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Where's Arthur Darvill At?

If you're a fan of Dr Who, you know him as Rory Williams, husband of Amy Pond on Dr Who, wed during Series 5, survived the apparent death of the Doctor in Series 6 and sent by a stone angel to a fixed point in time in Manhattan in the late 1940s in Series 7.

If not, then the 2010 Ian Dury biopic, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll had him cast as Mick Gallagher, the guy who played the Hammond organ for Dury's band, The Blockheads. Showcased as Ian Dury and the Blockheads, this band's claim to fame is the song Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.

Darvill was a perfect fit for Gallagher, since his father played Hammond organ for the Northern Soul artist Edwin Starr, R&B and soul singer, Ruby Turner, the reggae/pop band UB40 and the rock band Fine Young Cannibals.

He's also had a solid background in theatre from age 10 on with training in stage combat at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Here he is in military uniform with weapon at the ready in the Dr Who Series 6 final, The Wedding of River Song in a smashing fan video mix with music from The End by Kings of Leon with shorts that episode.

Though, his role as Rory Williams may have something to do with both Darvill and Matt Smith, starring the stage play version of Swimming with Sharks in 2007. If Steven Moffat heard about that, then it would be great to team them up with Karen Gillan, who received a lot of comedy and drama spots from BBC.

Yet that's speculation, which is what gossip isn't about. >:)

When the Emilé Zola novel, Au Bonheur des Dames (The Ladies' Paradise), was rewritten for UK TV as The Paradise in 2012, transplanting its characters to North East England, Arthur Darvill played in a bit part as Bradley Burroughs in Episode 5. He plays a barber who is made a junior partner in the Paradise, a high-class department store by its founder Moray. When Burroughs threatens to reveal all about Moray's wife's death, he ends up missing (and probably dead).

Last year, he played in Doctor Faustus as Mephistopheles at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. This year, he played Parry in Our Boys at Duchess Theatre. These theatres may not be as big as Broadway is to Americans, but to people in the UK who love theatre, these venues are bigger in their eyes.

So, it looks like theatre is in his blood and he's good at bit parts, plus he knows how to make pizza. That's where Arthur Darvill's at.

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