27 Actors Who Played Multiple Roles In Doctor Who

by RyanJames31 | created - 15 Dec 2018 | updated - 14 Feb 2019 | Public

Some Actors Who Played Multiple Roles.

1. William Hartnell

Actor | Doctor Who

William Hartnell was born on 8 January 1908, just south of St. Pancras 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 age 16 he ...

The Doctor "Doctor Who: An Unearthly Child to The Tenth Planet (1963 to 1966), "Doctor Who: The Three Doctors " (1972-1973)

Abbot of Amboise "Doctor Who: The Massacre" (1966)

2. Peter Purves

Actor | Girl in a Black Bikini

Peter Purves was born in New Longton, Lancashire on 10 February 1939. After leaving school he took a four-year teacher-training course. In 1961, after only one year as a teacher, he turned to acting, initially with the Barrow-in-Furness Repertory Company and later with the Wimbleton Theatre Company...

Morton Dill " Doctor Who: The Chase" (1965)

Steven Taylor "Doctor Who: The Chase - The Savages" (1965 - 1966)

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 "Doctor Who: An Unearthly Child -The Chase" (1963 - 1965)

Lexa "Doctor Who: Meglos" (1980)

4. 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...

Bret Vyon "The Daleks' Master Plan" (1965 - 1966)

Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart "Doctor Who: Season 5 though Season 26" (1968 - 1989), "The Sarah Jane Adventures: Enemy of the Bane" (2008)

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 Doctor "Doctor Who: The Tenth Planet", The Power of the Daleks to The War Games" (1966-1969), "Doctor Who: The Three Doctors" (1972-1973), "Doctor Who: The Five Doctors" (1983), "Doctor Who: The Two Doctors" (1985)

Ramón Salamander "Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World" (1967 - 1968)

6. Pauline Collins

Actress | Shirley Valentine

Pauline Collins, OBE, came to prominence with portraying Sarah Moffat in BBC's Upstairs, Downstairs (1971) and its spin-off Thomas and Sarah (1979) during the 1970s. After having played the title-role in the play "Shirley Valentine" for which she earned Laurence Olivier, Tony, and Drama Desk awards...

Samantha Briggs "Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones" (1967)

Victoria "Doctor Who: Tooth and Claw" (2006)

7. Michael Wisher

Actor | Doctor Who

Michael Wisher was born on May 19, 1935 in London, England as Anthony Michael Wisher. He was an actor, known for Doctor Who (1963), Alice in Wonderland (1986) and The Airzone Solution (1993). He died on July 21, 1995 in Dacorum, Hertfordshire, England.

John Wakefield "Doctor Who: The Ambassadors of Death" (1970)

Rex Farrel "Doctor Who: Terror of the Autons" (1971)

Kalik "Doctor Who: Carnival of Monsters" (1973)

Dalek voices "Doctor Who: Frontier in Space" (1973), "Doctor Who: Planet of the Daleks" (1973), "Doctor Who: Death to the Daleks" (1974)

Davros "Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks" (1975)

Magrik "Doctor Who: Revenge of the Cybermen " (1975)

8. David Troughton

Actor | Our Mutual Friend

David Troughton was born in London on 9 June 1950, the son of noted Shakespearean actor Patrick Troughton, who is now best remembered as the Second Doctor in Doctor Who (1963). He started his own acting career at the Unicorn Theatre for Children. His stage career has included repertory at Leeds, ...

Peladon of Peladon "Doctor Who: The Curse of Peladon" (1972)

Black Guardian "Doctor Who: The Armageddon Factor" (1979)

Winfold Hobbes "Doctor Who: Midnight" (2008)

9. Tom Baker

Actor | Doctor Who

The English character actor 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 Scottish descent, while his mother's family was ...

The Doctor "Doctor Who: Planet of the Spiders, Robot to Logopolis" (1974-1981)

Curator "Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor" (2013)

10. Mary Tamm

Actress | Doctor Who

Mary Tamm was born on March 22, 1950 in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England. She was an actress, known for Doctor Who (1963), Doghouse (2009) and The Likely Lads (1976). She was married to Marcus Ringrose. She died on July 26, 2012 in Battersea, London, England.

Romana "Doctor Who: season 16" (1978-1979)

Strella "Doctor Who: The Androids of Tara" (1978)

11. Lalla Ward

Actress | Doctor Who: Shada

Lalla Ward born Sarah Ward, daughter of Lord Bangor - Edward Ward - and his writer wife, Marjorie Banks. She always wanted to act, paint and draw, and so joined the Central School of Speech and Drama in 1967. When she left in 1970, it was straight into a part in the Hammer film Vampire Circus (1972)...

Astra of Atrios "The Armageddon Factor" (1979)

Romana "Doctor Who: Destiny of the Daleks - Warriors' Gate" (1979 - 1981)

12. Sarah Sutton

Actress | Doctor Who

Sarah Sutton was born on 12 December 1961 and began her acting career at the age of seven when, while attending the Elm Hurst Ballet School, she was picked to play the part of Roo in a Phoenix Theatre production of "Winnie the Pooh". By the age of eleven she had landed a number of TV roles, ...

Nyssa Doctor Who: The Keeper of Traken to Terminus (1981-1984)

Ann Talbot Doctor Who: Black Orchid (1982)

13. 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 ...

Maxil "Doctor Who: Arc of Infinity" (1983)

The Doctor "Doctor Who: The Caves of Androzani, The Twin Dilemma to The Ultimate Foe" (1984-1986)

14. Clive Swift

Actor | Excalibur

Clive Swift was born on February 9, 1936 in Liverpool, England as Clive Walter Swift. He was an actor, known for Excalibur (1981), Frenzy (1972) and Keeping Up Appearances (1990). He was married to Margaret Drabble. He died on February 1, 2019 in London, England.

Mr Jobel "Doctor Who: Revelation of the Daleks" (1985)

Mr Copper "Doctor Who: Voyage of the Damned" (2007)

15. Sheila Reid

Actress | Brazil

Sheila Reid was born on December 21, 1937 in Glasgow, Scotland. She is an actress, known for Brazil (1985), Containment (2015) and The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997). She has been married to Terry Bullen since April 11, 2008. She was previously married to Julian Curry.

Etta "Vengeance on Varos" (1985)

Clara Oswald's gran "Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor" (2013), "Doctor Who: Dark Water" (2014)

16. Trevor Laird

Actor | Secrets & Lies

Trevor Laird was born on July 11, 1957 in London, England. He is an actor, known for Secrets & Lies (1996), Doctor Who (1963) and Doctor Who (2005).

Frax "Doctor Who: Mindwarp" (1986)

Clive Jones "Doctor Who: The Sound of Drums / The Last of the Time Lords" (2007)

17. David Tennant

Actor | Doctor Who

Often regarded as one of Scotland's greatest ever 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 ...

The Doctor "Doctor Who: The Parting of the Ways - The End of Time" (2005 - 2010), "Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor" (2013) & "The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith" (2009)

Meta-Crisis Doctor "Doctor Who: Journey's End" (2008)

18. Eve Myles

Actress | Torchwood

Eve Myles was born on July 26, 1978 in Ystradgynlais, Wales. She is an actress, 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.

Gwyneth "Doctor Who: The Unquiet Dead" (2005)

Gwen Cooper "Torchwood: Series 1 - Series 4" (2006 - 2011) "Doctor Who: The Stolen Earth / Journey's End" (2009)

19. Freema Agyeman

Actress | Doctor Who

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

Adeola Oshodi "Doctor Who: Army of Ghosts" (2006)

Martha Jones "Doctor Who: Series 3 - Series 4" (2007 - 2010), "Torchwood Series 2 3 episodes" (2008)

20. 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 ...

Richard Lazarus "Doctor Who: The Lazarus Experiment" (2007)

Gantok "Doctor Who: The Wedding of River Song" (2011)

Archibald Hamish Lethbridge-Stewart "Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time" (2017)

21. Jessica Hynes

Actress | Shaun of the Dead

As both a writer and performer, Jessica Hynes has worked prolifically in television, film and theatre. Born in Lewisham, South London in 1972, she was brought up in Brighton, Sussex. At school, she would write bizarre sci-fi stories. At age 15, she joined the National Youth Theatre and left home at...

Joan Redfern in Doctor Who: Human Nature/The Family of Blood (2007)

Verity Newman in The End of Time (2010)

22. Chipo Chung

Actress | Sunshine

Chipo Chung was born in 1977 in Tanzania. She is an actress, known for Sunshine (2007), In the Loop (2009) and Proof (2005).

Chantho "Doctor Who: Utopia" (2007)

Fortune teller "Doctor Who: Turn Left" (2008)

23. Vinette Robinson

Actress | Sherlock

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

Abi Lerner in Doctor Who: 42 (2007)

Rosa Parks in Doctor Who: Rosa (2018)

24. Adjoa Andoh

Actress | Invictus

Adjoa Andoh was born on January 14, 1963 in Bristol, England as Adjoa Aiboom Helen Andoh. She is an actress and writer, known for Invictus (2009), Fractured (2019) and Doctor Who (2005). She has been married to Howard Cunnell since March 2001. They have three children.

Jatt "Doctor Who: New Earth" (2006)

Francine Jones "Doctor Who: Series 3 to Series 4" (2007 - 2008)

25. 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 ...

Soothsayer "Doctor Who: The Fires of Pompeii" (2008)

Amy Pond "Doctor Who: series 5 to 7" (2010-2013)

26. 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 ...

Lobus Caecilius "Doctor Who: The Fires of Pompeii" (2008)

John Frobisher "Torchwood: Children of Earth" (2009)

The Doctor "Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor, Deep Breath to Twice Upon a Time" (2013-2017)

27. David Bradley

Actor | The World's End

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

Shansheeth "Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor" (2010)

Solomon "Doctor Who: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" (2012)

The Doctor "Doctor Who: The Doctor Falls and Twice Upon a Time" (2017)

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