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Published on April 10th, 2014 | by Drew Boynton

Arthur Darvill In Surprise School Visit!

Arthur Darvill is apparently as loveable in real life as he was playing the Eleventh Doctor’s companion, Rory Williams.

Darvill recently came through in a big way for a group of young fans at the University College School in Hampstead by meeting with the school’s Doctor Who club.  Matthew Seaman, the 13-year-old founder of the Doctor Who Society, e-mailed Darvill’s agent several months ago to see if the busy actor could visit the group:

At first Arthur was a bit unsure if he would be able to make it, but when he’d confirmed the dates then we all started preparing and everyone was helping me.  One of my friends helped me make a poster, while another sorted out sandwiches.

And Darvill’s day proved a roaring success as the Society’s attendance numbers nearly doubled from 30 members to 60.  The former Mr. Pond delighted the boys with stories of his acting career, his time on Doctor Who, and most of all, how hard life is for the Dalek operators.

The young Mr. Seaman has great ambitions on who he might try to get for the group’s next celebrity guest:  the Twelfth Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi!  Although… it might have to wait for a bit:

It’s probably unlikely as he’s filming at the moment.

Kasterborites, if you would have had the chance to invite any Doctor Who celebrity to your school, who would it have been?

(Thanks to the Hampstead and Highgate Express.)

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Drew has been a fan of Doctor Who ever since he flipped through the channels late one night and saw a girl blowing up an army of funny robot men with nothing but a slingshot and some old coins. He currently lives somewhere in the woods of Missouri with his beautiful wife Barbara.




One Response to Arthur Darvill In Surprise School Visit!


  1. Paul McGann because… don’t you know, one movie and a minisode’s not enough

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