‘The Good Doctor’ Cast: Then and Now (2017 vs. 2021)


If you’re running out of series to binge-watch, The Good Doctor is the perfect cure. With the right dose of acting and a fantastic cast, this series will keep you anticipating more. Now, let’s see what the cast is doing now.


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WHAT IS THE GOOD DOCTOR ABOUT?

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According to IMDb, The Good Doctor follows the story of a young surgeon, Shaun Murphy, who has autism and Savant Syndrome. However, he is blessed with exceptional medical skills and continues to serve with pride in a prestigious hospital. 

The series was based on the 2013 South Korean drama of the same name. It aired its first season on September 25, 2017. Now, people are excited about its latest season, Season 5, which will be aired this year. Season 5’s release was confirmed on May 4, 2021, when the official Twitter for the series launched a teaser.

Before you plunge into the new season, let’s have a little throwback, shall we?


THE GOOD DOCTOR’S CHARACTERS

We have read from The Good Doctor Wikia that the main characters are Dr. Shaun Murphy, Lea Dillalo, Dr. Claire Browne, Dr. Marcus Andrews, and Dr. Aaron Glassman.

Let’s get acquainted with the cast members briefly. Of course, we’re starting with the main protagonist of the series, Shaun Murphy. Though he has autism, he possesses extraordinary intelligence and expertise in the medical field that never ceases to amaze his co-workers. Next, Lea Dillalo is Shaun’s love interest in the series. She now runs the IT department in the same hospital as Shaun. Next, the remarkable and empathic Dr. Claire Browne gets along well with anyone.

Following the emphatic doctor is an egoistic plastic surgeon named Dr. Marcus Andrews.  Lastly, let’s have Dr. Aaron Glassman, who is a father figure to Shaun.


THE CAST MEMBERS

1. FREDDIE HIGHMORE

From Season 1 up to Season 4, Freddie Highmore consistently delivered an outstanding performance as Shaun Murphy. With his authentic acting, speculations that Freddie was autistic spread out like wildfire. However, he revealed to Digital Spy that he is not autistic. However, he is grateful to play Shaun effectively and cherishes the opportunity given to him.

Do you want to know how Freddie successfully embodied his character? Well, from an article by Project Casting, it was revealed that Freddie and creator David Shore hired an autism consultant in assisting Freddie to embody the character precisely. Then, he continued to thoroughly research the role to bring more authenticity to the show.

You might find Freddie’s face familiar. Well, here’s a list of the movies and TV series he had starred on. You might remember him starring in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Arthur and the Invisible, August Rush, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Toast, and Bates Motel.

Freddie avoids using social media and keeps his life private. So for 2021, we can cheer for his successful career as he will deliver another phenomenal performance for the Season 5 of The Good Doctor. Also, his IMDb page revealed that he has one animated film currently filming. This film is entitled, The Canterville Ghost and now, we can’t wait to see this!


2. PAIGE SPARA

Now, let’s talk about the actress who played Shaun’s love interest, Lea Dillalo. Paige’s character was supposed to be a guest star, but the audience has positively loved her role. Thus, she became one of the main characters of the series. 

Before starring as Lea, Paige’s IMDb page revealed that she mostly starred in shorts and TV series such as Prospect Street, What Showers Bring, Kevin From Work, and After the Hurricane. Then after The Good Doctor’s Season 4, she played Mallory in She’s in Portland film.

As of 2021, she will reprise her role as Lea for the upcoming Season 5 of The Good Doctor.


3. ANTONIA THOMAS

We can say that Antonia Thomas did an unforgettable legacy when she played Dr. Claire Browne’s character. That’s why her departure to the series is a piece of sad news for us. According to an article by Deadline, Antonia revealed that she would pursue other “creative opportunities” after her contract ends. Though it is saddening, we wish nothing but the best for Antonia. However, let’s not lose hope since she expressed her deep interest in being a guest star on the series in the future.

On January 21, Antonia posted in her Instagram account that she was an ambassador for Power The Fight UK, a charity that aims to empower communities to end youth violence. 


4. HILL HARPER

Hill Harper has starred on multiple TV Series, and his versatility as an actor is evident in his role as Dr. Marcus. Throughout the series, Hill’s character is started as someone despicable then turned into a likable person. The character development is what makes Dr. Marcus a reflection of being just “human.”

For 2021, we have read from Hill’s IMDb page that he has two upcoming shows: The Requiem Boogie and Modern Primitives. Also, the Miami Times Online stated that Hill founded The Black Wall Street, the first Black-owned digital wallet and cryptocurrency.


5. RICHARD SCHIFF

Lastly, let’s wrap up our article with the legend, Richard Schiff. His performance as Dr. Aaron Glassman is positively perceived by the viewers. That’s why his brief absence during Season 4 due to COVID-19 took a toll on Freddie’s character.

Now, let’s talk have a browse through Richard’s previous performance. According to his IMDb page, He appeared in numerous movies and TV series such as Se7en, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, Man of Steel, The Gambler, and Alien Code. 

As of 2021, Richard has one upcoming short film. Also, he remains active on his Twitter account


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References:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6470478/

https://the-good-doctor.fandom.com/wiki/Category:Characters

https://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/a26906201/freddie-highmore-good-doctor-autism/

https://www.projectcasting.com/tips-and-advice/good-doctor-autism/

https://deadline.com/2021/06/the-good-doctor-antonia-thomas-leaving-show-claire-browne-1234767666/

https://www.miamitimesonline.com/business/hill-harper-talks-black-wall-street/article_c7b5995c-ce26-11eb-9170-6b7b46a7d443.html

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