Though it’s been almost 30 years since he left us, the legacy of Patrick Troughton has endured. It survives in the roles he played, from Robin Hood to Winston Smith to a medic in some obscure sci-fi show. In his latest book, actor and writer Michael Troughton has compiled a compendium of photographs, sourced from recently discovered personal albums, to commemorate fifty years since his father took on the role that came to define his career.
‘Smile on Your Face – Patrick Troughton: A Photographic Journey Through Time’ tells the story of his forty-two-year career on stage, screen and film through pictures. Troughton (the younger) has sourced a feast of behind-the-scenes photos, location shoots, continuity images and telesnaps into an album that makes for a heartwarming tribute to the impish actor. As far as we know, none of these images have been made available publicly or online so this album is brimming with forgotten gems of the lovable actor from his baby-faced early work to his prolific television appearances in his later years, with plenty of Doctor Who for good measure.
Michael Troughton is a familiar face to Whovians both for his role as Professor Albert in the 2014 Doctor Who Christmas special, opposite Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor, and his involvement in numerous audio plays for Big Finish. In 2011, Troughton published a biography of his late father in ‘Patrick Troughton – The Biography’ that shed light on the man behind the iconic Second Doctor, including his time in the Royal Navy, his somewhat fraught family life and his sad passing in 1987.
‘Smile on Your Face – Patrick Troughton: A Photographic Journey Through Time’ is available in hardback from Amazon for £29.99. Michael Troughton’s other title, Patrick Troughton: The Biography of the Second Doctor Who is also available in hardback and paperback, as well as Kindle and audio formats.
Click on the image below to visit Amazon.co.uk to buy the hardcover book of ‘Smile on your face’ or visit troughtonmichael.com where both books can be purchased worldwide.