When most of us nerds think of Arthur Darvill, we think only Rory. For the majority of three series, he played Rory Williams, frequent companion to Dr. Who, husband to Amy Pond and father to River Song. His range of talents is much wider, however. He has done plays, television and Broadway, not to mention being a musician and composer.
In 2007, he appeared in Swimming with Sharks, at the Vaudeville Theatre, alongside Christian Slater and future co-star Matt Smith (Dr Who). His performance earned him a London Newcomer Award nomination. In 2011, after leaving Dr Who, he appeared in Doctor Faustus at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. He also had a part in the critically acclaimed Broadchurch as a Vicar, with David Tennant, the tenth Dr Who.
As a musician and composer, he has written music for theater, and composed the score for the 2008 play, The Frontline. Darvill collaborated on the score for The Lightning Child, receiving a Judge's Discretionary Award for his music. He plays the keyboard and guitar, and formed a band called Edmund.
On April 19, 2013, he began appearing in the Broadway musical Once, as the lead role of Irish singer, Guy. He performed music from the show on the 2013 Tony Awards broadcast. He can be seen in the role through Christmas.