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BEHIND THE MASK

As well as defending the Earth as a UNIT soldier, actor Jon Davey is also one of Doctor Who’s most prolific Earth invaders…
Rehearsing with choreographer Ailsa Berk (centre) and actor Paul Kasey (right). Photo © Jon Davey.

Although Jon Davey’s is a name you might be unfamiliar with, he’s been in no fewer than 38 episodes of Doctor Who since 2005 – and on many of these occasions he’s been disguised as monsters invading Earth. “I’m very fortunate to have been in the mix for some time,” he says.

“THE HEAVIEST AND MOST RESTRICTIVE COSTUMES ARE THE CYBERMEN. THEY WEIGHED AROUND FOUR STONE.”

Jon’s first Doctor Who appearance was as a Cyberman marching across a parallel-universe Earth in 2006’s Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel, swiftly followed the same year by Army of Ghosts/Doomsday. When he went along for the audition, however, he wasn’t aware of what he was getting himself into.

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This essential guide celebrates Doctor Who’s most renowned invasion episodes. Interviewees include Anna Barry (Day of the Daleks), Ray Brooks (Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.), Johnny Byrne (Warriors of the Deep), Michael Ferguson (The Seeds of Death), Peter Harness (The Zygon Invasion/The Zygon Inversion), Douglas Mackinnon (Flatline), Victor Pemberton (Fury from the Deep), Toby Whithouse (The Vampires of Venice) and Jon Davey (Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel). Plus, there are rare images, a tribute to Nicholas Courtney, Terry Nation’s original storyline for The Dalek Invasion of Earth, details of Jon Pertwee's unmade story The Spare-Part People and much more!
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