Actors who appear in both original and revived DOCTOR WHO series

by deebeeinthesky | created - 07 Aug 2014 | updated - 8 months ago | Public

A list of actors who have appeared in both the original run and revived episodes of 'Doctor Who'.

1. Tom Baker

Actor | Doctor Who

The English character actor Tom Baker, best known as the fourth incarnation of The Doctor, was born in 1934 in Liverpool, to Mary Jane (Fleming) and John Stewart Baker. His father was of English and Scottish descent, while his mother's family was originally from Ireland. Tom, along with his younger...

as The Doctor (1974-1981) / The Curator (The Day of the Doctor, 2013)

2. Lynda Baron

Actress | Scoop

Lilian Baron known professionally as Lynda Baron, is an English actress, best known for playing Nurse Gladys Emmanuel in the BBC comedy series Open All Hours (1976-1985) and its sequel, Still Open All Hours (2013-2016).

From 1993 to 1997, she played Auntie Mabel in BBC children's programme Come ...

as Singer (The Gunfighters, 1966) / Wrack (Enlightenment, 1983) / Val (Closing Time, 2011)

3. Christopher Benjamin

Actor | The Plague Dogs

Christopher Benjamin was born on December 27, 1934 in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England. He is an actor, known for The Plague Dogs (1982), The Legend of Tarzan (2016) and The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982).

as Sir Keith Gold (Inferno, 1970) / Jago (The Talons of Weng-Chiang, 1977) / Colonel Hugh (Unicorn and the Wasp, 2008)

Notes: Reprised role as Jago in "Jago & Lightfoot" Big Finish audio plays (2010- )

4. Pauline Collins

Actress | Shirley Valentine

Pauline Collins, OBE, came to prominence with portraying Sarah Moffat in BBC's Upstairs, Downstairs (1971) and its spin-off Thomas and Sarah (1979) during the 1970s. After having played the title-role in the play "Shirley Valentine" for which she earned Laurence Olivier, Tony, and Drama Desk awards...

as Samantha Briggs (The Faceless Ones, 1967) / Queen Victoria (Tooth and Claw, 2006)

5. Trevor Cooper

Actor | Star Cops

Trevor Cooper was born on May 21, 1953 in London, England. He is an actor, known for Star Cops (1987), Until Death (2007) and Happy-Go-Lucky (2008).

as Takis (Revelation of the Daleks, 1985) / Friar Tuck (Robot of Sherwood, 2014)

6. Arthur Cox

Actor | Agatha Christie's Poirot

Arthur Cox was born on April 7, 1934 in Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland. He is an actor, known for Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989), Doctor Who (2005) and Doctor Who (1963).

as Cully (The Dominators, 1967) / Mr Henderson (The Eleventh Hour, 2010)

7. Bella Emberg

Actress | History of the World: Part I

Bella Emberg was born on September 16, 1937 in Brighton, East Sussex, England as Sybil Dyke. She is an actress, known for History of the World: Part I (1981), Doctor Who (2005) and Pompidou (2015).

as Nurse (Doctor Who and the Silurians, 1970) / Kitchen Maid (The Time Warrior, 1973-74) / Mrs Croot (Love & Monsters, 2006)

8. Robert Goodman

Actor | Gangs of New York

Robert Goodman was born in Northampton in the UK but now lives in central London. In the early days of his career between acting roles Robert worked as a London tour guide, and as a magician in the world famous Hamleys toy store in London's Regent Street. In his spare time Robert writes and makes ...

as Mandrel (Nightmare of Eden, 1979) / Reg (Listen, 2014)

9. Garrick Hagon

Actor | Star Wars

Garrick Hagon was born on September 27, 1939 in London, England. He is an actor, known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), A Bridge Too Far (1977) and The Message (1976). He has been married to Liza Ross since 1965. They have two children.

as Ky (The Mutants, 1972) / Abraham (A Town Called Mercy, 2012)

10. Janet Henfrey

Actress | Les Misérables

Janet Henfrey took English prelims at St Anne's, Oxford, after which she read history followed by a graduate year at Smith, from where she went to the RADA as part of their US intake. Since then she has had a varied career in the theatre and on film and television. The latter has included 'The ...

as Miss Hardaker (The Curse of Fenric, 1989) / Mrs Pitt (Mummy on the Orient Express, 2014)

as Various, Extra, Stunt Man, Costume Actor (1970-1975) / Mr Nainby (Amy's Choice, 2010)

12. Margaret John

Actress | Run Fatboy Run

Margaret John was born on December 14, 1926 in Swansea, Wales. She was an actress, known for Run, Fatboy, Run (2007), The District Nurse (1984) and Game of Thrones (2011). She was married to Ben Thomas. She died on February 2, 2011 in Swansea.

as Megan Jones (Fury From the Deep, 1968) / Grandma Connelly (The Idiot's Lantern, 2006)

13. Trevor Laird

Actor | Secrets & Lies

Trevor Laird was born on July 11, 1957 in London, England. He is an actor, known for Secrets & Lies (1996), Doctor Who (2005) and Doctor Who (1963).

as Frax (The Trial of a Time Lord, 1986) / Clive Jones (2007)

14. John Leeson

Actor | Doctor Who

After leaving school, John Leeson worked in a bookshop, and then as a porter in the Leicester Royal Infirmary Hospital. He joined the Leicester Dramatic Society and ultimately applied for and won a place at RADA. On leaving the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he worked in repertory and pantomimes, ...

as K-9 (1977-1983, 2006-2008), Nucleus (The Invisible Enemy, 1977), Dugeen (The Power of Kroll, 1979) and Dalek Computer (Remembrance of the Daleks, 1988)

Notes: Reprised role in "K-9 and Company" (1981) and "The Sarah Jane Adventures" (2007, 2009-2010) amongst many others.

15. Louis Mahoney

Actor | Captain Phillips

Gambian Louis Felix Danner Mahoney was born on Septenber 8 1938 and originally came to England to train as a doctor. However he abandoned medicine for the stage,enrolling at acting school in the 1970s. He has also been a tireless campaigner for racial equality in his profession,as a member of the ...

as Newacaster (Frontier in Space, 1973) / Ponti (Planet of Evil, 1975) / Older Billy Shipton (Blink, 2007)

16. Jessica Martin

Actress | Doctor Who

Jessica Martin was born on August 25, 1962 in Fulham, London, England. She is an actress, known for Doctor Who (2005), Spitting Image (1984) and Doctor Who (1963).

as Mags (The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, 1988) / Queen Elizabeth II (Voyage of the Damned, 2007)

17. Brian Miller

Actor | Brazil

Brian Miller is an actor, known for Brazil (1985), Line of Duty (2012) and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984). He was previously married to Elisabeth Sladen.

as Dugdale (Snakedance, 1983) / Barney (Deep Breath, 2014)

18. Mike Mungarvan

Actor | Doctor Who

Mike Mungarvan was born in England. He is known for his work on Doctor Who (1963), Charlie (2004) and American Roulette (1988).

Various / Extra (1972-1988, 2005)

19. Nisha Nayar

Actress | In America

Nisha Nayar is an actress, known for In America (2002), Cardiac Arrest (1994) and The Story of Tracy Beaker (2002).

as Red Kang (Paradise Towers, 1987) / Programmer (Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways, 2005)

20. Tony Osoba

Actor | Dempsey and Makepeace

Tony Osoba was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and has become a familiar face to TV audiences in a career spanning more than 30 years. Tony joined the RSAMD at the age of 18 in Glasgow. His breakthrough role came in 1974 when he starred opposite Ronnie Barker in the popular BBC sitcom 'Porridge'. Tony ...

as Lan (Destiny of the Daleks, 1979) / Kracauer (Dragonfire, 1987) / Duke (Kill the Moon, 2014)

21. Geoffrey Palmer

Actor | Tomorrow Never Dies

Born in London on June 4th, 1927, Geoffrey Palmer worked in an imports office and then as an accountant before his girlfriend persuaded him to join the local amateur dramatics society. Eventually he became assistant stage manager at Croydon's Grand Theatre, and then spent several years touring with...

as Masters (Doctor Who and the Silurians, 1970) / Administrator (The Mutants, 1972) / Captain Hardaker (Voyage of the Damned, 2007)

22. Anne Reid

Actress | Hot Fuzz

After several small roles in the classic 1950s British TV shows 'The Adventures of Robin Hood' and 'Hancock's Half Hour' she found fame as Ken Barlow's wife Valerie in the #1 UK TV show 'Coronation Street' she remained with the show for a decade before leaving to give birth and bring up her son. ...

as Nurse Crane (The Curse of Fenric, 1989) / Florence (Smith and Jones, 2007)

23. Sheila Reid

Actress | Brazil

Sheila Reid was born on December 21, 1937 in Glasgow, Scotland. She is an actress, known for Brazil (1985), Containment (2015) and The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997). She has been married to Terry Bullen since April 11, 2008. She was previously married to Julian Curry.

as Etta James (Vengeance on Varos, 1985) / Carla's Gran (2013-2014)

24. Christopher Ryan

Actor | One Foot in the Grave

Born in Bayswater, London on January 25, 1950, Christopher Papazoglou, later known as Christopher Ryan, trained at East 15 Acting School for three years before going to perform at the Glasgow Citizens' Theatre.

Even though he portrayed a few minor roles in various television shows, It wasn't until ...

as Kiv (The Trial of a Time Lord, 1986) / General Staal (The Sontaran Strategem/The Poison Sky, 2008) / Commander Stark (The Pandorica Opens, 2010)

25. Elisabeth Sladen

Actress | Doctor Who

Elisabeth Sladen was born in Liverpool, England. She attended drama school for two years before joining the local repertory theatre in her home town of Liverpool. She met actor Brian Miller during her first production there and they were later married after meeting again in Manchester, three years ...

Sarah Jane Smith (1973-1976, 1983, 2006-2010)

Notes: Reprised role in "K-9 and Company" (1981) / "Doctor Who" radio series (1993, 1996) / "Downtime" (1995) / "Sarah Jane Smith" audio plays (2002, 2006) / "The Sarah Jane Adventures" (2007-2011) amongst others.

26. Robin Soans

Actor | The Queen

Robin Soans was born in 1947 in Northamptonshire, England. He is an actor, known for The Queen (2006), Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman (2005) and Comrades (1986).

as Luvic (The Keeper of Trakan, 1981) / Chronolock Guy (Face the Raven, 2015)

27. Colin Spaull

Actor | Heidi

Colin Spaull is among a small band of actors who have appeared in the Classic and the New series of Doctor Who. Apart from Colin Baker (Revelation of the Daleks) and David Tennant (Rise of the Cybermen and Age of Steel), Colin has worked with two other Doctors, Paul McGann in "Grand Theft Cosmos" ...

as Lilt (Revelation of the Daleks, 1985) / Mr. Crane (Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel, 2006)

28. Donald Sumpter

Actor | In the Heart of the Sea

Donald Sumpter was born on February 13, 1943 in Brixworth, Northamptonshire, England as Donald A Sumpter. He is an actor, known for In the Heart of the Sea (2015), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and The Constant Gardener (2005).

as Enrico Casali (The Wheel in Space, 1968) / Ridgeway (The Sea Devils, 1972) / Rassilon (Hell Bent, 2015)

Also played Erasmus Darkening in The Sarah Jane Adventures (The Eternity Trap, 2009)

29. Clive Swift

Actor | Excalibur

Clive Swift was born on February 9, 1936 in Liverpool, England as Clive Walter Swift. He is an actor, known for Excalibur (1981), Frenzy (1972) and Keeping Up Appearances (1990). He was previously married to Margaret Drabble.

as Jobel (Revelation of the Daleks, 1985) / Mr. Copper (Voyage of the Damned, 2007)

30. Rocky Taylor

Stunts | Skyfall

Rocky Taylor was born on February 28, 1945 in Bermondsey, London, England as Laurie Taylor. He is known for his work on Skyfall (2012), Titanic (1997) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011). He has been married to Pamela Taylor since 1992.

as Soldier (The Daleks' Master Plan, 1965-66) / A stunt performer (The Idiot's Lantern, 2006)

31. William Thomas

Actor | Twin Town

William Thomas is an actor, known for Twin Town (1997), Torchwood (2006) and Doctor Who (2005).

as Martin (Remembrance of the Daleks, 1988) / Mr. Cleaver (Boom Town, 2005)

Notes: Plays Geriant Cooper in "Torchwood" (2008, 2011)

32. David Troughton

Actor | Sharpe's Rifles

David Troughton was born in London on 9 June 1950, the son of noted Shakespearean actor Patrick Troughton, who is now best remembered as the Second Doctor in Doctor Who (1963). He started his own acting career at the Unicorn Theatre for Children. His stage career has included repertory at Leeds, ...

as Guard (The End of the World, 1968) / Moor (The War Games, 1969) / Peladon (The Curse of Peladon, 1972) / Professor Hobbes (Midnight, 2008)

Note: Son of second actor to play The Doctor, Patrick Troughton.

33. Christopher Villiers

Actor | Top Secret!

Christopher Villiers was born on September 7, 1960 in London, England. He is an actor and director, known for Top Secret! (1984), First Knight (1995) and Green Zone (2010).

as Hugh Fitzwilliam (The King's Demons, 1983) / Professor Moorhouse (Mummy on the Orient Express, 2014)

34. David Warwick

Actor | Doctor Who

David Warwick is an actor, known for Doctor Who (1963), The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976) and The Prince of Denmark (1974).

as Kimus (The Space Pirates, 1978) / Police Commissioner (Army of Ghosts, 2006)

35. Gabriel Woolf

Actor | Knights of the Round Table

Gabriel Woolf was born on October 2, 1932 in England. He is an actor, known for Knights of the Round Table (1953), Rob Roy (1961) and The Boy from Space (1971). He is married to Felicity Lott. They have one child.

as Sutekh (Pyramids of Mars, 1975) / Beast (The Impossible Planet/The Safan Pit, 2006)