16 Surprising Truths On Matthew Waterhouse

1. Matthew Waterhouse is an English actor and writer best known for his role as Adric in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who from 1980 to 1982.

2. Waterhouse was born in Hertford, Hertfordshire, but brought up in Haywards Heath, Sussex.

3. The son of a solicitor, he was educated at St. Wilfrid’s Primary School, West Sussex and Shoreham Grammar School.

4. Waterhouse was the youngest actor to play a companion , and had only appeared in one television drama prior to being appointed in the role.

5. He played the schoolboy Briarley in the BBC2 adaptation of To Serve Them All My Days with John Duttine, and it was only shortly before he filmed his appearance on the miniseries that he found out he had secured the role of Adric.

6. Waterhouse returned to the sphere of Doctor Who and took part in the audio commentaries for the DVD releases of Earthshock and The Visitation released in 2003 and 2004 respectively.

7. He also provided commentary for The Keeper of Traken, released in 2007 as part of the New Beginnings box set.

8. Though released separately, all commentaries were recorded in the same week, as noted by Waterhouse in his commentary for The Keeper of Traken.

9. More recently, in late 2008, he made an audio commentary, jointly with Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Sarah Sutton for the DVD releases of Four to Doomsday and Black Orchid.

10. On 31 July 2013, Big Finish Productions announced via their Facebook page that Waterhouse would be returning to play the role of Adric in a series of Fifth Doctor audio plays beginning in 2014.

11. Waterhouse guested on a number of shows after it was announced that he would be playing Adric.

12. This included Saturday Night At The Mill with Dave Lee Travis.

13. In 1996 he made the science fiction pilot drama Ghostlands for MJTV Productions, and played the character Tom, alongside actors Jacqueline Pearce and Sylvester McCoy.

14. Coincidentally, McCoy played the 7th Dr Who, although Waterhouse had left the show several years before.

15. He also appeared in theatre productions of I Am David, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Brighton Beach Memoirs and Torch Song Trilogy.

16. In August 2006, Waterhouse self-published his debut novel, Fates, Flowers: A Comedy of New York .

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