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William Patrick "Pat" Gorman (10 May 1933 – 9 October 2018[1][2]) was a British actor who, despite never appearing in a starring role, appeared in minor roles in a large number of films and television productions, including The Elephant Man, Z-Cars, Fawlty Towers, I, Claudius and Blake's 7.[3] He also played the killer in the television series The Nightmare Man.[4]

He appeared in minor roles in 83 episodes of the science fiction series Doctor Who between 1964 and 1985: only six other actors appeared in more in the show's original run.[5] These roles include: a Silurian in The Silurians (1970);[6] a Primitive in Colony in Space (1971);[7] a Sea Devil in The Sea Devils (1972).[8] and a pilot in The Armageddon Factor (1979).[9] Gorman died on 9 October 2018.[10][11]


Year Title Role Notes
1962 Time to Remember Police Constable Uncredited
1963 Siege of the Saxons Rebel Uncredited
1963 Girl in the Headlines PC who is holding Man in Club Uncredited
1963 The Fast Lady Fireman Uncredited
1963 The Victors American Soldier Uncredited
1963 Heavens Above! Townsman Uncredited
1964 Carry On Jack Pirate Uncredited
1964 Blind Corner Studio Engineer Uncredited
1964 The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb London Reporter Uncredited
1964 The Leather Boys Man in Pub Uncredited
1964 A Hard Day's Night Pub Patron Playing Shove Ha'Penn Uncredited
1967 The Mummy's Shroud Reporter Uncredited
1967 I'll Never Forget What's'isname Old Edgcumbian Uncredited
1967 The Mummy's Shroud Reporter Uncredited
1970 Trog Army Officer Uncredited
1971 Assault Final scene pc Uncredited
1977 Star Wars Stormtrooper Uncredited
1978 The Big Sleep Pool Player in Pub Uncredited
1978 The Playbirds Expert 3
1978 The Thirty Nine Steps Cab Driver Uncredited
1980 The Elephant Man Fairground Bobby
1981 Ragtime Thug No. 2
1981 Venom Policeman Uncredited
1982 The Boys in Blue Radio Room PC Uncredited
1985 Christmas Present ITN Crewman Uncredited
1986 Tai-Pan British Merchant #2
1989 Batman Cop at Axis Chemicals Uncredited


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  3. ^ "Pat Gorman". BFI.
  4. ^ "The Nightmare Man Part 3 (1981)". BFI.
  5. ^ Richards, Justin (1997). Doctor Who: The Book of Lists. BBC Books.[page needed].
  6. ^ Howe, David J.; Walker, Stephen James (1998). "Doctor Who and the Silurians: Additional credited cast". Doctor Who: The Television Companion. London: BBC Worldwide. p. 186. ISBN 0-563-40588-0. Retrieved 7 March 2011.
  7. ^ Howe & Walker 1998, "Colony in Space: Additional credited cast". p. 209. Retrieved 7 March 2011.
  8. ^ Howe & Walker 1998, "The Sea Devils: Additional credited cast". p. 224. Retrieved 7 March 2011.
  9. ^ "BBC - Doctor Who Classic Episode Guide - The Armageddon Factor - Details".
  10. ^ "Doctor Who Guide: Pat Gorman". Doctor Who Guide.
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