List of Doctor Who cast members

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This is a list of actors who have appeared in the long-running British science fiction television series, Doctor Who. For other related lists see below.

Series main cast[edit]

The following tables are an overview of all the regular cast members that have appeared throughout the show since 1963.

1963–1973[edit]

William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, William Russell and Jacqueline Hill first appeared as the Doctor, Susan Foreman, Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright respectively in the show's debut serial; An Unearthly Child. Ford departed in The Dalek Invasion of Earth in 1964 and was replaced by Maureen O'Brien playing a character called Vicki. Russell and Hill departed together the following year in The Chase and were subsequently replaced by Peter Purves as Steven Taylor. Adrienne Hill took over from O'Brien for a short period of time as Katarina. Jean Marsh subsequently played the character of Sara Kingdom also for a short period of time before being replaced by Jackie Lane as Dodo Chaplet in The Ark in 1966. Purves and Lane stepped down from their roles at around the same time and were replaced by Anneke Wills and Michael Craze who played Polly and Ben Jackson. Patrick Troughton took over from Hartnell in the fourth season as the Second Doctor and starred alongside Wills and Craze and, after they stepped down, Deborah Watling, Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury who respectively played Victoria Waterfield, Jamie McCrimmon and Zoe Heriot. At the end of The War Games, Troughton was replaced by Jon Pertwee who began his run as the Third Doctor alongside Caroline John as Liz Shaw in the 1970 serial; Spearhead from Space. John departed in Inferno and Katy Manning as Jo Grant, her replacement, appeared in the following serial Terror of the Autons. Throughout Pertwee's run, Nicholas Courtney, Richard Franklin and John Levene made regular appearances as The Brigadier, Mike Yates and Sergeant Benton respectively.

Actor Character Appearances
Season 1
(1963–64)
Season 2
(1964–65)
Season 3
(1965–66)
Season 4
(1966–67)
Season 5
(1967–68)
Season 6
(1968–69)
Season 7
(1970)
Season 8
(1971)
Season 9
(1972)
Season 10
(1972–73)
William Hartnell The Doctor First Starring Guest
Patrick Troughton Second Starring Guest
Jon Pertwee Third Starring
Carole Ann Ford Susan Foreman Starring
William Russell Ian Chesterton Starring
Jacqueline Hill Barbara Wright Starring
Maureen O'Brien Vicki Starring
Peter Purves Steven Taylor Starring
Adrienne Hill Katarina Starring
Jean Marsh Sara Kingdom Starring
Jackie Lane Dodo Chaplet Starring
Anneke Wills Polly Starring
Michael Craze Ben Jackson Starring
Frazer Hines Jamie McCrimmon Starring
Deborah Watling Victoria Waterfield Starring
Nicholas Courtney The Brigadier Guest Recurring
Wendy Padbury Zoe Heriot Starring
John Levene Sergeant Benton Guest Recurring
Caroline John Liz Shaw Starring
Katy Manning Jo Grant Starring
Roger Delgado The Master Recurring Guest
Richard Franklin Mike Yates Recurring Guest

1974–1981[edit]

Katy Manning stepped down from the role of Jo Grant at the end of the tenth season in The Green Death. She was replaced by Elisabeth Sladen in The Time Warrior as Sarah Jane Smith. Jon Pertwee was subsequently replaced by Tom Baker at the end of Season 11 in Planet of the Spiders. Nicholas Courtney and John Levene reprised their roles as the Brigadier and Sergeant Benton numerous times during Baker's run. The Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane were joined on their adventures by Harry Sullivan, played by Ian Marter, before he left them in Terror of the Zygons. After one more season, Sladen left the role of Sarah Jane Smith in the 1976 serial; The Hand of Fear. Louise Jameson debuted in The Face of Evil portraying a character called Leela. They were joined by K-9 in The Invisible Enemy, a robotic dog voiced by John Leeson and, on a few occasions; David Brierly. Jameson was replaced by Mary Tamm, who played Romana, a Time Lady and one of the Doctor's own species. Tamm stayed on for just one season before her character regenerated in Destiny of the Daleks and was portrayed by Lalla Ward. Baker, Ward and Leeson were joined by Matthew Waterhouse, the actor who played Adric, in Full Circle. Romana and K-9 departed together in Warriors' Gate. The 1981 serial Logopolis was the first to introduce Sarah Sutton and Janet Fielding as Nyssa and Tegan Jovanka respectively, but the last to star Tom Baker as the Doctor.

Actor Character Appearances
Season 11
(1973–74)
Season 12
(1974–75)
Season 13
(1975–76)
Season 14
(1976–77)
Season 15
(1977–78)
Season 16
(1978–79)
Season 17
(1979–80)
Season 18
(1980–81)
Jon Pertwee The Doctor Third Starring
Tom Baker Fourth Guest Starring
Peter Davison Fifth Guest
Nicholas Courtney The Brigadier Recurring Guest
John Levene Sergeant Benton Recurring Guest Recurring
Richard Franklin Mike Yates Recurring
Elisabeth Sladen Sarah Jane Smith Starring
Ian Marter Harry Sullivan Starring
Peter Pratt The Master Guest
Geoffrey Beevers Guest
Anthony Ainley Recurring
Louise Jameson Leela Starring
John Leeson K-9 Starring Starring
David Brierly Starring
Mary Tamm Romana I Starring
Lalla Ward II Starring
Matthew Waterhouse Adric Starring
Sarah Sutton Nyssa Starring
Janet Fielding Tegan Jovanka Starring

1982–1996[edit]

Peter Davison starred as the Fifth Doctor starting in the nineteenth season alongside Matthew Waterhouse, Sarah Sutton and Janet Fielding, before Waterhouse departed when Adric was dramatically killed off in Earthshock. In Mawdryn Undead, a new companion called Vislor Turlough was introduced, played by Mark Strickson. Sutton stepped down from the role of Nyssa in Terminus and Kamelion, an unusual robotic character voiced by Gerald Flood, was introduced in The King's Demons.

For The Five Doctors – the show's 20th anniversary special – Carole Ann Ford, Nicholas Courtney, Elisabeth Sladen, Lalla Ward, Wendy Padbury, Caroline John, Richard Franklin, John Leeson and Frazer Hines reprised their roles as, respectively, Susan Foreman, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Sarah Jane Smith, Romana, Zoe Heriot, Liz Shaw, Mike Yates, K-9 and Jamie McCrimmon.[1] The special was broadcast between the twentieth and twenty-first seasons.[2]

Davison, Fielding and Strickson continued on until Fielding stepped down from the role in Resurrection of the Daleks. She was replaced in Planet of Fire by Nicola Bryant as Peri Brown, a serial which also marked the final appearance of Strickson and Flood. Davison was replaced by Colin Baker in The Caves of Androzani and Bryant was replaced with Bonnie Langford as Mel Bush, a few years later, after her character was killed off in Mindwarp. Sylvester McCoy took over from Baker in Time and the Rani and Langford was replaced by Sophie Aldred as Ace at the end of the twenty-fourth season. The series was axed in 1989, but a TV Movie was made in 1996 which saw Paul McGann taking over from McCoy and Daphne Ashbrook making her first and only appearance as Grace Holloway.[3]

Actor Character Appearances
Season 19
(1982)
Season 20
(1983)
Special
(1983)
Season 21
(1984)
Season 22
(1985)
Season 23
(1986)
Season 24
(1987)
Season 25
(1988–89)
Season 26
(1989)
Movie
(1996)
Peter Davison The Doctor Fifth Starring
Richard Hurndall First Starring
Patrick Troughton Second Starring Starring
Jon Pertwee Third Starring
Tom Baker Fourth Guest
Colin Baker Sixth Starring
Sylvester McCoy Seventh Starring
Paul McGann Eighth Starring
Anthony Ainley The Master Recurring Guest Recurring Guest Guest
Eric Roberts Starring
Matthew Waterhouse Adric Starring Guest
Sarah Sutton Nyssa Starring Guest
Janet Fielding Tegan Jovanka Starring
Mark Strickson Vislor Turlough Starring
Nicholas Courtney The Brigadier Guest Starring Guest
Carole Ann Ford Susan Foreman Starring
Elisabeth Sladen Sarah Jane Smith Starring
Gerald Flood Kamelion Starring Starring
Nicola Bryant Peri Brown Starring
Frazer Hines Jamie McCrimmon Guest Starring
Bonnie Langford Mel Bush Starring
Sophie Aldred Ace Starring
Daphne Ashbrook Grace Holloway Starring

2005–2013[edit]

Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper made their debut appearances as The Doctor and Rose Tyler in the first episode of the revived series. Eccleston made his final appearance at the end of the first series, in which he was replaced by David Tennant.[4] The following series saw Piper stepping down of her role in "Doomsday".[5] Freema Agyeman and Catherine Tate appeared as regular companions in the third and fourth series', playing Martha Jones and Donna Noble respectively. David Tennant departed in the two-part story "The End of Time" with Matt Smith replacing him as the Doctor.[6][7] In the following fifth series, he was joined by Karen Gillan as Amy Pond.[8] The fifth series also saw the introduction of Rory Williams, played by Arthur Darvill. Both Gillan and Darvill left their roles at the end of the first part of the seventh series.[9] They were replaced by Jenna Coleman who made her first regular appearance in "The Snowmen" as Clara Oswald.[10]

"Starring" cast members are here defined as actors whose names appear in the opening titles sequence.

Actor Character Appearances
Series 1
(2005)
Series 2
(2006)
Series 3
(2007)
Series 4
(2008)
Specials
(2008–10)
Series 5
(2010)
Series 6
(2011)
Series 7
(2012–13)
Special Series Special Series Special Series Special Series Special A B
Christopher Eccleston The Doctor Ninth Starring
David Tennant Tenth Guest Starring
Matt Smith Eleventh Guest Starring
John Hurt War Guest
Billie Piper Rose Tyler Starring Starring Guest
Catherine Tate Donna Noble Guest Starring Starring Guest
Freema Agyeman Martha Jones Starring Starring Guest
John Barrowman Jack Harkness Recurring Starring Starring Guest
Kylie Minogue Astrid Peth Starring
Elisabeth Sladen Sarah Jane Smith Guest Starring Guest
John Leeson K-9 Guest Guest
David Morrissey Jackson Lake Starring
Michelle Ryan Christina de Souza Starring
Lindsay Duncan Adelaide Brooke Starring
Derek Jacobi The Master Guest
John Simm[11] Recurring Starring
Bernard Cribbins[12] Wilfred Mott Guest Recurring Starring
Alex Kingston River Song Guest Recurring Recurring Guest
Karen Gillan Amy Pond Starring Guest Starring
Arthur Darvill Rory Williams Recurring Starring Guest Starring
Claire Skinner Madge Arwell Starring
Jenna Coleman Clara Oswald Guest Starring

2013–2022[edit]

Smith departed from his role as the Doctor in "The Time of the Doctor" in 2013.[13] Peter Capaldi made his first regular appearance as the Twelfth Doctor in "Deep Breath".[14] Jenna Coleman continued her role as Clara Oswald alongside this incarnation during the eighth series in 2014. Both Capaldi and Coleman reprised their roles as the Doctor and Clara during the ninth series in 2015, with Coleman departing at the end of that year.[15] Coleman was replaced by Pearl Mackie, who was introduced as Bill Potts.[16] Jodie Whittaker took over the lead role of the Doctor from Peter Capaldi in the 2017 Christmas special "Twice Upon a Time".[17] Her first series as the Thirteenth Doctor began its broadcast in late 2018. Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill replaced Mackie and Matt Lucas as the companions for the show.[18]

"Starring" cast members are here defined as actors whose names appear in the opening titles sequence.

Actor Character Appearances
Specials
(2013)
Series 8
(2014)
Series 9
(2015)
Series 10
(2017)
Series 11
(2018)
Series 12
(2020)
Series 13
(2021)
Specials
(2022)
Special Series Special Special Series Special Series Special Series Special
Matt Smith The Doctor Eleventh Starring Guest
David Tennant Tenth Starring
John Hurt[19] War Starring
Peter Capaldi Twelfth Guest Starring
David Bradley First Guest Starring
Jodie Whittaker Thirteenth Guest Starring[20]
Jo Martin Fugitive Guest
Billie Piper Rose Tyler Starring
Jenna Coleman Clara Oswald Starring Guest
Karen Gillan Amy Pond Guest
Michelle Gomez The Master / Missy Recurring Guest Recurring
John Simm Guest
Sacha Dhawan Recurring
Nick Frost Santa Claus Guest Starring
Alex Kingston River Song Starring
Matt Lucas Nardole Guest Starring Guest
Pearl Mackie Bill Potts Starring
Mark Gatiss The Captain Starring
Bradley Walsh Graham O'Brien Starring Guest[21]
Tosin Cole Ryan Sinclair Starring
Mandip Gill Yasmin Khan Starring[22]
John Barrowman Jack Harkness Guest Starring
John Bishop Dan Lewis Starring[23]

Recurring appearances[edit]

Actors with roles which they have reprised over multiple stories without being part of the main cast.

A[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Chris Addison[24] Seb "The Caretaker" (2014)
"Dark Water" / "Death in Heaven" (2014)
Ronke Adekoluejo Penny "Extremis" – "The Pyramid at the End of the World" (2017)
Samuel Anderson Danny Pink "Into the Dalek" (2014)
"Listen" – "Last Christmas (2014)
Adjoa Andoh Francine Jones "Smith and Jones" (2007)
"The Lazarus Experiment" – "42" (2007)
"The Sound of Drums" / "Last of the Time Lords" (2007)
"The Stolen Earth" / "Journey's End" (2008)

B[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Annette Badland Margaret Blaine "Aliens of London" / "World War Three" (2005)
"Boom Town" (2005)
David Banks Cyberleader Earthshock (1982)
The Five Doctors (1983)
Attack of the Cybermen (1985)
Silver Nemesis (1988)
Frances Barber Madame Kovarian "Day of the Moon" – "The Curse of the Black Spot" (2011)
"The Rebel Flesh" – "A Good Man Goes to War" (2011)
"Closing Time" – "The Wedding of River Song" (2011)
Tim Bentinck Voice of the Monks "Extremis" – "The Pyramid at the End of the World" (2017)
Nigel Betts Mr Armitage "Into the Dalek" (2014)
"The Caretaker" (2014)
"Dark Water" (2014)
Caitlin Blackwood Young Amy Pond "The Eleventh Hour" (2010)
"The Big Bang" (2010)
"Let's Kill Hitler" (2011)
"The God Complex" (2011)
"The Angels Take Manhattan" (2012)
Julian Bleach[25] Davros "The Stolen Earth" / "Journey's End" (2008)
"The Magician's Apprentice" / "The Witch's Familiar" (2015)
Ken Bones The General "The Day of the Doctor" (2013)
"Hell Bent" (2015)
Hugh Bonneville Henry Avery "The Curse of the Black Spot" (2011)
"A Good Man Goes to War" (2011)
Nicholas Briggs Voice of the Daleks "Dalek" (2005)
"Bad Wolf" / "The Parting of the Ways" (2005)
"Army of Ghosts" / "Doomsday" (2006)
"Daleks in Manhattan" / "Evolution of the Daleks" (2007)
"The Stolen Earth" / "Journey's End" (2008)
"Victory of the Daleks" (2010)
"The Pandorica Opens" / "The Big Bang" (2010)
"The Wedding of River Song" (2011)
"Asylum of the Daleks" (2012)
"The Day of the Doctor" – "The Time of the Doctor" (2013)
"Into the Dalek" (2014)
"The Magician's Apprentice" / "The Witch's Familiar" (2015)
"Hell Bent" (2015)
"The Pilot" (2017)
"Twice Upon a Time" (2017)
"Resolution" (2019)
"Revolution of the Daleks" (2021)
Voice of the Cybermen "Rise of the Cybermen" / "The Age of Steel" (2006)
"Army of Ghosts" / "Doomsday" (2006)
"The Next Doctor" (2008)
"A Good Man Goes to War" (2011)
"Closing Time" (2011)
"Nightmare in Silver" (2013)
"Dark Water" / "Death in Heaven" (2014)
"World Enough and Time" / "The Doctor Falls" (2017)
"Ascension of the Cybermen" / "The Timeless Children" (2020)
Voice of the Judoon "Smith and Jones" (2007)
"The Stolen Earth" (2008)
"Fugitive of the Judoon" (2020)
"The Timeless Children" (2020)
Voice of the Zygons "The Day of the Doctor" (2013)
"The Zygon Invasion" / "The Zygon Inversion" (2015)
Peter Butterworth The Meddling Monk The Time Meddler (1965)
The Daleks' Master Plan (1966)

C[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Simon Callow Charles Dickens "The Unquiet Dead" (2005)
"The Wedding of River Song" (2011)
Silas Carson Voice of the Ood "The Impossible Planet" / "The Satan Pit" (2006)
"Planet of the Ood" (2008)
"The End of Time" (2009–10)
Ysanne Churchman[26] Voice of Alpha Centauri The Curse of Peladon (1972)
The Monster of Peladon (1974)
"Empress of Mars" (2017)
Noel Clarke Mickey Smith "Rose" (2005)
"Aliens of London" / "World War Three" (2005)
"Father's Day" (2005)
"Boom Town" (2005)
"The Parting of the Ways" (2005) – "New Earth" (2006)
"School Reunion" - "The Age of Steel" (2006)
"Army of Ghosts" / "Doomsday" (2006)
"Journey's End" (2008)
"The End of Time" (2010)
Sharon D. Clarke Grace O'Brien "The Woman Who Fell to Earth" (2018)
"Arachnids in the UK" (2018)
"It Takes You Away" (2018)
"Can You Hear Me?" (2020)
"Revolution of the Daleks" (2021)
Maurice Colbourne Lytton Resurrection of the Daleks (1984)
Attack of the Cybermen (1985)
Camille Coduri Jackie Tyler "Rose" – "The End of the World" (2005)
"Aliens of London" / "World War Three" (2005)
"Father's Day" (2005)
"The Parting of the Ways" (2005) – "New Earth" (2006)
"Rise of the Cybermen" / "The Age of Steel" (2006)
"Love & Monsters" (2006)
"Army of Ghosts" / "Doomsday" (2006)
"Journey's End" (2008)
"The End of Time" (2010)
Aidan Cook Zygon "The Day of the Doctor" (2013)
"The Zygon Invasion" / "The Zygon Inversion" (2015)
James Corden[27] Craig Owens "The Lodger" (2010)
"Closing Time" (2011)
Tony Curran Vincent van Gogh "Vincent and the Doctor" (2010)
"The Pandorica Opens" (2010)

D[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Eve De Leon Allen Angie Maitland "The Bells of Saint John" (2013)
"The Crimson Horror" – "The Name of the Doctor" (2013)
Francis de Wolff[28] Vasor and Agamemnon The Keys of Marinus (1964)
The Myth Makers (1965)
Richard Dillane Carter "Let's Kill Hitler" (2011)
"The Wedding of River Song" (2011)
Shaun Dingwall Pete Tyler "Father's Day" (2005)
"Rise of the Cybermen" / "The Age of Steel" (2006)
"Doomsday" (2006)
Valentine Dyall The Black Guardian The Armageddon Factor (1979)
Mawdryn UndeadEnlightenment (1983)

E[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Barnaby Edwards Dalek Operator "Bad Wolf" / "The Parting of the Ways" (2005)
"Army of Ghosts" / "Doomsday (2006)
"Daleks in Manhattan" / "Evolution of the Daleks" (2007)
"The Stolen Earth" / "Journey's End" (2008)

F[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Stuart Fell Body of Alpha Centauri The Curse of Peladon (1972)
The Monster of Peladon (1974)
Simon Fisher-Becker Dorium Maldovar "The Pandorica Opens" (2010)
"A Good Man Goes to War" (2011)
"The Wedding of River Song" (2011)

G[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Ravin J Ganatra Hakim Khan "Arachnids in the UK" (2018)
"Demons of the Punjab" (2018)
"Spyfall" (2020)
Ellis George Courtney Woods "Deep Breath" – "Into the Dalek" (2014)
"The Caretaker" – "Kill the Moon" (2014)
David Graham Voice of the Daleks The Daleks (1963–64)
The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964)
The Chase (1965)
"Mission to the Unknown" (1965)
The Daleks' Master Plan (1965–66)
Jaye Griffiths Jac "The Magician's Apprentice" (2015)
"The Zygon Invasion" (2015)
Richard E. Grant[29] Doctor Simeon / The Great Intelligence "The Snowmen" (2012)
"The Bells of Saint John" (2013)
"The Name of the Doctor (2013)
Shobna Gulati Najia Khan "Arachnids in the UK" (2018)
"Demons of the Punjab" (2018)
"Spyfall" (2020)

H[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Daisy Haggard Sophie "The Lodger" (2010)
"Closing Time" (2011)
Peter Hawkins Voice of the Daleks The Daleks (1963)
The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964)
The Space Museum (1965)
The Chase (1965)
Mission to the Unknown (1965)
The Daleks' Master Plan (1965/66)
The Power of the Daleks (1966)
The Evil of the Daleks (1967)
Voice of the Cybermen
The Tenth Planet (1966)
The Moonbase (1967)
The Tomb of the Cybermen (1967)
The Wheel in Space (1968)
Andrew Hayden-Smith[30] Jake Simmonds "Rise of the Cybermen" / "The Age of Steel" (2006)
"Doomsday (2006)
Jennifer Hennessy Moira "The Pilot" (2017)
"Extremis" (2017)
Clare Higgins Ohila "The Magician's Apprentice" (2015)
"Hell Bent" (2015)
Jamie Hill Monks "Extremis" – "The Lie of the Land" (2017)
Richard Hope Malohkeh "The Hungry Earth" / "Cold Blood" (2010)
"The Wedding of River Song" (2011)
Kelly Hunter Shadow Architect "The Stolen Earth" (2008)
"The Magician's Apprentice" (2015)
Stephanie Hyam Heather "The Pilot" (2017)
"The Doctor Falls" (2017)

J[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Barry Jackson Jeff Garvey Galaxy 4 (1965)
"Mission to the Unknown" (1965)
Paul Jerricho The Castellan Arc of Infinity (1983)
"The Five Doctors" (1983)
Robert Jewell Dalek Operator The Daleks (1963–64)
The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964)
The Chase (1965)
"Mission to the Unknown" (1965)
The Daleks' Master Plan (1965–66)
The Power of the Daleks (1966)
The Evil of the Daleks (1967)
Kassius Carey Johnson Artie Maitland "The Bells of Saint John" (2013)
"The Crimson Horror" – "The Name of the Doctor" (2013)

K[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Paul Kasey Cybermen "Rise of the Cybermen" / "The Age of Steel" (2006)
"Army of Ghosts" / "Doomsday" (2006)
"The Next Doctor" (2008)
"Closing Time" (2011)
Ood "The Impossible Planet" / "The Satan Pit" (2006)
"Planet of the Ood" (2008)
"Waters of Mars" (2009)
"The End of Time" (2009–10)
Judoon "Smith and Jones" (2007)
"The Stolen Earth" (2008)
"The Pandorica Opens" (2010)
"Fugitive of the Judoon" (2020)
Asif Khan Sgt. Ramesh Sunder "The Woman Who Fell to Earth" (2018)
"Spyfall" (2020)
Jacqueline King Sylvia Noble "The Runaway Bride" (2006)
"Partners in Crime" (2008)
"The Sontaran Stratagem" / "The Poison Sky" (2008)
"Turn Left" – "Journey's End" (2008)
"The End of Time" (2009–10)
Tommy Knight Luke Smith "The Stolen Earth" / "Journey's End" (2008)
"The End of Time" (2010)

L[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Trevor Laird Clive Jones "Smith and Jones" (2007)
"The Sound of Drums" / "Last of the Time Lords" (2007)
Jackie Lane Dodo Chaplet The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve (1966) – The War Machines (1966)
Bruno Langley Adam Mitchell "Dalek" – "The Long Game" (2005)
Oscar Lloyd Toby Avery "The Curse of the Black Spot" (2011)
"A Good Man Goes to War" (2011)

M[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Jo Martin The Doctor "Fugitive of the Judoon" (2020)
"The Timeless Children" (2020)
Kevin Manser Dalek Operator The Daleks (1963–64)
The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964)
The Chase (1965)
"Mission to the Unknown" (1965)
The Daleks' Master Plan (1965–66)
The Power of the Daleks (1966)
Fernanda Marlowe Corporal Bell The Mind of Evil (1971)
The Claws of Axos (1971)
Gugu Mbatha-Raw Tish Jones "Smith and Jones" (2007)
"The Lazarus Experiment" (2007)
"The Sound of Drums" / "Last of the Time Lords" (2007)
Neve McIntosh Madame Vastra "A Good Man Goes to War" (2011)
"The Snowmen" (2012)
"The Crimson Horror" (2013)
"The Name of the Doctor" (2013)
"Deep Breath" (2014)
Ian McNeice Winston Churchill "Victory of the Daleks" (2010)
"The Pandorica Opens" (2010)
"The Wedding of River Song" (2011)
Brian Miller Dalek voices Resurrection of the Daleks (1984)
Remembrance of the Daleks (1988)
Alexandra Moen Lucy Saxon "The Sound of Drums" / "Last of the Time Lords" (2007)
"The End of Time" (2009)
Terry Molloy Davros Resurrection of the Daleks (1984)
Revelation of the Daleks (1985)
Remembrance of the Daleks (1988)

N[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Chris Noth[31] Jack Robertson "Arachnids in the UK" (2018)
"Revolution of the Daleks" (2021)

O[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Samuel Oatley Tim Shaw "The Woman Who Fell to Earth" (2018)
"The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos" (2018)
Patrick O'Kane Ashad "The Haunting of Villa Diodati" – "The Timeless Children" (2020)
Sophie Okonedo Liz 10 "The Beast Below" (2010)
"The Pandorica Opens" (2010)
Ingrid Oliver[32] Osgood "The Day of the Doctor" (2013)
"Death in Heaven" (2014)
"The Zygon Invasion" / "The Zygon Inversion" (2015)
Kate O'Mara Rani The Mark of the Rani (1985)
Time and the Rani (1987)

P[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Bhavnisha Parmar Sonya Khan "Arachnids in the UK" (2018)
"Demons of the Punjab" (2018)
"Spyfall" (2020)
"Can You Hear Me?" (2020)
Bill Paterson Professor Edwin Bracewell "Victory of the Daleks" (2010)
"The Pandorica Opens" (2010)
Nicholas Pegg Dalek Operator "Bad Wolf" / "The Parting of the Ways" (2005)
"Army of Ghosts" / "Doomsday" (2006)
"Daleks in Manhattan" / "Evolution of the Daleks" (2007)
"The Stolen Earth" / "Journey's End" (2008)
"Victory of the Daleks" (2010)
"Asylum of the Daleks" (2012)
"The Day of the Doctor" – "The Time of the Doctor" (2013)

R[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Jemma Redgrave Kate Stewart "The Power of Three" (2012)
"The Day of the Doctor" (2013)
"Death in Heaven" (2014)
"The Magician's Apprentice" (2015)
"The Zygon Invasion" / "The Zygon Inversion" (2015)
Sheila Reid Clara's Gran "The Time of the Doctor" (2013)
"Dark Water" (2014)
Struan Rodger Voice of Face of Boe "New Earth" (2006)
"Gridlock" (2007)

S[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Tony Selby Glitz The Mysterious Planet (1986)
The Ultimate Foe (1986)
Dragonfire (1987)
Nabil Shaban Sil Vengeance on Varos (1985)
Mindwarp (1986)
W. Morgan Sheppard Old Canton Delaware "The Impossible Astronaut" (2011)
"The Wedding of River Song" (2011)
Roy Skelton Voice of the Cybermen The Tenth Planet (1966)
The Wheel in Space (1968)
Voice of the Daleks The Evil of the Daleks (1967)
Genesis of the Daleks (1975)
Planet of the Daleks (1973)
"The Five Doctors" (1983)
Revelation of the Daleks (1985)
Remembrance of the Daleks (1988)
Dan Starkey Strax "A Good Man Goes to War" (2011)
"The Snowmen" (2012)
"The Crimson Horror" (2013)
"The Name of the Doctor" (2013)
"Deep Breath" (2014)
Catrin Stewart Jenny Flint "A Good Man Goes to War" (2011)
"The Snowmen" (2012)
"The Crimson Horror" (2013)
"The Name of the Doctor" (2013)
"Deep Breath" (2014)

T[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Buom Tihngang Tibo "Spyfall" (2020)
"Can You Hear Me?" (2020)
Russell Tovey Alonso Frame "Voyage of the Damned" (2007)
"The End of Time" (2010)
Cy Town Dalek Operator Frontier in Space (1973)
Planet of the Daleks (1973)
Death to the Daleks (1974)
Genesis of the Daleks (1975)
Destiny of the Daleks (1979)
Resurrection of the Daleks (1984)
Revelation of the Daleks (1985)
Remembrance of the Daleks (1988)

V[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Marnix van den Broeke Silent "The Impossible Astronaut" / "Day of the Moon" (2011)
"Closing Time" – "The Wedding of River Song" (2011)

W[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Joivan Wade Rigsy "Flatline" (2014)
"Face the Raven" (2015)
Everal A. Walsh Gabriel "The Woman Who Fell to Earth" (2018)
"Can You Hear Me?" (2020)
Zoë Wanamaker[33] Lady Cassandra "The End of the World" (2005)
"New Earth" (2006)
Edmund Warwick Stand-in for William Hartnell The Keys of Marinus (1964)
The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964)
Jack Watling Professor Edward Travers The Abominable Snowmen (1967)
The Web of Fear (1968)
Maisie Williams Ashildr "The Girl Who Died" / "The Woman Who Lived" (2015)
"Face the Raven" (2015)
"Hell Bent" (2015)
Mark Williams Brian Williams "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" (2012)
"The Power of Three" (2012)
Penelope Wilton Harriet Jones "Aliens of London" / "World War Three" (2005)
"The Christmas Invasion" (2005)
"The Stolen Earth" (2008)
Michael Wisher Dalek voices Frontier in Space (1973)
Planet of the Daleks (1973)
Death to the Daleks (1974)

Y[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Reggie Yates Leo Jones "Smith and Jones" (2007)
"The Lazarus Experiment" (2007)
"The Sound of Drums" / "Last of the Time Lords" (2007)

Guest appearances[edit]

This is a list of actors who have made guest appearances in Doctor Who. These actors were well-known names at the time of their appearance in the series, which frequently caused interest in the media towards the latest story. Actors who became famous after their Doctor Who appearance are not present in this list.

First Doctor stories[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Robert Beatty[34] General Cutler The Tenth Planet (1966)
George Coulouris[35] Arbitan The Keys of Marinus (1964)
Michael Gough Celestial Toymaker The Celestial Toymaker (1966)
Kenneth Kendall Himself The War Machines (1966)

Second Doctor stories[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Bernard Bresslaw[34] Varga The Ice Warriors (1967)
Marius Goring, CBE[36] Theodore Maxtible The Evil of the Daleks (1967)
Emrys Jones The Master of the Land of Fiction The Mind Robber (1968)
Esmond Knight Dom Issigri The Space Pirates (1969)

Third Doctor stories[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Ingrid Pitt[37] Queen Galleia The Time Monster (1972)

Fourth Doctor stories[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Eleanor Bron[38] Art Gallery Visitor City of Death (1979)
John Cleese[39] Art critic City of Death (1979)
Julian Glover[40] Count/Scaroth City of Death (1979)
Beatrix Lehmann[41] Prof. Emilia Rumford The Stones of Blood (1978)

Fifth Doctor stories[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Peter Gilmore Brazen Frontios (1984)
Leee John[42] Mansell Enlightenment (1983)
Burt Kwouk[43] Lin Futu Four to Doomsday (1982)
Ingrid Pitt Dr Solow Warriors of the Deep (1984)
Beryl Reid[44] Briggs Earthshock (1982)
Richard Todd Sanders Kinda (1982)
Peter Wyngarde[42] Timanov Planet of Fire (1984)

Sixth Doctor stories[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Honor Blackman[45] Professor Lasky Terror of the Vervoids (1986)
Brian Blessed[46] Yrcanos Mindwarp (1986)
Faith Brown[47] Flast Attack of the Cybermen (1985)
Maurice Denham OBE[48] Azmael/Professor Edgeworth The Twin Dilemma (1984)
Alexei Sayle[49] D.J. Revelation of the Daleks (1985)
Joan Sims[50] Katryca The Mysterious Planet (1986)

Seventh Doctor stories[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Richard Briers[51] Chief Caretaker Paradise Towers (1987)
Ken Dodd[52] Tollmaster Delta and the Bannermen (1987)
Dolores Gray Mrs. Remington Silver Nemesis (1988)
Hale and Pace[53] Len and Harvey Survival (1989)

Eighth Doctor television movie[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Eric Roberts[54] The Master Doctor Who (1996)

Ninth Doctor stories[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Davina McCall[33] Davinadroid "Bad Wolf" (2005)
Simon Pegg[33] The Editor "The Long Game" (2005)
Anne Robinson[33] Anne Droid "Bad Wolf" / "The Parting of the Ways" (2005)
John Schwab Bywater "Dalek" (2005)

Tenth Doctor stories[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Derek Acorah[55] Himself "Army of Ghosts" (2006)
Thelma Barlow[56] Lady Thaw "The Lazarus Experiment" (2007)
Michelle Collins[57] Kath McDonell "42" (2007)
Pauline Collins OBE[58] Queen Victoria "Tooth and Claw" (2006)
Timothy Dalton[53] Rassilon "The End of Time" (2009–10)
Richard Dawkins[33] Himself[59] "The Stolen Earth" (2008)
Huw Edwards[60] Himself "Fear Her" (2006)
Lee Evans[61] Malcolm Taylor "Planet of the Dead" (2009)
Mark Gatiss[62] Professor Richard Lazarus "The Lazarus Experiment" (2007)
Trisha Goddard[63] Herself "Army of Ghosts" (2006)
Mona Hammond[64] OBE Rita-Anne "Rise of the Cybermen" (2006)
Anthony Head[58] Mr Finch "School Reunion" (2006)
Derek Jacobi Professor Yana "Utopia" (2007)
Tom Ellis Thomas Milligan "Last of the Time Lords" (2007)
Peter Kay[33] Victor Kennedy "Love & Monsters" (2006)
Felicity Kendal CBE[33] Lady Clemency Eddison[65] "The Unicorn and the Wasp" (2008)
Roger Lloyd-Pack[58] John Lumic "Rise of the Cybermen" / "The Age of Steel" (2006)
Kylie Minogue[53] Astrid Peth "Voyage of the Damned" (2007)
Tracy-Ann Oberman[58] Yvonne Hartman "Army of Ghosts" / "Doomsday" (2006)
Michelle Ryan[61] Lady Christina de Souza "Planet of the Dead" (2009)
Pip Torrens[58] Rocastle "Human Nature" / "The Family of Blood" (2007)

Eleventh Doctor stories[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Bill Bailey[66] Droxil "The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe" (2011)
Lynda Baron[27] Val "Closing Time" (2011)
David Bradley[67] Solomon "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" (2012)
Sir Ian McKellen[53] Voice of the Great Intelligence "The Snowmen" (2012)
David Mitchell[68] Voice of Robot 1 "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" (2012)
Bill Nighy[53] Museum Curator "Vincent and the Doctor" (2010)
Robert Webb[68] Voice of Robot 2 "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" (2012)
Sir Michael Gambon[69] Kazran Sardick / Elliot Sardick "A Christmas Carol" (2010)

Twelfth Doctor stories[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Foxes[24] Singer "Mummy on the Orient Express" (2014)
Frank Skinner[24] Perkins "Mummy on the Orient Express" (2014)
Nick Frost[24] Santa Claus "Last Christmas" (2014)

Thirteenth Doctor stories[edit]

Actor Role Stories
Alan Cumming King James "The Witchfinders" (2018)
Stephen Fry[70] C "Spyfall" (2020)
Lenny Henry[71] Daniel Barton "Spyfall" (2020)
Lee Mack[72] Dan "Kerblam!" (2018)
Art Malik[73] Ilin "The Ghost Monument" (2018)

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