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'Doctor Who' Stars Are Slowly, Slowly Taking Over Hollywood


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Be still my nerd heart — Doctor Who's Matt Smith has just been cast in a "major role" in Paramount's new Terminator trilogy. The announcement is just the latest in a series of high (geek) profile castings that spell great news for Whovians worldwide. Seriously, from Time Lords to one-episode guest stars, Who alums are gradually taking Hollywood by storm. 
 
Check out some of our favorite rising stars from across the pond who first made a splash in a space-time continuum far away. 


Matt Smith
Doctor Who Role: The 11th Doctor (Seasons 5-7)
Big Hollywood Role: Unknown role in the upcoming Terminator trilogy



Andrew Garfield
Doctor Who Role: Frank, a construction worker in Manhattan (Season 3)
Big Hollywood Role: Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man franchise — nice upgrade!



Karen Gillan
Doctor Who Role: Amy Pond, Time Lord companion (Seasons 5-7)
Big Hollywood Role: Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy



David Tennant
Doctor Who Role: The 10th Doctor (Season 2-4)
Big Hollywood Role: Detective Emmett Carver in FOX's Gracepoint opposite Breaking Bad's Anna Gun



Carey Mulligan
Doctor Who Role: Sally Sparrow in arguably the best new Who ep ("Blink")
Big Hollywood Role: Daisy in The Great Gatsby, plus an Oscar-nominated turn in An Education



Christopher Eccleston
Doctor Who Role: The 9th Doctor (Season 1)
Big Hollywood Role: Malekith in Thor: The Dark World



Billie Piper
Doctor Who Role: Rose Tyler, Time Lord companion (Seasons 1-3)
Big Hollywood Role: Brona Croft in Showtime's Penny Dreadful



Simon Pegg
Doctor Who Role: the Editor (Season 1)
Big Hollywood Role: Scotty in the Star Trek franchise, Benji in the Mission: Impossible franchise







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