Nicholas Courtney (1929 - 2011)

It is with very sad regret that The Doctor Who Appreciation Society has learnt of the death of Mr Nicholas Courtney, who for many, many years was a friend to the Society and for Doctor Who fandom as a whole. In 1997, Nick became the Honorary President of the Society, a position he was proud to hold and worked proactively with for many years until his death.

There have been three autobiographies of his life, Five Rounds Rapid! (1998), A Soldier In Time (2002) and Still Getting Away With It (2005).

Nick first appeared in Doctor Who playing Bret Vyon opposite William Hartnell. Known and loved by Doctor Who fans worldwide as Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, Nick was one of the longest-serving co-stars of the series who appeared as the Brigadier opposite five television Doctors. He later reprised his role opposite two more Doctors: Colin Baker in 'Dimensions in Time' and Paul McGann for Big Finish Productions. He is survived by his wife Karen, his son Philip and daughter Bella. It is to Karen the Doctor Who Appreciation Society sends their greatest sympathy.