The Doctors: Who's Who

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Updated detailed biographies of the 12 actors who have played the Time Lord, including the latest, Peter Capaldi
 
Doctor Who is the world's longest-running science fiction television series, and the role of the Time Lord has been a career landmark for all 11 actors who have played him. Few roles in television history are as iconic, demanding, or as anticipated by its legion of fans as that of the famous time ...

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Overview

Updated detailed biographies of the 12 actors who have played the Time Lord, including the latest, Peter Capaldi
 
Doctor Who is the world's longest-running science fiction television series, and the role of the Time Lord has been a career landmark for all 11 actors who have played him. Few roles in television history are as iconic, demanding, or as anticipated by its legion of fans as that of the famous time traveler with two hearts. This compendium of facts about the men behind the role reveals to fans who was a bouncer for the Rolling Stones before taking control of the Tardis, who was nearly blown up in World War II aboard HMS Hood, who had a fondness for wooly hats and a grandson who would become Harry Potter's nemesis, and who played a transvestite barmaid before becoming a Who heartthrob. All these bizarre facts are explained, and many more, as the lives and careers of each Doctor—including the most recent incarnation, Peter Capaldi—are put under the spotlight and given the credit they so richly deserve. Including interviews with many of the stars, this is a must-have for any fan.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781782194712
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/2014
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 350
  • Sales rank: 618,068
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Craig Cabell is the author of Ian Fleming's Secret War, Ian Rankin and Inspector Rebus, and Snipers: Profiles of the World's Deadliest Killers.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

Part 1 The Life and Times of Doctor Who

Chapter 1 Doctor Who 3

Chapter 2 William Hartnell 15

Chapter 3 Patrick Troughton 33

Chapter 4 Jon Pertwee 47

Chapter 5 Tom Baker 67

Chapter 6 Peter Davison 83

Chapter 7 Colin Baker 95

Chapter 8 Sylvester McCoy 107

Chapter 9 Paul McGann 115

Chapter 10 Peter Cushing 123

Chapter 11 The Ones That Got Away 131

Chapter 12 Christopher Eccleston 135

Chapter 13 David Tennant 147

Chapter 14 Matt Smith 161

Conclusion 173

Part 2 Film, TV and Theatre Highlights

Chapter 1 Actors' Credits 179

Chapter 2 Missing Doctor Who Episodes 229

Chapter 3 Highlights of a Cult TV Show 231

Chapter 4 King Doctor 247

Further Reading 251

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