Geek Connections: DOCTOR WHO and STAR WARS - Force Awakens Update

Just how many actors have appeared in both Star Wars and Doctor Who? Probably a lot more than you think...

David Prowse
Yep, old Darth Vader himself (well the body of Vader, not the voice) appeared in the Third Doctor episode The Time Monster where he portrayed the Minotaur.

Warwick Davis
Warwick's first ever acting job was as Wicket in Return of the Jedi, he then had three roles in Phantom Menace as Wald/Pod Race Spectator/Mos Espa Citizen, and is rumoured to be in The Force Awakens. In 2013 he starred as Porridge in the Doctor Who episode Nightmare In Silver.

Jeremy Bulloch
He played Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back & Return Of The Jedi. Bulloch then returned to Star Wars as Captain Colton in Revenge of the Sith. In Doctor Who he played Tor in the First Doctor adventure The Space Museum, 8 years later he guest starred as Hal in The Time Warrior.

Celia Imrie
She played DineƩ Ellberger (Bravo Five) in The Phantom Menace and as Miss Kizlet in The Bells of Saint John.

Deep Roy
Unrecognisable and uncredited in Return of the Jedi, Deep Roy plays Droopy McCool, part of Max Rebo's band. In Doctor Who he played Mr Sin in the Fourth Doctor classic The Talons Of Weng-Chiang.

Julian Glover
Glover played General Maximilian Veers in The Empire Strikes back, as well as playing Richard The Lionheart (The Crusade) and Count Scarlioni (City of Death)

Garrick Hagon
Hagon played Biggs Darklighter in A New Hope, and has appeared twice in Doctor Who. First he played Ky in The Mutants, and more recently he appeared opposite the Eleventh Doctor, measuring him up for a coffin in his role of Abraham the Undertaker in A Town Called Mercy.

Silas Carson
Silas Carson played multiple roles in the Star Wars Prequels, including Nute Gunray, Ki-Adi-Mundi and Lott Dodd. In Doctor Who he voiced various Oods in The Impossible Planet, The Satan Pit, Planet of the Ood and The End of Time. He also appeared in The Sarah Jane Adventures as Kudlak in the Warriors Of Kudlak.

John Hollis
Hollis played Lobot in The Empire Strikes Back, and Professor Sondergaard in The Mutants.

Leslie Schofield
He played Chief Moradmin Bast in A New Hope, as well as appearing as Leroy in The War Games and Calib in The Face Of Evil.

Hugh Quarshie
He played Captain Panaka in The Phantom Menace, and Solomon Evolution Of The Daleks/Daleks In Manhatten.

Brian Blessed
Gordon's Alive!!! The booming voice of Boss Nass in The Phantom Menace, and King Yrcanos in The Trial Of A Time Lord.

Ayesha Dharker
She played Queen Jamilia in Attack Of The Clones, and Solana Mercurio in Planet of the Ood.

Michael Sheard
As Admiral Ozzel he was telekinetically executed by Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back, but when it come to Doctor Who Michael Sheard appeared six times on the show. First in episode 2 of The Ark, playing Doctor Rhos. He was also Doctor Summers in The Mind Of Evil, Lawrence Scarman in The Pyramids Of Mars, Supervisor Lowe in The Invisible Enemy, Mergrave in Castrovalva, and finally he was the Headmaster of Coal Hill School in Remembrance Of The Daleks. (He'll always be Mr Bronson to me!)

Graham Ashley
Ashley was shot down in A New Hope where he played Gold Five, he also appeared in The Underwater Menace where he was credited as Atlantean Overseer.

Lindsay Duncan
Provided the voice of the protocol droid TC-14 in The Phantom Menace, and appeared as Captain Adelaide Brooke in The Waters Of Mars, starring opposite...

David Tennant
The Tenth Doctor voiced the architect droid, Professor Huyang, in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Peter Cushing
Finally another Doctor, of sorts. Peter Cushing, the non-canon 'Movie Dr. Who' from the 1960s famously played Grand Moff Tarkin in A New Hope.

Update 16/12/15

Don Henderson
Don Henderson played General Cassio Tagge in A New Hope, and Gavrok in Delta And The Bannermen.

Update 27/12/15
Three actors who had cameos in The Force Awakens...

Thomas Brodie-Sangster
He was only a wee lad when he played Tim Latimer in Human Nature / The Family Of Blood, but you may have spotted Thomas Brodie-Sangster as First Order Petty Officer Thanisson in The Force Awakens.

Simon Pegg
Yep, that was Simon Pegg as Unkarr Plutt in The Force Awakens. Back in 2005 he played The Editor in the Doctor Who first series episode, The Long Game.

Freema Agyeman
It's only Martha Jones! Did you spot her? She could be briefly seen on the Republic World right before it was destroyed by the Starkiller Base. Oh well, no Martha for Episode VIII.

Did you know them all? Maybe you can name some other actors who have been in both Star Wars and Doctor Who? If so let us know in the comments below...
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