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Doctor Who The Lone Centurion - Arthur Darvill is Rory Williams

Arthur Darvill is returning as Rory Williams in a new audio drama from Big Finish Productions in May 2021. The Lone Centurion will be Arthur Darvill’s first return to the role since The Angels Take Manhattan in 2012. Doctor Who Magazine has an interview with Arthur Darvill about all things Who, including returning to Rory after eight years.

Doctor Who Magazine Issue #554 is on sale from Thursday 23rd July 2020. It is available to order as a subscription, either physical or digital, here.

Doctor Who - Rory Williams The Lone Centurion
Arthur Darvill as Rory Williams

Arthur Darvill revealed why now was the time to return:

“I’ve resisted bringing Rory back for so long. Me and Kazza [Karen Gillan] always said that when we left Doctor Who, that’d be it. We didn’t want to do anything that would touch the story because it was such a beautiful thing. It was also the biggest thing I’d done at that point. When you leave a big job you want to spread your wings, and if you keep returning to something, especially soon after you’ve left it, I think I’d have got stuck and typecast myself a little.

“I’ve been lucky in the eight years since that I’ve managed to do a load of varied, brilliant work that I’m really proud of. So coming back to Rory now, I didn’t have any of the emotional turmoil that I’d have had maybe five years ago."

You can read more about Arthur Darvill’s return as Rory Williams in The Lone Centurion here

You can get the full story with Arthur Darvill in the new issue of Doctor Who Magazine (#554).

Doctor Who The Lone Centurion - Arthur Darvill is Rory Williams
Doctor Who Magazine 554

Issue 554 also includes:

  • An in-depth investigation into the areas of the Doctor Who universe where the fragments of knowledge don’t quite add up, with sections devoted to the Doctor, the TARDIS, Gallifrey, the Daleks and the Cybermen.
  • Hair and make-up designer Claire Pritchard discusses her work on Series 12.
  • The writers and artists behind Cutaway Comics explain how the imprint is expanding the worlds of Doctor Who.
  • An at-a-glance guide to the ‘Lockdown Season’ of Doctor Who, with contributions from Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat.
  • The Fact of Fiction explores the 1968-69 serial The Krotons.
  • A look at the animated version of Shada released in 2003.
  • A review of Character Options’ latest range of action figures.
  • Big Finish previews and reviews, news, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser, The Blogs of Doom and much more!

Doctor Who Magazine Issue #554 is on sale from Thursday 23rd July 2020. It is available to order as a subscription, either physical or digital, here.