Moving to London at age 18, he studied in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. His early work was about the stage, debuting in Edmund White’s Terre Haute, however he also worked in television, as in the BBC serial Little Dorrit. He was cast as the Eleventh Doctor’s company, Rory Williams, in the favorite sci fi series Doctor Who. He grew up in a amusement-focused family: His dad was a musician who played with several rhythm and blues performers, including Edwin Starr and UB40; his mom was an associate of a puppet theatre.
At age 10, Darvill joined the Stage2 Youth Theatre Company, after which he formed his own firm, called Fuego’s Guys. Upon moving to London with buddies at age 18, he trained in the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. His first professional stage role was as Harrison, a criminal, in Edmund White’s Terre Haute, that was featured in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Television work also came immediately to the young performer.
In 2010, Darvill was cast as Rory Williams, company to the Eleventh Doctor, in the massively popular science fiction television program Doctor Who. During his two years on the show, which includes a world-wide crowd, his popularity soared, both in the UK as well as in a lot of the remaining entire world. He told the British paper The Independent in 2012: “I adore playing various men and women and having people believe you’re someone completely different each time.”
Darvill inherited his dad’s love of music , and it has supplied original music for a number of stage shows, including Mike Bartlett’s Artefacts (2007) and Che Walker’s (whom he met at RADA) The Frontline (2008). He also composed the 2009 musical Been So Long. Additionally, the gifted performer has done a little radio and voiceover work, including characters in BBC Radio 4’s Gulliver’s Travels and Burning Both Ends, and work on Doctor Who audiobooks. Darvill continues to be romantically linked with British actress Sophie Wu. He’s a gifted composer and musician, and plays the guitar and keyboards. He loves cooking and taxidermy as avocations.