The Eleventh Doctor

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The Eleventh Doctor was played by Matt Smith, in three series as well as seven specials, over an almost four-year period. As with previous incarnations of the Doctor, the character has also appeared in other Doctor Who multimedia.


The Doctor, in his eleventh incarnation, is an excited explorer of the universe, with a keen intelligence that means he often notices what everyone else has missed.

Smith’s incarnation is a quick-tempered but compassionate man whose youthful appearance is at odds with his more discerning and world-weary temperament. His main companions included feisty Scot Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), her husband Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) and the mysterious Clara Oswald (Jenna-Louise Coleman). He also frequently appeared alongside River Song (Alex Kingston), a fellow time traveler with whom he shared a romantic storyline, and was the last Doctor to appear alongside the long-serving companion Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) prior to the actress’ death, featuring in two episodes of the spin-off programme The Sarah Jane Adventures.