Time Lord

by lawrenceconwayvulcan | created - 28 Jan 2017 | updated - 11 Oct 2017 | Public

Actors who have played the masters of time and space

1. William Hartnell

Actor | Carry On Sergeant

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

2. 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

3. Jon Pertwee

Actor | Doctor Who

Jon Pertwee is best known for his portrayal of the Third Doctor on the BBC's science-fiction television series Doctor Who (1963) from 1970 to 1974. He was also the first to play the role following the transition of BBC One from black and white to colour. His 60-year entertainment career included ...

The Doctor

4. 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

5. Peter Davison

Actor | Doctor Who

Peter Davison was born as Peter Malcolm Gordon Moffett on 13 April 1951 in Streatham, London. A decade later, he and his family - his parents, Sheila and Claude (an electrical engineer who hailed from British Guiana), and his sisters, Barbara, Pamela and Shirley, moved to Knaphill, Woking, Surrey, ...

The Doctor

6. 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 ...

The Doctor

7. Sylvester McCoy

Actor | The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Sylvester McCoy was born in Dunoon, Scotland. He spent much of his childhood in Dublin, Ireland. Before becoming an actor, as Percy Smith he trained as a priest, sold insurance and acted as a bodyguard for the Rolling Stones. He started his acting career as a part of the Ken Campbell Roadshow, at ...

The Doctor

8. Paul McGann

Actor | The Three Musketeers

Paul McGann was born on November 14, 1959 in Kensington, Liverpool, England. He is an actor, known for The Three Musketeers (1993), Alien³ (1992) and Withnail & I (1987). He has been married to Annie Milner since 1992. They have two children.

The Doctor

9. Christopher Eccleston

Actor | Doctor Who

Christopher Eccleston trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and first came to public attention as Derek Bentley in Let Him Have It (1991). However, it was a regular role in the television series Cracker (1993) that made him a recognizable figure in the United Kingdom. He appeared in the ...

The Doctor

10. 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

11. Matt Smith

Actor | Doctor Who

Matt Smith is an English actor who shot to fame in the UK aged 26 when he was cast by producer Steven Moffat as the Eleventh Doctor in the BBC's iconic science-fiction adventure series Doctor Who (2005).

Matthew Robert Smith was born and raised in Northampton, the son of Lynne (Fidler) and David ...

The Doctor

12. 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 ...

The Doctor

13. Jodie Whittaker

Actress | Doctor Who

Jodie Whittaker is an accomplished English actress who came to prominence after her breakout performance in Venus (2006), which was met with a string of nominations, including British Independent Film Award and Satellite Award nominations for "Most Promising Newcomer" and "Best Actress in a Motion ...

The Doctor

14. Richard Hurndall

Actor | Running Blind

A gaunt, intense character actor of striking presence, Richard Gibbon Hurndall was educated at Scarborough College and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He acted professionally from 1930, initially in repertory theatre and later with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon,...

The Doctor

15. 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), Hot Fuzz (2007) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011). He has been married to Rosanna Bradley since 1978. They have one child.

The Doctor

16. Peter Cushing

Actor | Star Wars

Peter Wilton Cushing was born on May 26, 1913 in Kenley, Surrey, England, to Nellie Maria (King) and George Edward Cushing, a quantity surveyor. He and his older brother David were raised first in Dulwich Village, a south London suburb, and then later back in Surrey. At an early age, Cushing was ...

The Doctor

17. Michael Jayston

Actor | Nicholas and Alexandra

Michael Jayston was born on October 29, 1935 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England as Michael James. He is an actor, known for Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), Zulu Dawn (1979) and Doctor Who (1963). He has been married to Elizabeth Ann Smithson since 1978. They have two children. He was previously...

The Valeyard

18. Toby Jones

Actor | The Hunger Games

Widely regarded as the one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native Great Britain and internationally, Toby Edward Heslewood Jones was born on September 7, 1966 in Hammersmith, London. His parents, Freddie Jones and Jennie Heslewood, are actors as well. Toby has two brothers: Rupert, ...

The Dream Doctor

19. John Hurt

Actor | Nineteen Eighty-Four

Widely regarded as one of the greatest stage and screen actors both in his native Great Britain and internationally, this transatlantic talent was born John Vincent Hurt on January 22, 1940 in Shirebrook, a coal mining village near the busy market town of Chesterfield, in Derbyshire, England. He is...

The War Doctor

20. Roger Delgado

Actor | Doctor Who

Born of a Spanish father and French mother in Whitechapel. Although most often called upon to play the villain (due to his dark good looks and sinister beard), he also had a career as a voice actor on BBC Radio appearing on such programs as the "Morning Story". He was a notable 'The Master' in many...

The Master

21. Peter Pratt

Actor | Doctor Who

Peter Pratt was born on March 21, 1923 in Eastbourne, East Sussex, England as Peter William Pratt. He was an actor, known for Doctor Who (1963), Thursday Theatre (1964) and Theatre 625 (1964). He died on January 11, 1995 in London, England.

The Master

22. Geoffrey Beevers

Actor | Clash of the Titans

Geoffrey Beevers was born in 1941 in Chichester, Sussex, England. He is an actor, known for Clash of the Titans (2010), Miss Potter (2006) and Legend (2015). He was previously married to Caroline John.

The Master

23. Anthony Ainley

Actor | Doctor Who

Anthony Ainley was a notable British actor and a member of a distinguished British acting family. His brother was Richard Ainley (1910-1967) and his father Henry Ainley (1879-1945). He worked in the theatre for many years and eventually found work in various historical film dramas in the 1970s. ...

The Master

24. Eric Roberts

Actor | Head Full of Honey

Roberts is an Academy Award nominee for his role in Runaway Train, and a three-time Golden Globe nominee for Runaway Train, Star 80, and King of the Gypsies.

In addition, Roberts received acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival for his role in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints and It's My Party. He ...

The Master

25. John Simm

Actor | Life on Mars

John Simm was born on 10 July 1970 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, and grew up in Nelson, Lancashire. He attended Edge End High School, Nelson, Lancashire, followed by Blackpool Drama College at 16 and the Drama Centre, London, at 19. He lives with his wife, actress Kate Magowan, and their children Ryan ...

The Master

26. Derek Jacobi

Actor | Gladiator

Preeminent British classical actor of the first post-Olivier generation, Derek Jacobi was knighted in 1994 for his services to the theatre, and, in fact, is only the second to enjoy the honor of holding TWO knighthoods, Danish and English (Olivier was the other). Modest and unassuming in nature, ...

The Professor

27. Michelle Gomez

Actress | Green Wing

Michelle Gomez was born on November 23, 1966 in Glasgow, Scotland. She is known for her work on Green Wing (2004), Doctor Who (2005) and The Book Group (2002). She has been married to Jack Davenport since May 1, 2000. They have one child.

Missy

28. 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

29. 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)...

Romana

30. Angus MacKay

Actor | Doctor Who

Angus Newton Mackay (15 July 1926 - 8 June 2013) was an actor.

Despite his Scottish name Angus Mackay was a most English performer. Usually bespectacled and always fastidious, he was forever popping up on television playing repressed and officious factotums, effete Etonians or kindly clergymen. Some...

Borusa

31. John Arnatt

Actor | A Challenge for Robin Hood

John Edwin Arnatt was born in Petrograd on the eve of the Russian Revolution, the son of a manager for Vauxhall Motors. Forced to leave Russia during the turmoil, his family returned to England where John was schooled at Epworth College and later trained for acting at RADA. On stage from 1936, he ...

Borusa

32. Leonard Sachs

Actor | Thunderball

Leonard Sachs was born on September 26, 1909 in Roodeport, Transvaal, South Africa as Leonard Meyer Sachs. He was an actor and director, known for Thunderball (1965), John Wesley (1954) and Doctor Who (1963). He was married to Eleanor Summerfield. He died on June 15, 1990 in Westminster, London, ...

Borusa

33. Philip Latham

Actor | Dracula: Prince of Darkness

Philip Latham was born on January 17, 1929 in Essex, England as Charles Philip Latham. He is an actor, known for Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966), The Treasure Seekers (1961) and Middlemarch (1968). He was previously married to Eve Latham.

Borusa

34. Timothy Dalton

Actor | The Living Daylights

At a consistently lean 6' 2", green-eyed Timothy Dalton may very well be one of the last of the dying breed of swashbuckling, classically trained Shakespearean actors who have forged simultaneous successful careers in theater, television and film. He has been comparison-shopped roundly for stepping...

Rassilon

35. Donald Sumpter

Actor | In the Heart of the Sea

Donald Sumpter was born on February 13, 1943 in Brixworth, Northamptonshire, England as Donald A Sumpter. He is an actor, known for In the Heart of the Sea (2015), The Constant Gardener (2005) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011).

Rassilon

36. Peter Butterworth

Actor | Carry On... Up the Khyber

Peter Butterworth's promising career in the British Navy Fleet Air Arm ended when the plane which he was flying was shot down by the Germans in WW II and he was placed in a POW camp. There he became close friends with Talbot Rothwell (later a writer on the "Carry On" series, on which Butterworth ...

The Monk

37. Kate O'Mara

Actress | Doctor Who

Kate O'Mara was born Frances Meredith Carroll on August 10, 1939 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. A hard-looking brunette with high cheekbones, Kate was the daughter of actress Hazel Bainbridge and John Carroll and prodded into performing as a child. Educated at the Aida Foster School, she ...

The Rani

38. Stephen Thorne

Actor | Death of an Expert Witness

Stephen Thorne was born on March 2, 1935 in London, England as Stephen John Thorne. He was an actor, known for Death of an Expert Witness (1983), Doctor Who (1963) and Runaway (1984). He was married to Barbara Sykes. He died on May 26, 2019 in the UK.

Omega

39. Ian Collier

Actor | Doctor Who

Ian Collier was born on January 25, 1943. He was an actor, known for Doctor Who (1963), Poirot (1989) and Hamlet (1969). He died on October 1, 2008 in London, England.

Omega

40. Edward Brayshaw

Actor | The Further Adventures of the Musketeers

Edward Brayshaw was born on October 18, 1933 in Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia as Edward John Brayshaw. He was an actor, known for The Further Adventures of the Musketeers (1967), The Three Musketeers (1966) and Doctor Who (1963). He died on December 28, 1990 in London, England.

The War Chief

41. Bernard Horsfall

Actor | Braveheart

He was educated at Rugby where he became interested in acting. He spent a year in Canada studying agriculture then returned to England and taught at a prep school in Surrey. In 1950 he joined the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and on completing the course joined and toured with Dundee ...

First Time Lord/Goth

42. George Pravda

Actor | Thunderball

George Pravda was born on June 19, 1918 in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary as Jirí Pravda. He was an actor, known for Thunderball (1965), The Man in the Mirror (1966) and The Monsters (1962). He was married to Hana Maria Pravda. He died on April 30, 1985 in London, England.

Sprandall

43. Erik Chitty

Actor | Doctor Zhivago

Erik Chitty was born on July 8, 1907 in Dover, Kent, England. He was an actor, known for Doctor Zhivago (1965), A Bridge Too Far (1977) and Please Sir! (1971). He was married to Hester Bevan (actress). He died on July 22, 1977 in London, England.

Engin

44. Barry Jackson

Actor | Wimbledon

Barry Jackson was born on March 29, 1938 in Birmingham, England. He is known for his work on Wimbledon (2004), Barry Lyndon (1975) and Midsomer Murders (1997). He was married to Denise. He died on December 5, 2013 in London, England.

Drax

45. Michael Gough

Actor | Batman & Robin

Tony Award-winning English actor Michael Gough, best known for playing the butler Alfred Pennyworth in the first four Batman (1989, 1992, 1995 & 1997) movies and for playing the arch-criminal Dr. Clement Armstrong in The Avengers (1961) episode "The Cybernauts", was an accomplished performer on ...

Hedin

46. Elspet Gray

Actress | Four Weddings and a Funeral

Elspet Gray was born on April 12, 1929 in Inverness, Inverness Shire, Scotland as Elspeth Jean MacGregor-Gray. She was an actress, known for Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Six with Rix (1972) and Doctor Who (1963). She was married to Brian Rix. She died on February 18, 2013 in London, England.

Thalia

47. Paul Jerricho

Actor | The Whistleblower

Paul Jerricho was born on November 18, 1948 in England. He is an actor, known for The Whistleblower (2010), Doctor Who (1963) and Triangle (1981). He was previously married to Barbara Kinghorn.

The Castellan

48. Dinah Sheridan

Actress | The Railway Children

Dinah Sheridan was considered the quintessential English rose. With an alertness, elegance and quiet beauty second to none, she won the hearts of war-torn England during WWII. Born Dinah Nadyejda Ginsburg in Hampstead in 1920, her Russian father and German mother were photographers to the Royal ...

Flavia

49. Maurice Denham

Actor | The Day of the Jackal

Born in Beckenham, Kent, English character actor Maurice Denham first came to public notice in the 1940s on radio, appearing on many of the most popular comedy series of the day in a variety of characters. His debut in films came in 1947 with The Smugglers (1947). His talents came to the forefront ...

Azmael

50. Lynda Bellingham

Actress | Romanovy: Ventsenosnaya semya

Lynda Bellingham played many roles during her five-decade professional career, but became synonymous with one. "Being a mum making gravy was not quite how I had seen my career advancing," she said once. But between 1983 and 1999 that's what she did in 42 "episodes" of an award-winning TV ad. Since ...

The Inquister

51. James Bree

Actor | On Her Majesty's Secret Service

James Bree was born on July 20, 1923 in East Coker, Somerset, England as James Rutherford Worsfold Thomson. He was an actor, known for On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), The Donati Conspiracy (1973) and Doctor Who (1963). He died on December 1, 2008 in London, England.

Keeper of the Matrix

52. Claire Bloom

Actress | The King's Speech

Age has not taken the flower off this Bloom. The well-known and respected stage, screen and television actress Claire Bloom, originally named Patricia Claire Blume, continues to be in demand as an octogenarian actress and looks as beautiful as ever.

She was born Patricia Claire Blume on February 15,...

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