Frazer Simpson Frederick Hines (born 22 September 1944) is an English actor. He began his career as a child actor and appeared in A King in New York (1957) with Charlie Chaplin. He later played Jamie McCrimmon in Doctor Who, appearing in 117 episodes of the series, more than any other companion. He was a regular in the series alongside Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor between 1966 and 1969, and made guest appearances in the 1980s stories The Five Doctors and The Two Doctors. He also had a long-running role as Joe Sugden in Emmerdale between 1972 and 1994.
|Born||22 September 1944|
|Alma mater||Corona Theatre School|
|Television||Doctor Who |
(m. 1981; div. 1984)
(m. 1994; div. 2003)
Early life and careerEdit
Hines was born in Horsforth, a north-west suburb of Leeds in the West Riding of Yorkshire. His mother was Scottish and came from Port Glasgow. He attended Corona Theatre School in London while a young boy. By the age of 10, he had appeared in numerous feature films as minor characters. In 1957, he performed the role of a boy called Napoleon in a six-part television adaptation of John Buchan's 1922 novel Huntingtower. From 1957 and throughout the 1960s, he performed a steady stream of roles in various television series, such as Jan in The Silver Sword (1957–58), Tim Birch in Emergency – Ward 10 (1963–64), and Roger Wain in Coronation Street (1965). He appeared in a 1964 serial, Smuggler's Bay, with Patrick Troughton. With a well-established career in television, Hines appeared in feature films less frequently. However, he did appear in the James Bond film You Only Live Twice, providing his voice for the dub of Mr Osato's Secretary who also does the Mission Control tannoy in the famous volcano base in the film.
Hines' Doctor Who debut came in 1966, when he was cast to play the part of Jamie McCrimmon, the companion of the Second Doctor (played by Patrick Troughton). Originally intended as a one-off guest character, Jamie joined the regular cast and appeared in the series from 1966 to 1969. Hines reprised the role in a cameo in the 20th anniversary serial The Five Doctors (1983) and as a guest star in The Two Doctors (1985). Hines would appear in 117 episodes of Doctor Who in all—more than any other "companion" actor in the history of the series. The only actors appearing in more episodes are those who played the first four Doctors. Many of the episodes featuring Jamie no longer exist in the BBC's collection.
In 1968, during his third year on the show, Hines released with Major Minor Records the novelty record "Who's Dr. Who?" Esteemed songwriters Barry Mason and Les Reed composed the music and lyrics, but the record was a commercial failure. Hines would later call it the only flop Mason and Reed ever wrote.
Frazer Hines and his fellow lead actors Patrick Troughton and Wendy Padbury (who played the Doctor's other companion Zoe Heriot) decided collectively that the workload of Doctor Who was exhausting them. Frazer was the first of the three to announce his intention to leave. Troughton asked him to stay a few more months, to the end of the sixth series, as this was when Troughton planned to relinquish his role. The three actors remained with the show until the conclusion of the final Season 6 serial The War Games (1969). In a documentary about Patrick Troughton, Hines reported that they all left with smiles on their faces, feeling that their job was done and that it was well done. Frazer attested that he remained in contact with Troughton afterward.
Author Diana Gabaldon credits watching Frazer Hines in the Doctor Who serial The War Games (and finding him attractive in a kilt) as the inspiration for her first novel, Outlander, a time travel story set in 18th century Scotland. Consequently, she named the novel's male protagonist Jamie. She says that the character's surname, Fraser, is a coincidence, as the PBS station on which she watched Doctor Who habitually cut off the episode's credits. She did not learn Hines' name until several years after Outlander was published.
Up until 2007, Hines was the only surviving Second Doctor companion actor not to have acted in a Big Finish Productions Doctor Who audio play. (The others have played characters other than their television roles.) In November 2007, he starred as Jamie in Helicon Prime, the second instalment in Season 2 of Big Finish's Companion Chronicles. Since then he has appeared in many more Companion Chronicles, where his uncanny ability to mimic Patrick Troughton's Second Doctor has been welcomed by fans of the show. Hines has also recorded linking narration for many Second Doctor serials which no longer exist in video form; the soundtracks, along with Hines' narration, have been released on CD by BBC Audio. He also appeared in an audio trilogy with Colin Baker's Sixth Doctor as an older Jamie. In 2013, Hines portrayed both Jamie and the Second Doctor in the Big Finish audio play The Light at the End, produced to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.
After his tenure as Jamie in Doctor Who, Hines resumed the life of a jobbing actor until 1972, when he was cast in the soap opera Emmerdale Farm as Joe Sugden,  a role he played until 1994. In between making episodes of Emmerdale, as it was renamed in 1989, he has continued a career in the theatre and made occasional appearances in other TV shows. He stated in a 2019 interview, “I left Emmerdale because I got sick of going to work when it was dark and coming home when it was dark. I’d just got married and owned a stud farm, and so I said I would leave." He stated he was asked back to the show the following year but refused and was later killed off. Hines confirmed that he would like to return to the soap despite his off-screen death.
Hines was cast in a 2015 episode of the television adaptation of Outlander, which he had helped to inspire. In the May 2015 episode "Wentworth Prison", Hines portrayed Sir Fletcher Gordon, an English prison warden.
Hines appeared as Sonny Troughton, a former criminal, in two episodes of Doctors in 2020 and starred in the romantic-comedy film Lost at Christmas set in the Scottish Highlands later that same year.
Hines has dated Deborah Watling, Susan George, Liza Goddard and Pamela Franklin. He has been twice married, first to Irish actress Gemma Craven from 1981 to 1984, and second to waterskiing champion Liz Hobbs (with whom he lived in Coddington, Nottinghamshire) from 1994 to 2003.
Boxtree, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers, published Hines' autobiography in 1996. This work, titled Films, Farms and Fillies, first appeared in a paperback edition. Thirteen years later, in December 2009, Telos Publishing released a revised hardcover edition, titled Hines Sight.
In July 2010, Hines disclosed that he suffered from colorectal cancer for eleven years, explaining that he kept his illness a secret for fear of professional alienation. Since his recovery, Hines has openly promoted cancer awareness through Cancer Research and the Bobby Moore Cancer Foundation. His older brother Roy Hines (1942–1982) was also an actor and died of cancer aged 40.
|1955||One Good Turn||Boy|
|John and Julie||Citizen at Palace|
|The Woman for Joe||Boy|
|On the Twelfth Day...||Choirboy|
|The Long Arm||Urchin|
|Peril for the Guy||Kim|
|X the Unknown||Ian Osborn|
|1957||The Smallest Show on Earth||Boy|
|Miracle in Soho||Boy|
|A King in New York||Chef|
|1958||The Salvage Gang||Kim|
|1959||A Woman's Temptation||Tommy|
|Witness in the Dark||Newsboy|
|1960||The Young Jacobites||Angus|
|Tunes of Glory||Boy|
|1963||I Could Go On Singing||Schoolboy|
|1964||Go Kart Go||Harry Haggetty|
|1967||You Only Live Twice||Spectre Number 4||Voice|
|1971||The Last Valley||Corg|
|2013||A Voice to Die For||Quentin Lucas|
|2014||Two Days In The Smoke||Mr. Hemmings|
|2020||Lost at Christmas||Frank|
|2022||G.O.D. Tech||Dr. James Sheppard||Pre-production|
|1955||London Playhouse||Mickey Day||Episode: "Fighting Chance"|
|1957||Huntingtower||Napoleon||All 6 episodes|
|1957||Overseas Press Club - Exclusive!||Bellhop||Episode: "The Littlest Sergeant"|
|1957-1958||The Silver Sword||Jan||6 episodes|
|1958||Run to Earth||Mick Fairbairn||5 episodes|
|1958||Queen's Champion||Toby||All 8 episodes|
|1958||Mary Britten, M.D.||Geoff Bates||Episode: "The Doctor in the Dark"|
|1958||The Adventures of William Tell||Carl||Episode: "The Boy Slaves"|
|1959||BBC Sunday-Night Theatre||Donald||Episode: "Proud Passage"|
|1959||Great Expectations||Trabb's Boy||Episode: "#1.5"|
|1959||Heidi||Organ-grinder||Episode: "Away from Grandfather"|
|1959||The Case Before You||Peter Houghton||Episode: "#1.5"|
|1959||Three Golden Nobles||Tom||Episode: "The Painter's Apprentice"|
|1959||The Men from Room 13||Hooligan||Episode: "The Man Who Watched |
Birds: Part 1"
|1960||The Long Way Home||Philippe Rondeur||Episode: "Cross Country Run"|
|1960||Rendezvous||Bully||Episode: "The Dodo"|
|1960||No Man's Island||Tim||2 episodes|
|1960||Armchair Theatre||Perce||Episode: "Mr Nobody"|
|1960||The Charlie Drake Show||Nicholas Nickleby||Episode: "A Christmas Carol"|
|1960||ITV Television Playhouse||Landlady's Son||Episode: "The Song of Louise |
in the Morning"
|1960||Yorky||Phil Grundy||Episode: "A Change of Tune"|
|1960||ITV Play of the Week||Barney MacKean||Episode: "The Member of the Wedding"|
|1961||The Cheaters||Harry||Episode: "The Man with the Ticking Head"|
|1961||ITV Television Playhouse||Leonard Scott||Episode: "Paris Round the Corner"|
|1961||Yorky||Jimmy||Episode: "The Student Teacher"|
|1961||Family Solicitor||David Lee||Episode: "In Custody"|
|1961||ITV Play of the Week||Ephraim||Episode: "Over the Bridge"|
|1961||Young Boy||Episode: "The Whisperers"|
|1962||Late Summer Affair||Youth|
|1962||Dr. Finlay's Casebook||Robbie Grant||Episode: "The Quack"|
|1962||Probation Officer||Tom Harvey||Episode: "#4.19"|
|1962||Z Cars||1st boy||Episode: "The Five Whistles"|
|1962||Suspense||Fred Markham||Episode: "Needle Point"|
|1963||Billy Johnson||Episode: "The Honest Man"|
|1963||The Plane Makers||Bob Millett||2 episodes|
|1963||Smugglers' Cove||Tim||All 6 episodes|
|1963–1964||Emergency-Ward 10||Tim Birch||14 episodes|
|1963||ITV Play of the Week||Noisy Boy||Episode: "I Can't Bear Violence"|
|1964||Television Club||Tony Brent||Episode: "The Brent Family: A |
Youth Hostel Weekend"
|1964||Smuggler's Bay||John Trenchard||All 6 episodes|
|1964||The Old Wives' Tale||Cyril||2 episodes|
|1965||The Villains||Sonny||Episode: "Sonny"|
|1965||Coronation Street||Roger Wain||3 episodes|
|1965||The Flying Swan||Jonathan Steele||Episode: "The Age of Consent"|
|1965||Theatre 625||Peter||Episode: "The Siege of Manchester"|
|1965||ITV Play of the Week||Andy||Episode: "Giants on Saturday "|
|1966||This Man Craig||Keith Mitchell||Episode: "Sticks and Stones"|
|1966||King of the River||Bob Elliot||4 episodes|
|Doctor Who||Jamie McCrimmon||117 episodes|
|1966||ITV Play of the Week||John||Episode: "Stories of D.H. Lawrence #4: |
Samson and Delilah"
|1967||Man on Motor bike||Episode: "Cry Baby Bunting"|
|1971||Rules, Rules, Rules||Alan||Episode: "Rules and the Generation Gap"|
|1971||Seasons of the Year||Jethro||Episode: "The Three Graces"|
|1972–1994||Emmerdale||Joe Sugden||Series regular; 1515 episodes|
|1984||Duty Free||Frazer Hines||Episode: "El Astro"|
|1996||Expert Witness||Michael Kyte||Episode: "The Answer's in the Soil"|
|1997-1998||Out of Sight||Mr. Spinks||3 episodes|
|2006||Dalziel and Pascoe||Duncan Ramsden||Episode: "Glory Days: Part 1"|
|2008||Panto the Series||Baron|
|2015||Outlander||Sir Fletcher Gordon||Episode: "Wentworth Prison"|
|2020||Doctors||Sonny Troughton||2 episodes|
|2015||Linzi Gold||"Killing Kiss"||Barman|
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