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 - 1972[edit]

Character Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5
Season 6
Season 7
Season 8
Season 9
The Doctor William Hartnell Patrick Troughton Jon Pertwee
Susan Foreman Carole Ann Ford
Ian Chesterton William Russell
Barbara Wright Jacqueline Hill
Vicki Maureen O'Brien
Steven Taylor Peter Purves
Katarina Adrienne Hill
Dodo Chaplet Jackie Lane
Polly Anneke Wills
Ben Jackson Michael Craze
Victoria Waterfield Deborah Watling
Jamie McCrimmon Frazer Hines
Zoe Heriot Wendy Padbury
The Brigadier Nicholas Courtney
Sergeant Benton John Levene
Liz Shaw Caroline John
Jo Grant Katy Manning
Mike Yates Richard Franklin

1972 - 1981[edit]

Character Season 10
Season 11
Season 12
Season 13
Season 14
Season 15
Season 16
Season 17
Season 18
The Doctor Jon Pertwee Tom Baker
Jo Grant Katy Manning
Mike Yates Richard Franklin
Sarah Jane Smith Elisabeth Sladen
Harry Sullivan Ian Marter
Leela Louise Jameson
K-9 John Leeson David Brierley John Leeson
Romana Mary Tamm Lalla Ward
Adric Matthew Waterhouse
Nyssa Sarah Sutton
Tegan Jovanka Janet Fielding
Sergeant Benton John Levene
The Brigadier Nicholas Courtney

1982 - 1996[edit]

Character Season 19
Season 20
Season 21
Season 22
Season 23
Season 24
Season 25
Season 26
Doctor Who
The Doctor Peter Davison Colin Baker Sylvester McCoy Paul McGann
Adric Matthew Waterhouse
Nyssa Sarah Sutton
Tegan Jovanka Janet Fielding
Vislor Turlough Mark Strickson
Susan Foreman Carole Ann Ford
Zoe Heriot Wendy Padbury
Liz Shaw Caroline John
Sarah Jane Smith Elisabeth Sladen
Romana Lalla Ward
Mike Yates Richard Franklin
K-9 John Leeson
Jamie McCrimmon Frazer Hines Frazer Hines
The Brigadier Nicholas Courtney Nicholas Courtney
Peri Brown Nicola Bryant
Melanie Bush Bonnie Langford
Ace Sophie Aldred
Grace Holloway Daphne Ashbrook


Character Series 1
Series 2
Series 3
Series 4
2008 - 2010 Specials Series 5
Series 6
Series 7
The Doctor Christopher Eccleston David Tennant Matt Smith
Rose Tyler Billie Piper Billie Piper Billie Piper
Mickey Smith Noel Clarke Noel Clarke
Jack Harkness John Barrowman   John Barrowman
Martha Jones Freema Agyeman
Donna Noble Catherine Tate
Amy Pond Karen Gillan
Rory Williams Arthur Darvill
River Song   Alex Kingston   Alex Kingston  
Clara Oswald Jenna Coleman


Character Series 8
The Doctor Peter Capaldi
Clara Oswald Jenna Coleman

























Actors who appear in both classic and revived Doctor Who[edit]

Actor Classic story Role Revived story Role
Tom Baker Various (seasons 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18) Fourth Doctor "The Day of the Doctor" The Curator
Lynda Baron The Gunfighters
Sang off-screen
"Closing Time" Val
Christopher Benjamin Inferno
The Talons of Weng-Chiang
Sir Keith Gold
Henry Gordon Jago
"The Unicorn and the Wasp" Colonel Hugh[1]
Pauline Collins The Faceless Ones Samantha Briggs "Tooth and Claw" Queen Victoria
Arthur Cox The Dominators Cully "The Eleventh Hour" Mr. Henderson
Peter Davison Various (seasons 19, 20, 21) Fifth Doctor "Time Crash" Fifth Doctor[2]
Bella Emberg The Time Warrior Hag (uncredited) "Love & Monsters" Mrs Croot
Garrick Hagon The Mutants Ky "A Town Called Mercy" Abraham
Nick Hobbs The Curse of Peladon
The Monster of Peladon
The Ark in Space
Wirrn Operator
Amy's Choice Mr. Nainby
Margaret John Fury from the Deep Megan Jones "The Idiot's Lantern" Grandma Connolly
Trevor Laird The Trial of a Time LordMindwarp Frax "Smith and Jones", "The Sound of Drums"/"Last of the Time Lords" Clive Jones
John Leeson Various (parts of seasons 15, 16, 17, 18) K-9 (voice) "School Reunion", "Journey's End" K-9 (voice)
Philip McGough Resurrection of the Daleks Sergeant Calder "The Stolen Earth" Alien Voices (scene deleted)
Louis Mahoney Frontier in Space
Planet of Evil
"Blink" Old Billy
Jessica Martin The Greatest Show in the Galaxy Mags "Voyage of the Damned" Voice of the Queen
Mike Mungarvan Destiny of the Daleks

Terror of the Vervoids

Dalek Operator
Duty Officer
The Christmas Invasion Passer By (uncredited)
Nisha Nayar Paradise Towers Red Kang (uncredited) "Bad Wolf"/"The Parting of the Ways" Female Programmer
Daphne Oxenford Dragonfire Archivist "The Unicorn and the Wasp" Elderly Agatha Christie (scenes deleted)
Geoffrey Palmer[3] Doctor Who and the Silurians
The Mutants
"Voyage of the Damned" Captain Hardaker
Anne Reid The Curse of Fenric Nurse Crane "Smith and Jones" Florence Finnegan[4]
Sheila Reid Vengeance on Varos Etta "The Time of the Doctor" Gran
Christopher Reynalds The Mind Robber Child "The Sontaran Stratagem"/"The Poison Sky Sontaran (uncredited)
Christopher Ryan The Trial of a Time Lord—Mindwarp Lord Kiv "The Sontaran Stratagem"/"The Poison Sky"
"The Pandorica Opens"
General Staal
Commander Stark
Elisabeth Sladen Various (seasons 11, 12, 13, part of 14) Sarah Jane Smith "School Reunion", "The Stolen Earth"/"Journey's End", The End of Time Sarah Jane Smith
Colin Spaull Revelation of the Daleks Lilt "Rise of the Cybermen"/"The Age of Steel" Mr Crane
Clive Swift[5] Revelation of the Daleks Jobel "Voyage of the Damned" Mr Copper
William Thomas Remembrance of the Daleks Martin (the undertaker) "Boom Town" Mr Cleaver
David Troughton The Enemy of the World
The War Games
The Curse of Peladon
King Peladon
"Midnight" Professor Hobbes
Marc Warren Battlefield Soldier (uncredited) "Love & Monsters" Elton Pope
David Warwick The Pirate Planet Kimus "Army of Ghosts"/"Doomsday" Police Commissioner
Gabriel Woolf Pyramids of Mars Sutekh "The Impossible Planet"/"The Satan Pit" The Beast

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Gallifrey Guardian: Into The Future!". Doctor Who Magazine (386): 4. September 2007. 
  2. ^ "Who Needs Another Doctor?". 2007-10-21. Retrieved 2007-11-09. 
  3. ^ "Geoffrey Palmer joins Xmas 'Doctor Who' cast". Digital Spy. 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-10. 
  4. ^ Ware, Peter (2007). "Fact File: Smith and Jones". bBC Online. Retrieved 2007-07-09. 
  5. ^ "Bucket Now for Edinburgh Treat". Jewish Telegraph. 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-07.