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The Best Doctors of Doctor Who

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The best doctors of Doctor Who are as unique as the universe they inhabit, despite sharing certain personality traits and essentially portraying the same character through its bodily evolutions. The actors who portray the Doctor on Doctor Who are some of the chief reasons the show has ascended as one of the top cult TV series in history with the show also being recognized as one of the best Sci-Fi series of all time.

The eleven doctors of Doctor Who represent old-school actors like Jon Pertwee and Patrick Troughton, and newer actors who have used the Doctor character as a launching pad to bigger, equally awesome roles (David Tennant and Matt Smith). The greatest Doctor Who Doctors are the ones who handily abolish their enemies while forming a bond with the audience only an alien with a police box time machine possibly could. 

Who is the best Doctor from Doctor Who? With decades of the TV series in the can, there are myriad reasons to cast your vote for one Doctor Who cast member over another, and this is the place to do it. Whether you like the young Doctors of Doctor Who better than the old Doctor Who Doctors, you can vote for favorite Doctor Who Doctor right here.

You're probably lying awake at night wondering "Who is the best Doctor Who?" and realizing how awkward it is to ask that question. Well, wonder no more! Because here are the best Doctors ranked by fans, from best to worst. Even though they are all awesome.  
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    David Tenant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who

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    David Tenant Tenth Doctor: 18 June 2005 – 1 January 2010

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    Fourth Doctor: 8 June 1974 – 21 March 1981

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    Matt Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who


    Matt Smith Eleventh Doctor: 1 January 2010 – 25 December 2013

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    Ninth Doctor: 26 March – 18 June 2005

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    Twelfth Doctor: 25 December 2013 – present

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    Third Doctor: 3 January 1970 – 8 June 1974

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    First Doctor: 23 November 1963 – 29 October 1966

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    John Hurt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who

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    John Hurt War Doctor: 18 May 2013

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    Second Doctor: 29 October 1966 – 21 June 1969

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    Fifth Doctor: 21 March 1981 – 16 March 1984

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    Seventh Doctor: 7 September 1987 – 6 December 1989, 27 May 1996

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    Eighth Doctor: 27 May 1996

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    Colin Baker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who


    Colin Baker Sixth Doctor: 16 March 1984 – 6 December 1986

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    Peter Cushing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who

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    Peter Cushing

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    The Walking Dead, Zero Hour, Sense and Sensibility

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    Rowan Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who


    Rowan Atkinson Mr. Bean, The Black Adder, The Thin Blue Line

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    Richard E. Grant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who


    Richard E. Grant DIG, The Crimson Petal and the White, The Legends of Treasure Island

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    Joanna Lumley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who


    Joanna Lumley Absolutely Fabulous, Steptoe and Son, Emergency – Ward 10

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    Hugh Grant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who


    Hugh Grant Bear in the Big Blue House, The Last Place on Earth, Judith Krantz's Till ...

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    Jim Broadbent is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who


    Jim Broadbent The Black Adder, Percy the Park Keeper, The Street

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