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Every actor to play the Time Lord in Doctor Who

Twelve actors have taken on the lead role so far.

Peter Capaldi is preparing to hand over the role of the Doctor to Jodie Whittaker, the 13th actor – and the first woman – to play the part.

Here is a list of the stars who have taken on the part so far.

  • William Hartnell (1963–66)
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William Hartnell (BBC)
  • Patrick Troughton (1966–69)
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Patrick Troughton (PA)
  • Jon Pertwee (1970–74)
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Jon Pertwee (BBC)
  • Tom Baker (1974–81)
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Tom Baker (BBC)
  • Peter Davison (1982–84)
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Peter Davison as Dr Who with companions Sarah Sutton and Janet Fielding (PA)
  • Colin Baker (1984–86)
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Colin Baker (PA)
  • Sylvester McCoy (1987–89)
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Sylvester McCoy (PA)
  • Paul McGann (1996)
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Paul McGann (BBC)
  • Christopher Eccleston (2005)
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Christopher Eccleston with executive producer and lead writer Russell T Davies and companion Billie Piper (BBC)
  • David Tennant (2005-2010)
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David Tennant (BBC)
  • Matt Smith (2010-2013)
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Matt Smith (BBC)
  • Peter Capaldi (2013-current)
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Peter Capaldi (BBC)

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