Separated at birth? Richard Owen and William Hartnell

I wonder to what extent William Hartnell’s look as the first Doctor Who was based on eminent Victorian naturalist Richard Owen?

Left: William Hartnell; right: Richard Owen.

Left: William Hartnell; right: Richard Owen.

Perhaps the irascible character of the first Doctor was also informed by Owen?

2 responses to “Separated at birth? Richard Owen and William Hartnell

  1. Pretty sure you have left and right mixed up in your caption.

  2. Well, look at that! They’re so similar that I couldn’t tell which was which!

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