Doctor Who’s narrative has established the fact that the main roster of characters will be somewhat changed (or zhuzhed up in this instance), for a refreshing change in the series. This, automatically makes the cast the most significant feature of the series. Well.. one miscast of the Doctor and the whole new era would have to be closed off in a poor fashion. There have been instances.
Although the 21st-century incarnations have worked out pretty well so far, in the likes of Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and Matt Smith, with fans wording out the best amongst all three of them. On a similar note, the companions’ families have been quite memorable too- such as Donna’s grandfather Wilf, who strikes back to the Earthly roots, and also Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane, who got her own spin-off show after the Tennant era, till her death in 2011.
Right now, Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman have the responsibility to carry on the legacy. So let’s have a look at what the previous cast members have been up to, post-Doctor Who period.
12. Alex Kingston
She had a recurring role in Series 4 and 5, and one of the Series 6 story arcs revolved around her character of Professor River Song, part-Time Lord daughter of Rory and Amy, and the Doctor’s wife. Well, she has had quite a famed role in the long-running TV show, E.R.. She had also made appearances as Dinah Lance in Arrow, and Katharine in the upcoming biopic of writer Charles Bukowski, and also appeared in Oddysey. Moreover, she is going to appear in a Doctor Who Christmas special, as she reprises her role opposite Capaldi!
11. John Hurt
John Hurt has made guest appearances in the show’s 50th anniversary specials as the War Doctor, and yet it serves as a testament to the fact that it was only a brief role, as compared to his string of varied roles, such as the Elephant Man, Mr. Ollivander in the Harry Potter series, and a brief role in Alien. With a tight schedule in the coming years, as he can be seen in the upcoming The Last Panthers series and the Tarzan reboot, he was also knighted for his contribution to drama. Even though he had early-stage pancreatic cancer, he is on his way to recovery and has well-wishers all over the world.
10. Arthur Darvill
Arthur Darvill’s Rory Williams has had quite significant roles; since the well-famed, two-thousand-year-old plastic Roman (say what?). Since 2012, he has played the roles of Mephistopheles in Doctor Faustus, Long John Silver in Treasure Island, and had landed the lead role in his own Broadway musical. He has made appearances on TV too, including The Paradise, The White Queen, and as Rip Hunter in the upcoming CW show, Legends of Tomorrow.