Over the last 50 years, eleven actors thus far have portrayed Doctor Who. This doesn’t include Richard Hurndall, who played the first Doctor after the death of the original First Doctor. Peter Capaldi was revealed to be the 12th Doctor. And of course, there is our cross-over theory that Emmet “Doc” Brown from Back to the Future could have been the original Doctor.
Inspired by the face research project and the theory that attractive faces are really perfectly average, we wondered what the average of all the Doctors would look like– if in some strange fan fiction, all their DNA were combined to produce THE Doctor.
We realize the list actors included in the composite is not exhaustive. We didn’t include the alternate doctors.
Here are images of the facial composite of the various actors in groups of four, starting with Doc Brown and the first three doctors, progressing through the nine, ten, eleven, and Capaldi (the eventual twelfth).
Here are the Doctors broken out by era: the original eight, and the latest four.
Here is all 12 Doctors with Doc Brown. Though Christopher LLyod’s 1/13th of the composite doesn’t weigh heavily enough to make a visual difference, we like to think that he added the original steam punk sensibility when he travelled off into the space and time in his train as the zeroth Doctor.
And the composite with images of the original actors with Christopher Llyod.
And for the purists who’d prefer the chart without Christopher Lloyd…
Final Verdict: “Went full tardis. 10/10. Would travel with through space and time.”