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Other Roles Played By Doctor Who’s 12 Stars

The website for TIME magazine has released a video compiling all 12 Doctor Who stars and their notable other roles.

Naturally US-centric, the choice of clips is nevertheless a surprise, listing Tom Baker in the Dungeons and Dragons movie and Peter Davison in an episode of Magnum PI, for example, and Paul McGann in a period drama that is neither The Monocled Mutineer nor Withnail & I.

You can probably guess where the clip of Peter Capaldi comes from…

We’re certain you, dear reader, will spot the barminess of these selections (Patrick Troughton in an episode of The Famous Five rather than, say, The Omen), so why not share you preferred list of second-most-famous credits below?

If nothing else, it’ll pass the TIME until 7.50pm tonight…

Christian Cawley


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+.

'Other Roles Played By Doctor Who’s 12 Stars' have 3 comments

  1. August 23, 2014 @ 11:47 am FrancoPabloDiablo

    Personally my first thoughts of Doctors away from the part (and trying to avoid any ones mentioned in the clip above) are…

    William Hartnell in Carry On Sergeant
    Patrick Troughton in The Two Of Us
    Jon Pertwee as the voice of Spotty in Super Ted
    Tom Baker in the Blackadder II episode Potato
    Peter Davison as the pig in The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy
    Colin Baker in I’m A Celebrity… (Oh, Colin, you are so much better than that)
    Sylvester McCoy in Rab C Nesbitt and Still Game
    Paul McGann In Alien 3
    Christopher Eccleston in 28 Days Later
    Davit Tennant also in Rab C Nesbitt
    Matt Smith in The Ruby In The Smoke
    Peter Capaldi in The Thick Of It (I know In The Loop is in the clip above but so what. Capaldi was amazing as Malcolm)


  2. August 23, 2014 @ 12:29 pm Rick

    They missed John Hurt, and he’s probably got the best filmography of any Doctor.


  3. August 23, 2014 @ 1:03 pm DonnaM

    For me Pertwee was Worzel Gummidge, but that’s just my age showing. The Thick Of It was generally better in my opinion than In The Loop, but I remember Capaldi first of all from Local Hero as well – anyone who thinks he can only play sinister/dangerous/dark could do worse than to give that a look!

    As for Davison – it has to be All Creatures Great And Small. As a girl of ten or eleven I found it quite off-putting at first that Tristan Farnon was the new Doctor!


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