Arthur Darvill is most recognized for his role as Rory Williams, a companion to the Eleventh Doctor in the fifth series of the BBC show Doctor Who. He will be next be seen as Rip Hunter, a time master who assembles a team of superheroes and rogues to stop the immortal villain Vandal Savage (Casper Crump), in The CW’s new series, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
In 2003 Darvill moved to London to train at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and in 2007 made his professional stage debut during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edmund White’s Terre Haute. Later that year, Darvill reprised his role in Terra Haute at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios. His performance gained him a Best Newcomer nomination at the 2007 Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
In 2013, he took over the lead role of Guy in the musical Once on Broadway, opposite Joanna Christie. Darvill continued the role in the West End production until May 2014.
Darvill also starred as Reverend Paul Coates in the ITV drama Broadchurch.
A musician and composer, Darvill has written songs and music for the Bush Theatre, and composed the score for Che Walker’s 2008 play The Frontline at Shakespeare s Globe. Darvill had worked with Walker for a number of years since they had first met at RADA, developing the songs and music for the show. Darvill received a Judge’s Discretionary Award from MTM for his music in 2010.
Darvill has undertaken a number of radio and voice projects, including the Doctor Who audiobooks. In December 2011, he played Keith Moon for BBC Radio 4’s Burning Both Ends. In 2012, he voiced Gulliver in Radio 4’s Gulliver’s Travels and Sam in the short film Penguin.
Darvill currently resides in Vancouver while filming.