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Arthur Darvill

Arthur Darvill

Quick Facts

Date of Birth June 17, 1982 (age 31)
Nationality English, British
Profession Actor
Working for Movies, TV Shows
Ethnicity White, English
Marital Status Unmarried
Spouse Unknown (Wife)
Net Worth(s) N/A
Name on Birth Thomas Arthur Darvill
Divorce N/A
Height 1.80 m
Weight N/A
Religion N/A
Twitter @RattyBurvil

English actor and singer Arthur Darvill was born on 17 June 1982, in Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom as Thomas Arthur Darvill. He is known for his work on Doctor Who (2005), Robin Hood (2010) and Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010).

Darvill's mother Ellie worked with masks, puppets and did live acting as a member of Cannon Hill Puppet Theatre, which was based at Midlands Arts Centre, and toured Britain and the world. She is best known as the puppeteer and voice behind Why Bird from Playdays. Before the birth of his sister, Darvill went on some of the tours, helping with the setting up of the show. His father played the Hammond organ for artists including Edwin Starr, Ruby Turner, Fine Young Cannibals and UB40. Darvill attended Bromsgrove School in Worcestershire from 1993 to 2000.

Darvill joined the Stage2 Youth Theatre Companyat age 10, after which he formed his own company, called Fuego's Men. He trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art upon moving to London with friends at age 18. His first professional stage role was as Harrison, a criminal, in Edmund White's Terre Haute, which was featured at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Darvill was nominated as Best Newcomer at the 2007 Evening Standard Theatre Awards. He also played in a production of Swimming with Sharks with Hollywood actor Christian Slater. In 2008 there came his television debut in He Kills Coppers, a crime drama on ITV, and he appeared in the BBC serial Little Dorrit, playing Edward "Tip" Dorrit, that same year. In 2010, Darvill was cast as Rory Williams, companion to the Eleventh Doctor, in the massively popular science-fiction television program Doctor Who. During his two years on the show, which has a global audience, his popularity reached to a peak, both in the United Kingdom and in much of the rest of the world. He was voted Best Supporting Actor by readers of Doctor Who magazine for his work on the 2010 season.

He has provided original music for several stage shows, including Mike Bartlett's Artefacts (2007) and Che Walker's The Frontline (2008). He also wrote the 2009 musical Been So Long. In addition, the talented actor has done a bit of radio and voiceover work, including roles in BBC Radio 4's Gulliver's Travels and Burning Both Ends, and work on Doctor Who audio books.

Talking about his personal life, Darvill has been romantically linked with British actress Sophie Wu. He is a talented composer and musician, and plays the guitar and keyboards. He enjoys cooking and taxidermy as hobbies. He is close friends with his Doctor Who co-stars, Karen Gillan and Matt Smith. He also supports local Premier League football team, Aston Villa. Darvill plays the guitar and keyboard and formed an indie band called Edmund in his teenage years, named after Edmund Pevensie, his favorite character in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

The citizen of the UK and from white ethnicity, he is tall with a height of five feet eleven inches. His pictures show his charming face and he has gone shirtless on many occasions. He has created a high net worth value and he is paid very well. He has been working very hard and if he continues it, he will become a very successful actor and musician.

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