Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill and Matt Smith reunite

It’s been a decade since the Eleventh Doctor played by Matt Smith shared the screen with Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill’s Amy and Rory Pond in Doctor Who, but one of the most popular trios in the modern era of the show has recently been reunited to celebrate a very special birthday.

Matt Smith has turned 40, and in order to celebrate the occasion his former co-stars along with other friends and family members have made their way to the Galapagos Islands where Charles Darwin famously composed his theories on evolution in the 1800s.

The event, which was hosted by the Leaders For Change Summit and the Charles Darwin Foundation was captured in Instagram posts that Karen Gillan shared, showing herself, Darvill and Matt Smith amongst the spectacular scenery of the beautiful island group.

“A couple of Ponds in the Galapagos” wrote Gillan on her first post…

“Galapagos adventures PART 2! (Featuring the birthday boy Matt!!)” wrote Gillan on a second gallery which features a short video of Matt Smith on a boat full of people.

Elsewhere on social media, Matt Smith’s mum took the opportunity to share a photo of a young Matt Smith and some lovely words about her son on his 40th.

“Happy 40th Matt. You’ve always been the kindest sweetest boy. You’ve worked so hard and I’m so incredibly proud of all your achievements. Your Dad would have been bursting too but I know he’ll always be with you in your”

She added: “Keep shining my boy and have the best day.”

Smith played the Eleventh Doctor between 2010 and 2013 when he was replaced by Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Time Lord. He has since gone on to star in the Netflix Global sensation The Crown, several high profile movies and has most recently been on our screens as Daemon Targaryen in the Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon.

With the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who coming in November 2023 and lots of surprises promised by Russell T Davies, perhaps we’ll be seeing another reunion of the Eleventh Doctor and the Ponds sooner rather than later?

We can only hope!