All things William Russell Enoch. (a fan blog)

William was born in 1924 and is most remembered for his roles as Ian Chesterton on Doctor Who, and as the brave Sir Lancelot in 'The Adventures of Sir Lancelot.'.

He is a versatile actor who has had a long career on screen and stage.

This blog is run by Katie and Claire (unwillingadventurer)
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Adventure Story- 1961.
Written by playwright Terence Rattigan, Adventure Story tells the story of Alexander the Great and his conquest of Persia. William played Hephaestion alongside Sean Connery’s Alexander.
We really enjoyed the play, it was really educational and informing whilst very theatrical and well acted.  William plays Hephaestion really well with an excellent chemistry with Sean.  You can see the real friendship to their characters but also the deeper love they have for each other. They definitely seem to play the roles with that deeper love at the focus of the story, William’s character idolises Alexander but then feels utterly betrayed by him.
We’re not really familiar with Alexander the Great so we have no idea whether it’s faithful historically but Terence Rattigan really likes to get into the minds of these characters and make it more than an historical piece.  Sean Connery got the most dialogue but William’s role as Hephaestion was very crucial to the story and he acted a lot with his face, every anger or sadness portrayed subtly as he stayed by Alexander’s side. The jealousy was also apparent when Alexander married and William played a deeply angered and tormented man trying to hide his envy at Alexander’s decision. 
Overall a great play and William was great in it. He really is good in these kinds of historical dramas.  Plus this is his only surviving TV role of this year so it’s even better knowing that this survives for people to see.

Adventure Story- 1961.

Written by playwright Terence Rattigan, Adventure Story tells the story of Alexander the Great and his conquest of Persia. William played Hephaestion alongside Sean Connery’s Alexander.

We really enjoyed the play, it was really educational and informing whilst very theatrical and well acted.  William plays Hephaestion really well with an excellent chemistry with Sean.  You can see the real friendship to their characters but also the deeper love they have for each other. They definitely seem to play the roles with that deeper love at the focus of the story, William’s character idolises Alexander but then feels utterly betrayed by him.

We’re not really familiar with Alexander the Great so we have no idea whether it’s faithful historically but Terence Rattigan really likes to get into the minds of these characters and make it more than an historical piece.  Sean Connery got the most dialogue but William’s role as Hephaestion was very crucial to the story and he acted a lot with his face, every anger or sadness portrayed subtly as he stayed by Alexander’s side. The jealousy was also apparent when Alexander married and William played a deeply angered and tormented man trying to hide his envy at Alexander’s decision. 

Overall a great play and William was great in it. He really is good in these kinds of historical dramas.  Plus this is his only surviving TV role of this year so it’s even better knowing that this survives for people to see.