Sylvester McCoy (born Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith; 20 August 1943) is a Scottish actor. As a comic act and busker he appeared regularly on stage and on BBC Children's television in the 1970s and 80s, but is best known for playing the seventh incarnation of the Doctor in the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who from 1987 to 1989 – the final Doctor of the original programme – and a brief return in a television film in 1996.Born as Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith in Dunoon, Scotland on the Cowal peninsula, to an Irish mother and English father. His father had been killed in action in World War II a month before he was born.He was raised primarily in Dublin.
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“Who’s Who? The Resurrection of the Doctor” Edited by Martin Belam, illustrations by Jamie Lenman Charting how the Guardian and Observer have covered Doctor Who since it was revived in 2005, this ebook features interviews with Doctors Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, and Matt Smith - and the men in charge of the show's fortunes: Russell T.
The Guardian has just published the latest in our Guardian Shorts ebook series - “Who’s Who: The Resurrection of the Doctor”. I edited the collection, and it is available on Kindle and in the Apple iBooks store.
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