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Who should play Doctor Who in 2005?

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by NicolasB, Sep 28, 2003.

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  1. Tom Baker

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  2. Paul McGann

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  3. Sylvester McCoy

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  4. Richard E Grant

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  5. Alan Rickman

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  6. Sean Pertwee

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  7. Ian Richardson

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  8. Bill Nighy

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  9. David Troughton

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  10. Christopher Eccleston

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  1. NicolasB

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    The front-runners apparently include Richard E Grant, Paul McGann, and, er, Alan Davies :)eek:).
     
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    Sean pertwee.

    That would be a different spin on things
     
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    None of the above.

    Alan Davies seems to be the hot favorite at the mo.
     
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    Hmmm, I would have thought that Tom Cruise or Keanu Reeves would make a far better Doctor Who, especially after their recent sci-fi fares in Matrix and Minority Report. You could then have Sandra Bullock or J-Lo as their assistant. Obviously casting Mike Myers as the evil villain or perhaps a completely CGI created character that looks like a cardboard box and has the charisma of one too.

    Did I tell you I have the casting association accreditation!
     
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    Jeffrey Archer with the frangrant Mary as the sidekick?
     
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    Didn't Paul McGann play the Doctor in a one-off TV movie? I seem to remember him being quite good in it (although it wasn't the greatest film ever).

    I reckon Richard E Grant would be better: I think the role needs to be played 'quirky' rather than straight.
     
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    They could have the Doctor becoming a transexual and changing into a women!

    My money would then be on Hayley Cropper :)
     
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    Ian Richardson top actor would be a great Doctor but more in the lines of William Hartnell than the action of Jon Pertwee.

    I hated Sylvester McCoy as the doctor and though his portrayal along with the utterly stupid stories killed it off (was this a Machiavellian plan of Michael Grade), but thought he was very good at the beginning of the TV movie.

    Alan Davis, NO I say, NO, comes across as a wimp.

    Tom Baker still has the old devil in him.:devil: :smashin:

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Jon’s lad in the role so long as they tempered the action down which would be in keeping with a younger actor.
     
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    Ant and Dec. One could be "Dr" the other could be "Who".......
     
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    I don't know, who?
     
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    Other people I think might do a good job:

    Bill Paterson
    Robert Hardy
    David Jason
    David Bradley
    Richard Briers
    Jack Shepherd
    Ronald Pickup
    Jonathan Hyde
     
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    I agree - Keanu Reeves has a great english accent..;)
     
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    Richard Briers ! You are on crack sir!

    Personally let the thing die ...it never had much dignity in the first place [duck]
     
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    Martin Jarvis?
     
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    Jonathan Pryce...
     
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    Tom baker just let it slip on bbc london news that Eddie Izzard is to be the new Dr Who - I don't think he was joking either. I think he's a excellent choice.:smashin:
     
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    Blimey - I wasn't that far away with Hayley Cropper then ;)
     
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    Some talk on This Morning today (3/10/03) of a part CGI lead role.
     
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    Lisa Faulkner.
     
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    Richard E Grant for me.
     
  21. NicolasB

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    I gather the Eddie Izzard thing was just Tom Baker being mischievous.

    How about Anton Lesser?
     
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    It has to be Richard Grant!!! My money on it.
     
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    What about Richard O’Brian the dark Dr Who.
     
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    None of the choices.

    Freddie Jones
     

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    ...or Geoffrey Bayldon
     

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    Either Freddie Jones or Richard O'Brien would have been a good choice a decade or two ago, but I think they're both past their peak now.
     
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    The question should really be "Who should play The Doctor in 2005", as Doctor Who is the name of the show, not the character.

    I'll get my coat....

    :)
     
  28. gringottsdirect

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    Pedant mode.
    ( Not to be pedantic :D ).
     
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    ....looks like Catweazle, surely he must be in his eighties now.

    Welcome back by the way :smashin:
     
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    Ah, but you will note that, well into the Tom Baker era, the Doctor appears in the cast credits as "Doctor Who". :p
     

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