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Joakim Jahlmar
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Posted: 30 October 2008 at 4:08pm | IP Logged | 1  

Knut wrote:
"I was intrigued when Rich Johnston came out with the rumor that Paterson Joseph was up for the role. He's a quirky, comedic actor who I don't think has had a proper break-out role yet. Except perhaps on Neverwhere."

An actor I certainly didn't know by name... and I think I've only seen him in Neverwhere. But there I absolutely adore him. I've imitated him patting Door on the shoulder saying "There, there... [pause] There," in that absolutely awkward way he manages, many a time for fun.  I think he'd be a great Doctor.
And I really ought to be checking out more of the stuff he's done.

Btw, I remember reading or seeing an interview with Gaiman where he says that Joseph's performance entirely affected his way of seeing and thinking about De Carabas, to the actual point where he, when writing the novel (which did come after and was based on the tv-series rather than vice versa), actually wrote the character much more like Joseph had performed him than how he'd originally conceived and written the part for the series.  And reading the novel and watching Joseph's performance, I do think you can really see that point.

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Posted: 30 October 2008 at 9:24pm | IP Logged | 2  

I've heard people suggest John Simm or James Nesbitt.

Uh....no.

If Simm grows out his hair or something and doesn't wear black and they NEVER mention anything about the Doctor looking like the Master, it *might* work. Nesbitt, however, as the Doctor = me not watching.

When House MD ends, Hugh Laurie would make a good Doctor, but that would open up room for all sorts of jokes!

Robert Carlyle as the Doctor, Ted? Good call.

 

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Fabrice Renault
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Posted: 31 October 2008 at 12:34am | IP Logged | 3  

Good call with Robert Carlyle.

If they go with an older Doctor, I'd like to see Jonathan Pryce.

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Jozef Brandt
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Posted: 31 October 2008 at 12:36am | IP Logged | 4  


Hugh Laurie!

Too bad he has that hit show an' all.  Imagine him in the first season of the revival.  Heck, if you watched the first season of House...it's kinda similar really :)
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Posted: 31 October 2008 at 7:57am | IP Logged | 5  

Chris Barrie.

But, everyone would expect him to still wear an "H" on his forehead.

 

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Bill Mimbu
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JB wrote:

"Rowan Atkinson!!!"

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I did like him as the Doctor in "Curse of the Fatal Death" for BBC's Red Nose Day...

I last heard he was suppose to be playing Fagin for a West End theatre version of OLIVER! though...



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If Simm grows out his hair or something and doesn't wear black and they NEVER mention anything about the Doctor looking like the Master, it *might* work. Nesbitt, however, as the Doctor = me not watching.

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SER: A fan theory at one point would be having the Master return and switching bodies with the Doctor for some reason. Simm, as the Doctor in the Master's body, defeats the Master, in the Doctor's body, but the Master/Doctor dies, trapping the Doctor in the Master's body.

This would explain the Tennant to Simm switch in context of the show and would have the benefit of giving the Doctor at least 10 more regenerations (one would argue that the Jacobi was the "first" new Master after the Time Lords resurrected him).

 

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Jeff Stockwell
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I think James Nesbitt would have been a brilliant Master.

I kind of like the Chris Barrie idea, but that might be a bit too genre specific.
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John Caliber
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Posted: 31 October 2008 at 9:51am | IP Logged | 9  

I can't think of anybody suited to the Doctor role, but don't really want any more with strong regional accents. It makes the Doctor seem... common! Okay, he's a most unorthodox Time Lord, but he does have dignity and pride. Tennant's Doctor sounded like a comedy gangster, and Eccleston a binman :)
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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 31 October 2008 at 11:24am | IP Logged | 10  

Jeff Stockwell wrote:

"I kind of like the Chris Barrie idea, but that might be a bit too genre specific."

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I guess that would apply to James Callis as well.

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Sean Hollenhors
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Posted: 31 October 2008 at 12:06pm | IP Logged | 11  

How about Steve Coogan?

Patrick Stewart?



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Much as I like Robert Carlisle, I cant help thinking he'd be identical to Ecclestone's version.

I think James Nesbitt ticks a lot of the Beebs boxes though.
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