William Russell

Willy Jimmy Rustler
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Actor information
Main role Ian Chesterton
Other roles Some guard in AAISAT
Born 19 November 1924
Status Alive and Companion Chronicling
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Willy Russell played Ian Chatterbong in Doctor Why from 1963 to 1965, and continues to play the character for Big Finish, as well as doing a shit First Doctor impression.


For years, ever since the reappearance of Coal Hill School in the worst episode of all time, everyone has been clambering for him to reprise his role as Ian and have him and the Doctor meet up for old times sake. We all know that if this did happen however that the fandom will generally be disappointed; we usually are.