People often wonder what happened to their favorite characters after they left the show. I’ve put together a little list with some updates for you. Didn’t I promise we’d keep you occupied during the break? 😉 This is by no means a complete list or anything, but it’s just to give you an idea of what’s been going on with them in case you wanted to seek out a project of theirs.
William Hartnell (1st Doctor):
Deceased – April 23, 1975
Patrick Troughton (2nd Doctor):
Deceased – March 28, 1987
Jon Pertwee (3rd Doctor):
Deceased – May 20, 1996
Tom Baker (4th Doctor):
Mr. Baker’s latest appearance was in the 50th Anniversary Special of Doctor Who, but he’s also been working on Big Finish Productions audio books.
Peter Davison (5th Doctor):
Mr. Davison has been on Law and Order UK. He’s also been working on Big Finish Productions audio books.
Colin Baker (6th Doctor):
Mr. Baker has been busy! Not only has he been working on Big Finish Productions audio books and making the rounds with conventions, but he’s also working on movies. Since being in The 5-ish Doctors Reboot, he’s since done Shadows of a Stranger, A Dozen Summers, is now filming Finding Richard and is going to be in The Mild Bunch when it starts filming. Wow!
Sylvester McCoy (7th Doctor):
After appearing in The 5-ish Doctors Reboot, he appeared in The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug. Next is Quest: A Tall Tale, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, When the Devil Rides Out and The Seventeenth Kind. All of those upcoming projects are in post production, so we should be able to expect them soon.
Paul McGann (8th Doctor):
He too was in The 5-ish Doctors Reboot. Since then, he appeared in The Bletchley Circle as a guest appearance, and The Pit and the Pendulum: A Study In Torture short is in post production. He’s also been doing some Narration in things like Apples, Pears and Paint: How to Make a Still Life Painting and France: The Wild Side.
Christopher Eccleston (9th Doctor):
Although most people know he was in Heroes and Thor: The Dark World, he’s also appeared in Lucan, Fortitude and will soon be appearing in The Leftovers.
David Tennant (10th Doctor):
Where to start! Okay, so he’s been on Broadchurch, and appeared onstage in Richard II before we saw him again in Doctor Who. He’s been keeping busy since then though. He’s had a reoccurring role on Gracepoint and WIA, but he also has upcoming roles in Postpam Pat: The Movie and What We Did on Our Holiday. Useless Trivia: He’s also a big Firefly fan, which just makes me love him!
Matt Smith (11th Doctor):
I know that he *just* left Doctor Who, but he’s already filmed Lost River (previously titled How to Catch a Monster) and will also be appearing in the upcoming Terminator movies.
So that’s a basic update. Please feel free to add anything in the comments section that you know of that I didn’t include.