19 ‘Game of Thrones’ Actors You Forgot Were on ‘Doctor Who’

Game of Thrones actors Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and Paul Kaye (Thoros of Myr) are both set to guest star in the upcoming season 9 of Doctor Who, so we thought it would be fun to look back at some of our favorite Westerosi who’ve crossed paths with the Doctor.

1. Iain Glen
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Before mastering the friend zone as Jorah Mormont, Iain Glen guest starred in Doctor Who as Father Octavian in the episodes “Flesh and Stone” and “The Time of Angels”.
4. Harry Lloyd
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Before portraying Daenerys Targaryen's creepy older brother, Viserys, Harry Lloyd played another creepy older brother, Baines, in “The Family of Blood” and “Human Nature”.
5. Thomas Brodie-Sangster
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Lloyd's Game of Thrones co-star Thomas Brodie-Sangster (who plays Jojen Reed) also appeared in “The Family of Blood” and “Human Nature” as Tim Latimer.
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19. Struan Rodger
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Struan Rodger, who played the Three-Eyed Raven at the end of season four, also provided the voice for The Face of Boe.
7. David Bradley
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Best known for his role as Hogwarts' caretaker, Argus Filch, David Bradley plays Walder Frey in Game of Thrones and guest starred in the Doctor Who episode “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship”. Bradley also portrayed the original doctor, William Hartnell, in the film “An Adventure in Space and Time”.

3. Tobias Menzies
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Tobias Menzies, who plays Edmure Tully in Game of Thrones, also appeared in “Cold War” as Cunningham's subordinate Lieutenant Stepashin.
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2. Liam Cunningham
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Liam Cunningham (Ser Davos Seaworth) played submarine Captain Zhukov in the Doctor Who episode “Cold War”.
6. Mark Gatiss
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Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss has appeared in both Game of Thrones (as Tycho Nestoris) and Doctor Who (as Lazarus in “The Lazarus Experiment”).
8. Diana Rigg
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Dame Diana Rigg, who plays the Queen of Thornes Olenna Tyrell, appeared in the Doctor Who episode “The Crimson Horror” as Mrs. Gillyflower. Rigg is also a former Bond girl, appearing in On Her Majesty's Secret Service as James Bond's wife, Teresa di Vincenzo.
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9. Ian Hanmore
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Unfortunately typecast as the creepy antagonist, Ian Hanmore played both Game of Thrones' Pyat Pree and Father Angelo in the Doctor Who episode “Tooth and Claw”.
10. Joe Dempsie
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Years before portraying Gendry, Westeros' premier rowboat enthusiast, Joe Demise appeared alongside David Tennant in the episode “The Doctor's Daughter”.
11. David Verrey
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David Verrey, who played the former High Septon, appeared as a farting alien in the two part episodes “World War Three” and “Aliens of London”.
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12. Ben Crompton
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Ben Crompton, who plays the dolorous Edd Tollett in Game of Thrones, appeared in the Doctor Who episode “Into the Dalek”.
13. Lucian Msamati
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Lucian Msamati, who plays the pirate Salladhor Saan in Game of Thrones, guest starred as Guido in the Doctor Who episode “The Vampires of Venice”.
14. Julian Glover
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Julian Glover, who plays Grand Maester Pycelle in Game of Thrones, had several recurring roles in classic Who as Count Scarlioni in “City of Death” and Richard the Lionheart in “The Wheel of Fortune,” “The Knight of Jaffa,” and “The Lion”.
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15. Robert Pugh
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Robert Pugh, who plays the repulsive Craster, also appeared in the two-part Doctor Who episodes “Cold Blood” and “The Hungry Earth”.
16. Tony Way
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Tony Way, who played Sansa's savior Ser Dontos, appeared as Alf in the season 8 premiere “Deep Breath”.
17. Faye Marsay
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Faye Marsay, who plays Arya Starks's frenemy Waif, also played Shona in the Doctor Who Christmas special “Last Christmas”.
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18. Ross Mullan
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Ross Mullan, who has played the White Walker since season 2, was also The Teller in “Time Heist,” and The Silence in “The Time of the Doctor”.

Which of these Game of Thrones actors had the best Doctor Who guest spot? We may have to wait for Maisie Williams’ appearance to vote.


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