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Sylvester McCoy, famous for playing the 7th Doctor in the long running TV series Doctor Who, is Radagast the Brown in the Hobbit movies. The director of the Hobbit, Peter Jackson, is a huge fan of Doctor Who and even owns Sylvester McCoy's original Doctor Who costume! We hear you!

About the fabulous Sylvester McCoy

Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith was born in Dunoon, in Scotland on 20th August 1943. He trained to be a priest but then changed his mind and became an insurance salesman. He later worked at the box office of The Roundhouse, a prominent theatre in Scotland.

He was discovered by Ken Campbell and became part of the Ken Campbell Roadshow. Ferrets were his speciality and really, when you think of ferrets down your trousers, you think of Sylvester McCoy. (Though in the Ken Campbell Roadshow he was known as Sylveste McCoy) He was also very good at hammering nails into his nose.

His most famous television role as the Doctor in Doctor Who occurred from 1987-1989 but he reprised the role in the 1993 special Dimensions in Time and again in the 1996 telemovie, officially handing the reigns of the Doctor to Paul McGann.

As he was, in the minds of many fans, the Doctor from 1987 until 1996, the 7th Doctor character that he helped create was used in many comics, books, audios and toys, making him one of the longest serving Doctors. (In 2005 Paul McGann became another of the longest serving Doctors for similar reasons, even though he only appeared in one official TV movie, as copius books, audio dramas, comics and toys followed. Both Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann were officially current Doctors for 8 years 9 months each.)

Sylvester frequently appears at conventions and is the consummate guest, not only having plenty of stories to tell but also plenty of tricks to perform.

His most recent Doctor Who related theatrical appearance in Australia and New Zealand was in a stage play called Inside the TARDIS where he talked about his experience on Doctor Who with Colin Baker and Katy Manning. He performed several vaudeville acts and signed autographs afterwards for the fans. He has since been back to Australia in Hamlet and for a couple of miniconventions in Sydney, most recently in June 2011.

While many fans of Doctor who suggest that the 24th season was the most dire in the programme's history, we have the producers, directors and writers to take most of the blame. With Seasons 25 and 26 Sylvester proved that if you have a great script, director and budget, the skills of the actors will shine through.

Sylvester is still on the theatre circuit and still records Doctor Who audio adventures for Big Finish. He has no plans of retiring anytime soon. Happy 70th birthday Percy!

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