Thomas Arthur Darvill (born 17 June 1982) is a British actor and musician. He is known for playing Rory Williams, one of the Eleventh Doctor's companions in the television series Doctor Who (2010–2012), Rip Hunter in Legends of Tomorrow (2016–2018) and as Rev. Paul Coates in Broadchurch (2013–2017). From 2013 to 2014 he appeared in the lead role in the theatre musical Once in the West End and on Broadway.
Darvill plays the guitar and keyboard and formed an indie band called Edmund in his teenage years, named after Edmund Pevensie, his favourite character in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. He enjoys cooking and attending the theatre and music concerts. He collects taxidermy. He is close friends with his Doctor Who former co-stars Karen Gillan and Matt Smith.Darvill was one of the celebrities, along with Tom Hiddleston, Jo Brand, E. L. James and Rachel Riley, to design and sign his own card for the UK-based charity Thomas Coram Foundation for Children. The campaign was launched by crafting company Stampin' Up! UK and the cards were auctioned off on eBay during May 2014.
Darvill's mother Ellie is an actress; during Arthur's early childhood, she worked with masks, puppets and live acting as a member of Cannon Hill Theatre, which was based at Midlands Arts Centre, and toured Britain and the world. She is also known as the puppeteer and voice behind Why Bird from Playdays. His father, Nigel, played the Hammond organ for artists including Edwin Starr, Ruby Turner, Fine Young Cannibals and UB40. Darvill attended Bromsgrove School in Worcestershire from 1993 to 2000.
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DC's Legends of Tomorrow
When heroes are not enough. People who are legends are what the world needs. Having seen the future, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and vill...
Minutes Past Midnight
All manner of terror invades the Earth at midnight. These tales of the supernatural, the fantastic, and the just plain horrifying are all about demons, cannibals, killers, ghosts, and monsters. There ...
Danny & the Human Zoo
A dramatised account of the early life and career of impressionist, comedian and actor Lenny Henry.
National Theatre Live: Treasure Island
It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites...
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Barry Allen fell into a coma after being struck by lightning. After he awakened with the power of super speed, he was given the ability to move through Central City like a guardian angel. Though initi...
Could love be used as a weapon? An award-winning film noir spy thriller, set in 1940's 'steam punk' London.
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Doctor Faustus: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Christopher Marlowe's most controversial work is Doctor Faustus. The play depicts the aftermath of Faustus's decision to sell his soul to the Devil in exchange for power and knowledge. Matthew Dunster...
Doctor Who: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
On Christmas Eve, Madge Arwell came to the aid of an injured Spaceman Angel. She needs to make a wish to get him to repay her kindness.
Doctor Who: Space/Time
The Doctor, Amy, andRory are in trouble when the TARDIS shows up.
Robin promised to return his sword after Robert's death. He assumes Robert's identity, romances his widow, and draws the ire of the town's sheriff and King John's henchman.
Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol
The Eleventh Doctor needs to save the soul of a lonely old miser if he is to save Amy Pond andRory Williams. Is the richest man dead?
Nikko is a twenty-something man with good friends, a passion for birdwatching, and self-destructive tendencies. When he falls back into a relationship with Stevie—his seductive, aggressive environment...
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
Ian Dury was one of the founding members of the punk-rock scene in Britain in the 1970s, despite being stricken with the disease at a young age.
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Amy Dorrit is looking after her father who is in a London prison. Arthur Clennam, Amy's employer's son, returns from overseas to solve a mystery in his family's past.
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The Doctor is a 900 year old alien who is part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor knows how to save planets.
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