Completion is nigh, a minimum of for Jodie Whittaker’s turn in the TARDIS as the precious character, The Doctor. With a robust fandom that follows a star even long after their time on the program has actually ended, some actors have actually struggled to discover functions after their well-known stint in the blue box of Doctor Who. Yet, in spite of that, most have actually gone on to get rid of the restrictions of the Doctor to discover gratifying work, in some cases reaching even higher audiences with subsequent functions.

Because William Hartnell, who regretfully died after concluding his time as the inaugural Doctor, every star who has actually filled the function has actually discovered their theatrical feet once again, be it on the little or big screen.

The 2nd Doctor — Patrick Troughton

Probably, no Doctor because Patrick Troughton has actually had as tough a task or as enduring an influence on Doctor Who. He was the very first star who needed to browse taking control of a function in a kids sci-fi program that attempted to change the leading star with a brand-new one.

Troughton’s profession suffered no misstep when he left in 1970 after just 3 series. He worked gradually up until completion of his life, however among his more significant functions was as Dad Brennan in the cult scary hit The Prophecy in 1976, a far cry from the casual Doctor he’d played.


The 3rd Doctor — Jon Pertwee

Jon Pertwee’s most considerable obstacle after leaving the function of the Doctor was likewise among his best possessions — his voice. Distinct and mellow with a tip of a lisp, Pertwee’s resonant tones were distinctly gotten in touch with the Doctor.

However, Pertwee discovered lots of voice operate in kids’s shows and movies. In addition, he reviewed a character from his pre-TARDIS days, the unbelievably called “Worzel Gummidge,” a scarecrow who comes to life. It’s worth an expect Who fans if just to see Pertwee’s makeup.

The 4th Doctor — Tom Baker

Bigger than life, Tom Baker’s post-Doctor profession was not a certainty. Like his predecessor, his singularly experienced and harmonic voice appears to have actually been a big selling point, as he has actually consistently looked like a storyteller, in addition to a myriad of other voice-over functions.

Fans will delight in an early function Baker took as Sherlock Holmes in the miniseries The Hound of the Baskervilles simply the year after he left Doctor Who. Obviously, numerous will likewise recognize with his later and routine singing looks on the British funny program Little Britain.

The 5th Doctor — Peter Davison

Peter Davison did effectively after his 3 years as the Doctor. It most likely assisted since he was currently popular, specifically after having actually played Tristan Farnon on the worldwide loved All Animals Excellent and Little. However however, it may amaze some to see the strength of his profession right away after leaving Doctor Who.

From Campion to Order: UK, Davison hasn’t stopped. For anglophile fans, they will wish to examine him out as David Braithwaite in the criminally underrated At House With The Braithwaites. Die-hard fans will likewise wish to have a look at The 5(ish) Physicians, composed and directed by Davison with some assistance from some intriguing buddies.

The Sixth Doctor — Colin Baker

No Doctor had a hard time after leaving the series as much as Colin Baker. While he has actually just recently seen an uptick in work, he didn’t have numerous considerable functions in the years right away following the Doctor. Nevertheless, he’s constantly worked, even if the parts were on the smaller sized side.

Fans of Baker will absolutely wish to have a look at his look on Stephen Fry’s legal representative funny series Kingdom. While it is just a single episode function, Baker is wonderful, and fans will likely find an entire brand-new program they can delight in beyond Baker’s look.

The Seventh Doctor — Sylvester McCoy

Sylvester McCoy had the difficult task of directing Doctor Who into its hiatus. In 1989 when the series ended, there was no warranty of any reboot in the future, though the regenerative capabilities of the Doctor definitely made it possible. A veteran of both phase and screen, McCoy didn’t let it disrupt his profession.

Obviously, the most popular post-TARDIS function that McCoy has actually taken pleasure in is as the wizard Radagast in the 3 Hobbit movies. He is wonderful in all 3 as Gandalfs nature-loving associate.

The War Doctor — John Hurt

Plainly, for John Hurt, a legend of phase and screen, Doctor Who barely provided a blip in his profession. Still, for conclusion, it should be discussed that the age-old star continued to appear on-screen after his quick look as the War Doctor, consisting of the 2017s The Last Panthers, an exhilarating gem theft miniseries.

The Eighth Doctor — Paul McGann


The Eighth Doctor Paul McGann