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Overview (3)

Born in Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK
Birth NameThomas Arthur Darvill
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 the theatre musical Once in the West End and on Broadway. Darvill's mother Ellie is an actress and during Arthur's early childhood she worked with masks, puppets and live acting as a member of Cannon Hill Theatre, which was based at Midlands Arts Centre, and toured Britain and the world. She is also known as the puppeteer and voice behind Why Bird from Playdays. Prior to the birth of his sister, Darvill went on some of the tours, helping with the setting up of the shows. His father Nigel played the Hammond organ for artists including Edwin Starr, Ruby Turner, Fine Young Cannibals and UB40. Darvill attended Bromsgrove School in Worcestershire from 1993 to 2000.

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Trivia (10)

Is also a musician and composer. Has provided original music for stage shows including "Artefacts" by Mike Bartlett (2007) and "The Frontline" by Che Walker (2008).
Often works with theatre company Nabokov.
Nominated for the 2007 Evening Standard Theatre Awards for Most Promising Newcomer.
Trained at RADA.
Member of a band called Edmund.
Also a musician and part of the band Edmund, in June 2009 he and Che Walker had their musical 'Been So Long' premiered in London.
Voted Best Supporting Actor by readers of Doctor Who Magazine for his work on the 2010 Season.
Is playing a recurring role in the 2010 series of Doctor Who which is filming now. [October 2009]
New York City, New York: Starring on Broadway in "Once" [April 2013]
Plays time traveler Rory Williams in the British series "Doctor Who", and another time traveling hero, Rip Hunter, in the American series "DC Legends of Tomorrow".

Personal Quotes (14)

I think Breaking Bad (2008) is brilliant. Good drama in the U.S. is also so funny and blurs the line between light and dark.
I didn't really have any aspirations to do TV when I first decided to be an actor.
I did Little Dorrit (2008) a few years ago; I really love doing period dramas. It's stuff like that I really enjoy watching.
Broadchurch (2013) is very different, but it's equally as good as The Killing (2011) - if not better.
I'd rather do my own performance than copy someone else's.
When I was young, my mum was part of a brilliant puppet theatre that toured all over the world.
'The Globe' is one of the most terrifying theatres in London. It's that mob element - everyone packed in and staring up at you.
My dad bought me a guitar when I was very young, and I never looked back.
Monday is great if I can spend it in bed. I'm a man of simple pleasures, really.
I'm endlessly putting myself on tapes for things over in America! I'm always sitting at home, learning lines, sending stuff to America.
I've started collecting taxidermy: I've got a red squirrel, called Steve. I made sure he came with certificates so we know he wasn't just killed for stuffing.
I use music as therapy. Whenever I'm feeling angry or needing some 'me' time, which is quite regularly, I'll go and bang a piano or flesh out something on a guitar.
I go to the Natural History Museum and look at the cage of stuffed starlings there. But my favourite thing is the big blue whale. The scale of it is unbelievable, and makes you feel how insignificant you are as a human being.
I've lost count of how many times I've died. It's become a bit of a running joke but it seems to work. In the world of Doctor Who (2005), people can die and then come back. It's good for a bit of drama and I don't think it's ever been gratuitous. Being shot by a big lizard is a good way to go.

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