Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The faces of The Doctor from Dr Who

1st doctor: William Hartnell
23 November 1963 – 29 October 1966

1st doctor: Edmund Warwick (1st picture)
12 December 1964
Hartnell was injured.

Also played Robot Dr. Who (2nd picture)
The Chase episodes 4 and 5.
12–19 June 1965

1st doctor: Albert Ward
16th April 1966
Hartnell on holiday.
Uncredited for acting as a hand double in scenes where the near invisible doctor plays the Trilogic Game.

1st doctor: Gordon Craig
22nd October 1966
Hartnell was ill.
Uncredited for appearing  in The Tenth Planet Episode 3.

1st doctor: Richard Hurndall
23 November 1983
For The 5 Doctors episode.

1st doctor: Geoffrey Bayldon
Audio: Auld Mortality (May 2003), A Storm of Angels (January 2005)

1st and 2nd doctor: Nick Scorvell
Stage: The Planet of Storms (October 1996), The Web of Fear (June 2000), Fury From the Deep (27–30 March 2002), Evil of the Daleks (25–28 October 2006), The Dalek Masterplan (24–27 October 2007.)

2nd doctor: Patrick Troughton
29 October 1966 – 21 June 1969

2nd doctor: Chris Jeffries
4th May 1968
Patrick Troughton on holiday.

2nd doctor: Tom (Tommy) Laird
15th February 1969
Patrick Troughton on holiday. Generally lying 'unconscious' on the floor and actor photos seem to be absent.

2nd doctor: David Troughton
Audio: Serpent Crest: The Hexford Invasion/Survivors in Space (December 2011)

2nd and 3rd doctor: Nicholas Briggs
Audio: Exile (September 2003)
Stage: The Dalek Masterplan (24–27 October 2007)
Audio: The Seven Keys to Doomsday (23 October 2008)
Audio: Minuet in Hell (April 2001)

3rd Doctor: Jon Pertwee
3 January 1970 – 8 June 1974

3rd Doctor: David Banks
29 April 1989
On stage.
Pertwee was ill.

3rd doctor: David Warner
Audio: Sympathy for the Devil (June 2003), Masters of War (December 2008)

3rd doctor: Arabella Weir
Audio: Exile (September 2003)

4th doctor: Tom Baker
8 June 1974 – 21 March 1981

4th doctor: Trevor Martin
Stage: The Seven Keys to Doomsday
16 December 1974 – January 1975
23 October 2008

4th doctor: Michael Sagar
Stage: The Seven Keys to Doomsday
24 November – 8 December 1984

4th doctor: Jon Culshaw
Audio: The Kingmaker (April 2006)

The Watcher Doctor (between 4th and 5th): Adrian Gibbs
28 February – 21 March 1981
4 January 1982

5th doctor: Peter Davison
21 March 1981 – 16 March 1984

6th doctor: Colin Baker
16 March 1984 – 6 December 1986

6th doctor: Terry Molloy
Audio: The Curse of Davros
In the body of Davros.

7th doctor: Sylvester McCoy
7 September 1987 – 6 December 1989
27 May 1996

8th doctor: Paul McGann
27 May 1996

9th doctor: Christopher Eccleston
26 March – 18 June 2005

9th doctor: Rowan Atkinson
The Curse of Fatal Death
12 March 1999

9th and 10th doctor: Richard E Grant
The Curse of Fatal Death
12 March 1999
Webcast: Scream of the Shalka
13 November – 18 December 2003

10th doctor: David Tennet
18 June 2005 – 1 January 2010

11th doctor: Matt Smith
1 January 2010 – present

The Dream Lord (psychic manifestation of the doctor’s darkness): Toby Jones
15 May 2010

11th doctor: Jim Broadbent
The Curse of Fatal Death
12 March 1999

11th doctor: Daniel Anthony
26 October 2010
In Clyde Langer's body.

12th doctor: Hugh Grant
The Curse of Fatal Death
12 March 1999

Evil Doctor The Valeyard (between 12th and final incarnations): Michael Jayston
The Trial of a Time Lord
6 September – 6 December 1986
Audio: He Jests at Scars...
September 2003

12th doctor: Peter Capaldi (also the man from Pompeii)

25 December 2013 - 

Unknown incarnation: John Hurt
From episodes Name Of The Doctor and The Day Of The Doctor
18 May 2013 - 23 November 2013

Mr Popplewick (a disguise of The Valeyard): Geoffry Hughes
The Ultimate Foe
29 November – 6 December 1986

13th doctor: Joanna Lumley
The Curse of Fatal Death
12 March 1999

Human Doctor: Peter Cushing
Film: Dr. Who and the Daleks (23 August 1965)
Film: Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 AD (5 August 1966)

Spoof Doctor: Mark Gatiss
13 November 1999

Unassigned Doctor: David Collings
Audio: Full Fathom Five (August 2003)

Unassigned Doctor: Ian Brooker
Audio: Full Fathom Five (August 2003)

Banto Zame (a con-man claiming to be the Doctor): Christopher Biggins
Audio: The One Doctor
17 December 2001

Martin Bannister (delusional script writer): Derek Jacobi
Audio: Deadline
September 2003
Believes he’s the doctor.

Donna Noble a.k.a. Doctor-Donna: Catherine Tate
"Journey's End"
5 July 2008
Absorbs part of the doctor's memories and intelligence.

Jackson Lake: David Morrissey
"The Next Doctor"
25 December 2008
Believes he is the Doctor and the 10th Doctor briefly believes Jackson is a future incarnation of himself.


  1. Interesting! Had no idea about the 'fill in due to sickness/holiday' Doctors.

    1. I was annoyed at not being able to find some photos from the early episodes but then sometimes even the episodes are missing. I also got a little peeved that I couldn't find even snippets of the voices of more recent audio versions as they're all under strict copyright. Just a sentence of two would be nice so that we can hear what the doctors sound like. Oh well. Such is copyright.