All These Actors Were In Both Star Wars And Doctor Who

By Brent McKnight | Published

Doctor Who and Star Wars are franchises that feel like they’ve been around forever. I mean can we even remember a time without TARDISes or lightsabers? Seems impossible. So with nearly infinite (or close to it) minutes and hours of movies and programming, it makes sense that there would be actors and actresses who’d appeared in both franchises at one point or another.

Now, we don’t all have time to comb through five decades’ worth of Time Lord and Galactic adventures; that’s just too much of a time commitment. But thank goodness that there are people who do. This infographic from Geeks of Doom shows actors who have appeared along the road in both Doctor Who and the Star Wars universe.

Check out the crazy overlap between these two franchises. Keep in mind that this was put out in 2012, and we have had a couple of updates since then.

This list spans the whole history of each franchise up until that point. There are faces from early in the Doctor’s career, as well as from the more “recent” chapters. The same goes for George Lucas’ beloved family of films.

You get characters from the original trilogy—A New Hope, The Empire Strkes Back, and Return of the Jedi—but there are a handful from episodes one through three, though primarily from The Phantom Menace.

There are a few who have appeared in both franchises since this original infographic.

For starters, David Tennant clearly played the 10th Doctor for five years from 2005 to 2010. He voiced the character of the droid Huyang starting in The Clone Wars. He reprised the role when it came to the live-action version in Ahsoka.

Then there is Felicity Jones who played Jyn Erso in the Star Wars spin-off movie Rogue One in 2016. That film was a new tone-setter for the franchise which ultimately led to the prequel series in Andor. Jones played Robina Redmond in the Doctor Who episode “The Unicorn and the Wasp.

Plus we get Simon Pegg appearing in both franchises as well. For Doctor Who, Pegg was in a 2005 episode “The Long Game”. And you wouldn’t know it by his face, but he was in The Force Awakens as Unkar Plutt.

And finally, the great Warwick Davis appeared in both Star Wars and Doctor Who as well. He started all the way back in Return of the Jedi as Wicket the Ewok. But he went on to have roles in The Force Awakens, Rogue One, Rebels, The Last Jedi, Solo, and The Rise of Skywalker. So, yeah, basically everything. And he appeared in the 2013 Doctor Who episode “Nightmare in Silver.” 

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