MCU / Doctor Who Actor Connections

Along the lines of some other posts I’ve been doing lately (like here), I did some quick but extensive research to find out what actor from Doctor Who have also appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

(Daily Doctor Who #238)

A lot of the major ones I already knew about, but there were some in here that surprised me. Actors are listed here under the title in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which they debuted.

Feature Films


Josh Dallas (Fandral) – Appeared in Silence in the Library with the Tenth Doctor as Node 2 (one of those creepy Library nodes with a human face).

Captain America: The First Avenger

Toby Jones (Dr. Arnim Zola in this, Captain America: Winter Soldier, and an episode of Agent Carter) – Played the Dream Lord in Amy’s Choice with the Eleventh Doctor.

Michael Brandon (Senator Brandt) – Appeared in The Stolen Earth, with the Tenth Doctor, as General Sanchez.

Martin Sherman (Brandt’s Aide) – Appeared in Hell Bent with the Twelfth Doctor as “Man”.

Jenna Coleman (Connie–Bucky’s date) – Starred in Doctor Who alongside Matt Smith (Eleventh Doctor) and Peter Capaldi (Twelfth Episode) in 38 episodes of the show.

Kieran O’Connor (Loud Jerk) – Appeared in The Impossible Astronaut with the Eleventh Doctor, as a Prison Guard.

David Bradley (Tower Keeper) – Appeared in Dinosaurs on a Spaceship with the Eleventh Doctor as the villainous Solomon, also showed up in The Doctor Falls and Twice Upon a Time (Twelfth Doctor stories) as the First Doctor. He also played actor William Hartnell in the docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time.

David McKail (Johan Schmidt’s Artist) – Appeared in The Talons of Weng-Chiang, with the Fourth Doctor, as Sgt. Kyle–the only actor I’ve come across from classic Doctor Who.

Caroline Royce (USO Dancer) – Appeared uncredited as a Weeping Angel in The Time of Angels and Flesh and Stone with the Eleventh Doctor.

Iron Man 3

Glenn Foster (Pushy Tabloid Reporter, and also Stunts for a bunch of Avengers and other MCU films, often doubling for Robert Downey jr.) – Was a stunt performer in Tooth and Claw, with the Tenth Doctor.

Thor: The Dark World

Christopher Eccleston (Malekith) – Starred in the show as the Ninth Doctor!

Ramone Morgan (John, a British child) – Appeared in The Caretaker with the Twelfth Doctor as Tobias (a student at Coal Hill School)

Sophie Cosson (Wench #1) – Appeared in Night Terrors with the Eleventh Doctor as Julie, the mother of twins.

Gruffudd Glyn (Police Officer #2) – Appeared in The Woman Who Fell to Earth with the Thirteenth Doctor as Pikeman Lloyd Llewelyn.

Talulah Riley (Nurse) – Guest starred as Miss Evangelista in Silence in the Library / Forest of the Dead with the Tenth Doctor, as Miss Evangelistia.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Karen Gillan (Nebula in this movie, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Avengers Infinity War, and Avengers Endgame) – Starred as Amy Pond in the first 33 episodes of Doctor Who that Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith was in, plus did a cameo in his last story, and also had a small part in The Fires of Pompei as a Soothsayer, with the Tenth Doctor.

Peter Serafinowicz (Denarian Saal) Was in Before the Flood with the Twelfth Doctor, as the voice of the Fisher King.

Christopher Fairbank (The Broker) – Appeared in Flatline, with the Twelfth Doctor, as Fenton.

Spencer Wilding (Mean Guard) – Appeared as various creatures in The God Complex, The Doctor the Widow and the Wardrobe, and Cold War with the Eleventh Doctor, and Orphan 55 with the Thirteenth. Also played Darth Vader in Rogue One!

Alison Lintott (Sad Woman with Horns) – Was a nurse in World Enough and Time with the Twelfth Doctor.

Ronan Summers (“Drop the Leg” Guard) – Was in Spyfall part one as “Rendition Man”

Naomi Ryan (Nova Centurion) – Was Cassandra in Asylum of the Daleks with the Eleventh Doctor.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Bentley Kalu (Klaue’s Mercenary) – Was a Hood in The Angels Take Manhattan with the Eleventh Doctor.

Julian Bleach (Ballet Instructor) – Guest starred as Davros in two stories of Doctor Who: The Stolen Earth / Journey’s End (with the Tenth Doctor) and The Magician’s Apprentice / The Witch’s Familiar (with the Twelfth).

Doctor Strange

Mark Anthony Brighton (Daniel Drumm) – Played Colonel Albero in The Time of the Doctor with the Eleventh Doctor (and briefly, the Twelfth).

Meera Syal (Dr. Patel) – Guest starred as Nasreen Chaudhry in The Hungry Earth / Cold Blood.

Eben Young (Dr. Weiss) – Played Col. Don Brabbit in The Pyramid at the End of the World with the Twelfth Doctor.

Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2

Ben Browder (Sovereign Admiral) – Played Isaac in A Town Called Mercy with the Eleventh Doctor. He also had major roles in Farscape and Stargate SG-1.

Black Panther

Letitia Wright (Shuri) – Appeared as Anahson in Face the Raven, with the Twelfth Doctor

Daniel Kaluuya (W’Kabi) – Was Barclay in Planet of the Dead with the Tenth Doctor

Danny Sapani (Border Tribe Elder) – Was Colonel Manton in A Good Man Goes to War with the Eleventh Doctor.

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Riann Steele (Catherine Starr) – Played Queen Nefertiti in Dinosaurs on a Spaceship with the Eleventh Doctor.

Captain Marvel

Gemma Chan (Minn-Erva) – Played Mia Bennett in The Waters of Mars with the Tenth Doctor.

Duane Henry (Talos-Kree Soldier) – Played Mechanic Claude in Midnight, with the Tenth Doctor.

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Claire Rushbrook (Janice) – Was Ida Scott in The Impossible Planet / The Satan Pit with the Tenth Doctor.

Brian Law (Queens Reporter) – Was “Operative (US)” in Spyfall part 1, with the Thirteenth Doctor.

Black Widow

O-T Fagbenle (Mason) – Guest starred as “Other Dave” in Silence in the Library / Forest of the Dead with the Tenth Doctor.

Lewis Young (Scientist Morocco 1) – Was a stunt performer in Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS with the Eleventh Doctor.

Andrew Byron (Cookie Gulag Guard) – Was Ilya in Pyramid at the End of the World with the Twelfth Doctor.

Television Series

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Dominic Burgess (“Englishman” for one episode in Season 1) – Played Agorax in Bad Wolf with the Ninth Doctor.

Christine Adams (“Agent Weaver” in nine episodes over the first two seasons) – Played Cathica Santini Khadeni in The Long Game with the Ninth Doctor


John Pirkis (Stan Gibson in a handful of episodes) – Was a Sphere-Voice in The Sound of the Drums and Last of the Time Lords with the Tenth Doctor.

Tony Curran (Finn for one episode in the second season) – Notably guest starred as Vincent Van Gogh in two episodes of Doctor WhoVincent and the Doctor and The Pandorica Opens–with the Eleventh Doctor.

Jessica Jones

David Tennant (Kilgrave for 13 episodes) – Obviously, David Tennant starred as the Tenth Doctor for three seasons of Doctor Who, plus in a bunch of special episodes of the show including a return appearance in the 50th anniversary story, The Day of the Doctor.

Clarke Peters (Det. Oscar Clemons for a handful of episodes) – Voiced Night Eagle in the animated story Dreamland with the Tenth Doctor.

Iron Fist

Sacha Dhawan (Davos, in 15 episodes) – Played the Master in four episodes of the 2020 season of Doctor Who with the Thirteenth Doctor, and is likely to appear in more.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Akie Kotabe (RJ) – He has never appeared in Doctor Who, but he did star as both “Dokutaa Who” and “Dalekor Voice” in the three minute video parody, Japanese Doctor Who, which I wrote about here.


Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Ravonna Renslayer) – Featured as Tish Jones, the sister of companion Martha Jones, in four episodes of Doctor Who‘s third series, with the Tenth Doctor.

Richard E. Grant (Classic Loki) – Guest starred as the Great Intelligence (and his human progenitor Dr. Simeon) in three episodes of Doctor Who‘s seventh series, with the Eleventh Doctor. He also played a version of the Doctor in the original animated web-cast, Scream of the Shalka from 2003. And he also also played another version of the Doctor in the Comic Relief special, Doctor Who – the Curse of Fatal Death from 1999.

And that’s it! I think it was David Bradley who took me by the biggest surprise this time around. I had no idea he was in Captain America. Also, the guy who starred in Japanese Doctor Who!

In addition to the titles listed here, I also looked up all the other films not listed, plus the TV series Agent Carter, The Inhumans, Cloak & Dagger, Runaways, Hellstrom and WandaVision, as they are all listed in one place or another as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Of course, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is always growing (and so indeed, is Doctor Who, although at a much slower pace), so there is every chance this will become out of date quite quickly, but for now this is all I could find.

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