Hubert Rees

One of the most experienced supporting actors to grace the classic series of Doctor Who died recently.

Hubert Rees was already a well known face on British TV before he appeared in the 1968 adventure Fury From The Deep in the role of Chief Engineer. By this time he had already starred in such shows as Richard The Lionheart (1962), Suspense (1963) and Softly Softly (1968).

His association with the Second Doctor continued in 1969 when he played Captain Ransom in three episodes of the epic 10-part serial, The War Games. Hubert returned to Doctor Who in 1976 in the first two episodes of The Seeds Of Doom playing John Stevenson, and continued to appear constantly for the rest of his career chalking up roles in classic shows such as Van Der Valk (1977), Bucaneer (1980), Travelling Man (1984), Bergerac (1985) and Auf Weidersehen, Pet (1986).

Doctor Who fans should note that Hubert played the character of Inspector Lestrade alongside Tom Baker (as Sherlock Holmes) and Caroline John in the 1982 production of The Hound Of The Baskervilles.


James has been a Doctor Who fan for as long as he can recall. A child of the 70s and 80s, he weathered all the storms and controversies the show encountered, though he didn’t buy the “Doctor In Distress” single.

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