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Sylvester McCoy

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Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith (born 20 August 1943), known professionally as Sylvester McCoy, is a Scottish actor. Gaining prominence as a physical comedian, he became best known for playing the seventh incarnation of the Doctor in the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who from 1987 to 1989—the final Doctor of the original run—and briefly returning in a television film in 1996. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sylvester McCoy has received more than 2,044,151 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Sylvester McCoy is the 1,980th most popular actor (up from 2,040th in 2019), the 1,940th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,052nd in 2019) and the 263rd most popular British Actor.

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  • 2.0M

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  • 53.21

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  • 27

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  • 3.19

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.64

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Sylvester McCoy ranks 1,980 out of 9,996Before him are Edith González, Ron Rifkin, Cheng Pei-pei, Kevin James, Laura Harring, and Amaury Nolasco. After him are Benjamin Bratt, Jacqueline Andere, Bob Peck, Fernando Colunga, Fabrice Luchini, and Daniel Dae Kim.

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Among people born in 1943, Sylvester McCoy ranks 212Before him are Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Charles Savarin, Georgi Asparuhov, Terry Eagleton, Tim Hunt, and John Zerzan. After him are Tom Holland, Alan Wilson, Michael Byrne, Carmen Argenziano, Nicolae Văcăroiu, and Murtaz Khurtsilava.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Sylvester McCoy ranks 1,940 out of 7,765Before him are Thom Yorke (1968), Robert Fortune (1812), Adele (1988), John Chadwick (1920), James Ferguson (1797), and Bobby Sands (1954). After him are John Loudon McAdam (1756), K. K. Downing (1951), Bob Peck (1945), Captain Tom (1920), Benedict Wong (1971), and Michelle Fairley (1964).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Sylvester McCoy ranks 263Before him are Michael Sheen (1969), Olivia Colman (1974), Eileen Atkins (1934), Leo G. Carroll (1886), John Mills (1908), and Ray Winstone (1957). After him are Bob Peck (1945), Benedict Wong (1971), Michelle Fairley (1964), Michael Byrne (1943), Hugh Bonneville (1963), and David Tennant (1971).

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