The Doctor's Companions/Freinds

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1. Carole Ann Ford

Actress | The Day of the Triffids

Carole Ann Ford was born in June 1940 and first appeared in a film at the age of eight. Following acting and elocution lessons, she started doing commercials and walk-on work, and her first proper role was in the play "Women of the Streets." She continued working in theatre, film (including ...

Susan Foreman

2. William Russell

Actor | The Great Escape

William Russell was born William Russell Enoch on 19 November 1924, in Sunderland, County Durham, England, to Eva Compston (Pile) and Alfred James Enoch. He became interested in acting at an early age. He was involved in organizing entertainments during his national service in the Royal Air Force ...

Ian Chesterton

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

4. Maureen O'Brien

Actress | The Lost Boys

After studying for a teaching diploma at the Central School of Speech and Drama, Maureen O'Brien became a founding member of the Everyman Theatre in her native Liverpool. About three months later she was persuaded to audition for the part of Vicki on Doctor Who. She was reluctant to accept the role...

Vicki

5. 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...

Steven Taylor

6. Adrienne Hill

Actress | Doctor Who

Plymouth-born Adrienne Hill trained in acting at the Bristol Old Vic, then spent some time with the Old Vic Company in London, followed by eight years' work in repertory theatre. Having been spotted by Doctor Who production assistant Viktors Ritelis while understudying for Maggie Smith in a play ...

Katarina

7. Jean Marsh

Actress | Willow

Born in London, Jean Marsh became interested in show business while taking dancing and mime classes as therapy for a childhood illness. After attending a charm school and working as a model, she started acting in repertory and took voice lessons. Her repertory work was supplemented by a number of ...

Sara Kingdom

8. Jackie Lane

Actress | Doctor Who

Jackie Lane was born 10 July 1947 in Manchester, England. In 1963 she was playing the part of the secretary in "Compact" when she was offered the part of the Doctor's grand-daughter, Susan, but decided that she did not want to be tied down to a year's contract. In 1966, however, having had only ...

Dodo Chaplet

9. Michael Craze

Actor | Doctor Who

Michael Craze was born on 29 November 1942 in Cornwall and got into acting quite by chance as, at the age of twelve, he discovered through Boy Scout Gang Shows that he had a perfect boy soprano voice. This led him to win parts in "The King and I" and "Plain and Fancy", both at Drury Lane, and "Damn...

Ben Jackson

10. Anneke Wills

Actress | The Avengers

Anneke Wills made her acting debut at age eleven in a film called Child's Play (1954). She then studied at a drama school, the Arts Educational, for about four years, winning many children's TV and theatre roles. Subsequently, she enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, but did not complete ...

Polly

11. Frazer Hines

Actor | Doctor Who

Frazer Hines has a particular distinction in the world of Doctor Who (1963) as the most prolific companion in the original 26-year run of the series; only the first four Doctors, William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker, appeared in more episodes. He was born and raised in ...

Jamie McCrimmon

12. Deborah Watling

Actress | The Invisible Man

Born on 2 January 1948, Deborah Watling grew up in an acting family. She attended stage school after failing her O level exams, but left after three weeks and got herself an agent. She then landed the part of Alice in a BBC play "The Life of Lewis Carroll" (aka The Wednesday Play: Alice (1965)). ...

Victoria Waterfield

13. Wendy Padbury

Actress | The Blood on Satan's Claw

Wendy Padbury trained at the Aida Foster Stage School and made her TV debut on the BBC arts programme "Monitor" soon after starting the course. More TV work followed and, by the age of seventeen, she had landed a regular role in the ATV soap opera Crossroads (1964). Soon after this, she applied for...

Zoe Heriot

14. John Levene

Actor | BeetleBorgs

John Levene (real name John Anthony Woods) left home at the age of 21 and travelled to London. He was working in a men's clothing store when he met Telly Savalas (who was making the film "The Dirty Dozen") and he was inspired to become an actor. He joined an agency which provided walk-on actors. He...

Sergeant John Benton

15. 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/Brigider Lethbridge-Stewart

16. Richard Franklin

Director | Hotel Sorrento

Writer, director and producer Richard Franklin was born on July 15, 1948 in Melbourne, Australia. Infatuated with cinema at an early age, Franklin first began making 8mm films at age 10. Franklin saw Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" two years later and was hooked on movies for life. Richard enrolled at ...

Captain Mike Yates

17. Caroline John

Actress | Love Actually

Of the many satellites that have orbited the eleven (to date) incarnations of 'the Doctor' between 1963 and the present, one of the brightest was Caroline John. Not only was she the most beautiful of the companions, but also stood out for her resourcefulness and intelligence. Having submitted a ...

Liz Shaw

18. Katy Manning

Actress | When Darkness Falls

Katy Manning trained as an actress at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. In 1971, she became known to millions of British television viewers when she joined Doctor Who (1963) as the companion Jo Grant, which she played for three seasons opposite Jon Pertwee as the Doctor until 1973. ...

Jo Jones

19. Elisabeth Sladen

Actress | Doctor Who

Elisabeth Sladen was born in Liverpool, England. She attended drama school for two years before joining the local repertory theatre in her home town of Liverpool. She met actor Brian Miller during her first production there and they were later married after meeting again in Manchester, three years ...

Sarah Jane Smith

20. Ian Marter

Actor | Doctor Faustus

Ian Marter left university in 1969 and joined the Bristol Old Vic as an acting stage manager. In 1970, producer Barry Letts considered him for the role of Captain Mike Yates in Doctor Who: Terror of the Autons: Episode One (1971), but it ultimately went to Richard Franklin. However, Letts ...

Harry Sullivan

21. Louise Jameson

Actress | Doctor Who

Louise Jameson is a classically trained actress whose first love is the stage but she also became known to millions of British television viewers through her roles in such hugely popular television series as Doctor Who (1963), Tenko (1981), Bergerac (1981) and EastEnders (1985).

Jameson had formal ...

Leela

22. John Leeson

Actor | Doctor Who

After leaving school, John Leeson worked in a bookshop, and then as a porter in the Leicester Royal Infirmary Hospital. He joined the Leicester Dramatic Society and ultimately applied for and won a place at RADA. On leaving the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he worked in repertory and pantomimes, ...

K-9

23. David Brierly

Actor | On the Game

David Brierly was born in 1935 in Yorkshire, England. He was an actor, known for Sex Through the Ages (1974), Doctor Who (1963) and Doctor Who: Shada (1992). He died on June 10, 2008.

K-9

24. 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

25. 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 II

26. Matthew Waterhouse

Actor | Doctor Who

Matthew Waterhouse was born the son of a company solicitor. He joined the BBC as a clerk, working in the news and information department, while also pursuing an acting career. His first TV role was as a public schoolboy in "To Serve Them All My Days" (1980). He had not even started working on that ...

Adric

27. 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, ...

Nyss

28. Janet Fielding

Actress | Doctor Who

Janet Mahoney - now better known by her stage name of Janet Fielding - was born in Brisbane, Australia, in 1953. She gained A levels in Physics, Chemistry and Maths and joined Queensland University, where she first took up acting. After leaving university she worked with an English writer/director ...

Tegan Jovanka

29. Mark Strickson

Actor | A Christmas Carol

Born in Statford-on-Avon, Mark Strickson was brought up in the small village of Ilmington. His father was a professional musician and Strickson had learned to play several instruments - as well as singing in the Trinity Church choir - by the time he went to grammar school, where he continued his ...

Vislor Turlough

30. Gerald Flood

Actor | Patton

Gerald Flood was born in Portsmouth, son of a Naval family. He was a wireless operator during the War and worked as a filing clerk after the War ended until he landed a job with the Farnham Repertory Company. It was there that he met his future wife, Anne. He toured in rep, and appeared in ...

Kamelion

31. Nicola Bryant

Actress | Doctor Who

Nicola Bryant was born the daughter of a heating engineer, in 1960, in Surrey, England. She began her training in dance and music at the age of three, studying classical ballet, then jazz and tap dance, the piano, flute and guitar, and finally acting at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. ...

Peri Brown

32. Bonnie Langford

Actress | EastEnders

Bonita Melody Lysette Langford was born on 22 July 1964 in Hampton Court, Surrey. By the age of six she had won Hughie Green's Opportunity Knocks (1956) television talent contest and gained membership of Equity. Later she trained at the Arts Educational and Italia Conti stage schools in London. By ...

Mel Bush

33. Sophie Aldred

Actress | Doctor Who

Sophie Aldred was born in Greenwich, England and brought up in Blackhealth, South East London. After leaving school, she attended Manchester University, where she took a degree in drama. From university she sang in working men's clubs to obtain her Equity Card, then worked in a children's theatre, ...

Ace

34. Daphne Ashbrook

Actress | Doctor Who

Daphne Ashbrook was born on January 30, 1963 in Long Beach, California, USA as Daphne Lee Ashbrook. She is an actress and writer, known for Doctor Who (1996), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) and JAG (1995).

Dr. Grace Holloway

35. Billie Piper

Actress | Secret Diary of a Call Girl

Billie Piper studied at the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School. She caught the eyes of record producers who were interested in signing a young vocalist when she was the poster girl for the ad campaign of a British pop music magazine, "Smash Hits". She released her first single, "Because We ...

Rose Tyler

36. Camille Coduri

Actress | A Prayer for the Dying

Camille Coduri was born on April 18, 1965 in Wandsworth, London, England as Camille F. Coduri. She is an actress, known for A Prayer for the Dying (1987), King Ralph (1991) and 4.3.2.1. (2010). She has been married to Christopher Fulford since April 1992. They have two children.

Jackie Tyler

37. Noel Clarke

Actor | Brotherhood

Noel Clarke was born on December 6, 1975 in London, England as Noel Anthony Clarke. He is an actor and producer, known for Brotherhood (2016), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) and Mute (2018). He is married to Iris Da-Silva. They have two children.

Mickey Smith

38. Bruno Langley

Actor | Coronation Street

Bruno Langley was born on March 21, 1983 in Devon, England. He is an actor, known for Coronation Street (1960), Doctor Who (2005) and TV Burp (2001).

Adam Mitchell

39. John Barrowman

Actor | Torchwood

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, and raised in Joliet, Illinois. He returned to the UK, for a 6 month Shakespeare semester with the United States International University of San Diego, but left to star in the musical production of "Anything Goes," with Elaine Page. He went on to star in "Miss Saigon," "...

Captain Jack Harkness

40. Catherine Tate

Actress | The Catherine Tate Show

Catherine Tate is an English actress and comedian, primarily known for the role of Donna Noble in the "Doctor Who" franchise.

Tate was born as "Catherine Ford" during 1968, in Bloomsbury. Bloomsbury is a district of the London Borough of Camden, known as the home of several of London's museums, ...

Donna Noble

41. 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).

Martha Jones

42. Kylie Minogue

Actress | Moulin Rouge!

Kylie Ann Minogue was born on 28 May, 1968. The eldest of three children, Kylie's acting career began early, but it was her role as "Charlene" in the Australian soap, Neighbours (1985), which established Kylie as an international star. Her singing career began, purely by accident, when a record ...

Astrid Peth

43. Russell Tovey

Actor | Grabbers

Russell Tovey was born on November 14, 1981 in Essex, England as Russell George Tovey. He is an actor and producer, known for Grabbers (2012), Being Human (2008) and The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012).

Midshipman Alonso Frame

44. Bernard Cribbins

Actor | The Railway Children

An actor since the age of 14, Bernard Cribbins had become a major star on the London stage by his mid-20s, but it was another ten years before he became a national star by his success in film comedies and with a string of hit records. He appeared in several of the "Carry On" series, and also ...

Wilfred Mott

45. Georgia Moffett

Actress | Bonkers

Georgia Moffett was born on December 25, 1984 in London, England as Georgia Elizabeth Moffett. She is an actress and producer, known for Bonkers (2007), Doctor Who: Dreamland (2009) and Doctor Who (2005). She has been married to David Tennant since December 30, 2011. They have five children.

Jenny

46. David Morrissey

Actor | The Walking Dead

David Morrissey started acting at Everyman's Youth Theatre in Liverpool, where he was born and raised. He made an auspicious debut in One Summer (1983), a series about two Liverpool runaways. Following a degree at RADA, he worked with the theatre company Cheek By Jowl. He has also worked at theatre...

Jackson Lake

47. Michelle Ryan

Actress | Bionic Woman

Michelle Ryan was born on April 22nd, 1984 in Enfield, Middlesex, England.

She started her career performing in a Dance Gala at The London Palladium with "Wayne Sleep" (1998), with her first television role being "Dolores" in the children's program, The Worst Witch: Fair Is Foul and Fouls Are Fair (...

Lady Christina De Souza

48. Lindsay Duncan

Actress | Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Lindsay Duncan was born on November 7, 1950 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Lindsay Vere Duncan. She is known for her work on Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), About Time (2013) and Gifted (2017). She is married to Hilton McRae. They have one child.

Captain Adelaide Brooke

49. Alex Kingston

Actress | ER

Alex Kingston was born on March 11, 1963 in London, England as Alexandra Elizabeth Kingston. She is an actress, known for ER (1994), Doctor Who (2005) and Alpha Dog (2006). She has been married to Jonathan Stamp since July 18, 2015. She was previously married to Florian Haertel and Ralph Fiennes.

River Song

50. 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 ...

Amelia Pond

51. Arthur Darvill

Actor | Doctor Who

Thomas Arthur Darvill, known professionally as Arthur Darvill, is an English actor and musician. He is perhaps most recognized as Rory Williams, one of the Eleventh Doctor's companions in Doctor Who (2005), and as Rev. Paul Coates in Broadchurch (2013). In 2013-2014 he appeared in the lead role in ...

Rory Williams

52. Neve McIntosh

Actress | Gormenghast

Neve McIntosh (born Carol McIntosh on 9 April 1972) is a Scottish actress.

Born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, McIntosh grew up in Edinburgh, where she attended Boroughmuir High School. She was a member of Edinburgh Youth Theatre in the late 1980s, appearing in Mother Goose and Doctor in the House. She ...

Madame Vastra

53. Catrin Stewart

Actress | Connie

Catrin Stewart is an actress, known for Connie (2016), Doctor Who (2005) and Stella (2012).

Jenny Flint

54. Dan Starkey

Actor | Wizards vs. Aliens

Dan Starkey is an actor, known for Wizards vs. Aliens (2012), Doctor Who (2005) and Class Dismissed (2016).

Commander Strax

55. Jenna Coleman

Actress | Victoria

Jenna-Louise Coleman (born 27 April 1986), professionally known as Jenna Coleman, is an English actress and model. Coleman was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, and began her acting career at an early age as a member of a theatre company called In Yer Space. She attended Arnold School, where ...

Clara Oswald

56. Jemma Redgrave

Actress | Howards End

Jemma Redgrave was born on January 14, 1965 in London, England as Jemima Redgrave. She is an actress, known for Howards End (1992), I'll Be There (2003) and The Grid (2004). She has been married to Tim Owen since 1992. They have two children.

Kate Stewart

57. Ingrid Oliver

Actress | Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging

Ingrid Oliver was born in 1977 in London, England. She is an actress and writer, known for Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008), The Hustle (2019) and Doctor Who (2005).

Petronella Osgood

58. Billie Piper

Actress | Secret Diary of a Call Girl

Billie Piper studied at the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School. She caught the eyes of record producers who were interested in signing a young vocalist when she was the poster girl for the ad campaign of a British pop music magazine, "Smash Hits". She released her first single, "Because We ...

The Moment Entity

59. Pearl Mackie

Actress | Doctor Who

Pearl Mackie was born on May 29, 1987 in Brixton, London, England. She is an actress, known for Doctor Who (2005), The Deal (2020) and Forest 404 (2019).

Bill Potts

60. Matt Lucas

Actor | Little Britain

Matt Lucas was born on March 5, 1974 in Paddington, London, England as Matthew Richard Lucas. He is an actor and writer, known for Little Britain (2003), Bridesmaids (2011) and Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016). He was previously married to Kevin McGee.

Nardole

61. 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 ...

Captain Lethbridge-Stewart

62. Tosin Cole

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Tosin Cole was born 23 July 1992. He is a British actor known for his roles in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) as Lieutenant Bastian, EastEnders: E20 (2010) as Sol Levi, and Hollyoaks (1995) as Neil Cooper. Cole began his acting career in 2009 around the age of 17, in a modern day...

Ryan Sinclair

63. Mandip Gill

Actress | Doctor Who

Mandip Gill studied BA Hons Acting at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston, Lancashire. Whilst there, she met with different directors and practitioners. She later graduated and became a regular on the program Hollyoaks, set in Chester, UK.

Yasmin Khan

64. Bradley Walsh

Actor | Coronation Street

Bradley Walsh was born on June 4, 1960 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Coronation Street (1960), Law & Order: UK (2009) and Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001). He has been married to Donna Derby since 1997. They have one child.

Graham O'Brien



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