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Old 22-11-2012, 17:37
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William hartnel -dead-no work after dw due to illness , am i right? found him scary

Patrick troughton-dead sadly-did good work after dw and came back for the 20th, liked him


Jon pertwee-dead and much missed-did come back a lot butt wass excellent as worzel gummidge, great actor

Tom Baker-alive and kool , came bacck once but hm better not mention , loved his voice overs , kool guy

Peter davison-ok but did better work once he left again did some dw work and was more involved in his daughters life as a dad in law for her hubby-met him but he is quite uptight

Colin Bakin-underratted and actualloy my guilty pleasure though him being nasty ttto peri wasnt on as the dr , great in other things but brill as himself in Iac!

SMcoy-ok -other htings okish , him annoying

Pmcgann-good-other things ok him quiet

C Eccleston-excellent as the dr and otherrr roles , hhim nice butt quiet

D Tennant-excellent as the dr sometimes and at ttimes could do better -he seems a laugh

Matt smith-actually good as the dr but aaat times a bit aawkard -he seems ok ax
in otther things ,
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Old 22-11-2012, 18:43
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...point of this thread being?

And I love Worzel Gummidge!
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Old 22-11-2012, 19:19
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...point of this thread being?

And I love Worzel Gummidge!
bit harsh that. quite like this thread myself. all about what happened to their careers after they left. ( I've seen far far more pontless threads than this )

My fave was Tom Baker and I know he did the Book Tower, appeared in Blackadder, Medics and also obviously Little Britain. Millions of voice overs as already mentioned...

I remeber P Davison in 'at home with the braithwaites' really really good in that...

Colin Baker has been on countdown a lot - well about twice

not sure about the other classics Doctor actors
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Old 22-11-2012, 19:43
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I admit it was harsh of me, sorry tinny

Just thought that the first post lacks some sort of comment on the situation as a whole. Does DW limit the actors careers? Do the new series actors find more work after DW than the classic ones? and is that because of the attitude towards DW in the 80s? -- that sort of thing.
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Old 22-11-2012, 20:04
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Tom Baker's career suffered after Doctor Who, he was typecast and couldn't get really good roles. He admits this himself, people only saw him as The Doctor and nothing else.

Peter Davision was lucky in the respect that he was well known before Dr Who, and that he only stayed in the role for 3 years.
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Old 22-11-2012, 20:49
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bit harsh that. quite like this thread myself. all about what happened to their careers after they left. ( I've seen far far more pontless threads than this )

My fave was Tom Baker and I know he did the Book Tower, appeared in Blackadder, Medics and also obviously Little Britain. Millions of voice overs as already mentioned...

I remeber P Davison in 'at home with the braithwaites' really really good in that...

Colin Baker has been on countdown a lot - well about twice

not sure about the other classics Doctor actors
Tom Baker also played Wyvern in the remake of Randall and Hopkirk Deceased, my fave role of his.

Also, despite Davison being my fave Doctor, never watched him that much in other roles, which is weird!
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Old 22-11-2012, 21:54
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Tom Baker's career suffered after Doctor Who, he was typecast and couldn't get really good roles. He admits this himself, people only saw him as The Doctor and nothing else.

Peter Davision was lucky in the respect that he was well known before Dr Who, and that he only stayed in the role for 3 years.
wouldn't mind betting that Tom is the only millionaire from the classic era thou
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Old 22-11-2012, 21:56
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Tom Baker also played Wyvern in the remake of Randall and Hopkirk Deceased, my fave role of his.

Also, despite Davison being my fave Doctor, never watched him that much in other roles, which is weird!
Ahh yes., Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimor ... I forgot. Tom's stint on 'this is your life' was legendary too
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Old 22-11-2012, 22:56
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I remember Tom playing Puddleglum in the 80s BBC Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair. Perfectly cast too.

He also played Sherlock Holmes in a version of The Hound of the Baskervilles (oddly enough, Caroline John also appeared in that, as Laura Lyons)
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Old 22-11-2012, 23:08
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He also played Sherlock Holmes in a version of The Hound of the Baskervilles (oddly enough, Caroline John also appeared in that, as Laura Lyons)
Produced by former who producer Barry Letts.....
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Old 23-11-2012, 01:24
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Peter was very good in 'A Very Peculiar Practice' with David Troughton, and he arguably one of the most successful Doctor's on television since leaving the programme, and he has been in two lead roles as detectives as 'The Last Detective' and 'Campion'. Patrick Troughton did 'The Box of Delights' and also he played Nicholas Lyndhurst grandfather in 'The Two of Us'. Colin Baker appeared briefly in an episode of 'Hollyoaks'. Slyvester McCoy will be appearing in Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit'.
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Old 23-11-2012, 09:55
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I think the only one to have had his career hindered by DW is Tom Baker. He spent a few years in the wilderness before reinventing himself as Doctor Who/ He has now become the character totally, and the jobs he is offered are "ironic". He plays larger than life comedy characters or eccentrics.

Colin Baker has done very well for himself. Loads of theatre work (last year, he became the first actor to play Inspector Morse on stage). Bits and bobs of telly, but masses and masses of theatre.

Sylvester McCoy has done quite a lot of theatre since leaving the show, too. I don't see that he is sitting around bored, waiting for the next job offer to come in. Of course, he's got The Hobbit now, which could easily become as big in his life as DW is.

Peter Davison was always a character actor, and has continued to go from high profile role to high profile role on telly, plus a year in Legally Blonde in the West End. He and Patrick Troughton had a similar attitude, and it served them well: both kept busy in plum roles on TV.

Worzel Gummidge might have led to Jon Pertwee being pigeonholed as "eccentric" in the same way Tom Baker was. A recent article in DWM about an unmade series in the 80s suggests that work was drying up for Mr Pertwee towards the end of his life. TB and JP played loonies after DW, the other actors had/have a much more diverse range.

Bill Hartnell was in high demand after he left DW, but his failing health scuppered it. A couple of big stage roles were affected by his health, and he retired within a few years.

DW can be good for an actor's career, but can also lead to typecasting. JP and TB certainly found that, but the others have broken loose a bit and have found that stage work can give so many more opportunities.
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Old 23-11-2012, 10:14
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Davison has surely had the busiest career of all the ex-Doctors. He's done loads of West End theatre work including quite a few musicals like Chicago and Spamalot as well as the aforementioned Legally Blonde. And his list of TV work is almost endless.

I know that Colin Baker and McCoy have both done a lot of theatre, but PD's work was much higher profile.

I'd disagree slightly with the way Chuff has looked at Tom Baker's subsequent career - I'd argue that he was always pretty eccentric and that Who opened doors for him to play ever more oddball characters. It seems to me that after leaving the role Tom made a big effort to do something different from the 4th Doctor, but after a few rather dry years he accepted that this was what he did best, and since then he's embraced the persona of the loveable eccentric entirely. I would imagine that this public face of Tom Baker is probably something of an exaggeration (surely he's not like this all the time at home??) but, like Brian Blessed's manic shouty persona, it's what gets him work, and it's what the public love about him.
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Old 24-11-2012, 00:51
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Davison has surely had the busiest career of all the ex-Doctors.
One advantage Peter had was that he was already very well-known before he became the Doctor, mainly from his part in All Creatures Great and Small. While most of the other classic era Doctors had established careers, I don't think any others had Peter's recognition factor, and that may have helped a lot once he left.
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Old 24-11-2012, 08:08
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I remember Tom playing Puddleglum in the 80s BBC Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair. Perfectly cast too.

He also played Sherlock Holmes in a version of The Hound of the Baskervilles (oddly enough, Caroline John also appeared in that, as Laura Lyons)
I've never been able to see Tom as Sherlock. It's never been out on video or DVD as far as I can see. Has it?
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Old 24-11-2012, 08:13
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Davison has surely had the busiest career of all the ex-Doctors. He's done loads of West End theatre work including quite a few musicals like Chicago and Spamalot as well as the aforementioned Legally Blonde. And his list of TV work is almost endless.

I know that Colin Baker and McCoy have both done a lot of theatre, but PD's work was much higher profile.

I'd disagree slightly with the way Chuff has looked at Tom Baker's subsequent career - I'd argue that he was always pretty eccentric and that Who opened doors for him to play ever more oddball characters. It seems to me that after leaving the role Tom made a big effort to do something different from the 4th Doctor, but after a few rather dry years he accepted that this was what he did best, and since then he's embraced the persona of the loveable eccentric entirely. I would imagine that this public face of Tom Baker is probably something of an exaggeration (surely he's not like this all the time at home??) but, like Brian Blessed's manic shouty persona, it's what gets him work, and it's what the public love about him.
Have you ever watched a Stephen Fry documentary about swearing? See Brian's bit and hear Stephen talk about being with him away from the cameras. I think you'll find he's just as loud just add in a very big potty mouth.
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Old 24-11-2012, 16:06
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One advantage Peter had was that he was already very well-known before he became the Doctor, mainly from his part in All Creatures Great and Small. While most of the other classic era Doctors had established careers, I don't think any others had Peter's recognition factor, and that may have helped a lot once he left.
Does he still mention 'The Tomorrow People' in his CV?

Was TP the first meeting of PD & Sandra Dickinson?

Wonder if Georgia (& hubby David) & PD's other kids have seen it & what they made of it?
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Old 24-11-2012, 20:12
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I read the OP as :
Chris Eccleston - "nice butt"
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Old 25-11-2012, 00:05
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I've never been able to see Tom as Sherlock. It's never been out on video or DVD as far as I can see. Has it?
I don't know. If you can't find anything about a video or DVD on the internet, it probably isn't. It's probably not well-remembered enough for them to have put it out on DVD.
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Old 25-11-2012, 00:43
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While Eccleston will remain the most well-known for his work outside of the Doctor, I think McCoy is about to become pretty iconic as Radagast the Brown in the Hobbit films! Radagast could very well be the first thing people think of in relation to McCoy once the first film is out, with Doctor Who second.
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Old 25-11-2012, 02:01
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The amount of people worldwide who know Chris for Doctor Who and his many other appearances on British telly are going to be totally dwarfed by the amount of people who are going to know him for Thor 2, which is going to make some serious bucks. The first made 450,000,000 and that was before The Avengers!

Saying that however he is under some heavy makeup so maybe not.
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