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Darvill’s Frightening Angels Dilemma

What could be more frightening: facing down the Weeping Angels or treading the boards at the world famous London Globe theatre?

For Arthur Darvill, who’s playing the devilish Mephistopheles in Dr. Faustus (one of the Globe’s productions on offer at cinemas around the country as part of its Globe on Screen new season), it was no contest reports The Huffington Post:

“Being on stage at the Globe, I have to say… But I was given some great advice by my co-star’s wife. She said to imagine on the first night that everyone in the audience is just holding up the stage, literally supporting you.”

Speaking of support, one of the joys of leaving Doctor Who (if there could be such a thing) is that Arthur can now enjoy the show as a viewer:

“I’ll be able to watch it like a real fan, without knowing what’s going to happen. And Matt’s such a good actor, so I’ll definitely be tuning in, just to watch him.”

It’s that close bond with his co-stars that Arthur will miss the most:

“It’s like one big family, in every job I do now, there’s someone I’ve met on Doctor Who. And it’s got so good, we’ve just been really lucky to have Stephen Moffat at the helm of it all, with his complete vision of everything.”

Head over to The Huffington Post for an exclusive launch video of the Globe on Screen season.



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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.


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