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Doctor Who

Doctor Who

BBC One 2005

The Doctor is a Time Lord: a 900 year old alien with 2 hearts, part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor saves planets for a living—more of a hobby actually, and the Doctor's very, very good at it.

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The Top 10 Actors and Characters of Doctor Who (Ranked Cast in 2021)

Bradley Walsh

#1 - Bradley Walsh (Himself - Host)

Bradley Walsh (born 4 June 1960) is an English light entertainer, television actor, comedian and former professional footballer. He is best known as companion Graham O'Brien in Doctor Who, as detective Ronnie Brooks in Law and Order: UK, as Danny Baldwin in Coronation Street and as the presenter of the ITV gameshow The Chase and the variety show Sunday Night at the London Palladium.

Bradley Walsh plays as Himself - Host in Doctor Who.
Bradley Walsh is the top #1 member of the cast and appears in 737 episodes.

David Tennant

#2 - David Tennant (Scrooge McDuck (Voice))

David John Tennant (born 18 April 1971) is a Scottish actor. He is best known for his roles as the tenth incarnation of The Doctor in Doctor Who (2005–2010), Giacomo Casanova in Casanova (2005), the title prince in the RSC's 2009 adaptation of Hamlet, Barty Crouch, Jr. in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), DI Alec Hardy in Broadchurch (2013–2017), and Kilgrave in Jessica Jones (2015–2019). He made his professional acting debut in a staging of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (1991). He also made an early television appearance in the Scottish TV sitcom Rab C Nesbitt (1993). He was awarded his first major TV role in the BBC Scotland drama series Takin' Over the Asylum (1994), but one of his earliest big-screen roles was in Jude (1996). In 2003, he appeared in the film Bright Young Things, and since, he began to appear on television more prominently, when he appeared in a dramatisation of He Knew He Was Right (2004), Blackpool (2004), Casanova (2005), and The Quatermass Experiment (2005), and later that same year, he appeared as Barty Crouch Jr. in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He was also in the early December 2005 ITV drama Secret Smile. He replaced Christopher Eccleston as The Doctor in Doctor Who in 2005 throughout three series, finishing in 2010. Later, he was replaced by Matt Smith. He starred in the ITV detective series Broadchurch as DI Alec Hardy between 2013 and 2017. He also filmed the US remake of Broadchurch, re-titled Gracepoint. He portrayed the villainous Kilgrave in Jessica Jones. Also in 2017, he became the voice of Scrooge McDuck for Disney XD's DuckTales reboot. In 2018, he played Simon Yates in There She Goes. He played Crowley in the miniseries Good Omens; alongside his co-star, Michael Sheen in Good Omens, he played himself in Staged (2020). Description above is from the Wikipedia article David Tennant, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

David Tennant plays as Scrooge McDuck (Voice) in Doctor Who.
David Tennant is the top #2 member of the cast and appears in 65 episodes.

Mandip Gill

#3 - Mandip Gill (Nasreen Mahsud)

Mandip Kaur Gill is an English actress from Yorkshire. Her first television role came in 2012 when she was cast as Phoebe Jackson in the soap opera Hollyoaks. After departing the serial in 2015, Gill went on have guest roles in Cuckoo, Doctors, The Good Karma Hospital and Casualty. In October 2017, the BBC announced that Gill had been cast as a companion in the 2018 series of Doctor Who.

Mandip Gill plays as Nasreen Mahsud in Doctor Who.
Mandip Gill is the top #3 member of the cast and appears in 44 episodes.

Freema Agyeman

#4 - Freema Agyeman (Helen Sharpe)

Freema Agyeman (born 20 March 1979) is an English actress who is known for playing Martha Jones and Adeola Oshodi in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who and reprising the role of Jones in its spin-off series Torchwood, Amanita Caplan in the Netflix science fiction drama Sense8, and Dr Helen Sharpe in the NBC medical procedural series New Amsterdam. She held a starring role as Alesha Phillips in the crime procedural drama Law & Order: UK between 2009 and 2012. In 2013, she made her US television debut on The CW's teen drama The Carrie Diaries as Larissa Loughlin, a style editor at Interview magazine. Other television appearances include Old Jack's Boat, Silent Witness, and Survivors. She also appeared as Penny in the 2015 film North v South. Description above is from the Wikipedia article Freema Agyeman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Freema Agyeman plays as Helen Sharpe in Doctor Who.
Freema Agyeman is the top #4 member of the cast and appears in 40 episodes.

Karen Gillan

#5 - Karen Gillan (Amy Pond)

Karen Gillan (born 28 November 1987) is a Scottish actress, director, and screenwriter from Inverness, Scotland. She played the role of Amy Pond, companion to the Eleventh Doctor, in the BBC One science fiction series Doctor Who (2010–2013). In film, she portrayed Nebula in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019), and also played Ruby Roundhouse in the box-office hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017). In 2018, she released her first feature film as writer and director, titled The Party's Just Beginning. Description above from the Wikipedia article Karen Gillan, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Karen Gillan plays as Amy Pond in Doctor Who.
Karen Gillan is the top #5 member of the cast and appears in 39 episodes.

Peter Capaldi

#6 - Peter Capaldi (The Doctor)

Peter Dougan Capaldi (born 14 April 1958) is a Scottish actor, writer and director. He portrayed the twelfth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who and Malcolm Tucker the spin doctor in The Thick of It, for which he has received four British Academy Television Award nominations, winning Best Male Comedy Performance in 2010. When he reprised the role in In the Loop, Capaldi was honoured with several film critic award nominations for Best Supporting Actor. In 2012, Capaldi wrote (with Tony Roche), directed and performed in The Cricklewood Greats, an affectionate spoof documentary about a fictitious film studio, which tracks real developments and trends throughout the history of British cinema. Film roles include Oldsen in Local Hero, Angus Flint in Ken Russell's The Lair of the White Worm, and Mr Curry in Paddington and its sequel, Paddington 2. As a director, Capaldi won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film and the BAFTA Award for Best Short Film for his short film Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life. He went on to write and direct the drama film Strictly Sinatra and helmed two series of sitcom Getting On. Description above from the Wikipedia article  Peter Capaldi, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.  

Peter Capaldi plays as The Doctor in Doctor Who.
Peter Capaldi is the top #6 member of the cast and appears in 36 episodes.

Arthur Darvill

#7 - Arthur Darvill (Rip Hunter)

Thomas Arthur Darvill (born 17 June 1982), known professionally as Arthur Darvill, is an English actor and musician. He is known for playing Rory Williams, one of the Eleventh Doctor's companions in the television series Doctor Who, and as Rev. Paul Coates in Broadchurch (2013–present). In 2013-2014 he appeared in the lead role in the theater musical Once in the West End and on Broadway. He portrays Rip Hunter in Legends of Tomorrow.

Arthur Darvill plays as Rip Hunter in Doctor Who.
Arthur Darvill is the top #7 member of the cast and appears in 33 episodes.

Jenna Coleman

#8 - Jenna Coleman (Baines (voice))

Jenna-Louise Coleman (born 27 April 1986) is an English actress. She is known for her roles as Jasmine Thomas in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale (2005–2009), Clara Oswald in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who (2012–2015, 2017), Queen Victoria in the ITV period drama Victoria (2016–present), and Melia Antiqua in the Monolith Soft video game Xenoblade Chronicles (2011, 2020). She landed the part of Jasmine Thomas in Emmerdale in 2005 and, for it, she was nominated for the "Best Newcomer" award at British Soap Awards in 2007, and at the National Television Awards in 2006, she was nominated for the "Most Popular Newcomer" award. She received a nomination for the "Best Actress" award from the TV Choice Awards. In 2011, she made her feature film debut in Captain America: The First Avenger. She played Susan Brown in a BBC Four television adaptation of the John Braine novel Room at the Top in 2012. Also in 2012, she landed the part of Annie Desmond in a mini-series Titanic. She provided the voice for the character Melia in the English dub of the 2011 video game Xenoblade Chronicles. In 2012, she was cast as Rosie in Dancing on the Edge. She starred as Lydia Wickham in the adaptation of Death Comes to Pemberley (2013). She made a surprise appearance on Doctor Who in the first episode of the seventh series as Oswin Oswald, a guest character, but she debuted as a series regular in the Christmas special episode "The Snowmen" as Clara Oswin Oswald. She plays eleventh's and twelve's Doctor companion until 2015. In 2016, she starred in ITV's drama Victoria. Description above is from the Wikipedia article Jenna Coleman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Jenna Coleman plays as Baines (voice) in Doctor Who.
Jenna Coleman is the top #8 member of the cast and appears in 26 episodes.

Matt Smith

#9 - Matt Smith (Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh)

Matthew Robert Smith (born 28 October 1982) is an English stage and television actor. He is known for his role as the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who, for which he received a BAFTA Award nomination in 2011. He initially aspired to be a professional footballer, but a back injury forced him out of the sport. After joining the National Youth Theatre and studying Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, Smith became an actor in 2003, performing in plays like Murder in the Cathedral, Fresh Kills, The History Boys and On the Shore of the Wide World in London theatres. Extending his repertoire into West End theatre, he has since performed in the stage adaptation of Swimming with Sharks with Christian Slater, followed a year later by a critically acclaimed performance as Henry in That Face. Before his role in Doctor Who, Smith's first television role came in 2006 as Jim Taylor in the BBC adaptations of Phillip Pullman's The Ruby in the Smoke and The Shadow in the North while his first major role in television came as Danny in the 2007 BBC series Party Animals. Smith, who was cast as the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor in January 2009, is the youngest person to play the character in the British television series. He has most recently appeared in the 2011 BBC television film Christopher and His Kind playing Christopher Isherwood. Description above from the Wikipedia article Matt Smith (actor), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Matt Smith plays as Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh in Doctor Who.
Matt Smith is the top #9 member of the cast and appears in 20 episodes.

Tosin Cole

#10 - Tosin Cole (Ryan Sinclair)

Tosin Cole is a British actor known for his roles in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) as Lieutenant Bastian, EastEnders: E20 (2010) as Sol Levi, and Hollyoaks (1995) as Neil Cooper. Cole began his acting career in 2009 around the age of 17, in a modern day stage reproduction of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. His professional breakthrough occurred in 2010 when he cast in the BBC teen drama The Cut (2009) as Noah Achebe. In 2015 Cole made an appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as an X-Wing pilot. On 22 October 2017, it was announced that Cole joined the cast for the eleventh series of Doctor Who (2005) in the role of Ryan Sinclair, sharing the screen with Jodie Whittaker.

Tosin Cole plays as Ryan Sinclair in Doctor Who.
Tosin Cole is the top #10 member of the cast and appears in 20 episodes.

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