Just because I've chosen certain literary characters for each of the actors who played the lead role in 'Doctor Who', that doesn't mean those were the only literary characters they portrayed. (Well, for some, maybe.....)
- Christopher Eccleston was in an episode of 'Poirot', while Paul McGann appeared in an episode of 'Marple'.
- Peter Davison had the lead role in 'All Creatures Great And Small' and was featured earlier this year for his portrayal of Albert Campion.
- And although it's in the Cineverse, Sylvester McCoy can be currently seen on the big screen as Radagast the Brown in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (even though the character appears in "The Lord Of The Rings".)
But of them all, I think Patrick Troughton had the greatest number of literary TV characters to his credit, from lead roles to co-starring roles to guest appearances. And some of those were in shows that were only loosely based on the original source from BookWorld.
Here's a list of his other literary TV characters (besides today's ASOTV feature), and I doubt that it even comes close to a full account......
Dr. Manette - 'A Tale Of Two Cities'
Daniel Quilp - 'The Old Curiousity Shop'
Israel Hands - 'Treasure Island'
Councillor Doone - 'Lorna Doone'
Uncle Cap - 'Hawkeye, The Pathfinder'
Mr. March - 'Little Women'
Hindley - "Wuthering Heights"
George Jackson - 'Inspector Morse' ("The Dead Of Jericho")
The Pawnbroker - 'David Copperfield ("The Long Journey")
Mr. Bronckhurst - 'The Indian Tales Of Rudyard Kipling' ("The Bronckhurst Divorce Case")
Luigi Carvossa - 'The Third Man' ("A Question Of Ice")
Mr. Stick - 'The Famous Five' ("Five Run Away Together")
Judge Jeffreys - 'Lorna Doone' ("A Summons To London")
[This was a different, earlier production than the one mentioned above.]
Gaston Meurant - 'Maigret' ("Raise Your Right Hand")
Vignole - 'Ivanhoe' ("The Kidnapping")
Inspector Gambetti - 'The Saint' ("Interlude In Venice")
Pete - 'The New Adventures Of Charlie Chan' ("Something Old, Something New")
Roddy - 'All Creatures Great And Small' ("Hair Of The Dog")
Frank Belfield - 'Thorndyke' ("The Old Lag")
Vito - 'The Four Just Men' ("The Moment Of Truth")
Inspector Nardi - 'The Four Just Men' ("The Night Of The Precious Stones")
Vickers - 'The Invisible Man' ("Strange Partners")
Mortimer Tregennis - 'Sherlock Holmes' ("The Devil's Foot")