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Aug 05

‘Doctor Who’ actor’s ages upon debut

Since Sunday’s special BBC broadcast naming Peter Capaldi as the 12th ‘Doctor Who’, much has been made about the actor’s ages when playing Doctor Who.

Capaldi will be the same age (55) as William Hartnell (the first Doctor) was when he debuted, although Hartnell was a few months older.

In case you’re interested, here’s the breakdown.

Actor Birth Date Debut Date Age At Debut
William Hartnell January 8-1908 November 23-1963 55
Patrick Troughton March 25-1920 October 29-1966 46
Jon Pertwee July 7-1919 January 3-1970 50
Tom Baker January 20-1934 June 8-1974 40
Peter Davison April 13-1951 March 21-1981 29
Colin Baker June 8-1943 March 16-1984 40
Sylvester McCoy August 20-1943 September 7-1987 44
Paul McGann November 14-1959 May 27-1996 36
Christopher Eccleston February 16-1964 March 26-2005 41
David Tennant April 18-1971 June 18-2005 34
Matt Smith October 28-1982 January 1-2010 27
Peter Capaldi April 14-1958 November 23-2013 55

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