Jon Pertwee

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Quotes (7)

  • Jon: (Concerning the inevitability of his career which he felt later on may have played against him) Because it was the family business I never had to struggle to join it I took it for granted which is maybe why I've never taken it seriously enough.

  • Jon Pertwee: Charles Lawton, the famous actor, said to me 'I understand you were thrown out of RADA.' I said 'Yes' and he said 'you're bound to do well, so was I'

  • Jon: There's nothing more alarming than coming home and finding a Yeti sitting on your loo in Tooting Bec.

  • Jon Pertwee: I saw the Doctor as an interplanetary crusader and it was this dashing Pied Piper image that appealed to me. I could spread my cloak, take the Earth under my wing and say, 'It's all right now...I'll deal with this.'

  • Jon Pertwee: (On getting the role of the Doctor) When my agent approached the BBC and that long silence on the phone was over we were told that I was on their short list and had been ever since they wanted a replacement for Patrick Troughton.

  • Jon Pertwee: I like the best of everything.

  • Jon Pertwee: (on his role of The Doctor) It never occurred to me that I could ever be remotely considered for the part of the Doctor. When Tenniel Evans, with whom I was playing in The Navy Lark, suggested I put myself up for the part, I thought it was an absurd idea. I was widely known as a radio and stage comedy actor and they would never take the suggestion seriously.

Trivia (40)

  • Like the Third Doctor, Jon Pertwee was into gadgets in real lfie.

  • Had a tattoo of a snake on his right forearm. Which he got during his stint in the Navy. Can be visible in the "Doctor Who" episodes "Spearhead from Space" (when he takes a shower) and "Doctor Who and Silurians" (when he wears a t-shirt).

  • Is considered the original Inspector Gadget on Doctor Who, where his Doctor comes up with gadgets.

  • Father of Sean Pertwee.

  • Was a comedian before he got the part of The Third Doctor on Doctor Who.

  • Jon died one week after the Doctor Who telemovie (1996) first aired on the 12th of May.

  • Jon's full name is John Devon Roland Pertwee. John after the apostle, Devon after the county and Roland after his father.

  • During the filming of the Doctor Who episode, 'The Mind of Evil' Jon and his co-star Roger Delgado (who played the Master) knocked over a jug of water while stage fighting. The water on the floor made both the actors slip and fall but the director kept rolling. The scene was used in the final cut of the episode.

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