William Hartnell by Lucy Crewe
William Hartnell by Lucy Crewe

The grandfatherly First Doctor is the original form of the Doctor, portrayed by William Hartnell from 1963 to 1966, and once more for The Three Doctors – the 10th year anniversary episode.

Born in 1908 Hartnell started his career as a theatre stagehand before appearing in many Shakespeare plays and Carry On films (couldn’t be any more different!) before becoming the Doctor and a household name in 1963.

Hartnell passed away in 1975.

The Daily Banana is a quick Doctor Who fun fact from Blogtor Who. 


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