 2006-01-31
Series
Doctor Who
The Doctor 2005-03-26
Movie
Doctor Who: The Five Doctors
The Doctor (archive footage) 1983-11-25
Movie
Doctor Who: The Three Doctors
The Doctor 1973-01-20
Movie
Doctor Who: The Celestial Toymaker
The Doctor 1966-04-23
Movie
Doctor Who: The Daleks' Master Plan
The Doctor 1966-01-29
Movie
Doctor Who: The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve
The Doctor/Abbot of Amboise 1966-02-26
Movie
Doctor Who: The Ark
The Doctor 1966-03-26
Movie
Doctor Who: The Savages
The Doctor 1966-06-18
Movie
Doctor Who: The Gunfighters
The Doctor 1966-05-21
Movie
Doctor Who: The War Machines
The Doctor 1966-07-16
Movie
Doctor Who: The Smugglers
The Doctor 1966-10-01
Movie
Doctor Who: The Tenth Planet
The Doctor 1966-10-29
Movie
Doctor Who: The Crusade
The Doctor 1965-04-17
Movie
Doctor Who: The Romans
The Doctor 1965-02-06
Movie
Doctor Who: The Web Planet
The Doctor 1965-03-20
Movie
Doctor Who: The Rescue
The Doctor 1965-01-09
Movie
Doctor Who: The Space Museum
The Doctor 1965-05-15
Movie
Doctor Who: The Time Meddler
The Doctor 1965-07-24
Movie
Doctor Who: Galaxy 4
The Doctor 1965-10-02
Movie
Doctor Who: The Myth Makers
The Doctor 1965-11-06
Movie
Doctor Who: The Chase
The Doctor 1965-06-26
Movie
Doctor Who: The Keys of Marinus
The Doctor 1964-05-16
Movie
Doctor Who: The Edge of Destruction
The Doctor 1964-02-15
Movie
Doctor Who: Marco Polo
The Doctor 1964-04-04
Movie
Doctor Who: The Daleks
The Doctor 1964-02-01
Movie
Doctor Who: The Aztecs
The Doctor 1964-06-13
Movie
Doctor Who: The Reign of Terror
The Doctor 1964-09-12
Movie
Doctor Who: Planet of Giants
The Doctor 1964-11-14
Movie
Doctor Who: The Dalek Invasion of Earth
The Doctor 1964-12-26
Movie
Doctor Who: The Sensorites
The Doctor 1964-08-01
Movie
To Have and to Hold
1963-07-01
Movie
This Sporting Life
'Dad' Johnson 1963-01-15
Movie
Heavens Above!
Major Fowler 1963-05-20
Movie
The World Ten Times Over
Dad 1963-10-31
Series
Doctor Who
The Doctor 1963-11-23
Movie
Doctor Who: An Unearthly Child
The Doctor 1963-12-14
Movie
Tomorrow at Ten
Freddie Maddox 1962-09-01
Series
Ghost Squad
Unknown 1961-09-09
Movie
Piccadilly Third Stop
1960-09-05
Movie
And the Same to You
Walter 'Wally' Burton 1960-02-01
Movie
Jackpot
Supt. Frawley 1960-01-01
Movie
Shake Hands with the Devil
Sergeant Jenkins 1959-06-24
Movie
Strictly Confidential
1959-01-01
Movie
The Night We Dropped a Clanger
Sgt. Bright 1959-10-10
Movie
The Mouse That Roared
Will Buckley 1959-07-17
Series
No Hiding Place
Unknown 1959-09-16
Movie
Carry On Sergeant
Sergeant Grimshawe 1958-08-15
Movie
Date with Disaster
Tracey 1958-01-01
Movie
The Hypnotist
Inspector Ross 1957-07-29
Movie
Hell Drivers
Cartley, Hawlett Manager 1957-07-23
Movie
Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst
Leading Seaman Leslie Frank 1957-04-01
Movie
Private's Progress
Sgt. Sutton 1956-02-17
Movie
Tons of Trouble
Bert 1956-01-01
Movie
Josephine and Men
Detective Sgt. Parsons 1955-11-09
Movie
Footsteps in the Fog
Herbert Moresby 1955-09-14
Movie
Will Any Gentleman...?
Detective Inspector Martin 1953-08-25
Movie
The Holly and the Ivy
Company Sergeant Major 1952-12-22
Movie
The Ringer
Sam Hackett 1952-11-24
Movie
The Pickwick Papers
Irate Cabman 1952-11-14
Movie
The Dark Man
Superintendent of Police 1951-08-05
Movie
The Magic Box
Recruiting Sergeant 1951-01-01
Movie
Double Confession
Charlie Durham 1950-04-01
Movie
The Lost People
Barnes 1949-08-22
Movie
Brighton Rock
Dallow 1948-01-09
Movie
Escape
Inspector Harris 1948-03-01
Movie
Odd Man Out
Fencie - the barman 1947-01-30
Movie
Temptation Harbour
Jim Brown 1947-02-27
Movie
Appointment with Crime
Leo Martin 1946-11-04
Movie
The Agitator
Peter Pettinger (as Billy Hartnell) 1945-01-24
Movie
Strawberry Roan
Chris Lowe 1944-12-31
Movie
The Way Ahead
Sgt. Ned Fletcher 1944-06-09
Movie
Headline
Dell 1943-11-16
Movie
The Dark Tower
Jim Towers (as Bill Hartnell) 1943-10-18
Movie
The Bells Go Down
Brookes 1943-05-16
Movie
Suspected Person
Saunders 1942-06-01
Movie
The Goose Steps Out
German Officer at Station 1942-08-01
Movie
They Flew Alone
Scotty 1942-06-29
Movie
Freedom Radio
Radio Location Aerial Operator 1941-02-04
Movie
They Came by Night
Undetermined Role 1940-06-01
Movie
They Drive by Night
Bus Conductor 1938-12-01
Movie
Farewell Again
Minor Role 1937-01-05
Movie
Midnight at Madame Tussaud's
Stubbs 1936-12-03
Movie
The Crimson Circle
1936-08-10
Movie
The Guv'nor
Car Salesman 1935-10-01
Movie
Follow the Lady
Mike Martindale 1933-01-01