33 Facts About Arthur Darvill


Thomas Arthur Darvill was born on 17 June 1982 and is an English actor.


Arthur Darvill is known for portraying Rory Williams, a companion of the Eleventh Doctor in the television series Doctor Who, as well as Rip Hunter in Legends of Tomorrow and Rev Paul Coates in Broadchurch.


Thomas Arthur Darvill was born in Birmingham on 17 June 1982.


Arthur Darvill's mother, Ellie, is an actress; during his early childhood, she worked with masks, puppets, and live acting as a member of Cannon Hill Theatre at the Midlands Arts Centre, and toured the world.


Arthur Darvill is known as the puppeteer and voice behind Why Bird from Playdays.


Arthur Darvill joined Stage2 Youth Theatre Company at the age of 10.


Arthur Darvill was a member from 1991 to 2000, and had an early job on CITV in 2000, presenting the continuity links between the shows; during this time he was billed as Tom Darvill.

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Arthur Darvill left in 2001, founded his own theatre company, and performed in the Midlands.


At the age of 21, Arthur Darvill moved to London with four friends from youth theatre, each having secured a place at a drama school.


Arthur Darvill trained in acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and is trained in stage combat.


Arthur Darvill made his professional stage debut playing condemned criminal Harrison in Edmund White's Terre Haute, which ran at the Assembly Rooms during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


Arthur Darvill's performance was praised by Nicholas de Jongh of the Evening Standard and Susannah Clapp of The Observer.


Arthur Darvill appeared in Terre Hautes transfer to Trafalgar Studios in 2007.


Arthur Darvill's performance gained him a Best Newcomer nomination at the 2007 Evening Standard Theatre Awards.


Arthur Darvill played Rob in the 2007 monologue Stacy, in a performance The Times described as "compelling".


In 2008, Arthur Darvill made his television acting debut in the ITV crime drama He Kills Coppers.


Arthur Darvill began playing Rory Williams, companion to the Eleventh Doctor, in the fifth series of the BBC's science fiction show Doctor Who.


Arthur Darvill became a regular character in the sixth series, and confirmed that he would be appearing in the seventh series; before he and his co-star Karen Gillan left in the fifth episode.


Arthur Darvill continued the role in the West End production from 17 March 2014 until 10 May 2014.


In March 2015, Arthur Darvill was cast as the time-traveller Rip Hunter in the series Legends of Tomorrow.


Arthur Darvill was written out of the show in 2018, by the end of the third season.


In 2019, Arthur Darvill took on the role of Oscar Lindquist in the West End revival of Sweet Charity.


Arthur Darvill is a musician and a composer; he has written songs and music for the Bush Theatre, and composed the score for Che Walker's 2008 play The Frontline at Shakespeare's Globe.


Arthur Darvill had worked with Walker for a number of years since they had first met at RADA, developing the songs and music for the show.


Arthur Darvill received a Judge's Discretionary Award from MTM for his music.

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In 2010, Arthur Darvill helped promote the solo album of Fyfe Dangerfield, playing with him on sessions for Graham Norton's show and on Xfm.


Arthur Darvill has undertaken a number of radio and voice projects, including Doctor Who audiobooks.


Arthur Darvill collaborated with playwright Sam Holcroft on a musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox which premiered at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, in November 2016.


In 2018, Arthur Darvill started the new musical collective Paperlands with Ines De Clercq.


Arthur Darvill plays the guitar and keyboards, and formed an indie band called Edmund in his teenage years; it was named after Edmund Pevensie, his favourite character in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.


Arthur Darvill enjoys cooking and attending the theatre and concerts.


Arthur Darvill is close friends with his Doctor Who former co-stars Karen Gillan and Matt Smith.


Alongside other British celebrities, Arthur Darvill designed and signed his own card for the UK-based charity Thomas Coram Foundation for Children.