Arthur Darvill is open to a 'Doctor Who' return under the right circumstances.

Arthur Darvill would return to Doctor Who if it felt right

Arthur Darvill would return to Doctor Who if it felt right

The 39-year-old actor - who is currently starring on stage as cowboy Curly in the latest 'Oklahoma!' revival - played companion Rory Williams on the BBC's sci-fi show alongside Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) and Matt Smith's 11th Doctor.

While an imminent return for the programme's 60th anniversary isn't on the cards, he told the Metro newspaper: "I always said that I wouldn't but I think that changes over time.

"I'm sure it will happen at some point. [Matt, Karen and I] have always said we'd have to do it together."

It's been 13 years since Arthur rose to fame as an actor on 'Doctor Who', and he never expected his career to take such a turn.

He reflected: "I'd come from theatre and I'd never really thought, 'I'm going to be on TV'. It felt a bit like starting again."

Since appearing on the show, he has stayed close with Karen and Matt, and he still feels like part of the wider Whovian family.

Recalling a time working with John Simm - who played villain The Master on the show - he explained: "I did a job with John Simm recently and it immediately gives you this shorthand of, 'We've not been in the same room before, but we know each other.' "

Arthur has spent some time in the US working on the likes of DC series 'Legends of Tomorrow', but he felt ready to return to the UK.

He said: "What terrifies me about a lot of the American stuff is that their series just run and run and run.

"Even if you're in the best show in the world, you're doing the same thing for seven years, and that is a scary thing for me because life is so short."

However, he's now in a place in his life and career where he is looking forward to what's to come.

He added: "I think I've gained in confidence in some ways and I know myself a lot better but also feel a lot more emotional and vulnerable than I ever have, and hopefully I can bring that to my work."