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Darvill: Rory is Bumbling

Amy Pond’s boyfriend Rory – actor Arthur Darvill – has been talking to Digital Spy recently about Doctor Who, vampires and ponytails!

Rory and the Doctor - Arthur Darvill in Doctor WhoGiving away little about anything beyond The Vampires of Venice, Darvill – who once starred in a play with Matt Smith and Christian Slater – also refused to be drawn on whether he would be returning in 2011.

Here’s some of what he did say, starting with getting the part of Rory:

I found out about 2 weeks before I started and I wasn’t allowed to tell anyone… I spoke to Matt about it… and he was like “you’ve got this thing that’s going to happen that no one else knows!”

On the subject of how Rory ends up in the TARDIS:

Suddenly the Doctor turns up and says “right, you’re coming with us”. As far as Rory is concerned he hasn’t seen him for two years.

On the type of companion Rory makes:

Quite a bumbling one – it takes Rory quite a while to get into it. He sort of doggy paddles his way thorugh it. He gets a few moments to show his mettle. He almost ends up being – in his mind – more heroic than he’s ever been…

And as for the vampires:

Those teeth on the vampires are amazing – face to face with five of them just staring at you is just terrifying!

Arthur Darvill joins the time travellers in The Vampires of Venice this Saturday evening, 8th May at 6pm on BBC One and BBC HD. Watch the full five minute interview at Digital Spy.



A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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