List of Doctor Who historical characters

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

This is a list of historical, mythical and fictional characters who have been portrayed in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who, or who have supposedly encountered the time traveller known as Doctor.

This list is divided into four parts:

  • Historical characters who have appeared on the programme
  • Characters from mythology who have appeared on the programme
  • Characters from fictional works who have appeared on the programme
  • "Name-drops": Historical or mythological characters who the Doctor has claimed to have met, but who have not been seen on screen.

All but the "Name-drops" are listed with a reference to the story they appeared in and the actor who played them.

List of historical figures[edit]

  • The following are listed in a historical order by known or approximate date of birth due to some historical figures having appeared in multiple episodes. This list includes only those historical figures who have been represented through a named actor, thus excluding self-portrayals in celebrity cameo appearances and historical figures who have only been represented on Doctor Who through stock footage and body doubles. Note the names of those listed follows standard convention, rather than as credited in particular episodes, which differ slightly in some cases.
Historical figure Actor(s) Doctor Episode/Serial(s)
Nefertiti Riann Steele 11th "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship"
Tigellinus Brian Proudfoot 1st The Romans
Lucius Caecilius Iucundus Peter Capaldi 10th The Fires of Pompeii
Poppaea Sabina Kay Patrick 1st The Romans
Nero Derek Francis 1st The Romans
Saladin Bernard Kay 1st The Crusade
Al-Adil I Roger Avon 1st The Crusade
Richard I of England Julian Glover 1st The Crusade
Joan of England, Queen of Sicily Jean Marsh 1st The Crusade
John, King of England Gerald Flood 5th The King's Demons
Robert de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Leicester John Bay 1st The Crusade
Kublai Khan Martin Miller 1st Marco Polo
Marco Polo Mark Eden 1st Marco Polo
Gaspard de Coligny Leonard Sachs 1st The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve
Gaspard de Saulx, Marshall Tavannes André Morell 1st The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve
Charles de Téligny Michael Bilton 1st The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve
Catherine de' Medici Joan Young 1st The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve
Elizabeth I of England Vivienne Bennett 1st The Chase
Angela Pleasence 10th "The Shakespeare Code"
Joanna Page 11th "The Day of the Doctor"
Charles IX of France Barry Justice 1st The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve
William Shakespeare[1] Hugh Walters 1st The Chase
Dean Lennox Kelly 10th "The Shakespeare Code"
William Kempe David Westhead 10th "The Shakespeare Code"
Cyrano de Bergerac David Cannon 2nd The Mind Robber
Charles II of England Paul Critoph 11th "The Impossible Astronaut"
Blackbeard Gerry Wain 2nd The Mind Robber
Henry Avery Hugh Bonneville 11th "The Curse of the Black Spot"
"A Good Man Goes to War"
Louis XV of France Ben Turner 10th "The Girl in the Fireplace'"
Madame de Pompadour Jessica Atkins (child) 10th "The Girl in the Fireplace"
Sophia Myles (adult)
Paul François Jean Nicolas, vicomte de Barras John Law 1st The Reign of Terror
Maximilien Robespierre Keith Anderson 1st The Reign of Terror
Napoleon I[2] Tony Wall 1st The Reign of Terror
George Stephenson Gawn Grainger 6th The Mark of the Rani
Abraham Lincoln Robert Marsden 1st The Chase
Charles Dickens Simon Callow 9th "The Unquiet Dead"
11th The Wedding of River Song
Queen Victoria[3] Pauline Collins 10th "Tooth and Claw"
Louis Pasteur Unknown 7th Time and the Rani
Paul Gachet Howard Lee 11th "The Pandorica Opens"
Benjamin Briggs David Blake Kelly 1st The Chase
Albert Richardson Dennis Chinnery 1st The Chase
Virgil Earp Victor Carin 1st The Gunfighters
Ike Clanton William Hurndall 1st The Gunfighters
Wyatt Earp John Alderson 1st The Gunfighters
Johnny Ringo Laurence Payne 1st The Gunfighters
Big Nose Kate Sheena Marshe 1st The Gunfighters
Doc Holliday Anthony Jacobs 1st The Gunfighters
Vincent van Gogh Tony Curran 11th "Vincent and the Doctor"
"The Pandorica Opens"
Bat Masterson Richard Beale 1st The Gunfighters
Warren Earp Martyn Huntley 1st The Gunfighters
Billy Clanton David Cole 1st The Gunfighters
H. G. Wells David Chandler 6th Timelash
Winston Churchill[4] Ian McNeice 11th "The Beast Below"
"Victory of the Daleks"
"The Pandorica Opens"
"The Wedding of River Song
Albert Einstein Tom O'Leary 7th Time and the Rani
Nickolas Grace 11th "Death Is the Only Answer"
Charlie Chaplin M. J. Matthews 1st The Daleks' Master Plan
Adolf Hitler[5] Albert Welling 11th "Let's Kill Hitler"
Agatha Christie Fenella Woolgar 10th "The Unicorn and the Wasp"
Bing Crosby Robert Jewell 1st The Daleks' Master Plan
Richard Nixon Stuart Milligan 11th "The Impossible Astronaut"/"Day of the Moon"
Elizabeth II Mary Reynolds 7th Silver Nemesis
Jessica Martin (voice) 10th "Voyage of the Damned"
Barack Obama Unknown 10th The End of Time

Expanded Universe[edit]

Outside the main series, the Doctor as well other spin-off characters have encountered other historical figures in the Expanded Universe in novels, comics, audios and short stories.

Historical figure Actor(s) Doctor Story
Alexander the Great John Dorney 1st Farewell Great Macedon
Qin Shi Huang None 2nd The Emperor of Eternity
Gaius Julius Caesar Will Thorp 6th 100 BC
Aurelia Cotta Lucy Paterson 6th 100 BC
Boudica Ella Kenion 4th The Wrath of the Iceni
Arius Steve Kynman 5th The Council of Nicaea
Constantine the Great David Bamber 5th The Council of Nicaea
Fausta Claire Carroll 5th The Council of Nicaea
Athanasius of Alexandria Martin Parsons 5th The Council of Nicaea
Sigtrygg Silkbeard Terrence Hardiman 8th The Book of Kells
Edward the Confessor Lennox Greaves 8th Seasons of Fear
Edith of Wessex Sue Wallace 8th Seasons of Fear
Roger Bacon None 4th Asylum
Vlad III the Impaler James Purefoy 5th Son of the Dragon
Radu cel Frumos Douglas Hodge 5th Son of the Dragon
Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers Jon Culshaw 5th The Kingmaker
James Tyrrell Chris Neill 5th The Kingmaker
Richard III of England Stephen Beckett 5th The Kingmaker
Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham Marcus Hutton 5th The Kingmaker
Henry VIII of England Paul Shearer 6th Recorded Time
Anne Boleyn Laura Molyneux 6th Recorded Time
Nostradamus David Schofield 7th The Doomsday Quatrain
Mary I of England Anah Ruddin 6th The Marian Conspiracy
Francis Walsingham Ian Brooker 6th Point of Entry
John White Philip Pope 6th Voyage to the New World
Wanchese Ramon Tikaram 6th Voyage to the New World
Robert Bellarmine None 1st The Empire of Glass
Sir Walter Raleigh Mark Lockyer 6th Voyage to the New World
Robert Greene None 9th "A Groatsworth of Wit"
Thomas Percy David Ames 11th The Gunpowder Plot
Eleanor Dare Emerald O'Hanrahan 6th Voyage to the New World
Galileo Galilei None 1st The Empire of Glass
Christopher Marlowe[6] Matt Addis 6th Point of Entry
James I of England None 1st The Plotters
Guy Fawkes Ralf Little 11th The Gunpowder Plot
Robert Catesby[7] Alexander Vlahos 11th The Gunpowder Plot
Cardinal Richelieu Michael Shallard 5th The Church and the Crown
George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham Marcus Hutton 5th The Church and the Crown
Oliver Cromwell[8] Clive Mantle 7th The Settling
Charles I of England None 2nd The Roundheads
Marie de Rohan Wendy Albiston 5th The Church and the Crown
Louis XIII of France Andrew MacKay 5th The Church and the Crown
Rebecca Nurse None 1st The Witch Hunters
John Proctor None 1st The Witch Hunters
James II of England Andrew Fettes 2nd The Glorious Revolution
Sir Isaac Newton David Warner 5th Circular Time: Summer
Samuel Parris None 1st The Witch Hunters
Ann Putnam, Jr. None 1st The Witch Hunters
Abigail Williams None 1st The Witch Hunters
Dick Turpin Nicky Henson 6th The Doomwood Curse
James Cook None 1st Transit of Venus
Marquis de Sade None 1st The Man in the Velvet Mask
Joseph Banks Ian Hallard 1st Transit of Venus
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord None 2nd World Game
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart John Sessions 6th My Own Private Wolfgang
William Blake None 7th The Pit
Horatio Nelson None 2nd World Game
Michel Ney Robert Portal 6th The Curse of Davros
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington[9] Granville Saxton 6th The Curse of Davros
Ron Moody 8th Other Lives
Jane Austen None 1st Frostfire
Lord Byron Robert Forknall 8th Mary's Story
Michael Faraday Nigel Lambert 7th The Four Doctors
Percy Shelley Anthony Glennon 8th Mary's Story
John Polidori Ian Hallard 8th Mary's Story
Nicholas I of Russia Hugh Bonneville 7th The Angel of Scutari
Mary Shelley Julie Cox 8th Mary's Story
The Silver Turk
The Witch from the Well
Army of Death
Claire Clairmont Katrina Cooke 8th Mary's Story
Robert FitzRoy George Tefler 6th Bloodtide
Isambard Kingdom Brunel None 8th Reckless Engineering
Sir Sidney Herbert Hugh Bonneville 7th The Angel of Scutari
Charles Darwin Miles Richardson 6th Bloodtide
Pope Leo XIII None 7th All-Consuming Fire
William Howard Russell John Paul Connolly 7th The Angel of Scutari
Florence Nightingale Jeany Spark 7th The Angel of Scutari
Thomas Eckert Mickey O'Connor 6th Assassin in the Limelight
Leo Tolstoy John Albasiny 7th The Angel of Scutari
John Frederick Parker Eric Loren 6th Assassin in the Limelight
Clara Harris Lysette Anthony 6th Assassin in the Limelight
John Wilkes Booth Paul Dubois 6th Assassin in the Limelight
Oscar Wilde Alan Cox 6th Beautiful Things
Nikola Tesla Duncan Wisbey 6th Chronoclasm
Arthur Conan Doyle None 4th Evolution
10th Revenge of the Judoon
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Mark Meadows 4th The Demon of Paris
Erich Ludendorff None 7th Timewyrm: Exodus
Grigori Rasputin[10] Tim Chipping 1st The Wanderer
Mohandas Gandhi None 10th Ghosts of India
Howard Carter Benedict Cumberbatch 7th False Gods
Walther Schwieger Mark Gatiss 5th The Sirens of Time
Hermann Göring None 7th Timewyrm: Exodus
Joachim von Ribbentrop None 7th Timewyrm: Exodus
Max Miller Roy Hudd 6th Pier Pressure
Frank Rio None 7th Blood Harvest
Buenaventura Durruti None 8th History 101
Joseph Goebbels None 7th Timewyrm: Exodus
Al Capone None 7th Blood Harvest
Noël Coward None 8th Mad Dogs and Englishmen
Martin Bormann None 7th Timewyrm: Exodus
Heinrich Himmler None 7th Timewyrm: Exodus
John Houseman Jonathan Rigby 8th Invaders from Mars
George Orwell None 8th History 101
Graham Greene None 8th The Turing Test
Eileen O'Shaughnessy None 8th History 101
Alan Turing None 8th The Turing Test
Orson Welles David Benson 8th Invaders from Mars
Joseph Heller None 8th The Turing Test

List of mythological characters[edit]

  • The following are listed alphabetically. Note the names of those listed follows standard convention, rather than as credited in particular episodes, which differ slightly in some cases.
Mythological character Actor(s) Doctor Episode/Serial(s)
Achilles Cavan Kendall 1st The Myth Makers
Agamemnon Francis de Wolff 1st The Myth Makers
Cassandra Frances White 1st The Myth Makers
Cressida
(Vicki)
Maureen O'Brien 1st The Myth Makers
Chronos Marc Boyle
(physical performance)
3rd The Time Monster
Ingrid Bower
(voice)
Hector Alan Haywood 1st The Myth Makers
Horus Gabriel Woolf
(voice)
4th Pyramids of Mars
Lancelot John Greenwood 2nd The Mind Robber
Medusa Sue Pulford 2nd The Mind Robber
Menelaus Jack Melford 1st The Myth Makers
Minotaur David Prowse 3rd The Time Monster
Mordred Christopher Bowen 7th Battlefield
Morgan le Fay Jean Marsh 7th Battlefield
Odysseus Ivor Salter 1st The Myth Makers
Paris Barrie Ingham 1st The Myth Makers
Priam Max Adrian 1st The Myth Makers
Satan
(The Beast)
Gabriel Woolf
(voice)
10th "The Impossible Planet" / "The Satan Pit"
Set Gabriel Woolf 4th Pyramids of Mars
Troilus James Lynn 1st The Myth Makers

Fictional characters[edit]

  • The following are listed alphabetically. Note the names of those listed follows standard convention, rather than as credited in particular episodes, which differ slightly in some cases.
Fictional character Work of fiction
(original)
Author Actor(s) Doctor Episode/Serial(s)
Lloigor
(Animus)
The Lair of the Star-Spawn
(Cthulhu Mythos)
August Derleth and Mark Schorer Catherine Fleming
(voice)
1st The Web Planet
D'Artagnan The Three Musketeers Alexandre Dumas John Greenwood 2nd The Mind Robber
Lemuel Gulliver Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift Bernard Horsfall 2nd The Mind Robber
Rapunzel "Rapunzel"
(Children's and Household Tales)
Brothers Grimm Christine Pirie 2nd The Mind Robber

Those relating to the Cthulhu Mythos aren't revealed to be part of them in the television serials however in the novels.

Name-drops[edit]

See also List of Doctor Who supporting characters.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Shakespeare also appears in the Virgin Missing Adventures novel The Empire of Glass and the Big Finish Productions audio dramas The Kingmaker and The Time of the Daleks.
  2. ^ Napoleon also appears in the Past Doctor Adventures novel World Game and the Big Finish Productions audio dramas Mother Russia and The Curse of Davros.
  3. ^ Queen Victoria also appears in the Past Doctor Adventures novels Empire of Death and Imperial Moon.
  4. ^ Churchill also appears in the Past Doctor Adventures novels Players and The Shadow in the Glass.
  5. ^ Hitler also appears in the Past Doctor Adventures novels Players and The Shadow in the Glass and the Virgin New Adventures novel Timewyrm: Exodus.
  6. ^ Marlowe also appears in the Virgin Missing Adventures novel The Empire of Glass.
  7. ^ Fawkes and Catesby also appear in the Virgin Missing Adventures novel The Plotters.
  8. ^ Cromwell also appears in the Past Doctor Adventures novel The Roundheads and the Virgin New Adventures novel Nightshade.
  9. ^ Wellesley also appears in the Past Doctor Adventures novel World Game.
  10. ^ Rasputin also appears in the Past Doctor Adventures novel The Wages of Sin.