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Doctor Who news
  • Launched On: December 14, 1963
  • Airing On: BBC
  • Number of Seasons: 39
  • Number of Doctors: 13

Technically speaking, there have been many Doctors in the Doctor Who universe over the show’s 60-plus-year timeline. Fans have gravitated to some more than others.

Here are some of the most popular actors to play the Doctor…

Ninth Doctor

Christopher Eccleston

Tenth Doctor

David Tennant

Eleventh Doctor

Matt Smith

Twelfth Doctor

Peter Capaldi

Thirteenth Doctor

Jodie Whittaker

Fifteenth Doctor

Ncuti Gatwa


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Latest Doctor Who News

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R.I.P. Doctor Who’s Kate O’Mara And Director Derek Martinus

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Doctor Who Writer Mark Gatiss On When The Doctor Will Return To Gallifrey

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Doctor Who Fans Get Crafty With Time Lord Portraits And A Hand-Made Sonic Screwdriver Box

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Science Fiction-Inspired Lipbalms Will Increase Your Geek Cred

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Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi Wins Over A Young Autistic Fan, The Rest Of The Human Race

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Doctor Who’s New Villain Revealed!

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An Epic Who Fan Video, The Doctor’s Facebook Video, And An Unexpected Crossover

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Doctor Who Comic Books Get Covers And Creative Teams

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Tom Baker Talks Doctor Who (And Eats Jelly Babies) In 1974 Interview

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Pacific Rim And Doctor Who LEGO Sets Could Be All The Future Rage

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Doctor Who-ish Inspector Spacetime Becoming A Movie With An Actual Doctor

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Doctor Who? What If The Time Lord Was Played By American Actors Instead?

Gene Wilder as the Fourth Doctor? Sign me up.

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Ben Wheatley Calls Peter Capaldi A Return To A Darker Doctor Who

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These Sci-Fi Home Conversions Are Making Me Drool

Visit the home of any self-respecting science fiction fan and the telltale signs will be there. The shelves packed to …

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Matt Smith Might Have One Last Doctor Who Appearance

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The Day Of The Doctor Nearly Referenced Another Obscure Doctor

The Day of the Doctor was a brilliant celebration of five decades of Doctor Who. While involving all of the …

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Cards Against Humanity: The Doctor Who Edition

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Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who Costume Revealed

The dashing Doctor’s new duds.

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Doctor Who Fan Art By None Other Than Peter Capaldi

Last year, when the BBC and Doctor Who announced Peter Capaldi as the twelfth incarnation of the venerable Time Lord, …

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Peter Capaldi Looks Dapper As Doctor Who Season 8 Begins Filming

The Doctor will see you now.

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Researchers Look For Evidence Of Time Travelers On The Internet

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Doctor Who As Filtered Through The Mind Of Tim Burton

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