Geek Connections: DOCTOR WHO and THE DC UNIVERSE - UPDATE - Warped Factor - Words in the Key of Geek.

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Did you know all these actors that have been in both Doctor Who and the many TV shows and movies based on DC Comics publications?

Arthur Darvill
Arthur Darvill played Rory Williams in Doctor Who and can currently be seen starring as Rip Hunter in Legends of Tomorrow.

John Barrowman
He played Captain Jack on both Doctor Who and Torchwood, and can currently be seen as Malcolm Merlyn in Arrow

Alex Kingston
Hello sweetie, it's the Doctor's wife River Song, played by Alex Kingston from 2009 until Christmas 2015. She's also guest starred in Arrow as Dinah Lance.

Michelle Gomez
Oh Missy you're so fine. Gomez is the current incarnation of the Master and recently popped up in Gotham as 'The Lady' in the season 2 episode A Bitter Pill To Swallow.

David Harewood
Harewood played billionaire Joshua Naismith in David Tennant's final story The End of Time, and he's currently starring as Hank Henshaw / J'onn J'onzz in Supergirl.

Michael Gough
Michael Gough played Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred Pennyworth in four Batman films, but long before that he played the Toymaker on Doctor Who opposite William Hartnell's First Doctor. He also returned to Doctor Who in 1983 for the Fifth Doctor story Arc of Infinity where he played Councillor Hedin.

Colin McFarlane
McFarlane played Commisioner Loeb in Batman Begins, he's also had several roles in the Doctor Who universe. Most recently you'd have seen him as Moran in Before The Flood / Under The Lake, before that he provided an aliens voice in Voyage of the Damned, and he also played General Pierce in Torchwood: Children of Earth.

James Masters
Marsters played Captain John Hart on Torchwood season 2, and before that he had a recurring role on Smallville as Milton Fine / Brainiac.

UPDATE 28/4/16

Celia Imrie
Celia Imriee played Miss Kizlet in The Bells of Saint John and Mary Xavier in the Legends of Tomorrow episode Last Refuge. 

UPDATE 30/4/16

Ben Browder
Best known for his roles on Farscape and Stargate SG-1, Ben Browder played Isaac in the Doctor Who episode A Town Called Mercy, he also guest starred on two episode of Arrow as Ted Gaynor.

Also connecting the two franchises are:
  • Sean Pertwee: Currently playing Alfred Pennyworth in Gotham, Sean is, of course, Jon Pertwee's son and he also made a cameo appearance in The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot. 
  • Jim Broadbent: He played Jean Pierre Dubois in Superman IV: The Quest For Peace, and portrayed the Eleventh Doctor in the 1999 Steven Moffat scripted Comic Relief spoof The Curse of Fatal Death. Broadbent had previously played a generic Doctor in a sketch for an episode of Victoria Wood As Seen On TV.
Did you know them all? Maybe you can name some other actors who have been in both Doctor Who and a DC Comics television show or movie? If so let us know in the comments below and we'll update the list...

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