Doctor Who Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


10th November 2015

Quote: "Number four has arrived! It's a bit of a brood!" Former Doctor Who star David Tennant confirms reports he and his wife Georgia Moffett have welcomed a baby girl. The newborn joins older siblings Wilfred and Olive, and half-brother Ty, from Moffett's previous relationship.


19th June 2015

Fact: Former Doctor Who star Matt Smith is set to play Queen Elizabeth II's husband PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH in upcoming Netflix series THE CROWN. The 10-episode series is inspired by stage play The Audience and will chart the monarch's interactions with various Prime Ministers. John Lithgow is set to play wartime leader Sir Winston Churchill and Claire Foy will play the young Queen.


21st April 2015

Fact: Former Doctor Who star David Tennant will host a live celebration of William Shakespeare's work to celebrate 400 years since the legendary writer's death. The Scottish actor will appear at the Royal Shakespeare Company's theatre in the writer's native Stratford-upon-Avon, England next year (16). The show will air on U.K. network BBC2.


14th April 2015

Fact: A college in England is giving fans of Doctor Who the chance to study their favourite show by staging classes on the history of the sci-fi series. The cult show will be the subject of an 11-week course at Aquinas College in Stockport, led by Who expert Michael Herbert, who has been a fan of the show since it debuted in 1963.


1st April 2015

Fact: Former Doctor Who star ARTHUR DARVILL is getting a second chance to travel through time as the latest cast member on hit superhero show ARROW. The actor, who played the TV Timelord's companion Rory Williams in 2012, has been cast as Rip Hunter in the next season of Arrow. Hunter travels through time righting wrongs in history.


2nd March 2015

Fact: Doctor Who star David Tennant is charging fans $150 (£93) for personal meet-and-greet sessions at the Wizard World Raleigh Comic Con 2015 convention in North Carolina later this month (Mar15).


19th December 2014

Quote: "It's the easiest thing I've ever done in my life! It's not hard, it's fun... People keep saying to me, 'Is it weird suddenly being recognised in a way I wasn't before?' I walk down the street, and people say 'Look, there's Doctor Who,' not, 'Look, there's Peter.' They see me and smile, as they are happy to see Doctor Who, and that's lovely." Scottish actor Peter Capaldi finds his role as Doctor Who the "easiest thing" he's ever done in his life.


12th December 2014

Fact: A fairground ride based on Tv series Doctor Who could become a possibility after officials at Bbc Worldwide set up a partnership with bosses of a proposed theme park in Kent, England. A number of Bbc shows will be the basis for attractions, and the park, named London Paramount Entertainment Resort, will also featured rides based on movies produced by Paramount Studios. It is set to open in 2020.


8th October 2014

Quote: "A writer asked me to watch a particular episode about a month ago, in hopes of helping us break story on a project. An incredible series. Anything's possible." Robert Downey, Jr. on playing Doctor Who on the big screen.


25th September 2014

Quote: "Fans of the show would come up to me and say, 'Swear at me, please, please swear at me,' so I would have to stand in the street and abuse them with the worst possible language." Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi is happy to please fans of his foul-mouthed political spin doctor character in award-winning British satire The Thick of It.


22nd August 2014

Quote: "He's tough to be around, but you do want to be around him. You know those people - you think, 'I like that guy, he's really exciting, but he's a bit exhausting and I'm glad I'm not married to him'." Peter Capaldi insists his new Doctor Who will be cranky and "trickier" than his predecessors.


8th August 2014

Quote: "I was brought up on Doctor Who. They are all in me. They taught me how to act because I spent all my time trying to be them." Peter Capaldi has been preparing for the role as the Time Lord his entire life, and has previous Doctor Who actors to thank for his success.


29th May 2014

Fact: British singer Foxes will make her acting debut in beloved sci-fi Tv series Doctor Who. She will perform a song in an episode in the upcoming series, but it has not been revealed if she will play herself or take on a character. The show starts in the U.K. in August (14).


15th April 2014

Quote: "The monsters on Doctor Who were never so amazing as the monsters on the sixth floor of the Bbc. There were some improbable looking people there." Veteran British actor Tom Baker was more scared of his television bosses than he was of the monsters he had to face while playing Doctor Who between 1974 and 1981.


14th March 2014

Fact: British actress Keeley Hawes has landed a guest role in cult sci-fi series Doctor Who.


10th September 2013

Quote: "It's nice they are going back to a more mature doctor. When I was growing up, there was always a slightly older doctor. That brings a whole different feel to it." Torchwood star John Barrowman is thrilled by Peter Capaldi's appointment to the role of Doctor Who.


5th September 2013

Quote: "He's such an amazing actor and completely right for the part. We went out for lunch to talk Doctor tactics. I'm not sure if I gave him any real ideas because it's not like he needs much help. He'll play the Doctor in his own way - and do it brilliantly." British actor Matt Smith can't wait to see Peter Capaldi replace him as the title character in cult U.K. series Doctor Who.


2nd August 2013

Fact: Bbc bosses will announce Matt Smith's replacement on cult U.K. show Doctor Who live on Tv on Sunday (04Aug13). Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw and Rory Kinnear have all been tipped as favourites to play the next Time Lord.


13th July 2013

Quote: "They were quite apprehensive about working with each other, actually. but they got on pretty much instantly, and they are a very, very funny double act on screen." Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat on teaming up the current TV Time Lord, Matt Smith, with his predecessor David Tennant in the upcoming season of the sci-fi series, which will be Smith's last as the 11th Doctor.


12th July 2013

Quote: "It's just terrifying. I won't go into any details, but it does feel absolutely chilling. One false move and the show's over." Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat on replacing Matt Smith as the Tv time lord. Actor Smith will quit as The Doctor after this year's (13) upcoming Christmas episode.


9th July 2013

Quote: "My brother sent me a text saying, 'Congratulations, they've released odds on you being the new Doctor Who' - which we thought was very funny. It's all on Twitter, isn't it? I don't have Twitter. No-one's ever asked me about it. I assume they would have to ask me for it to be true." British actress Olivia Colman dismisses rumours she is in line to play the next Doctor Who after Matt Smith steps down as the TV Time Lord.


13th June 2013

Quote: "What does Doctor Who do, actually? Travels through time and kills insects. Are we obsessed with Doctor Who in this country? In America it's huge, too. But no, I'm definitely not obsessed with Doctor Who. If they offered it to me, I wouldn't know what to say. The idea of playing something for so long isn't... why I do what I do." British actor Dominic Cooper has ruled himself out of the race to become the next Doctor Who as he doesn't want a long-running role on Tv.


13th June 2013

Fact: Singer Emeli Sande and Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat have been awarded honours at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. The Scottish singer, who studied neuroscience at the university between 2006 and 2009, was awarded an honorary degree for her outstanding contribution to the music industry on Wednesday (12Jun13). Moffat was handed a Doctor of Letters.


7th June 2013

Quote: "I'd love to be him, I'd be like a Tom Baker one, like a sort of long scarf, flouncy, wistful, quoting occasional poems, kicking cyber-men in the nuts. This is what the country needs." Funnyman Russell Brand puts himself forward as a possible replacement for British actor Matt Smith, who is bowing out of playing Doctor Who.


3rd June 2013

Tweet: "After a barrage of tweets on the matter, allow me to clarify, I am not in the running for, nor do I have any desire to be the next Doctor." Simon Pegg shoots down online speculation suggesting he is set to take over from Matt Smith in Doctor Who. Smith announced he will be stepping down from the iconic Time Lord role over the weekend (01-02Jun13). He will make his last appearance in December (13).


2nd April 2013

Fact: Welsh actress Joanna Page has signed up to star alongside David Tennant and Billie Piper in a special 3D episode of hit U.K. Tv series Doctor Who, to celebrate the cult show's 50th anniversary later this year (13).


22nd July 2012

Quote: "I didn't stop crying between scenes for the whole two weeks it took to film my final episode. Anything was setting me off. I just didn't hold it together." Actress Karen Gillan was emotional as she shot her last scenes in sci-fi series Doctor Who.


13th June 2012

Quote: "Yes, I did an episode of Doctor Who... I'm about to go to Canada for six months to film, but that got pushed by a month, so I had an extra month and they asked me to do an episode of Doctor Who and I love Doctor Who, I think it's fantastic." Actor Dougray Scott was delighted when filming for his latest project was delayed - because it allowed him to film a cameo for cult U.K. show Doctor Who.


12th June 2012

Fact: Doctor Who actress Karen Gillan was crowned the 2012 Scottish Fashion Icon at the Scottish Fashion Awards in Glasgow on Monday (11Jun12).


19th May 2012

Fact: Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat will be honoured at this year's (12) British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) TV awards with a special trophy for his "outstanding creative writing contribution to television" at the ceremony in London on 27 May (12).


25th August 2011

Fact: A special three-minute, mini-episode of Doctor Who, written by young English school pupils, is to be aired in the U.K.


22nd March 2011

Fact: Actor Michael Sheen is set to voice a character in an alien-themed episode of the new series of cult British TV show Doctor Who.


28th January 2011

Quote: "When I was a boy, the music and Jon Pertwee's doctor had me peeking out from behind the sofa every Saturday. I am thrilled to be appearing in the new series." Notting Hill star Hugh Bonneville is delighted to have landed a role in cult U.K. sci-fi show Doctor Who.


24th January 2011

Quote: "I would never rule out a role in Doctor Who or Torchwood. I'd love to play a villain. I'm a much nastier person than people think." Oscar nominated actor Colin Firth is keen to show off his bad side on U.K. TV's cult classic DOCTOR WHO or its spin-off series, Torchwood.


30th March 2010

Quote: "If you're ill, it's just tough. I think your head would have to be falling off before you could take a day off." British actor Matt Smith on the punishing filming schedule for cult sci-fi show Doctor Who.


4th March 2010

Quote: "My son would ask, 'Dad, are you going to be the next Doctor?' and I'd say, 'Do your homework and I might tell you.' 'If you go to bed, if you turn off your Playstation, I might tell you." British actor David Morrissey used rumours he was set to become the next Dr Who to persuade his son to do his chores.


25th February 2010

Fact: A sale of Doctor Who memorabilia has raised more than $104,000 (£65,000) at auction in London. One fan paid $8,060 (£5,040) for a suit worn by David Tennant, while another devotee paid $4,990 (£3,120) for the outfit donned by Kylie Minogue in the 2007 Christmas special.


5th February 2010

Fact: Sci-fi fans will be able to get their hands on props from cult British TV show Doctor Who at an auction in London later this month (Feb10). Props and costumes set to go under the hammer include the outfit worn by singer Kylie Minogue during her 2007 guest appearance and suits worn by former Time Lord David Tennant.


2nd November 2009

Quote: "There have been some strange things. Pants have got to be up there, certainly. Yoghurts for a while." Time Lord David Tennant is bemused by the vast range of merchandise for Doctor Who.


28th July 2009

Quote: "He's brilliant, which is annoying. There is no one who has worked with Matt in the U.K. who doesn't rave about him." Actor David Tennant is envious his Doctor Who replacement Matt Smith is proving a hit on-set.


14th May 2009

Fact: Doctor Who star David Tennant has landed a job on U.S. TV. The Scottish actor will follow in the footsteps of Laura Linney and Alan Cumming by starring in long-running TV anthology MASTERPIECE CONTEMPORARY this autumn (09).


2nd May 2009

Quote: "I know a lot of people really like it. But I can't get over the really sh**ty special effects and the hammy acting." Former Lost star Dominic Monaghan refuses to watch cult British sci-fi show Doctor Who.


28th January 2009

Fact: Producers of a special, one-off episode of cult British TV show Doctor Who have been forced to re-write the plot - after a London bus central to the story was wrecked by a crane operator on location in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


28th November 2008

Fact: Doctor Who producer RUSSELL T DAVIES has been awarded the Order of the British Empire. The writer was presented with the accolade by British royal Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, at a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London on Friday (28Nov08).


21st October 2008

Fact: British actress Billie Piper has named her newborn son Winston James Fox. The Doctor Who star gave birth on Monday (20Oct08).


8th July 2008

Quote: "Amy Winehouse would be a great Doctor." Doctor Who creator RUSSELL T. DAVIES hopes the troubled singer will consider a career in television.


21st May 2008

Fact: Dr Who writer RUSSELL T DAVIES has stepped down from his role as executive producer on the legendary British Sci-fi show. He will remain in charge of the BBC series until 2009.


12th May 2008

Fact: PUSHING DAISIES actress Anna Friel and Doctor Who star David Tennant have been named TV's sexiest characters in a new poll, carried out by TV channel Hallmark.


2nd March 2008

Quote: "I love the way people go, 'When you know, you know.' It's so true. You just do. You just go, 'Wow, yeah! Yes please, and thank you.' And it's the best. I'm really lucky." Actor Laurence Fox on how he knew his new wife, Dr Who star Billie Piper, was the one for him.


22nd February 2008

Fact: Doctor Who star Billie Piper and actor husband Laurence Fox have gone under the tattooist's needle to celebrate their December (07) marriage name. Piper has 'Mr Fox 31.12.07' (the date of their wedding) on her arm while Fox has 'Mrs Fox 31.12.07' inked on his limb.


18th January 2008

Fact: The outfit worn by pop star Kylie Minogue in an episode of BBC TV show Doctor Who has gone on display at an exhibition in Wales. The black and white waitress uniform takes pride of place next to a Dalek, a Cyberman and the legendary Tardis from the hit programme. The exhibition in Cardiff is expected to attract around 80,000 visitors a month.


4th January 2008

Fact: Kylie Minogue's appearance in British sci-fi TV series Doctor Who on Christmas Day (25Dec07) recorded the show's highest viewing figures for 30 years - with 14 million viewers tuning in to see the Australian pop princess on the show.


19th November 2007

Fact: British actress Billie Piper is to return to her role as ROSE in Doctor Who alongside David Tennant for a film version of the BBC sci-fi show next year (08). Piper will also reprise her role for three TV specials in 2009.


13th November 2007

Fact: ANITA BRIEM, a little-known Icelandic actress who had a two-episode role in British sci-fi drama Doctor Who, is to play HENRY VIII's third wife Jane Seymour in hit historical drama THE TUDORS.


5th September 2007

Fact: Doctor Who star David Tennant has signed up to appear in the final series of Ricky Gervais' TV show EXTRAS.


3rd September 2007

Fact: Actor Patrick Stewart is to be joined onstage for an upcoming production of HAMLET by Doctor Who star David Tennant. The former Star Trek actor will play Claudius, the uncle to Tennant's Danish prince in the Royal Shakespeare Company's summer 2008 production.


23rd February 2007

Quote: "I feel slightly disturbed by the whole thing. But I'm definitely going to see his play. I'd really like to get a peek." Former Doctor Who star Billie Piper is keen to catch a glimpse of Daniel Radcliffe's privates in new play Equus.


3rd January 2007

Fact: Doctor Who star David Tennant and British DEAL OR NO DEAL host NOEL EDMONDS are celebrating after being included in this year's (07) edition of Who's Who, which lists noteworthy and influential people. Also featured are SIR Elton John and David Furnish in a new gay marriages section.


7th December 2006

Fact: David Tennant has been voted the best ever Doctor Who in British magazine Radio Times.


26th September 2006

Fact: British actor BERNARD KAY has picked up a GBP5,000 ($9,000) literary prize for non-fiction work about growing up in Bolton, northern England. The original Doctor Who star, 78, was praised by chief judge, novelist ALI SMITH, for penning "a perfect piece of explication".


10th April 2006

Fact: Thirteen 60-second episodes of Doctor Who, known as 'Tardisodes', will be available to be downloaded onto mobile phones from 15 April (06).


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