Bringing the past to life with colour

Bernard Bresslaw

Bernard Bresslaw, shown here getting made up as the first Ice Warrior for the 1967 Doctor Who story, “The Ice Warriors”, was already a household name in Britain, but was happy to play a role where his face wouldn’t be seen, and came up with the sibilant voice himself, which meant he would be completely unrecognisable.

He had a young son at the time, which may have had something to do with him taking the part.

Original B&W photo.


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