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Richard Hurndall

RICHARD HURNDALL autograph d1984. English actor probably best known nowadays for his role in Doctor Who's "The Five Doctors" famous 1983 episode. In 1983, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the BBC sci-fi TV series Doctor Who, producer John Nathan-Turner planned a special event ; The Five Doctors. This was a 90-minute episode that featured the four of the five actors who had at that point played the role of the Doctor. William Hartnell (the original Doctor) had died in 1975 and so Hurndall gained the role of the First Doctor, playing him as acerbic and temperamental but in some ways wiser than his successors (even though, as the first incarnation, he was also the youngest Doctor chronologically). His casting in the role was approved by Hartnell's widow, Heather. When Tom Baker (who played the fourth Doctor) declined to appear in the programme, Hurndall's role was expanded slightly to have the First Doctor take a greater part in the action. He died of a heart attack aged 73 just a month after the programme first aired. It is claimed that he was therefore never paid for his role.

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Richard Hurndall

Reference number:

8041
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Description:

A rare very good original 1970s autograph book page, clearly signed in ink by Richard Hurndall (with best wishes).

Suitable for mounting and display.

A very sought-after and rare autograph for serious Doctor Who collectors.

Certification:

From the 1970s autograph book of Sheila Jones of London containing many TV & Film notables of the period. Many signatures are dedicated to her. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

15x10cm Sized Autograph Book Page

Condition:

Very Good

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