Doctor Who is a beloved British television series that has been on the air for decades. Over the years, many talented actors have graced the screen as the Doctor, including Andrew Garfield. Garfield, known for his roles in films like The Social Network and The Amazing Spider-Man, appeared in two episodes of Doctor Who during his career.
Series 3: “Daleks in Manhattan” and “Evolution of the Daleks”
In 2007, Andrew Garfield made his first appearance in Doctor Who during the third series. He played the character of Frank, a young man living in New York City during the Great Depression. In the two-part story titled “Daleks in Manhattan” and “Evolution of the Daleks,” Garfield’s character gets caught up in a sinister plot involving Daleks.
These episodes see the Doctor (played by David Tennant) and his companion Martha Jones (played by Freema Agyeman) travel to New York City in 1930. They discover that Daleks are using human bodies to create a hybrid army. Garfield’s character Frank becomes one of these unwitting victims, and it is up to the Doctor and Martha to save him and stop the Daleks’ plan.
In these episodes, Andrew Garfield delivers a memorable performance as Frank. His portrayal captures both the vulnerability and determination of his character as he faces unimaginable threats alongside the Doctor.
Series 7: “The Bells of Saint John”
After his initial appearance in Doctor Who, Andrew Garfield returned for a brief cameo in 2013 during the seventh series. In an episode titled “The Bells of Saint John,” Garfield plays a character simply known as ‘The Dish.’ This episode introduces Clara Oswald (played by Jenna Coleman) as the Doctor’s new companion.
In “The Bells of Saint John,” The Doctor and Clara find themselves facing a mysterious threat in the form of an entity that can control people through the use of Wi-Fi. Garfield’s character, ‘The Dish,’ is one of the individuals affected by this phenomenon. Although his role is small, Garfield brings his trademark charisma to the screen in this memorable appearance.
Andrew Garfield’s appearances in Doctor Who added depth and excitement to the series. His performances as Frank in “Daleks in Manhattan” and “Evolution of the Daleks” showcased his range as an actor, while his cameo as ‘The Dish’ in “The Bells of Saint John” left a lasting impression.
Doctor Who continues to captivate audiences with its compelling stories and talented cast members like Andrew Garfield. Whether you’re a fan of his work or simply curious about his time on the show, these episodes are a must-watch for any Doctor Who enthusiast.