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Arthur Darvill

Star of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Doctor Who.

Arthur Darvill is scheduled for Planet Comicon Kansas City 2016Arthur Darvill is the star of the CW series DC’s Legend of Tomorrow. A spin-off of the hit shows The Flash and Arrow, the show stars Darvill as Rip Hunter, a charming, time travelling rogue responsible for shaping much of our history.

He came to prominence in fandom as Rory Williams, a companion of the the 11th Doctor on the long-running BBC series Doctor Who.

Arthur Darvill began acting on the stage with membership at the Stage2 Youth Theatre Company, advancing to roles in large scale, professional productions such as Terre Haute, Stacy and Swimming with Sharks. In the latter he worked alongside future Doctor Who co-star, Matt Smith. He made his BBC television debut on the crime drama He Kills Coppers.

Following a role in the BBC serial Little Dorrit, Darvill could next been seen alongside Andy Serkis in the film Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, a biopic about British punk rock pioneer Ian Dury. The role of rock musician in the film could be said to harken back to Darvill’s early days as guitarist and keyboardist for an indie band he formed called Edmund.

Arthur Darvill began playing Rory Williams, companion to the Eleventh Doctor, in the fifth series of Doctor Who. He became a regular character in the sixth series, and confirmed that he would be appearing in the seventh series. However, the seventh series would be his last. His character, along with Karen Gillan’s Amy Pond, was written out of the show midway through Series 7. The two characters were separated from the Doctor forever by the Weeping Angels in the episode “The Angels Take Manhattan.”

Since his stint on Doctor Who. Darvill was also seen on the BBC miniseries The White Queen as the Duke of Buckingham. Looking to challenge both himself and his audience, 2015 saw Darvill work opposite Doctor Who alum David Tennant in the highly lauded BBC crime drama, Broadchurch.

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