DWM Special 61: Guest Stars looks at six decades of famous faces who have taken part in the Doctor’s adventures in time and space

The ever-changing nature of Doctor Who’s stories has created numerous opportunities for guest stars to make their mark. The Doctor’s friends, colleagues and foes have been played by some of our most distinguished actors – many of whom regard a role in the series as a career highlight. This Special Edition of Doctor Who Magazine examines the programme’s casting strategies over the decades and revisits 100 unforgettable performances.


Blink's Sally Sparrow, Carey Mulligan has been nominated as Best Actress for Promising Young Woman Doctor Who Oscars Academy Awards
Blink’s Sally Sparrow, Carey Mulligan has gone on to huge award winning success in Hollywood

Features include profiles on some of the most notable and prolific guest stars in Doctor Who’s long history

  • Julian Glover (Indiana Jones, Star Wars, James Bond, Game of Thrones) who played King Richard I and Count Scarlioni
  • Michael Gough (Batman, The Avengers, Sleepy Hollow) who played the Celestial Toymaker and the Time Lord Hedin
  • Michael Wisher who played Davros, Wakefield, Rex Farrel, Magrik, Morelli, as well as voicing the Daleks
  • Philip Madoc (The Bourne Identity, Dad’s Army, The Avengers) who played the War Lord, Eelek, Solon, and Fenner
  • Christopher Gable (The Boy Friend, The Music Lover, The Rainbow) who played Sharez Jek
  • Sheila Hancock (The Rag Trade, Delicious, Edie) who played Helen A
  • Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman, The Great Gatsby, Drive) who played Sally Sparrow

Meanwhile, Also Starring.. goes decade by decade though some of the phenomenal actors to join the show’s travels through time and space, and how the various production teams went about casting them. And Guest Stars gives overviews of some of the other famous faces to pass through the TARDIS doors including:

  • Jean Marsh
  • Stephanie Bidmead
  • Michael Sheard
  • Frederick Jaeger
  • Graham Crowden
  • David Troughton
  • Beryl Reid
  • David Collings
  • Martin Clunes
  • Linda Bellingham
  • Eric Roberts
  • Harry Lloyd
  • Jessica Hynes
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Timothy Dalton
  • And many, many more!


Doctor Who Magazine Special 61: Guest Stars (c) Panini Kylie Minogue Timothy Dalton Jean Marsh
Doctor Who Magazine Special 61: Guest Stars (c) Panini

Doctor Who Magazine Special 61: Guest Stars is on sale until November at WH Smith, selected supermarkets and online from the Panini online store priced £7.99. A digital edition is also available, priced £6.99 from Pocketmags. You can also save by taking out a subscription at the official site.


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