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Coronation Street

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Frazer Hines, born 22nd September 1944 in Leeds, played Roger Wain in Coronation Street in 1965. His acting career began in 1954 and an early film role saw him act opposite Charlie Chaplin in A King in New York in 1957.

Most famous for his roles outside of Coronation Street, he played Jamie McCrimmon in Doctor Who (1966 to 1969), a part he returned to twice on the television in the 1980's. Hines's conection with the character continues as he recently recorded an audio book narrating a new Doctor Who story in character. He also appeared as Joe Sugden in Emmerdale Farm, a part he played for twenty-two years starting in 1972.

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Dr Who

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Frazer Hines in a publicity still for Emmerdale Farm

Frazer Hines (born 22nd September 1944, Horsforth Yorkshire) played companion Jamie McCrimmon in Doctor Who, from "The Highlanders" to "The War Games," and again in the twentieth anniversary special, "The Five Doctors" and the Season 22 story, "The Two Doctors." Outside Doctor Who, he is perhaps best known for playing Joe Sugden in Emmerdale Farm.

At the age of eight, after studying acting at the Corona Academy, he made his acting debut. He was thirteen when he appeared in Charlie Chaplin's A King in New York (1957) and by the age of fifteen, he had appeared in six films. In 1960 he appeared in the eight-part serial The Young Jacobites. His television roles included Jan in The Silver Sword (1957-8), Tim Birch in Emergency Ward 10 (1963-4), and Roger Wain in Coronation Street (1965).

In Doctor Who he played the part of Jamie McCrimmon, a companion of the Second Doctor, from 1966 to 1969 as well as reappearing in "The Five Doctors" (1983) and "The Two Doctors" (1985). The original script treament for "The Three Doctors" had called for him to return as Jamie in that story as well, but scheduling conflicts with his work on Emmerdale Farm, as well as objections by Jon Pertwee to what he perceived as too many characters in the story negated this.

After his three-year stint as Jamie in Doctor Who Hines resumed the life of a jobbing actor until 1972, when he was cast in the soap opera Emmerdale Farm as Joe Sugden — a role he played until 1994. In between making episodes of Emmerdale, as it was renamed in the 1980s, he has continued a career in the theatre and made occasional appearances in other TV shows.

In 1981, Frazer married Irish actress Gemma Craven, but the marriage dissolved in 1984. He married again in 1994 to Liz Hobbs but they divorced too in 2003.

He is also a noted amateur jockey.

Recently, Hines has returned to the Doctor Who franchise through the Big Finish audio line, performing the character for the Companion Chronicles series. In August 2009, Big Finish announced that Hines will reprise the role of Jamie for a series of audio dramas (scheduled for release in 2010) that will pair the Highlander with the Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker).

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