‘Doctor Who’ Cast: Where Are They Now?


Matt Smith (The Eleventh Doctor) – Then

Matt Smith first appeared as the Eleventh Doctor in 2010, in the final scene of the episode “The End of Time”. The Eleventh Doctor, had a young appearance which was a stark contrast to his years of wisdom. He enjoyed wearing bow ties and fezzes as well as eating fish fingers and custard together. Smith, last appeared as The Doctor, in the 2014 episode “Deep Breath,” before the doctor once again regenerated.


Matt Smith (The Eleventh Doctor) – Now

Since leaving “Doctor Who”, Matt Smith has landed roles in several feature films. In 2015, he portrayed the physical embodiment of Skynet in “Terminator Genisys”, and, in 2016, he portrayed Parson Collins in “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”. His most recent on-screen role was as Prince Philip in the Netflix series “The Crown”. He also appeared in stage productions such as the musical adaptation of “American Psycho” and “Unreachable”.


Alex Kingston (River Song) – Then

Professor River Song, born Melody Pond, was the daughter of Amy Pond and Rory Williams. She was born on the TARDIS and had both human and time lord DNA. She had the ability to regenerate and had great wisdom of time and space. She loved The Doctor and the two had a long relationship. Her love for him was evident when she gave up her power to regenerate to save his life.


Alex Kingston (River Song) – Now

Before appearing as River Song on “Doctor Who” for the first time in 2008, Alex Kingston had already had a respectable acting resume. As she only appeared sporadically on the series, through 2015, she landed several roles while still on the show. She appeared on TV series such as “E.R.”, “Hope Springs”, and “Chasing Shadows”. 2016 was also a big year for her as she appeared in several hit series such as “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”, “Blue Bloods” and “Arrow”.


Billie Piper (Rose Tyler) – Then

Rose Tyler’s life was turned upside down when The Doctor blew up her workplace. After beginning to time travel with him, she began developing feelings for The Doctor, despite being the girlfriend of Mickey Smith. Nicknamed the “Bad Wolf”, Rose caused a temporal paradox, which eventually led to the Doctor’s regeneration. Her dream to live out her life with The Doctor was fulfilled when the human 10th doctor came to live with her in her new universe.

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Billie Piper (Rose Tyler) – Now

The year after her last appearance on “Doctor Who”, Billie Piper landed a role on the new Showtime series “Penny Dreadful”. She played the role of Lily until the series ended in 2016. In 2016, she appeared as Young Vic in a stage adaption of Federico García Lorca’s 1934 play “Yerma”. The play was live streamed across the UK and she received critical acclaim. She won 6 awards for her performance, making it one of the most awarded stage performances in British history. She is currently filming the TV mini-series, “Collateral”, which is set to be released in 2018.


Noel Clarke (Mickey Smith) – Then

Mickey Smith was the boyfriend of Rose Tyler, until she began her adventures with The Doctor. Although he originally resented The Doctor, and vice versa, after working together in a few mishaps, they both gained trust for each. Mickey remained on his parallel Earth, as there was nothing left for him on his original Earth. He eventually married Martha and the two became freelance alien fighters.


Noel Clarke (Mickey Smith) – Now

Noel Clarke originally left the series in 2006. But, he reprised his role of Mickey, in an episode in 2008 and in 2010. He has appeared in several films such as “Star Trek: Into Darkness” and “Centurion”. He has also dabbled in writing several productions, in which he also starred, including “Fast Girls”, “Storage 24”, and “Brotherhood”.


Catherine Tate (Donna Noble) – Then

Catherine Tate played the role of the Tenth Doctor’s companion, Donna Noble. When Donna was originally casted in the role, show producers only intended having her appear for a short time, as they thought her character would annoy viewers. However, she was much more liked by viewers, so they made her an ongoing companion. She was described as one of the most important people in all creation as she saved reality from the Daleks and Davros.


Catherine Tate (Donna Noble) – Now

Catherine Tate left “Doctor Who” in 2010. The following year, she landed the recurring role of Nellie Bertram on the U.S. version of “The Office”. She played Nellie until the series ended in 2016. In late 2016, she began touring around the UK in “The Catherine Tate Show Live”, where she played several characters. In 2017, it was announced she would voice the character of Magica De Spell in the animated series “DuckTales”.


Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones) – Then

Freema Agyeman first appeared on “Doctor Who”, in 2006, as Adeola. She returned in 2007, as Martha Jones. After the hospital she was working at was transported to the moon, Martha Jones began traveling with the tenth Doctor. She fell in love with The Doctor. But, unfortunately he did not return those feelings, so she stopped traveling with him. She eventually went onto marry Mickey and became a freelance alien fighter.


Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones) – Now

From 2009-2011, Freema Agyeman had a starring role in “Law & Order: UK”. Soon after, she played the role of fashionista Larisa on the CW series “The Carrie Diaries”. More recently, beginning in 2015, she played Amanita Caplan on the Netflix series “Sense8”. She will appear as Caplan one last time in 2018, for the “Sense8 Finale Special”. Freeman also recently appeared in the stage production of “Apologia”, alongside “Grease” star, Stockard Channing.


Daphne Ashbrook (Dr. Grace Holloway) – Then

Dr. Grace Holloway, portrayed by Daphne Ashbrook, may be best remembered for trying to revive the Seventh Doctor, however, she killed him because she was not aware he was an alien with two hearts. After he regenerated, she became the companion of the Eighth Doctor. Grace also caused lots of controversy as she was the first companion to have a romantic relationship with The Doctor.


Daphne Ashbrook (Dr. Grace Holloway) – Now

Daphne Ashbrook only portrayed Dr. Grace Holloway in 1996’s “Doctor Who: The Movie”. After “Doctor Who”, Ashbrook had short stints on series such as “JAG”, “The O.C.” and “Hollywood Heights”. Ashbrook has also dabbled in other aspects of the entertainment industry such as singing. She released her first CD in 2010, which received positive reviews. In 2012, she released her memoir “Dead Woman Laughing”.


Christopher Eccleston (The Ninth Doctor) – Then

Christopher Eccleston played the first doctor, after the series revival in 2005. Despite only playing The Ninth Doctor, for a short season, he was loved by fans. The Ninth Doctor saw his demise after having to absorb energy from Rose, after she destroyed the Daleks.


Christopher Eccleston (The Ninth Doctor) – Now

Since departing “Doctor Who”, in 2005, Christopher Eccleston has appeared in several popular TV series and movies. He had recurring roles on “Heroes”, “The Leftovers” and “The A Word”. He had roles in feature films such as “Thor: The Dark World ” and “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”. He is currently filming the TV movie, “King Lear”.


John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness) – Then

Captain Jack Harkness was the alias of Javic Putor Thane, who was a con man and Time Agent from the 51st century. After being killed by the Daleks, Rose resurrects Harkness, which in turn makes him immortal. John Barrowman, went on to star in a spin-off series based around Harkness, called “Torchwood”.


John Barrowman (Jack Harkness) – Now

Aside from “Torchwood”, John Barrowman had recurring roles on series such as “Desperate Housewives”, “Arrow” and “Legends of Tomorrow”. Along with on-camera acting, Barrowman does stage performances, and is well-known amongst the musical community. He has also written several books including a memoir.


Sophie Aldred (Dorothy Gale “Ace” McShane) – Then

Dorothy Gale McShane, better known as Ace, was a born on Earth, but during her teenage years, she got caught up in a Time Storm and was sent to Svartos, in the future. It is on Svartos that she meets and becomes the companion of the Seventh Doctor. Although tough on the outside, she is extremely Loyal to the Doctor. Allegedly, if the series had continued after 1989, Ace was going to train to become a Time Lord.

Sophie Aldred (Dorothy Gale “Ace” McShane) – Now

Sophie Aldred played Ace from 1987-1989. She reprised her role from 2001-2002, for the TV mini-series “Doctor Who: Death Comes to Time”. Since then, Aldred has done most of her acting work in children’s productions. She has worked on series such as “Bananas in Pyjamas”, “Bob the Builder” and “Tree Fu Tom”. In 2016, she played Ace, one more time, in the short film “Tale of a Timelord”.


Eric Roberts (The Master) – Then

Eric Roberts played The Master, in the 1996 film “Doctor Who: The Movie”. The Master is condemned to death in the beginning of the film by the Daleks. However, he finds way to obtain a new set of regenerations. As of 2017, Eric Roberts is the only American-born actor to landed a major role in any production of the “Doctor Who” franchise.


Eric Roberts (The Master) – Now

Eric Roberts has had an extremely successful career since “Doctor Who”. With over 480 acting credits to his name, Roberts had appeared in hit films such as “The Dark Knight”, “Inherent Vice” and “The Expendables”. He is currently credited with roles in multiple films that have yet to be released. He has also recently dabbled in producing and is expecting 2 of his works to be released in 2018.

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James Corden (Craig Owens) – Then

James Corden, played Craig Owens, the Eleventh Doctor’s flatmate, in 2010 and 2011. Despite only appearing on a few episodes, Craig and The Doctor had some comedic earthbound adventures together, including defeating the Cybermen. The Doctor helped Craig express his true feelings to Sophie. Craig and Sophie eventually married and had a son together.


James Corden (Craig Owens) – Now

James Corden career really took off after appearing on “Doctor Who”. He landed roles in films such as “Begin Again”, “Into The Woods”, and “Trolls”. However, today he is best known as the host of “The Late Late Show with James Corden”. He has several segments which always go viral, such as “Carpool Karaoke”, where he sings with musicians while driving.


David Tennant (The Tenth Doctor) – Then

From the outside looking in, the Tenth Doctor, played by David Tennant, seemed like an outgoing and friendly being. However, deep down, he was dark and unforgiving. These traits led to destruction of anyone who threatened those he held dear. He was the only doctor to abort one of his regenerations and chose to channel it into his spare hand without changing his appearance. Nuclear radiation was the final foe that ended the tenth doctor.

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David Tennant (The Tenth Doctor) – Now

David Tennant originally left the series in 2010. However, he returned for one episode in 2013. Tennant gained a huge following from “Doctor Who”, which can be seen in the many roles he has played since leaving the series. He had recurring roles on series “Gracepoint”, “Broadchurch” and “Jessica Jones”. You can expect to see Tennant in several productions that are set to be released in 2018.


Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) – Then

Jenna Coleman played The Doctor’s companion, Clara Oswald, from 2012-2015. Despite being told Clara was an ordinary girl, the Doctor knew this wasn’t the truth as he had encountered two other versions of her. Her true nature was eventually revealed during one of their adventures. After “dying”, she is restored by The Doctor. However, she decided she would like to die in Gallifrey to restore the timeline, but took the long way there.


Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) – Now

The following year, after departing “Doctor Who”, Jenna Coleman appeared in the hit film “Me Before You”. Her most recent role was as the title character in the TV drama “Victoria”. For her performance as Queen Victoria, Cole was nominated for a National Television Award and won the Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama TV Series. The show was recently renewed for a second series by ITV, in September 2017.


Tom Baker (The Fourth Doctor) – Then

Despite the Third Doctor’s exile, The Fourth Doctor was full of wanderlust. He had several traveling companions along the way: Sarah Jane Smith, Harry Sullivan, Leela of the Sevateem, Adric, and the robot dog, K9. With the help of some of his companions, The Fourth Doctor was able to prevent the Master from destroying the universe. However, it cost him the life of his incarnation.


Tom Baker (The Fourth Doctor) – Now

Tom Baker played the Fourth Doctor from 1974-1981. Since leaving the show, his role as a regular cast members on a TV series has grown significantly. He worked on productions such as “Tales of Aesop”, “The Silver Chair”, “Cluedo”, “Medics”, “Monarch of the Glen” and “Star Wars: Rebels”. He recently returned to voice the Time Lord in a project called Shada, that had been abandoned years ago.