- You may be looking for the actor who portrayed the Fifth Doctor, born Peter Moffett.
Peter Moffatt (15 April 1923-21 October 2007) directed six Doctor Who television stories. Three of these starred Peter Davison, who coincidentally was born Peter Moffett. Moffatt had already worked with Davison on All Creatures Great and Small. Many people thought that Davison was using his real name to direct and star in the same shows. (DCOM: The Five Doctors). Moffatt also directed Colin Baker's debut story.
When presented with Christopher H. Bidmead's edited version of Terrance Dicks' State of Decay, Moffatt refused to direct it, saying it lacked the gothic atmosphere of the original version. John Nathan-Turner allowed him to produce the original. (DOC: The Vampire Lovers)
He made an uncredited cameo appearance as a tourist at Windsor Castle in the Doctor Who story Silver Nemesis (DWM 244) and together with costume designer Jan Wright, he can be spotted sitting outside a restaurant in Seville in The Two Doctors. (DWM 195)
As a young actor, he joined his first repertory theatre in 1945, shortly after the end of World War II. There he met actress Aimée Delamain, who became the company's leading lady. They remained friends for the rest of their lives and he eventually cast her as Doña Arana in The Two Doctors.
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