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William Hughes (12 May 1998-9 July 2018 in Corfu, Greece[1][2]) played the Master as an eight-year-old in the Doctor Who television stories The Sound of Drums and Last of the Time Lords (footage of this performance was later included in the Doctor Who story The End of Time).

Although Hughes was not credited in these stories, Question 13 in the Ultimate Doctor Who Fan Quiz: The Master Edition[3] asked: "Who is the youngest actor to have played the Master?" and the correct answer was: "William Hughes is the youngest actor to have played the Master." (The questions for the quiz were proposed by fans, but it was BBC who made the final selection.[4])

Hughes also played Alex Grainger in the Torchwood television story Sleeper.

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  1. Bethan Thomas (2018-08-25). A 20-year-old killed himself on a lads holiday to Greece and his family still don't understand why. WalesOnline. Archived from the original on 2020-02-07. Retrieved on 2020-02-07. “William died at the age of 20 on July 9, 2018, in Corfu, Greece.”
  2. Toby Hadoke (2018-07-13). Toby Hadoke on Twitter. Twitter. Archived from the original on 2020-02-07. Retrieved on 2020-02-07. “I’ve had a message from a relative of his saying that this young man is the same William Hughes who played the Young Master in The Sound of Drums.”
  3. Ultimate Doctor Who Fan Quiz: The Master Edition | BBC. BBC. Retrieved on 26 July 2016.
  4. Send us your questions for The Ultimate Doctor Who Fan Quiz! | BBC. BBC (26 May 2016). Retrieved on 26 July 2016.
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