Doctor Who Actors

by Dalek194 | created - 07 Nov 2018 | updated - 27 Jan 2019 | Public

Notable actors who have appeared in Doctor Who or one of its canonical spin-offs (Torchwood, Sarah Jane, Class, K9 & Co) at some point in its extensive history.

1. William Hartnell

Actor | Carry on Sergeant

William Hartnell was born on 8 January 1908, just south of St. Pancras railway station in London. In press materials in the 1940s he claimed that his father was a farmer and later a stockbroker; it turns out that he had actually been born out of wedlock, as his biography "Who's There?" states.

At ...

The 1st Doctor in 'Doctor Who' Dallow in 'Brighton Rock'

2. William Russell

Actor | The Great Escape

William Russell was born William Russell Enoch on 19 November 1924, in Sunderland, County Durham, England, to Eva Compston (Pile) and Alfred James Enoch. He became interested in acting at an early age. He was involved in organizing entertainments during his national service in the Royal Air Force ...

Ian Chesterton in 'Doctor Who' Security Guard in 'An Adventure in Space and Time'

3. Jacqueline Hill

Actress | Doctor Who

Born in 17 December 1929, Jacqueline Hill was orphaned as a toddler and raised by her grandparents. She was taken out of school at the age of 14 to enable her younger brother to continue. She then worked at Cadbury's, which had an amateur dramatics society. She was encouraged to apply for, and was ...

Barbara Wright in 'Doctor Who' Lexa in 'Meglos'

4. Carole Ann Ford

Actress | The Day of the Triffids

Carole Ann Ford was born in June 1940 and first appeared in a film at the age of eight. Following acting and elocution lessons, she started doing commercials and walk-on work, and her first proper role was in the play "Women of the Streets." She continued working in theatre, film (including ...

Susan Foreman in 'Doctor Who'

5. Patrick Troughton

Actor | The Omen

Patrick Troughton was born in Mill Hill, London and was educated at Mill Hill School. He trained as an actor at the Embassy School of Acting in the UK and at Leighton Rollin's Studio for for Actors at Long Island, New York in the USA. During World War II he served in the Royal Navy and after the ...

The 2nd Doctor in 'Doctor Who'

6. Jon Pertwee

Actor | Doctor Who

Jon Pertwee is best known for his portrayal of the Third Doctor on the BBC's science-fiction television series Doctor Who (1963) from 1970 to 1974. He was also the first to play the role following the transition of BBC One from black and white to colour. His 60-year entertainment career included ...

The 3rd Doctor in 'Doctor Who'

7. Elisabeth Sladen

Actress | The Sarah Jane Adventures

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 in 'Doctor Who' + 'The Sarah Jane Adventures' + 'K9 and Company'

8. Tom Baker

Actor | Nicholas and Alexandra

One of Britain's most recognizable (and most larger-than-life) character actors, Tom Baker is best known for his record-setting seven-year stint as the Fourth Doctor in Doctor Who (1963). He was born in 1934 in Liverpool, to Mary Jane (Fleming) and John Stewart Baker. His father was of English and ...

The 4th Doctor in 'Doctor Who' The Curator in 'The Day of the Doctor' Donald MacDonald in 'Monarch of the Glen' Puggleglum in 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair' (TV)

9. Peter Davison

Actor | Doctor Who

Peter Davison was born as Peter Malcolm Gordon Moffett on 13 April 1951 in Streatham, London. A decade later, he and his family - his parents, Sheila and Claude (an electrical engineer who hailed from British Guiana), and his sisters, Barbara, Pamela and Shirley, moved to Knaphill, Woking, Surrey, ...

The 5th Doctor in 'Doctor Who'

10. Richard Hurndall

Actor | Running Blind

A gaunt, intense character actor of striking presence, Richard Gibbon Hurndall was educated at Scarborough College and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He acted professionally from 1930, initially in repertory theatre and later with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon,...

The 1st Doctor in 'The Five Doctors'

11. Colin Baker

Actor | Doctor Who

Colin Baker was born in 1943 in the Royal Waterloo Lying-In Hospital in London during an air raid. He spent his earliest years in London with his mother, while his father served in the armed forces. He narrowly avoided an early death during the wartime blitz when a piece of flying shrapnel just ...

The 6th Doctor in 'Doctor Who' Commander Maxil in 'Arc of Infinity'

12. Sylvester McCoy

Actor | The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Sylvester McCoy was born Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith on 20 August 1943, the only child of Molly Sheridan and Percy James Kent-Smith, a couple living in Dunoon, Scotland. His mother was Irish. Percy James Kent-Smith was killed in the Second World War a couple of months before his son was born, ...

The 7th Doctor in 'Doctor Who' Radagast the Brown in 'The Hobbit'

13. Paul McGann

Actor | The Three Musketeers

Paul McGann was born on November 14, 1959 in Kensington, Liverpool, England. He is an actor and director, known for The Three Musketeers (1993), Withnail & I (1987) and Alien³ (1992). He has been married to Annie Milner since 1992. They have two children.

The 8th Doctor in 'Doctor Who'

14. Christopher Eccleston

Actor | Thor: The Dark World

Christopher Eccleston trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and first came to public attention as Derek Bentley in Let Him Have It (1991). However, it was a regular role in the television series Cracker (1993) that made him a recognizable figure in the United Kingdom. He appeared in the ...

The 9th Doctor in 'Doctor Who' Macbeth in 'RSC Live: Macbeth' Derek Bentley in 'Let Him Have It' Malekith in 'Thor: The Dark World' Major Henry West in '28 Days Later' Pod Clock in 'The Borrowers' (TV film) The Rider in 'The Seeker: The Dark is Rising'

15. David Tennant

Actor | Doctor Who

Often considered one of Scotland's greatest actors, David Tennant was born David John McDonald in West Lothian, Scotland, to Essdale Helen (McLeod) and Sandy McDonald, who was a Presbyterian minister. He is of Scottish and Ulster-Scots descent. When he was about 3 or 4 years old, he decided to ...

The 10th Doctor in 'Doctor Who' Nick in 'True Love' Jimmy Murphy in 'United' Kilgrave in 'Jessica Jones' James in 'The Decoy Bride' Narrator in 'Spy in the Wild' John Knox in 'Mary Queen of Scots' Doug in 'What We Did on Our Holiday' Spitelout (voice) in 'How to Train Your Dragon' Barty Crouch Jr in 'Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire' Tycho Reeves (voice) in 'Thunderbirds are Go' (guest) Donald Peterson in 'Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger!' Huyang (voice) in 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' (guest) Sir Piers Pomfrey in 'St. Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold'

16. Peter Capaldi

Actor | Doctor Who

Peter Capaldi was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to Nancy (Soutar) and Gerald John Capaldi. His parents owned an ice cream business. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandfather), Scottish, and Irish descent. Capaldi attended drama classes and was accepted into the Glasgow School of Art. After ...

The 12th Doctor in 'Doctor Who' Caecilius in 'The Fires of Pompeii' John Frobisher in 'Torchwood: Children of Earth' Rabbit (voice) in 'Christopher Robin' Mr Curry in 'Paddington'

17. Matt Smith

Actor | Doctor Who

Matt Smith is an English actor who shot to fame in the UK aged 26 when he was cast by producer Steven Moffat as the Eleventh Doctor in the BBC's iconic science-fiction adventure series Doctor Who (2005).

Matthew Robert Smith was born and raised in Northampton, the son of Lynne (Fidler) and David ...

The 11th Doctor in 'Doctor Who' TBC in 'Star Wars: Episode IX' Mr Collins in 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'

18. John Hurt

Actor | Nineteen Eighty-Four

One of stage, screen and TV's finest transatlantic talents, slight, gravel-voiced, pasty-looking John Vincent Hurt was born on January 22, 1940, in Shirebrook, a coal mining village, in Derbyshire, England. The youngest child of Phyllis (Massey), an engineer and one-time actress, and Reverend ...

The War Doctor in 'The Day of the Doctor' Chancellor Sutler in 'V For Vendetta' The Dragon (voice) in 'Merlin' Ollivander in 'Harry Potter'

19. David Bradley

Actor | The World's End

David Bradley was born on April 17, 1942 in York, Yorkshire, England. He is an actor, known for The World's End (2013), Hot Fuzz (2007) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011). He has been married to Rosanna Bradley since 1978. They have one child.

The 1st Doctor in 'Twice Upon a Time' Solomon in 'Dinosaurs on a Spaceship' William Hartnell in 'An Adventure in Space and Time' Argus Filch in 'Harry Potter'

20. Jodie Whittaker

Actress | Doctor Who

Jodie Whittaker came to prominence after her breakout performance in Venus (2006), which was met with a string of nominations, including British Independent Film Award and Satellite Award nominations for "Most Promising Newcomer" and "Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical." Whittaker ...

The 13th Doctor in 'Doctor Who'

21. Kylie Minogue

Soundtrack | Moulin Rouge!

Kylie Ann Minogue was born on 28 May, 1968. The eldest of three children, Kylie's acting career began early, but it was her role as "Charlene" in the Australian soap, Neighbours (1985), which established Kylie as an international star. Her singing career began, purely by accident, when a record ...

Astrid Peth in 'Voyage of the Damned'

22. Bradley Walsh

Actor | Coronation Street

Bradley Walsh was born on June 4, 1960 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Coronation Street (1960), Law & Order: UK (2009) and The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007). He has been married to Donna Derby since 1997. They have one child.

Graham O'Brien in 'Doctor Who' Elijah Spellman / Odd Bob / Pied Piper in 'Day of the Clown' (SJA)

23. Karen Gillan

Actress | Selfie

Karen Sheila Gillan was born and raised in Inverness, Scotland, as the only child of Marie Paterson and husband John Gillan, who is a singer and recording artist. She developed a love for acting very early on, attending several youth theatre groups and taking part in a wide range of productions at ...

Amy Pond in 'Doctor Who' Soothsayer in 'The Fires of Pompeii' Nebula in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' + 'Avengers' Ruby Roundhouse in 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle'

24. Arthur Darvill

Actor | Doctor Who

Thomas Arthur Darvill, known professionally as Arthur Darvill, is an English actor and musician. He is perhaps most recognized as Rory Williams, one of the Eleventh Doctor's companions in Doctor Who (2005), and as Rev. Paul Coates in Broadchurch (2013). In 2013-2014 he appeared in the lead role in ...

Rory Williams in 'Doctor Who' Rip Hunter in 'Legends of Tomorrow'

25. Billie Piper

Actress | Secret Diary of a Call Girl

Billie Piper studied at the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School. She caught the eyes of record producers who were interested in signing a young vocalist when she was the poster girl for the ad campaign of a British pop music magazine, "Smash Hits". She released her first single, "Because We ...

Rose Tyler in 'Doctor Who' Holly in 'True Love'

26. Freema Agyeman

Actress | Doctor Who

Freema Agyeman was born on March 20, 1979 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Doctor Who (2005), Law & Order: UK (2009) and Sense8 (2015).

Martha Jones in 'Doctor Who' + 'Torchwood' Adeola Oshodi in 'Army of Ghosts'

27. John Barrowman

Actor | Torchwood

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, and raised in Joliet, Illinois. He returned to the UK, for a 6 month Shakespeare semester with the United States International University of San Diego, but left to star in the musical production of "Anything Goes," with Elaine Page. He went on to star in "Miss Saigon," "...

Captain Jack Harkness in 'Doctor Who' + 'Torchwood' Malcolm Merlyn in 'Arrow' + 'Legends of Tomorrow'

28. Noel Clarke

Actor | Brotherhood

Noel Clarke was born on December 6, 1975 in London, England. He is an actor and producer, known for Brotherhood (2016), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) and Mute (2018). He is married to Iris Da-Silva. They have two children.

Mickey Smith in 'Doctor Who' Thomas Harewood in 'Star Trek: Into Darkness'

29. Hugh Bonneville

Actor | Notting Hill

Hugh Bonneville was born on November 10, 1963 in Paddington, London, England. He is an actor, known for Notting Hill (1999), Iris (2001) and Paddington (2014). He has been married to Lucinda Williams since November 4, 1998. They have one child.

Captain Henry Avery in 'The Curse of the Black Spot' Lord Louis Mountbatten in 'Viceroy's House' Pirate King in 'Galavant' (guest) Mr Bennet in 'Lost in Austen' Mr Brown in 'Paddington'

30. Maisie Williams

Actress | The New Mutants

Margaret Constance "Maisie" Williams (born 15 April 1997) is an English actress. She made her professional acting debut as Arya Stark in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones, for which she won the EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, the Portal Award for Best Supporting ...

Ashildr / Me in 'Doctor Who' Arya Stark in 'Game of Thrones'

31. Jenna Coleman

Actress | Victoria

Jenna Coleman is best known for her BAFTA-nominated performance as Clara in Doctor Who and for playing the title role in ITV's Emmy-nominated series Victoria. She was most recently seen in a lead role as Marie-Andrée Leclerc in the dark crime drama The Serpent for BBC and Netflix opposite Tahar ...

Clara Oswald in 'Doctor Who' Treena in 'Me Before You' Annie Desmond in 'Titanic' (TV) Jasmine Thomas in 'Emmerdale' Lydia Wickham in 'Death Comes to Pemberly' Connie in 'Captain America: The First Avenger' Baines (voice) in 'Thunderbirds Are Go' (guest)

32. Anthony Head

Actor | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Anthony Stewart Head was born on February 20, 1954 in Camden Town, north London, England. He grew up in Hampton, near Richmond upon Thames in London. He's the youngest son of Seafield Head (a documentary filmmaker) and Helen Shingler (an actress). He is the younger brother of musician/actor Murray ...

Mr Finch in 'School Reunion' Ned in 'Imagine Me & You' King Uther Pendragon in 'Merlin' Geoffrey Howe in 'The Iron Lady' Narrator in 'Doctor Who Confidential' Baltazar (voice) in 'The Infinite Quest' Galavant's Father in 'Galavant' (guest) Jack Bowen in 'A Street Cat Named Bob' Rupert Giles in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Chiron in 'Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters'

33. Daniel Mays

Actor | The Bank Job

Daniel Alan Mays (born 31 March 1978) is an English actor.

Born the third of four boys, Mays was brought up in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, by his electrician father and bank cashier mother. He attended the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts before going on to win a place at the Royal Academy of ...

Alex in 'Night Terrors' Private Joe Walker in 'Dad's Army' Tivik in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

34. Michael Gambon

Actor | Gosford Park

Sir Michael Gambon was born in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland, to Mary (Hoare), a seamstress, and Edward Gambon, an engineer. After joining the National Theatre, under the Artistic Directorship of Sir Laurence Olivier, Gambon went on to appear in a number of leading roles in plays written by Alan Ayckbourn...

Kazran Sardick in 'A Christmas Carol' Lord Salisbury in 'Victoria & Abdul' Albus Dumbledore in 'Harry Potter' Uncle Pastuzo (voice) in 'Paddington' Private Charles Godfrey in 'Dad's Army' (film) The Ghost of Christmas Past (voice) in 'A Christmas Carol' (2001)

35. Keeley Hawes

Actress | Bodyguard

Keeley Hawes was born on 10 February 1976 at St Mary's Hospital, London, England as Clare Julia Hawes. She is an actress and producer, known for The Bank Job (2008), High-Rise (2015) and Death at a Funeral (2007). She has been married to Matthew Macfadyen since 8 October 2004. They have two ...

Ms Delphox in 'Time Heist' Julia Montague in 'Bodyguard' Lara Croft (voice) in 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider'

36. Georgia Tennant

Actress | Staged

Georgia Tennant was born on December 25, 1984 in London, England. She is an actress and producer, known for Staged (2020), Bonkers (2007) and Doctor Who (2005). She has been married to David Tennant since December 30, 2011. They have five children.

Jenny in 'The Doctor's Daughter' Lady Vivian in 'Merlin' (guest) Cassie Rice (voice) in 'Dreamland'

37. Frazer Hines

Actor | Doctor Who

Frazer Hines has a particular distinction in the world of Doctor Who (1963) as the most prolific companion in the original 26-year run of the series; only the first four Doctors, William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker, appeared in more episodes. He was born and raised in ...

Jamie McCrimmon in 'Doctor Who'

38. Pauline Collins

Actress | Shirley Valentine

Collins entered motion pictures as a stripper in the exploitation film, Secrets of a Windmill Girl (1966), and television, as a maid in the British drama series Upstairs, Downstairs (1971). In 1988, she starred in the one-woman play 'Shirley Valentine' in London, and soon after, brought the role to...

Queen Victoria in 'Tooth and Claw' Samantha Briggs in 'The Faceless Ones' Alice in 'Merlin' (guest)

39. Penelope Wilton

Actress | The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Penelope Wilton was born on June 3, 1946 in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. She is an actress, known for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011), Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Match Point (2005). She was previously married to Ian Holm and Daniel Massey.

Harriet Jones in 'Doctor Who' Queen Elizabeth II in 'The BFG' Homily Clock in 'The Borrowers' (TV) Jean in 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Aunt Melbourne in 'Tom's Midnight Garden' Amelia Maugery in 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society'

40. Catherine Tate

Actress | The Catherine Tate Show

Catherine Tate is an English actress and comedian, primarily known for the role of Donna Noble in the "Doctor Who" franchise.

Tate was born as "Catherine Ford" during 1969, in Bloomsbury. Bloomsbury is a district of the London Borough of Camden, known as the home of several of London's museums, ...

Donna Noble in 'Doctor Who'

41. Celia Imrie

Actress | The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Celia Imrie is an Olivier award-winning and Screen Actors Guild-nominated actress, a Variety magazine 'Icon' and Women in Film and Television 'Lifetime Achievement award' winner. As well as her acclaimed film, television and theatre work, she is also a Sunday Times best-selling author. Celia is ...

Miss Kizlet in 'The Bells of Saint John' Vice Chancellor in 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' Fighter Pilot Bravo 5 in 'Star Wars: The Phantom Menace' Madge Hardcastle in 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Agnes Chisolm in 'What We Did on Our Holiday' Mary Xavier in 'Legends of Tomorrow' (guest) Homily Clock in 'The Borrowers' (film) Grace Rushton in 'Titanic' (TV) Mrs Quickly in 'Nanny McPhee' Tessa in 'Imagine Me & You' Matron in 'St. Trinian's' Mrs Keen in 'Nativity'*

42. Sarah Parish

Actress | The Wedding Date

Sarah Parish was born on June 7, 1968 in Yeovil, Somerset, England. She is an actress and director, known for The Wedding Date (2005), The Holiday (2006) and Blackpool (2004). She has been married to James Murray since December 15, 2007. They have two children.

Empress of the Racnoss in 'The Runaway Bride' Lady Catrina in 'Merlin' (guest)

43. Carey Mulligan

Actress | Never Let Me Go

Carey Hannah Mulligan is a British actress. She was born May 28, 1985, in Westminster, London, England, to Nano (Booth), a university lecturer, and Stephen Mulligan, a hotel manager. Her mother is from Llandeilo, Wales, and Carey also has Irish and English ancestry.

Her first major appearance was ...

Sally Sparrow in 'Blink'

44. Andrew Garfield

Actor | Hacksaw Ridge

Andrew Russell Garfield was born in Los Angeles, California, to a British mother, Lynn, and American father, Richard Garfield. When he was three, he moved to Surrey, U.K., with his parents and older brother. He is of English and Polish Jewish heritage. Andrew was raised in a middle class family, ...

Frank in 'Daleks in Manhattan / Evolution of the Daleks' Peter Parker / Spider-Man in 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Desmond Doss in 'Hacksaw Ridge' Robin Cavendish in 'Breathe'

45. Bernard Cribbins

Actor | Frenzy

An actor since the age of 14, Bernard Cribbins had become a major star on the London stage by his mid-20s, but it was another ten years before he became a national star by his success in film comedies and with a string of hit records. He appeared in several of the "Carry On" series, and also ...

Wilfred Mott in 'Doctor Who' Perks in 'The Railway Children' Tom Campbell in 'Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.'

46. David Harewood

Actor | Blood Diamond

David Harewood was born on December 8, 1965 in Birmingham, England. He is an actor and director, known for Blood Diamond (2006), Supergirl (2015) and The Merchant of Venice (2004). He has been married to Kirsty Handy since February 26, 2013. They have two children.

Joshua Naismith in 'The End of Time' J'onn J'onzz / Martian Manhunter / Hank Henshaw in 'Supergirl' Friar Tuck in 'Robin Hood'

47. Simon Pegg

Actor | The World's End

English actor, writer and comedian Simon Pegg was born Simon John Beckingham in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, to Gillian Rosemary (Smith), a civil servant, and John Henry Beckingham, a jazz musician. His parents divorced when Pegg was seven. He later took his stepfather's surname, "Pegg". He was ...

The Editor in 'The Long Game' PC Nicholas Angel in 'Hot Fuzz' Montgomery Scotty in 'Star Trek' Curator / Ogden Morrow in 'Ready Player One' Unkar Plutt in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Reepicheep (voice) in 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader'

48. John Simm

Actor | Human Traffic

John Simm was born on 10 July 1970 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, and grew up in Nelson, Lancashire. He attended Edge End High School, Nelson, Lancashire, followed by Blackpool Drama College at 16 and the Drama Centre, London, at 19. He lives with his wife, actress Kate Magowan, and their children Ryan ...

The Master in 'Doctor Who'

49. Derek Jacobi

Actor | Gosford Park

Preeminent British classical actor of the first post-Olivier generation, Derek Jacobi was knighted in 1994 for his services to the theatre, and, in fact, is only the second to enjoy the honor of holding TWO knighthoods, Danish and English (Olivier was the other). Modest and unassuming in nature, ...

Professor Yana / The Master in 'Utopia' The Master (voice) in 'Scream of the Shalka' Edward Henry Masterman in 'Murder on the Orient Express' Lord Pirrie in 'Titanic: Blood and Steel' Mr Wheen in 'Nanny McPhee' The King in 'Cinderella'

50. Michelle Gomez

Actress | Green Wing

Michelle Gomez was born on November 23, 1966 in Glasgow, Scotland. She is known for Green Wing (2004), Doctor Who (2005) and The Flight Attendant (2020). She has been married to Jack Davenport since May 1, 2000. They have one child.

Missy / The Master in 'Doctor Who' The Lady in 'Gotham' (guest) Miss Wardwell / Madam Satan in 'Chillling Adventures of Sabrina'

51. Alex Kingston

Actress | ER

Alex Kingston was born on March 11, 1963 in London, England. She is an actress, known for ER (1994), Doctor Who (2005) and Alpha Dog (2006). She has been married to Jonathan Stamp since July 18, 2015. She was previously married to Florian Haertel and Ralph Fiennes.

Professor River Song in 'Doctor Who' Mrs Bennet in 'Lost in Austen' Dinah Lance in 'Arrow'

52. Pearl Mackie

Actress | Doctor Who

Pearl Mackie was born on May 29, 1987 in Brixton, London, England. She is an actress and producer, known for Doctor Who (2005), Horizon Line (2020) and The Deal (2022).

Bill Potts in 'Doctor Who'

53. Matt Lucas

Actor | Little Britain

Matt Lucas was born on March 5, 1974 in Paddington, London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Little Britain (2003), Bridesmaids (2011) and Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016). He was previously married to Kevin McGee.

Nardole in 'Doctor Who' Cabbie Joe in 'Paddington' Tweedledee / Tweedledum in 'Alice in Wonderland'

54. Nick Frost

Actor | The World's End

Nick Frost is a Welsh actor, screenwriter and comedian. He is known for his work in the series of British comedic genre films The Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy: Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007) and The World's End (2013). He also co-starred in Paul (2011), with frequent collaborator and ...

Santa Claus in 'Last Christmas' Pawnbroker Alan in 'Tomb Raider' PC Danny Butterman in 'Hot Fuzz' Andre in 'Galavant' (guest)

55. Vinette Robinson

Actress | Sherlock

Vinette Robinson was born in 1981 in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. She is an actress, known for Sherlock (2010), The A Word (2016) and Vera Drake (2004).

Abi Lerner in '42' Rosa Parks in 'Rosa' Sergeant Sally Donovan in 'Sherlock'

56. Mandip Gill

Actress | Doctor Who

Mandip Gill studied BA Hons Acting at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston, Lancashire. Whilst there, she met with different directors and practitioners. She later graduated and became a regular on the program Hollyoaks, set in Chester, UK.

Yasmin Khan in 'Doctor Who'

57. Camille Coduri

Actress | A Prayer for the Dying

Camille Coduri was born on April 18, 1965 in Wandsworth, London, England. She is an actress, known for A Prayer for the Dying (1987), King Ralph (1991) and (2010). She has been married to Christopher Fulford since April 1992. They have two children.

Jackie Tyler in 'Doctor Who'

58. Lily Cole

Actress | Snow White and the Huntsman

Lily began working as an actress when she was 6 years old, then returned to film when she was 16 in Marilyn Manson's adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. In 2009 she played the female lead in Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus. Since then she has made over fifteen films with esteemed ...

The Siren in 'The Curse of the Black Spot' Greta in 'Snow White and the Huntsman' Lovey in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Polly in 'St. Trinian's'

59. Ian McKellen

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Widely regarded as one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native Great Britain and internationally, twice nominated for the Oscar and recipient of every major theatrical award in the UK and US, Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, to Margery ...

The Great Intelligence (voice) in 'The Snowmen' Gandalf in 'The Lord of the Rings' + 'The Hobbit'

60. Tosin Cole

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Tosin Cole was born 23 July 1992. He 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...

Ryan Sinclair in 'Doctor Who' Lieutenant Bastian in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

61. Neve McIntosh

Actress | Gormenghast

Neve McIntosh (born Carol McIntosh on 9 April 1972) is a Scottish actress.

Born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, McIntosh grew up in Edinburgh, where she attended Boroughmuir High School. She was a member of Edinburgh Youth Theatre in the late 1980s, appearing in Mother Goose and Doctor in the House. She ...

Madame Vastra in 'Doctor Who' Janina Kleiberson in 'Dracula' (guest)

62. Catrin Stewart

Actress | Connie

Catrin Stewart was born on January 29, 1988 in Wales, Great Britain. She is an actress, known for Connie (2016), Doctor Who (2005) and Stella (2012).

Jenny Flint in 'Doctor Who'

63. Ingrid Oliver

Actress | Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging

Ingrid Oliver was born in 1977 in London, England. She is an actress and writer, known for Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008), Last Christmas (2019) and The Hustle (2019).

Osgood in 'Doctor Who'

64. Dan Starkey

Actor | Wizards vs. Aliens

Dan Starkey is an actor, known for Wizards vs. Aliens (2012), Doctor Who (2005) and Class Dismissed (2016).

Commander Strax in 'Doctor Who' Commander Skorr in 'The Sontaran Strategem / The Poison Sky' Ian in 'Last Christmas'

65. Jemma Redgrave

Actress | Howards End

Jemma Redgrave was born on January 14, 1965 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Howards End (1992), I'll Be There (2003) and The Grid (2004). She was previously married to Tim Owen.

Kate Lethbridge-Stewart in 'Doctor Who'

66. Diana Rigg

Actress | Last Night in Soho

British actress Dame Diana Rigg was born on July 20, 1938 in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England. She has had an extensive career in film and theatre, including playing the title role in "Medea", both in London and New York, for which she won the 1994 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.

Rigg made her ...

Mrs Gillyflower in 'The Crimson Horror' Olenna Tyrell in 'Game of Thrones' Mrs Peel in 'The Avengers'

67. Nicholas Courtney

Actor | Doctor Who

Nicholas Courtney was born in Egypt, the son of a British diplomat. His early years were spent in Kenya and France and he was called up for National Service at the age of 18. After 18 months of duty in the British forces, Courtney joined the Webber Douglas drama school. He spent two years there and...

Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart in 'Doctor Who' + 'The Sarah Jane Adventures'

68. Nicola Bryant

Actress | Doctor Who

Nicola Bryant was born the daughter of a heating engineer, in 1960, in Surrey, England. She began her training in dance and music at the age of three, studying classical ballet, then jazz and tap dance, the piano, flute and guitar, and finally acting at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. ...

Peri Brown in 'Doctor Who'

69. Joanna Page

Actress | Love Actually

Joanna Page was born on March 23, 1977 in Treboeth, Swansea, Wales. She is an actress, known for Love Actually (2003), From Hell (2001) and Dolittle (2020). She has been married to James Thornton since December 6, 2003. They have four children.

Queen Elizabeth I in 'The Day of the Doctor' Sarah Peterson in 'Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger'

70. Bruno Langley

Actor | Coronation Street

Bruno Langley was born on March 21, 1983 in Devon, England. He is an actor, known for Coronation Street (1960), Doctor Who (2005) and Halal Harry (2006).

Adam Mitchell in 'Dalek' / 'The Long Game'

71. Warwick Davis

Actor | Willow

English actor Warwick Davis was born in Epsom, Surrey, England, the son of Susan J. (Pain) and Ashley Davis, an insurance broker. Davis was born with the condition spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenital (SED), which caused his dwarfism. He was educated at City of London Freemen's School. When he ...

Porridge in 'Doctor Who' Grettir in 'Merlin' (guest) Various Roles in 'Star Wars' Reepicheep in 'The Chronicles of Narnia' (TV) Professor Flitwick + Griphook in 'Harry Potter' Nikabrik in 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian'

72. Sophie Aldred

Actress | Doctor Who

Sophie Aldred was born in Greenwich, London, and brought up in nearby Blackheath. After leaving school, she attended Manchester University, where she took a degree in drama. From university she sang in working men's clubs to obtain her Equity Card, then worked in a children's theatre, appearing in ...

Ace McShane in 'Doctor Who'

73. Jimmy Vee

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

Jimmy Vee was born on February 3, 1959 in Scotland. He is known for Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017), Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) and Rocketman (2019).

Bannakaffalatta in 'Voyage of the Damned' The Moxx of Balhoon in 'The End of the World' Graske in 'Attack of the Graske' + 'The Sarah Jane Adventures' Goblin in 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' (uncredited) R2-D2 in 'Star Wars'* Lofty in 'Pan'

74. Sharon D. Clarke

Actress | Rocketman

Sharon D. Clarke was born on August 12, 1966 in England. She is an actress, known for Rocketman (2019), Tau (2018) and Holby City (1999). She has been married to Susie McKenna since June 15, 2008.

Grace O'Brien in 'The Woman Who Fell to Earth' Cass McCready (voice) in 'Thunderbirds Are Go' (guest)

75. Reggie Yates

Producer | Pirates

Reggie Yates was born on May 31, 1983 in Archway, London, England. He is an actor writer and director, known for The Voice UK (2012), Top Of The Pops (2003 -) and Doctor Who (2007). Reggie is establishing himself as a documentary maker on the BBC and in early 2011 he fronted the leading BBC3 show ...

Leo Jones in 'Doctor Who' Security Guard (voice) in 'Thunderbirds Are Go' (guest)

76. Julian Bleach

Actor | The Brothers Grimm

Julian Bleach was born on December 29, 1963 in Bournemouth, Dorset, England. He is an actor, known for The Brothers Grimm (2005), Les Misérables (2012) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).

Davros in 'Doctor Who' Ghostmaker in 'Ghostmaker' [TW] The Nightmare Man in 'The Nightmare Man' [SJA] Ballet Instructor in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' The Grand Master in 'M.I. High' Claquesous in 'Les Misérables'

77. Eve Myles

Actress | Torchwood

Eve Myles was born on July 26, 1978 in Ystradgynlais, Wales. She is an actress and writer, known for Torchwood (2006), Keeping Faith (2017) and Dragon Age II (2011). She has been married to Bradley Freegard since May 18, 2013. They have two children.

Gwen Cooper in 'Torchwood' + 'Doctor Who' (guest) Gwyneth in 'The Unquiet Dead' Mary Collins in 'Merlin' (guest)

78. Gareth David-Lloyd

Actor | Torchwood

Gareth is an actor and singer. He fronts the metal progressive band called Blue Gillespie (previously known as "A Breath of Blue Fire").

Their first EP was "Cave Country" (December 2008) EP: "Cave Country Part 2" (August 2009) Album (debut): "Synesthesia" (May 2010) Album "Seven Rages of Man" (May ...

Ianto Jones in 'Torchwood' + 'Doctor Who' (guest)

79. Naoko Mori

Actress | Everest

Born in Nagoya, Naoko moved with her parents to New York aged four before returning to Japan and then, when she was twelve, locating to London. Naoko began to take singing lessons and at the age of 17 was cast in the lead as Kim in the West End musical 'Miss Saigon' opposite John Barrowman, with ...

Dr Toshiko Sato in 'Aliens of London' + 'Torchwood' Yumiko in 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' Momakase (voice) in 'Big Hero 6' (TV)

80. Shaun Dingwall

Actor | Night at the Crossroads

Shaun Dingwall was born on March 24, 1972 in London, England. He is an actor and producer, known for Maigret: Maigret: Night at the Crossroads (2017), The Driver (2014) and Doctor Who (2005).

Pete Tyler in 'Doctor Who'

81. Adjoa Andoh

Actress | Invictus

Adjoa Andoh was born on January 14, 1963 in Bristol, England. She is an actress and writer, known for Invictus (2009), Bridgerton (2020) and Fractured (2019). She has been married to Howard Cunnell since March 2001. They have three children.

Francine Jones in 'Doctor Who' Sister Jatt in 'New Earth' Head of M.I.9 in 'M.I. High' Colonel Casey (voice) in 'Thunderbirds Are Go'

82. Jacqueline King

Actress | 55 Degrees North

Jacqueline King is an actress, known for 55 Degrees North (2004), Doctor Who (2005) and Writers Retreat (2015).

Sylvia Noble in 'Doctor Who'

83. Lindsay Duncan

Actress | Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Lindsay Duncan was born on November 7, 1950 in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is known for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), About Time (2013) and Under the Tuscan Sun (2003). She is married to Hilton McRae. They have one child.

Captain Adelaide Brooke in 'The Waters of Mars' Lady Catherine de Bourgh in 'Lost in Austen' Queen Annis in 'Merlin' (guest) Lady Smallwood in 'Sherlock' Helen Kingsleigh in 'Alice in Wonderland' Elisabeth Fullwood in 'The Sinking of the Laconia' TC-14 (voice) in 'Star Wars: The Phantom Menace'

84. David Morrissey

Actor | The Walking Dead

David Morrissey started acting at Everyman's Youth Theatre in Liverpool, where he was born and raised. He made an auspicious debut in One Summer (1983), a series about two Liverpool runaways. Following a degree at RADA, he worked with the theatre company Cheek By Jowl. He has also worked at theatre...

Jackson Lake in 'The Next Doctor' Adrian in 'True Love'

85. Michelle Ryan

Actress | Bionic Woman

Michelle Ryan was born on April 22nd, 1984 in Enfield, Middlesex, England.

She started her career performing in a Dance Gala at The London Palladium with "Wayne Sleep" (1998), with her first television role being "Dolores" in the children's program, The Worst Witch: Fair Is Foul and Fouls Are Fair (...

Lady Christina de Souza in 'Planet of the Dead' Nimueh in 'Merlin'

86. Colin Morgan

Actor | Belfast

Colin Morgan is a Northern Irish film, television, theater and radio actor who attended Integrated College Dungannon, winning the 'Denis Rooney Associates Cup' for best overall student in the third year, before gaining a National Diploma in Performing Arts from the Belfast Institute of Further and ...

Jethro in 'Midnight' Merlin in 'Merlin' The Duke of Blackwood in 'The Huntsman: Winter's War'

87. Annette Badland

Actress | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Annette Badland is an English actress known for a wide range of roles on TV, radio and film. She has played Margaret Blaine in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who (2005), Doomsday Dora in The Sparticle Mystery (2011), Birdie Henshall in the drama series Cutting It (2002), Mavis in season 6 of ...

Margaret Blaine in 'Aliens of London / World War Three' + 'Boom Town' Jolly Woman in 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' Dora Petty in 'The Sparticle Mystery'

88. Simon Callow

Actor | Four Weddings and a Funeral

Simon Callow was born on June 13, 1949 in London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), A Room with a View (1985) and Shakespeare in Love (1998). He has been married to Sebastian Fox since June 2016.

Charles Dickens in 'The Unquiet Dead' Tree Blathereen (voice) in 'The Gift' [SJA] Edwin the Magnificent in 'Galavant' (guest) Andre in 'The Phantom of the Opera' Puccini in 'Victoria & Abdul'

89. Richard Wilson

Actor | One Foot in the Grave

Richard Wilson OBE (born Iain Carmichael Wilson; 9 July 1936) is a Scottish actor, theatre director and broadcaster. He played Victor Meldrew in the BBC sitcom One Foot in the Grave (1990). A later role was as Gaius, the court physician of Camelot, in the BBC drama Merlin (2008).

Wilson was born in ...

Dr Constantine in 'The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances' Gaius in 'Merlin' Mr McGregor (voice) in 'The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends'

90. Sophia Myles

Actress | Tristan + Isolde

Sophia Jane Myles was born on March 18, 1980 in Hammersmith, London, England. She has a younger brother, Oliver. Her parents are Jane and Peter Myles, who is a vicar, a priest in the Anglican Church who is in charge of a parish and receives a salary, but not the tithes of the church. Her mother ...

Madame de Pompadour in 'The Girl in the Fireplace' Lady Katherine Longmore in 'Our Zoo' Lady Penelope in 'Thunderbirds' (film)

91. Ron Cook

Actor | Hot Fuzz

Ron Cook was born in December 1948 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England. He is an actor, known for Hot Fuzz (2007), Chocolat (2000) and Thunderbirds (2004).

Mr Magpie in 'The Idiot's Lantern' Aloysius Parker in 'Thunderbirds' (film) George Merchant in 'Hot Fuzz'

92. Angel Coulby

Actress | Imagine Me & You

Angel Coulby is an English actress. She made her television debut in the BBC comedy 'Orrible. She is best known for portraying the character of Guinevere "Gwen" in the BBC fantasy series Merlin.

Angel grew up in north London, Finsbury Park, but moved to Edinburgh to attend the Queen Margaret ...

Katherine in 'The Girl in the Fireplace' Kayo (voice) in 'Thunderbirds Are Go' Anna in 'Imagine Me & You' Gwen in 'Merlin'

93. Samuel Anderson

Actor | The History Boys

Samuel Anderson was born in 1984 in England. He is an actor and producer, known for The History Boys (2006), The Lady in the Van (2015) and Gunpowder Milkshake (2021).

Danny Pink in 'Doctor Who'

94. Mark Gatiss

Actor | The League of Gentlemen

Mark Gatiss is an accomplished author, actor and playwright. Originally from Sedgefield, County Durham, he graduated from Bretton Hall Drama College with a BA (honors) in Theatre Arts.

He was one-quarter of the award-winning comedy team The League of Gentlemen (1999), and became heavily involved in ...

Professor Lazarus in 'The Lazarus Experiment' Captain Lethbridge-Stewart in 'Twice Upon a Time' Miss Blight (voice) in 'The Curse of the Were-Rabbit' Professor Questa (voice) in 'Thunderbirds Are Go' (guest) Colonel Theakes in 'Dad's Army' (film) Tycho Nestoris in 'Game of Thrones' Mycroft Holmes in 'Sherlock'

95. Dean Lennox Kelly

Actor | Shameless

Dean Lennox Kelly was born in 1975 in Lytham St Anne's, Lancashire, England. He is an actor, known for Shameless (2004), Fleming (2014) and The Secret Life of Words (2005).

William Shakespeare in 'The Shakespeare Code' Malcolm in 'Robin Hood' (guest)

96. Christina Cole

Actress | What a Girl Wants

Christina Cole was born on May 8, 1982 in London, England. She is an actress, known for What a Girl Wants (2003), Casino Royale (2006) and Jupiter Ascending (2015).

Lilith in 'The Shakespeare Code' Caroline Bingley in 'Lost in Austen' Cassie Hughes in 'Hex'

97. Alexander Armstrong

Actor | The Armstrong and Miller Show

Alexander Armstrong was born on March 2, 1970 in Rothbury, Northumberland, England. He is an actor and writer, known for The Armstrong and Miller Show (2007), Match Point (2005) and Birthday Girl (2001). He has been married to Hannah Bronwen Snow since August 27, 2003. They have three children.

Mr Smith (voice) in 'The Sarah Jane Adventures' + 'Doctor Who' (guest) Reg Arwell in 'The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe'

98. Tommy Knight

Actor | Victoria

Tommy Knight was born on January 22, 1993 in Chatham, Kent, England. He is known for Victoria (2016), The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007) and Waterloo Road (2006).

Luke Smith in 'The Sarah Jane Adventures' + 'Doctor Who' (guest)

99. Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Actor | Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Thomas Brodie-Sangster was born on May 16, 1990 in London, England. He is an actor and producer, known for Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015), The Maze Runner (2014) and Love Actually (2003).

Tim Latimer in 'Human Nature / The Family of Blood' First Order Officer in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Adolf Hitler (aged 10) in 'Hitler: The Rise of Evil' John Tracy (voice) in 'Thunderbirds Are Go' Ferb Fletcher (voice) in 'Phineas and Ferb' Jojen Reed in 'Game of Thrones' Simon in 'Nanny McPhee' Sam in 'Love, Actually'

100. Morven Christie

Actress | The Bay

Morven Christie was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. She trained as an actor at Drama Centre London under Reuven Adiv, a colleague of Lee Strasberg.

Morven Christie took the lead role of DS Lisa Armstrong in ITV's hit 2019 series The Bay, with Morven's performance as the focus of the critical ...

O'Donnell in 'Under the Lake / Before the Flood' Laura Ferguson in 'The Sinking of the Laconia' Jane Bennet in 'Lost in Austen'

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