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Age of Actors who Played the Doctor

Comparing the 50-somethings shows just how fragile Billy Hartnell was for his age. (To be fair, that probably had more to do with arteriosclerosis, the show’s 48-episode/year work schedule, and post-Verity Lambert producers resenting his salary being 4 times more than his costars.) Hartnell loved being the Doctor and didn’t want to go.

One thing’s for certain: our rebel Time Lord’s enjoyed 2,000 years of white privilege.

Ages of Doctor Who actors on their debuts
Source: TARDIS Data Core, Wikipedia, TARDIS Regenerated
The Doctor Actor Date of Birth Debut Air Date Age
First (1963-1966) William Hartnell 8 January 1908 23 November 1963 55
Second (1966-1969) Patrick Troughton 25 March 1920 29 October 1966 46
Third (1970-1974) Jon Pertwee 7 July 1919 3 January 1970 50
Fourth (1974-1981) Tom Baker 20 January 1934 8 June 1974 40
Fifth (1981-1984) Peter Davison 13 April 1951 21 March 198129
Sixth (1984-1986) Colin Baker 8 June 1943 16 March 1984 40
Seventh (1987-1989) Sylvester McCoy 20 August 1943 7 September 1987 44
Eighth (1996) Paul McGann 14 November 1959 27 May 1996 36
War Doctor (1996) John Hurt 22 January 1940 23 November 2013 73
Ninth (2005) Chris Eccleston 16 February 1964 26 March 2005 41
Tenth (2005-2010) David Tennant 18 April 1971 18 June 2005 34
Eleventh (2010-2013) Matt Smith 28 October 1982 1 January 2010 27
Twelfth (2014-present) Peter Capaldi 14 April 1958 23 August 2014 55

“Happy Deathday”

Research led me to this 8-page comic book (full comic | process), written by Scott Gray and drawn by Roger Langridge, was published in Doctor Who Magazine #272 (1998.) The Beige Guardian kidnapped all eight Doctors, forcing them to defeat their past enemies at once.

Sample of "Happy Deathly"

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