The Doctor Who stars who’ve traversed the Marvel Universe

From the Tardis to Tony Stark territory, meet the actors who've popped up in Marvel movies and TV projects...

David Bradley

A veteran of both the Doctor Who (Solomon in the series, William Hartnell in An Adventure in Space and Time and the voice of the Shansheeth in The Sarah Jane Adventures) and Harry Potter worlds, David Bradley proved he’s a man of many talents by adding an appearance in the Marvel Universe to his list.


Remember the church/tower keeper who attempted to protect the tesseract from Johann Schmidt (The Red Skull) and his men in Captain America: The First Avenger? That was indeed Solomon himself. 

Jenna Coleman

The many faces of Clara Oswald dazzled men and women throughout the decades but did you know she wasn’t immune to the charms of Bucky Barnes? Well you’d better watch Captain America a little more carefully next time.

Coleman pops up alongside the soldiers early on in the first film, making her Marvel debut as Bucky’s lady friend Connie.

Josh Dallas

Many TV viewers will know him best as Prince Charming from fairytale drama Once Upon A Time but Josh Dallas is yet another familiar face we’ve spotted in both Doctor Who and a Marvel movie. Remember the original Fandral from Thor? One of the almighty Warriors Three?

Well, that was Dallas, who also played an ‘information node’ in Doctor Who episode Silence in the Library. He was replaced by Zachary Levi in Thor: The Dark World due to previous filming commitments.

Tony Curran

If there’s one man who rivals David Bradley in terms of multiple franchise appearances it’s Tony Curran. The actor, who played Vincent van Gogh in two episodes of the BBC series, popped up in three different Marvel Universe based movies.

He first starred as vampire warrior Priest in Blade II before popping up in X-Men: First Class as a CIA Agent. Finally, he played Bor, father of Odin and grandfather of Thor in 2013’s The Dark World.

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