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the DWU • vital statistics
|Timeline for 1956|
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In 1956, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 9 January - Actor Imelda Staunton was born.
- 30 January - Actor Jeremy Gittins was born.
- 7 February - Actor Bhasker Patel was born.
- 9 March - Actor Mark Straker was born.
- 10 March - Actor Lesley Dunlop was born.
- 13 March - Actor Dione Inman was born.
- 18 April - Actor Eric Roberts was born.
- 26 April - Actor Ron Donachie was born.
- 27 April - Actor Kevin McNally was born.
- 12 May - Actor Christopher Good was born.
- 18 June - Actor Dominic Guard was born.
- 1 July - Writer Matthew Jacobs was born.
- 16 July - Actor Adrian Mills was born.
- 18 August - Composer John Debney was born.
- 18 September - Actor Tim McInnerny was born.
- 8 October - Actor James Coombes was born.
- 8 November - Writer Richard Curtis was born.
- 16 November - Director Karl Zwicky was born.
- 16 November - Controller of BBC One Lorraine Heggessey was born.
- 29 December - Actor Bernard Padden was born.