Does anyone know whose face this is:

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I thought I saw another face but I couldn't find it again when I was taking snapshots.

  • 1
    After looking at it for a bit I think it's Matt Smith. Anyone have sources/info about other faces and why they're there?
    – shachna
    Commented Dec 26, 2012 at 2:03
  • What names appear immediately before/after the face?
    – Izkata
    Commented Dec 26, 2012 at 6:04
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    I guess the "problem" here is the background. Those bright clouds above the head blend with it and it seems to be his hears (despite that being wrong).
    – Mario
    Commented Dec 26, 2012 at 13:14
  • Saw that episode just now and it's indeed been Matt Smith to me. It's just the cloud looking like hair.
    – Mario
    Commented Dec 26, 2012 at 21:10
  • To me it looks a little bit like Matt Smith with the first lot of ageing make-up on, but that could just be an illusion. Commented Dec 26, 2013 at 12:26

3 Answers 3


It is Matt Smith, the 11th Doctor. Here's a better screen shot:

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In the classic series, the doctor's face always used to appear in the title sequence. See this article for details.

Some examples:

6th: enter image description here

7th: enter image description here

  • Not ‘always’; I see no faces in the first season. Commented Dec 31, 2021 at 1:32

When I saw it first I thought or was the 6th doctor, but think it's Matt Smith, makes no sense otherwise.

  • As mentioned in the question's comments, I think it's just misleading: It is Matt Smith, but the bright clouds could be misinterpreted as the hairs of #6.
    – Mario
    Commented Dec 26, 2012 at 13:15

It's the same face that has been appearing in every credit sequence during the 11th doctor's reign: Matt Smith's. It's hard to make out but it's been there all along, people.


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