Skip to content

Posts Tagged ‘Birthdays’

Happy 74th Birthday, John Hurt!

”Great men are forged in fire. It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame.” John Hurt, the War Doctor, turns 74 years old today. Hurt wasn’t on the map Who-wise this time last year – but last year saw the introduction of Hurt to the Whoniverse – and boy, was it an…

Read More

Happy 54th Birthday, Paul McGann!

Paul McGann, the Eighth Doctor, turns 54 today. McGann only starred in one TV story – the 1996 TV Movie – but since his divisive first appearance he’s gained new-found popularity on audio, becoming Big Finish’s flagship Doctor. He also has the honour of being the first Doctor that we don’t know how regenerated… oh.…

Read More

Happy 31st Birthday, Matt Smith!

Matt Smith, the Eleventh Doctor himself, turns 31 years old today. Smith recently filmed his final scenes as the Eleventh Doctor (including his regeneration into the Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi) in the upcoming Christmas Special – but before that, he’ll be returning alongside David Tennant in the 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor before…

Read More

Happy 70th Birthday, Sylvester McCoy!

Sylvester McCoy, who played the Seventh Doctor between 1987 and 1989, turns 70 years old today. McCoy picked up the role from Colin Baker, and debuted in 1987’s Time and the Rani. McCoy played a darker, more manipulative version of the Doctor between 1987 and 1989, concluding with the final classic era story, Survival. However,…

Read More

Happy 70th Birthday, Colin Baker!

Colin Baker, who played the Sixth Doctor between 1984 and 1986, turns 70 years old today. Baker picked up the role from Peter Davison, and debuted in 1984’s The Twin Dilemma. After the show was briefly axed, Baker did not appear after the Trial of a Time Lord series, and the Sixth Doctor’s regeneration was…

Read More

Happy 42nd Birthday, David Tennant!

He’s the second Doctor in a week to celebrate his birthday – the Tenth Doctor himself, David Tennant, turns 42 today. As most of you know, Tennant took over from Christopher Eccleston in 2005, and played the role until 2010’s The End of Time: Part Two. But that’s not the last we’ll see of the…

Read More

Happy 62nd Birthday, Peter Davison!

Peter Davison, who played the Fifth Doctor between 1981 and 1984, turns 62 years old today. Davison picked up the role from Tom Baker, and debuted in 1981’s Castrovalva. He left three years later in The Caves of Androzani – voted the greatest Doctor Who story of all time in 2009. From everyone here at The…

Read More

Happy Birthday Matt Smith!

Matt Smith, who of course plays the 11th Doctor in Doctor Who, is today celebrating his 30th birthday! The cast and crew of Doctor Who secretly assembled to give Matt Smith a big birthday surprise! From all the team here at The Gallifrey Times, we would like to wish Matt a very Happy Birthday!

Read More

Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy Turns 69

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, Happy birthday dear Sylvester McCoy, Happy birthday to you! Sorry, I don’t know the Gallifreyan birthday song. Sylvester McCoy, best known for his role as the Seventh Doctor between 87-89, turns 69 today! McCoy was the last actor to play the Doctor in the “Classic” Era, before Paul McGann…

Read More

Doctor Who Actor Hits 100

Yesterday actress Zohra Sehgal, who appeared in two of William Hartnell’s (1st Doctor) serials, turned 100. This makes her the first actor involved in the Doctor Who franchise to break into triple digits and giving a skim over her biography she’s lead a fantastic life. Aside from appearing in Doctor Who in 1964 and 65,…

Read More