10 Great Movies Starring Doctor Who Actors You Need To See

These actors have travelled through time and space but there's far more on their CV than that!

Fright Night

Doctor Who is a British institution. It has been on TV since the 1960s, has featured dominantly in the audio drama market since 1999 as well as appearing in ranges of novels, comic books, toy lines and even video games.

Given the longevity of the show and its wide-scope of locations and characters, it is a safe bet that most British actors have passed through the show at some point or the other. Over the long years the show has featured appearances from such respected actors as Ian McKellen, Richard E. Grant and even Simon Pegg to name just a few.

It’s also seen more than of few of its performers go on to appear in fantastic movies both at home in the UK and, in a few cases, in the far away land of movie-making-magic known as Hollywood.

Christopher Eccleston, Karen Gillan and David Tennant have all done big business with Disney’s unstoppable MCU franchise and Peter Capaldi is set to appear in James Gunn’s upcoming The Suicide Squad, giving that unfortunate property a second chance at Box Office success.

So be aware of spoilers as we take a look at 10 movies you should see, starring Doctor Who actors.

10. Jenna-Louise Coleman - Me Before You

Fright Night
Warner Bros.

Me Before You is a 2016 romantic-comedy-meets-tragedy movie starring Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke front and centre. Emilia plays a young woman named Lou who is struggling with a lack of direction in her life and her seeming inability to hold down a job. In her desperation she accepts a seemingly impossible job caring for a young man named Will Traynor who was paralysed in an accident two years before.

You can probably see where this is going; the initially grumpy and nihilistic Traynor, played extremely well by Sam Claflin, is slowly warmed by the quirky, ditzy but goodhearted Lou. Despite the two’s blossoming feelings for one another, Will intends to go to Switzerland to attend an assisted suicide clinic.

Jenna-Louise Coleman is a smaller but vitally important part of the movie. She features as Treena, Lou’s sister who initially seems to have her life together but actually has problems just like anybody.

Despite the small size of the role, Jenna performs it well and her sisterly chemistry with Emilia Clarke is apparent from the very beginning. She serves as a sort of grounding force for Lou and for the film as a whole and it is definitely a movie you should check out.

Just…make sure you have plenty of tissues because you’re definitely going to cry.

In this post: 
Doctor Who
Posted On: 

I'm Jamie, I am a writer and filmmaker based in Essex, UK. My key interests are in film and TV, particularly horror and comedy. I've published several short stories and hoping to publish a novel soon. Specialist subjects include Resident Evil, horror movies and Doctor Who.