Of course all Doctor Who fans out there knows that Peter Capaldi will be leaving the show here after Series 10:
He was not my one of my favorite Doctors, but I do think he gave the part a decent shot and of course only had Moffat's writing for the show to work
with, heh. I mean come on, Sonic Sunglasses? And the new Sonic Screwdriver looks like a huge blue cucumber.......
So there's be much speculation as to who the next Doctor will be, and the speculation goes back to well before Capaldi announced he would be leaving
the show, including a female Doctor.
For a while, there had been a lot of speculation on Tom Ellis playing the part:
Rumors of this came about after BBC's Newsnight showed a montage of all the Doctors, then ended it with this image here:
That image is from a scene from the TV show Lucifer, in which Tom Ellis places Lucifer Morningstar, the devil himself.
Having watched Lucifer, I can say that Tom Ellis acting is much, much better than it was in Merlin:
There was also the fact that Lucifer had a 3 month hiatus mid season with no explanation, making many to speculate that Ellis was at the BBC possibly
screen testing for Doctor Who.
While I can certainly see Ellis playing the Doctor (he has a wide range of facial expressions that really help setting the mood from intense dark
looking to straight up goofy / delight), it really doesn't make sense that he would be available for casting since Lucifer has been contracted by Fox
for a 3rd season, and I can't see them giving up an actor and killing a successful show for it.
Right now, the rumor mill has shifted to another actor, Kris Marshall:
In fact, it looks like about half the news tabloids over in the UK are utterly convinced he will indeed be the next Doctor, all though true to form,
BBC will neither confirm nor deny anything.
My own opinion is that it's completely more than possible, since I've never really known any of the actors that well that have been picked to play
the Doctor, with the exception of Capaldi, and that was because he was in a previous Doctor Who episode as a Roman noble, and also from Torchwood:
Children Of Earth:
Since his announcement of leaving, I've pondered who would be our next Doctor. Here's my list of actors I think would make great Doctors:
Always loved Martin Freeman in every role he's ever done. He does such a good job in making each character he's ever played as very believable and
real......even Bilbo Baggins.
There's something about Pegg.........I think not only would he love to play the Doctor, but he's been in the series before as the evil Editor:
Wouldn't be the first time a actor who's been on the show before returns again.
Comberbatch has been a fan favorite for playing the Doctor forever. Lots of fans out there would love to see him in the role. While I like Cumberbatch
myself, considering he's now achieved superstardom with his role of Doctor Strange, I'm not sure if he'd be able to play the Doctor now due to time
constraints with movie making. Still, I think he'd make for a very interesting Doctor.
I've always thought that Carlyle (known for his roles on Once Upon A Time and Stargate Universe) would make a interesting Doctor. Mostly it was his
role as Dr. Rush from SGU that got me to thinking of him as the Doctor.
As a side note: American Actors playing the Doctor.
That's something that I just don't see. The Doctor has always had some sort of British accent.....and so do most from Gallifrey it seems, heh. I
also just can't seem to think of an current American actor that could have pulled the role off.......except for two.
Sadly, neither of them are with us anymore:
Gene Wilder and Robin Williams:
Of course Wilder would have been much too old for the role now even if he still was alive. But to me both of these actors could have pulled it off in
So: What are all of your thoughts out there? Have any of your own favorites? Any new rumors?
Let us know!