32 Facts About Arthur Darvill


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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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Arthur Darvill enjoys cooking and attending the theatre and concerts.

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

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