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Published on September 5th, 2012 | by Christian Cawley

What’s Arthur Doing Next?

Arthur Darvill is the Gay Times Cover Star for October 2012Let’s be realistic: as popular as he is, Arthur Darvill is leaving Doctor Who, with this final scenes appearing in just four weeks’ time.

So if you haven’t already caught our previous mention of his interview in the latest issue of Gay Times, you might not be aware of what Arthur’s immediate plans are.

Well, he’s being busy. As well as rehearsing for a new West End show Our Boys, he’s also filming ITV’s new drama Broadchurch, written by Chris Chibnall (Dinosaurs on a Spaceship) and starring the Tenth Doctor, David Tennant.

On the subject of Our Boys, Arthur recalled:

“We all met up on Monday to do a publicity photoshoot for that, all in army gear. Everyone else had these really sharp uniforms and I was in cold weather gear, so I had a shirt, a polo neck, a jumper, a massive jacket on the hottest day of the year!”

The October issue of GT is on sale Wednesday 5 September and is available to download digitally from the App Store and Android Market.


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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+.

6 Responses to What’s Arthur Doing Next?

  1. avatar BOJAY says:

    British actors, especially possessing talent like Arthur’s, almost always seem to manage to keep working. It isn’t at all like US actors, most of whom seem to be preoccupied with “stardom”, and the “big break” sort of mentality. British actors and actresses seem to have a much more working class mentality and philosophy, for the most part, and it seems to be about the actual work, and being employed at and in it, as opposed to merely what trappings it might bring. One used to see a good number of “character” actors appearing on US television in the seventies and eighties, more akin to “jobbing” in the profession. That’s not the case anymore. One sees a good number of familiar faces on UK television nowadays, but almost none in the US. Add to that fact, that most US actors and actresses on US network television (not cable television, where talent tends to populate) aren’t possessed of much talent to speak of, and that’s not at all surprising.

    • avatar Ella says:

      I agree. British actors, even the most popular (Patrick Stewart, Judi Dench or even pure UK actors without a real break in the US – like John Simm) still work. They are not afraid to go to a smaller town to host in a theater play for three months, to be in a supporting role in TV miniseries or TV movie. As you said, it is in their talent. Most of UK (or Australian) actors (to be fair, other European as well, their disadvantage is that their native language is not English) are trained actors who have a real talent. I am not saying all of them and that you can´t find a talent in a person randomly coming from the street but to be on stage is something entirely different than on TV screen or in a movie. That´s why they can do anything. Arthur has quickly become my favourite actor (and one of my most favourite DW companions ever :-)) because he has this ability to do everything.

  2. avatar Tracey says:

    Heard Arthur Darville in a radio play earlier on this year with Sean Pertwee playing Keith Moon. Good actor. If talent counts for anything he will have a decent career.

  3. avatar katherine says:

    Um, yeah. See- here in the US, if you don’t get a -big break-, you don’t work. Like, you don’t EAT don’t work. Unless you’re lucky and have someone to help you. And that TOO, is called a Big Break. There are many definitions of the term, all of which, obviously, are used. It’s like that over here… what it’s like over there. i hope it’s better for you all. But it’s basically what the more nitwittish parts of the culture keeps telling us, ramming YOU SUCK WE DON’T HAHA down our throats, whatever country we live in. And people like those above commenters don’t help by perpetuating this Britain is better than everyone else nonsense. Anyone suffering under THAT delusion doesn’t need to breed and create more problems for The Good and Great Lady B. Or the WORLD, for that matter.

  4. avatar katherine says:

    Oops, sorry I missed finishing that one sentence…

  5. avatar katherine says:

    And yes, the Darville is smart, funny and Made of Win. Awesome article, article-writer person.

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