Doctor Who stars David Tennant, Peter Davidson and Peter Capaldi reunite


Three of Doctor Who’s most iconic stars reunited at the press night for ex-showrunner Steven Moffat’s new play The Unfriend on Thursday night.

David Tennant, Peter Capaldi and Peter Davison joined a host of stars to support the writer and producer, who wrote a number of episodes of Doctor Who before departing the series in 2017. 

All three actors, who have played different incarnations of the timelord throughout its 59-year history, were seen grinning and with their arms around each other as they posed at the event. 

Doctors reunited! Doctor Who stars David Tennant, Peter Davison and Peter Capaldi reunited at the press night for ex-showrunner Steven Moffat’s new play The Unfriend on Thursday 

David played the 10th Doctor from 2005 to 2010 and in 2013, before reprising his role late last year for the show’s upcoming 60th Anniversary.

The actor cut a casual figure in a cream jumper, light trousers and trainers. 

He posed with Capaldi, the 12th Doctor who played the legendary part from 2013 to 2017, with the Scottish star also cutting a relaxed figure in a black jumper paired with a dark blazer.

Friends: David, Capaldi and Peter Davison joined other stars to support the writer and producers. Pictured: David, Davison's wife Elizabeth Morton and Davison

Friends: David, Capaldi and Peter Davison joined other stars to support the writer and producers. Pictured: David, Davison’s wife Elizabeth Morton and Davison

Grins: David looked relaxed as he enjoyed the after party for The Unfriend at the Wonderville in London

Iconic: He played the 10th Doctor from 2005 to 2010, reprising the role in 2013, and has returned to the show this year for its 60th Anniversary

Blast from the past: David (left) played the 10th Doctor from 2005 to 2010 (right), reprising the role in 2013, and has returned to the show this year for its 60th Anniversary 

Classic: Meawhile Peter played the 12th Doctor in the BBC series from 2014 to 2017,

Departed: He left the show five years ago, and was replaced by Jodie Whittaker

Classic: Meawhile Peter (left) played the 12th Doctor in the BBC series from 2014 to 2017, before leaving the show and being replaced by Jodie Whittaker

Later David sat with Davison, who starred as the Fourth Doctor from 1982-1984 and his wife Elizabeth Morton, who appeared in the spoof Five(ish) Doctors Reboot.

Peter’s daughter Georgia Tennant is also married to former Who star David, with the couple tying the knot in 2011. 

Another famous face in attendance was Reece Shearsmith, who stars in The Unfriend alongside Amanda Abbington and Frances Barber.

The synopsis of The Unfriend reads: ‘After twenty years of marriage, Peter (Reece) and Debbie (Amanda) are enjoying a cruise as a break from their annoying teenagers’. 

‘Peter can’t resist exchanging views on Donald Trump with an American fellow passenger. There’s something slightly unsettling about the eagerly friendly Elsa Jean Krakowski (Frances) – but there’s no point in rocking the boat when you’re about to get off it.’

‘Back home, an email arrives from Elsa, followed by Elsa herself. And when Debbie googles their house guest and turns up some hair-raising evidence, their good nature is challenged as never before’. 

Love: Davison and wife Elizabeth smiled together and enjoyed their evening out in London

Love: Davison and wife Elizabeth smiled together and enjoyed their evening out in London

TV legend: Peter played the Fifth incarnation during Doctor Who's original run

Famous: He starred in the show from 1981 to 1984

TV legend: Peter (left) played the Fifth incarnation during Doctor Who’s original run, from 1981 to 1984 (right)

Fans: People came to greet a cheery-looking David as he stepped out for the after party

Fans: People came to greet a cheery-looking David as he stepped out for the after party

Role: Reece Shearsmith (pictured) stars in The Unfriend alongside Amanda Abbington and Frances Barber

Role: Reece Shearsmith (pictured) stars in The Unfriend alongside Amanda Abbington and Frances Barber 

‘What kind of danger have they allowed to take up residence in their spare room?

‘And can they bring themselves to say anything about it? Sometimes, the truth is just too impolite’.

‘The Unfriend takes a hugely entertaining and satirical look at middle-class England’s disastrous instinct always to appear nice. Manners can be murder’.

Co-stars: Frances, Reece and Amanda wound down after their play opened in London on Thursday night

Co-stars: Frances, Reece and Amanda wound down after their play opened in London on Thursday night 

Bows: (pictured L-R): Michael Simkins, Gabriel Howell, Reece, Frances, Amanda, Maddie Holliday and Marcus Onilude bow at the curtain call on Thursday night

Bows: (pictured L-R): Michael Simkins, Gabriel Howell, Reece, Frances, Amanda, Maddie Holliday and Marcus Onilude bow at the curtain call on Thursday night 

Evening out: Sheila Hancock also paid a visit to the event, after once starring in the television story of Doctor Who, The Happiness Patrol, as Helen A

Evening out: Sheila Hancock also paid a visit to the event, after once starring in the television story of Doctor Who, The Happiness Patrol, as Helen A

The stars of the play were all pictured grinning together- all have links to Doctor Who like the former timelords.

Amanda once revealed she would like a role in the series and Frances appeared as Madame Kovarian throughout the sixth season.

Elsewhere, Reece played evil Rassmussen in a guest appearance in the show.

Sheila Hancock also paid a visit to the event, after once starring in the television story of Doctor Who, The Happiness Patrol, as Helen A.

And Meera Syal, who played Nasreen Chroudhry in two episodes of Doctor Who alongside Matt Smith grinned as she enjoyed the party. 

Fun: Meera Syal, who played Nasreen Chroudhry in two episodes of Doctor Who alongside Matt Smith grinned as she enjoyed the party.

Fun: Meera Syal, who played Nasreen Chroudhry in two episodes of Doctor Who alongside Matt Smith grinned as she enjoyed the party.

Doctor Who? All the actors who have played the Time Lord

The BBC’s hit Sci-fi show Doctor Who was first launched by the BBC in 1963. It chronicles the journey of a Time Lord called ‘The Doctor’.

He is first introduced after fleeing his home planet, Gallifrey.

The Doctor travels through time and space in his spaceship, called a TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space), which resembles a police box.

During his travels, The Doctor meets people and invites them to voyage with him. They are known as his companions. 

He also encounters several evil beings, such as Daleks and Cyberman, and is forced to defeat them sing minimal resources, such as his Sonic Screwdriver, as they try to destroy or take over other planets, including Earth.

As a Time Lord, The Doctor has the capacity to regenerate when he is wounded or dying. After regenerating, he takes on a new appearance and personality.

The concept of regenerating was added into the series after the First Doctor, William Hartnell, became ill and stepped down from his role. 

The first run of Doctor Who ended in 1989 before being revived in 2005 with Christopher Ecclestone as the Ninth Doctor. 

Below is the full list of the actors who have been cast as the Doctor from 1963 to 2017 – when Jodie Whittaker took over the coveted role.

Starting the legacy: The First Doctor William Hartnell (1963-1966)

Starting the legacy: The First Doctor William Hartnell (1963-1966)

Patrick Troughton (1966¿1969)

Jon Pertwee (1970¿1974)

Second and Third: Patrick Troughton (1966–1969) and Jon Pertwee (1970–1974)

Tom Baker (1974¿1981)

Peter Davison (1981¿1984)

Fourth and Fifth: Tom Baker (1974–1981) and Peter Davison (1981–1984)

Colin Baker (1984¿1986)

Sylvester McCoy (1987¿1989, 1996)

Sixth and Seventh: Colin Baker (1984–1986) and Sylvester McCoy (1987–1989, 1996)

Paul McGann (1996)

Christopher Eccleston (2005)

Eighth and Ninth: Paul McGann (1996) and Christopher Eccleston (2005)

David Tennant (2005-2010)

Matt Smith (2010-2013)

Tenth and Eleventh: David Tennant (2005-2010) and Matt Smith (2010-2013)

Twelfth: Peter Capaldi (2013 - 2017)

Twelfth: Peter Capaldi (2013 – 2017)

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