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    So what are the bets of people doing the "XYZ is the new doctor?! He'll be crap Matt Smith was better wah wah" routine once it's announced who's taking over. I still remember it like it was yesterday when Matt Smith was being slated left right & center for taking over from Tennant.

    OT: 'Tis a shame, he did a really good job but like with all the actors they have to move on at some point - it's clear they spend literally all of their time filming for it, good on him I say. Now let's give Rowan Atkinson the role.. (people who watched 1999's Red Nose Day will know what I mean.)
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    I can't see him actually doing it for financial reasons, but Idris Elba gets my vote.

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    John Simm giving an interview in The Guardian:

    Link: Doctor Who fans make my life a misery, says John Simm | Culture | guardian.co.uk

    [Note: Some mild expletives included in the text]

    Mr. Simm not giving incoming actors that warm, fuzzy feeling...

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    An unknown would be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Richard Ayoade, Adrian Lester or Idris Elba would all be good candidates IMO.

    Richard in particular!
    Moss Who?

    Last edited by DaveP; 4th June 2013 at 03:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    Moss Who?
    Unlikely (based on the following blog post by Neil Gaiman).

    neil-gaiman.tumblr.com/post/52244065702/what-would-you-say-to-sir-ian-mckellen-taking-the

    I think that if you'd asked me who should be the 11th Doctor 5 years ago I wouldn't have listed Matt Smith, because I didn't know who he was or what he was capable of, and if you'd asked me who should play Sherlock Holmes in a modern day revival around the same time I wouldn't have said Benedict Cumberbatch, because I didn't know who he was either.

    I actually like it when The Doctor is a relatively unknown actor, or one without one huge role that made them famous. A star, like Sir Ian, brings all the other roles they've ever played to the table when they act. Seeing John Hurt as the (Spoiler) at the end of the Name of the Doctor, meant that this was a certain type of part with a certain amount of gravitas, and you understood that John Hurt was bringing everything with it (including being John Hurt), just as Derek Jacobi did as the Master.

    But I like to see The Doctor as The Doctor, and an actor who doesn't bring baggage is a grand sort of thing. A star waiting to happen. So I don't want to see Helen Mirren or Sir Ian McKellen or Chiwetel Ejiofor, or any of the famous names people are suggesting.

    I want to see The Doctor. I want to be taken by surprise. I want to squint at a photo of the person online and go “but how can that be The Doctor?”. Then I want to be amazingly, delightedly, completely proven wrong, and, six episodes in, I want to wonder how I could have been so blind. Because this is the Doctor. Of course it is.

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    Boring titbit for you all....

    This amuses me greatly. I was sat in the foyer of the Marriott hotel in Bristol on Saturday, waiting for the "Creating Sherlock" panel at CrimeFest (stop laughing!). When the three creators walked in, two vanished around the corner but Moffat reappeared on his mobile and said something along the lines of "hmm, i've never had to think about that with regeneration". I thought it was a strange comment but then left to go join the queue. Got home that day and the news broke and i was a bit "ooooooohhhh!". So, i potentially overheard a convo about it.

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    That's my thinking too, good ol' Neil. I don't watch a lot of DR Who but can appreciate it.

    I think it's a nice thought that somewhere out there someone is about to get their big break

    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Unlikely (based on the following blog post by Neil Gaiman).

    neil-gaiman.tumblr.com/post/52244065702/what-would-you-say-to-sir-ian-mckellen-taking-the

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    Boring titbit for you all....

    This amuses me greatly. I was sat in the foyer of the Marriott hotel in Bristol on Saturday, waiting for the "Creating Sherlock" panel at CrimeFest (stop laughing!). When the three creators walked in, two vanished around the corner but Moffat reappeared on his mobile and said something along the lines of "hmm, i've never had to think about that with regeneration". I thought it was a strange comment but then left to go join the queue. Got home that day and the news broke and i was a bit "ooooooohhhh!". So, i potentially overheard a convo about it.
    That could well be today's top tenuous!

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    You know what would be an awesome twist, if it turned out that Jackson Lake from "The Next Doctor" (David Morrissey character who thought he was the The Doctor) *was* a future Doctor!

    If I remember he did a good job of being The Doctor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    Moss Who?
    Douglas Reynholm Who.

    That would be [IMO]funny as a one off.

    "Would you like to see my sonic screwdriver... It's in my pants."
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    Poll with the longest list of potential Doctors I have seen so far:

    Link: So, who ought to be the next Doctor Who? It's up to YOU... ? The Register

    Benedict Cumberbatch currently tops this poll [20 votes] with Hugh Laurie second [11 votes]

    Full list of poll candidates [sorted alphabetically by forename:

    Alex Kingston
    Alexander Siddiq
    Andrew Scott
    Andy Serkis
    Ben Zephenia
    Benedict Cumberbatch
    Bertie Carvel
    Bill Nighy
    Billie Piper
    Brad Dourif
    Bradley Wiggins
    Bruce Campbell
    Callum Blue
    Chiwetel Ejiofor
    Colin Salmon
    Damian Lewis
    Danny Dyer
    David McCallum
    David Thewlis
    David Threlfall
    Don Warrington
    Dylan Moran
    Eddie Izzard
    Eddie Redmayne
    Fiona O'Shaughnessy
    Georgia Moffett
    Helen Mirren
    Hugh Laurie
    Ian McEllen
    Idris Elba
    Jack Davenport
    Jemima Rooper
    Jim Broadbent
    John Barrowman
    John Hannah
    John Hurt
    Jonny Lee Miller
    Julie Graham
    Kylie Minogue
    Laurence Fox
    Lenny Henry
    Martin Freeman
    Mathew Baynton
    Miranda Hart
    Miranda Richardson
    Nick Frost
    Noddy Holder
    Noel Clarke
    Noel Fielding
    Olivia Colman
    Paterson Joseph
    Patrick Stewart
    Peter Serafinowicz
    Philip Glenister
    Ray Park
    Ray Winstone
    Rhys Ifans
    Richard Ayoade
    Richard Madden
    Robert Carlyle
    Rowan Atkinson
    Rufus Sewell
    Rupert Grint
    Rupert Penry-Jones
    Russell Tovey
    Ruth Jones
    Sean Pertwee
    Simon Callow
    Simon Pegg
    Stephen Fry
    Stephen Mangan
    Sue Perkins
    Thomas Sangster
    Tilda Swinton
    Tom Hiddleston
    Warwick Davis
    Zawe Ashton

    77 names in all.

    Edit: Current standings in the votes [as of 13:20 7th June 2013] sorted by votes received.

    Benedict Cumberbatch: 94
    Richard Ayoade: 87
    Eddie Izzard: 46
    Rowan Atkinson: 44
    Hugh Laurie: 40
    Patrick Stewart: 38
    Simon Pegg: 37
    Bruce Campbell: 33
    Bill Nighy: 31
    Idris Elba: 29
    Stephen Fry: 27
    Sean Pertwee: 25
    Noddy Holder: 24
    Sue Perkins: 24
    Tilda Swinton: 24
    Robert Carlyle: 23
    Chiwetel Ejiofor: 23
    Rupert Grint: 18
    Noel Fielding: 17
    Philip Glenister: 17
    Andy Serkis: 17
    John Hurt: 16
    Kylie Minogue: 16
    Billie Piper: 16
    Alexander Siddiq: 16
    Olivia Colman: 15
    Bradley Wiggins: 15
    Ray Winstone: 15
    Paterson Joseph: 14
    Warwick Davis: 13
    Martin Freeman: 13
    Georgia Moffett: 12
    Rhys Ifans: 11
    Dylan Moran: 11
    Peter Serafinowicz: 10
    Danny Dyer: 9
    Stephen Mangan: 9
    Callum Blue: 8
    Nick Frost: 8
    Lenny Henry: 8
    Miranda Richardson: 8
    Simon Callow: 7
    Miranda Hart: 7
    Jonny Lee Miller: 7
    Rufus Sewell: 7
    John Barrowman: 6
    John Hannah: 6
    David McCallum: 6
    Jemima Rooper: 6
    Zawe Ashton: 5
    Laurence Fox: 5
    Damian Lewis: 5
    Fiona O'Shaughnessy: 5
    Russell Tovey: 5
    Mathew Baynton: 4
    Jim Broadbent: 4
    Jack Davenport: 4
    Brad Dourif: 4
    Helen Mirren: 4
    David Thewlis: 4
    David Threlfall: 4
    Tom Hiddleston: 3
    Alex Kingston: 3
    Ian McEllen: 3
    Ben Zephenia: 3
    Rupert Penry-Jones: 2
    Eddie Redmayne: 2
    Bertie Carvel: 1
    Noel Clarke: 1
    Ruth Jones: 1
    Richard Madden: 1
    Thomas Sangster: 1
    Don Warrington: 1
    Julie Graham: 0
    Ray Park: 0
    Colin Salmon: 0
    Andrew Scott: 0
    Last edited by DaveP; 7th June 2013 at 01:20 PM. Reason: Add current votes in poll.

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    Danny Dyer.... DANNY. DYER. !?!?!?!?!

    Whenever the companion asks for his name, he won't say The Doctor, he'll say

    "My name's Danny Dyer and I believe in UFOs."

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    I swear, if one more person suggests Benedict Cumberbatch as the bloody Doctor I will kick some ass!

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