TV News: Book Opens on Who Will Play Doctor Number 12...

Written by Stuart Mulrain Tuesday, 04 June 2013

TV News


Unsurprisingly, the betting book on who will be the twelfth Doctor following the news of Matt Smith’s departure. And let’s face it, speculating on who will take over the TARDIS is half the fun/the coping mechanism when an actor announces he is leaving. So let’s take a look at some of the bookies favourites (for what that’s worth).

As always there are your usual ridiculous names (Simon Cowell, Tom Cruise etc) and previous cast members (David Tennant, Billie Piper and – more plausibly at least – David Morrisey and Russell Tovey) whose names have been put on the betting slips along with the potentially more likely Ben Whishaw (Skyfall), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Serentity), Damien Molony (Being Human) and Alexander Vlahos (Merlin).

Perhaps most surpising is the current favourite with Skybet (5/2 favourite in fact), which is none other Law & Order UK’s Ben Daniels. He’s not a name that instantly springs to mind, but once it’s been put out there, you can kind of see it working. Although if they’re going to go older this time, I’d still like to see Daniel’s State Within co-star and one time Lucius Malfoy; Jason Isaacs take over the role.

Whoever gets the part, we’ll probably find out ahead of Matt Smiths departure this Christmas (although personally I like the idea of it remaining a surprise for once).

So what do you think? Would Daniel’s make a good Doctor? Who would you bet the farm on? Let us know in the comments below.

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0 #3 weenie 2013-06-04 23:10
Paul Bettany would be a nice bit of Who eye candy!
0 #2 Paul Mount 2013-06-04 20:20
The smart money's now on Ben Daniels although Rory Kinnear would be my choice. Bettany's decent enough but a bit bland, like a 21st century Peter Davison. I just don't think Patterson Joseph's a good enough actor.
0 #1 Stuart Mulrain 2013-06-04 17:54
I said in this article that I'd like to see Jason Isaacs in the role. While I stand by that, I'm thinking that Paul Bettany would make a fantastic Doctor. Although it would seem Patterson Josephs name is being thrown around again (as it was a few years ago).

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