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Arthur Darvill is an English actor, known professionally as Arthur Darvill. He is noted for his work in the plays Terre Haute (2006) and Swimming with Sharks (2007), but is best known for his role as the Eleventh Doctor's companion Rory Williams in the television series Doctor Who.
Darvill's mother worked with masks, puppets, and live acting as a member of Cannon Hill Puppet Theatre, which was based at Midlands Arts Centre, and toured England and the world. Prior to the birth of his sister, Darvill went on some of the tours, helping with the setting up of the show.
Darvill joined Stage2 Youth Theatre Company at the age of 10. He was a member from 1991 to 2000 and landed a job on CITV in 2000, presenting the continuity links between the shows. He left in 2001, founded his own theatre company (called Fuego's Men), and performed in the Midlands. At the age of 18, Darvill moved to London with four friends from youth theatre, each having secured a place at a drama school. They moved into a house in White City together. Darvill trained in acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and is trained in stage combat.