a real world point of view
|Thomas Arthur Darvill|
|Birth date:||17 June 1982|
|In the DWU|
|Main roles:||Rory Williams |
Rory Williams (Auton)
|Main time period active:||2010-2012|
|Notable non-DWU work:||Little Dorrit |
Arthur Darvill (born Thomas Arthur Darvill on 17 June 1982) played Rory Williams between series 5 and 7 of Doctor Who. He also played the Auton duplicate of the same character in the Doctor Who two-parter The Pandorica Opens / The Big Bang.
Arthur Darvill was educated at Bromsgrove School, Worcestershire and trained at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. His first television appearance was in ITV drama He Kills Coppers and he met Matt Smith in Swimming With Sharks. Just prior to joining the cast of Doctor Who, he starred alongside Freema Agyeman when playing the role of Edward "Tip" Dorrit in Little Dorrit. He also wrote the 2009 musical Been So Long.
In February 2012, Darvill became the second companion actor of the revived series (after Noel Clarke) to appear in a Big Finish Productions audio drama when he guest starred in AUDIO: Paradise Frost, an episode of the Bernice Summerfield box set, Road Trip.