Not only is Doctor Who one of the most famous shows in the world, but it also offers a fun, fantasy experience unlike most other things on television. That must be why the series is able to attract such high calibre talent to appear in any capacity from a main role to a minor walk-on part. For instance, the late, great John Hurt jumped at the chance to play a one-off version of the Doctor in the 50th anniversary special “The Day of the Doctor.”
On the other hand, it’s also a great job for a rising star as it serves as such a big boost to your resume. Just look at the success that the likes of David Tennant, Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and others have found thanks to playing leads on the show. Even supporting players have gone on to bigger things, too. Just look at James Corden, who appeared in a few episodes from 2010 to 2011.
But these are just a few of the more memorable examples. With the nature of Doctor Who meaning it has a fresh cast every week, it’s easy to forget which stars have shown up over the years. Some of them might even have been unrecognizable as they were hidden behind prosthetics or CGI as some alien nasty. With that in mind, here are 10 actors you may be surprised to hear have crossed paths with the TARDIS.