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Doctor Who Cast List

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Doctor Who cast list, including photos of the actors when available. This list includes all of the Doctor Who main actors and actresses, so if they are an integral part of the show you'll find them below. You can various bits of trivia about these Doctor Who stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from Doctor Who focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on Doctor Who that are on here as well.

Items on this list include John Cleese and David Walliams

If you are wondering, "Who are the actors from Doctor Who?" or "Who starred on Doctor Who?" then this list will help you answer those questions.

In most cases you can click on the names of these popular Doctor Who actors and actresses to find out more information about them. If you're looking for a particular Doctor Who actor or actress, then type their name into the "search" bar to find them directly.
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Adrienne Hill is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Doctor Who Cast List
Adrienne Hill (22 July 1937 – 6 October 1997) was an English actress. In 1965 she was cast in the regular role of Sandra Orlando for the BBC soap opera 199 Park Lane, but the series was ...more
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Alex Kingston is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Doctor Who Cast List
ER, Lost in Austen, Ben Hur
Alexandra Elizabeth Kingston (born 11 March 1963) is an English actress, who trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Active from the early 1980s, Kingston became noted for her ...more
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Anthony Ainley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Doctor Who Cast List
Doctor Who, Elizabeth R, Nicholas Nickleby
Anthony Ainley (20 August 1932 – 3 May 2004) was an English actor best known for his work on British television and particularly for his role as the Master in Doctor Who. He was the fourth actor ...more
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Bernard Cribbins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Doctor Who Cast List
The Wombles, The Plank, High And Dry
Bernard Joseph Cribbins, OBE (born 29 December 1928) is an English character actor, comedy actor, voice-over artist and musical comedian with a career spanning over seventy years. He came to ...more
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Alexander Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Doctor Who Cast List
The Sarah Jane Adventures, To the Manor Born, Sarah Jane's Alien Files
Alexander Henry Fenwick Armstrong (born 2 March 1970) is an English actor, television and radio presenter and bass baritone singer, best known as one half of the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller ...more
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Billie Piper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Doctor Who Cast List
Penny Dreadful, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Mansfield Park
Billie Paul Piper (born Leian Paul Piper; 22 September 1982) is an English actress, dancer, and singer, from Swindon, Wiltshire. She first appeared as a performer in Scratchy & Co. At the ...more
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Bonnie Langford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Doctor Who Cast List
Doctor Who, Just William, Baby Ballroom: The Championship
Bonita Melody Lysette Langford (born 22 July 1964), known simply as Bonnie Langford, is an English actress, dancer and entertainer. She came to prominence as a child star in the early 1970s ...more
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Alexei Sayle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Doctor Who Cast List
The Young Ones, Keen Eddie, The Comic Strip Presents
Alexei David Sayle (born 7 August 1952) is an English stand-up comedian, actor, author and former recording artist, and was a central figure in the alternative comedy movement in the 1980s. He ...more
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Carole Ann Ford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Doctor Who Cast List
Doctor Who
Carole Ann Lillian Ford (née Higgins; born 16 June 1940 in Ilford, Essex) is a British actress best known for her roles as Susan Foreman in the BBC science fiction television series ...more
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Caroline John is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Doctor Who Cast List
Doctor Who, P.R.O.B.E.
Caroline Frances John (19 September 1940 – 5 June 2012) was an English actress best known for her role as Elizabeth "Liz" Shaw in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, ...more
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Anneke Wills is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Doctor Who Cast List
Doctor Who, Strange Report
Anneke Wills (born Anna Katarina Willys, 20 October 1941) is an English actress, best known for her role as the Doctor Who companion Polly in the long-running BBC science fiction television ...more
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Catherine Tate is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Doctor Who Cast List
The Catherine Tate Show, Big Train, Nan's Christmas Carol
Catherine Tate (born Catherine Ford; 12 May 1968) is an English comedian, actress, and writer. She has won numerous awards for her work on the sketch comedy series The Catherine Tate Show as ...more
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Christopher Eccleston is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Doctor Who Cast List
The Leftovers, Cracker, The Shadow Line
Christopher Eccleston (; born 16 February 1964) is an English actor. The recipient of an Emmy Award and two BAFTA Award nominations, Eccleston is best known for his work on television and in ...more
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Colin Baker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Doctor Who Cast List
Doctor Who, The Stranger, The Brothers
Colin Baker (born 8 June 1943) is an English actor. He became known for playing Paul Merroney in the BBC drama series The Brothers from 1974 to 1976. He later played the sixth incarnation of the ...more
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Daphne Ashbrook is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Doctor Who Cast List
Hollywood Heights, Our Family Honor
Daphne Lee Ashbrook (born January 30, 1963) is an American actress.
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David Tennant is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Doctor Who Cast List
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Broadchurch, Gracepoint
David John Tennant (born 18 April 1971) is a Scottish actor. He is best known for his roles as the tenth incarnation of The Doctor in the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who (2005–2010), Giacomo ...more
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Deborah Watling is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Doctor Who Cast List
Doctor Who, The Invisible Man, Danger UXB
Deborah Patricia Watling (2 January 1948 – 21 July 2017) was an English actress known for her role as Victoria Waterfield, a companion of the Second Doctor in the BBC television series Doctor
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Camille Coduri is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Doctor Who Cast List
Sinchronicity, Nelson's Column
Camille Coduri (born 18 April 1965 in Wandsworth, London) is an English actress. She is best known for playing Jackie Tyler, the mother of Rose Tyler, in Doctor Who, and also for her roles as ...more
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Elisabeth Sladen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Doctor Who Cast List
Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Sarah Jane's Alien Files
Elisabeth Clara Heath-Sladen (1 February 1946 – 19 April 2011) was an English actress best known for her role as Sarah Jane Smith in the British television series Doctor Who. She was a regular ...more
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Eric Roberts is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Doctor Who Cast List
Doctor Who, Heroes, The Finder
Eric Anthony Roberts (born April 18, 1956) is an American actor. His career began with a leading role in King of the Gypsies (1978), for which he received his first Golden Globe Award ...more
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Frazer Hines is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Doctor Who Cast List
Doctor Who, Emergency – Ward 10, King of the River
Frazer Hines (born 22 September 1944) is an English actor best known for his roles as Jamie McCrimmon in Doctor Who and Joe Sugden in Emmerdale. Hines appeared in 117 episodes of the original ...more
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Freema Agyeman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Doctor Who Cast List
The Carrie Diaries, Little Dorrit, Law & Order: London
Freema Agyeman (; born Frema Agyeman; 20 March 1979) is an English actress who is known for playing Martha Jones in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who and its spin-off series Torchwood, ...more
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Geoffrey Beevers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Doctor Who Cast List
Doctor Who, The Jewel in the Crown, Shooting the Past
Geoffrey Beevers is a British actor who has appeared in many different stage and screen roles, notably as the third actor to play The Master in Doctor Who.
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Jacqueline Hill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Doctor Who Cast List
Doctor Who, Paradise Postponed
Grace Jacqueline Hill (17 December 1929 – 18 February 1993) was a British actress known for her role as Barbara Wright in the BBC science-fiction television series Doctor Who. As the history ...more
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Janet Fielding is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Doctor Who Cast List
Doctor Who
Janet Fielding (born Janet Claire Mahoney, 9 September 1953) is an Australian actress, known for her role in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who as companion Tegan Jovanka.