Your Doctor Who No. 13 casting speculation thread

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Rumors, lies, stories they made up, etc.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 30 January 2017 23:07 (four years ago) link

Gerald Wright to take his destined place.

Mud... Jam... Failure... (aldo), Monday, 30 January 2017 23:09 (four years ago) link

Has to be a woman this time.

Eats like Elvis, shits like De Niro (Tom D.), Monday, 30 January 2017 23:09 (four years ago) link

the spectacular casting that would be olivia colman v a young spunky man to boost ratings

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 30 January 2017 23:32 (four years ago) link

Ruth Wilson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Colin Salmon, Chris O'Dowd, Richard Armitage, Jonathan Pryce

potential grizzly (remy bean), Monday, 30 January 2017 23:44 (four years ago) link

<3 Richard Armitage <3

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 30 January 2017 23:47 (four years ago) link

Phoebe Waller-Bridge

jane burkini (suzy), Monday, 30 January 2017 23:48 (four years ago) link

Mark Gatiss... joking!

Eats like Elvis, shits like De Niro (Tom D.), Monday, 30 January 2017 23:49 (four years ago) link

@ vegemite girl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdphoa0JtKc

potential grizzly (remy bean), Monday, 30 January 2017 23:49 (four years ago) link

looool omg the fanservice production values are hilar

but <3 <3

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 30 January 2017 23:57 (four years ago) link

he's a bit short to be the doctor tho maybe

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 30 January 2017 23:57 (four years ago) link

Chibnall to take over the lead role, his time has truly come

(±\ PLO;;;;;;; Style (sic), Tuesday, 31 January 2017 01:44 (four years ago) link

look at his natural camera-ready charisma

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irIqTPQqgvQ

(±\ PLO;;;;;;; Style (sic), Tuesday, 31 January 2017 01:45 (four years ago) link

Colin Morgan

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 03:10 (four years ago) link

Since it was rumoured quite strongly last time, let's go Zawe Ashton again (love the suggestion of Kristin Scott Thomas though).

ailsa, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 03:17 (four years ago) link

Vinnie Jones.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 03:20 (four years ago) link

Julia Sawalha

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 03:21 (four years ago) link

would still love to see paterson joseph do it, but he's probably 26 too years old for what the bbc's bean counters are hoping for

xp julia sawalha sold me on her whoness after seeing what she pulled off in jonathan creek

Autumn Almanac, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 03:22 (four years ago) link

Saffron vs Eddy was always a Who plot in disguise

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 03:29 (four years ago) link

I totally misread "whoness" and thought you'd lost your mind, AA.

Virginia Worf (Leee), Tuesday, 31 January 2017 03:32 (four years ago) link

oh shit, that won't do at all

Autumn Almanac, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 03:33 (four years ago) link

Saffron vs Eddy was always a Who plot in disguise

in what way? i'm trying and failing to see this

Autumn Almanac, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 03:34 (four years ago) link

one of them couldn't care less about the fate of the planet and the other one is appalled

http://i.imgur.com/6wCiAzn.jpg?1

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 03:42 (four years ago) link

granted I'm just making shit up as I go and haven't watched any ab fab in about 15 years

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 03:44 (four years ago) link

ha fair enough

btw by coincidence joanna lumley (patsy) played the doctor once

Autumn Almanac, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 03:44 (four years ago) link

http://www.deletionscifi.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Lumley-and-Saffy-2.png

l-r: the doctor, the doctor's assistant

Autumn Almanac, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 03:45 (four years ago) link

please be grumpy cat

erry red flag (f. hazel), Tuesday, 31 January 2017 05:21 (four years ago) link

I am cynically supposing that the new companion means they won't be feeling any need for anyone who is anything other than old, white and male.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 08:01 (four years ago) link

Richard Ayoade would be an interesting choice, but as he's signed up to the Crystal Maze I guess that ship has sailed.

Dan Worsley, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 08:11 (four years ago) link

ayoade is too well known and too good at other things imo

Autumn Almanac, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 08:37 (four years ago) link

capaldi is excellent at saying "fuck"

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Tuesday, 31 January 2017 08:51 (four years ago) link

sandi toksvig

massaman gai, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 08:51 (four years ago) link

the spectacular casting that would be olivia colman v a young spunky man to boost ratings

Well I predict every role on British television will be played by Olivia Coleman by the end of the year, so this may be not far off.

chap, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 09:29 (four years ago) link

Michaela Coel

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 31 January 2017 09:39 (four years ago) link

she would be great!!

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 31 January 2017 09:55 (four years ago) link

xp to chap: she's already been in doctor who as someone else, which means she's definitely in the running

Autumn Almanac, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 09:58 (four years ago) link

Nina Sosanya, as payback for Fear Her (and she's great)

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 09:59 (four years ago) link

yesss

Autumn Almanac, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 10:01 (four years ago) link

Good at comedy, great hair, excellent "fuck off and die" expression, that's basically all you need for a Doctor

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 10:07 (four years ago) link

Jonathan Pryce would be incredible but he'd make an even better Master.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 10:29 (four years ago) link

Elizabeth Sladen would be amazing casting, but that's a moot point. I want a thirteenth capable of playing malice and sarcasm. My favorite doctors (T. Baker, Ecc, Pertwee, the glimpse of John Hurt, even Tennant in his best moments) are most capable of playing nasty and hard-edged. They're arrogant and brought to compassion by the influence of their companions. The whackier incarnations (Davison, C. Baker, McCoy, Smith, much of Capaldi) don't do as much for me.

potential grizzly (remy bean), Tuesday, 31 January 2017 10:41 (four years ago) link

Elizabeth Sladen would be amazing casting, but that's a moot point.

Moot doesn't really cover it, she's dead.

Eats like Elvis, shits like De Niro (Tom D.), Tuesday, 31 January 2017 10:43 (four years ago) link

It's quite a challop to claim that Peter Capaldi isn't particularly capable of playing nasty and malicious!

Matt DC, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 10:50 (four years ago) link

otm, he makes pertwee look like wet lettuce in that regard

Autumn Almanac, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 10:51 (four years ago) link

Is it? It wasn't mean to be –– his performance reads to me churlish and tongue-in-cheek rather than outright nasty. It always feels to me as if Moffat, et al. were afraid to let him truly off the leash. I'm not saying he should've played the Doctor as Malcolm Tucker, but a step in that direction might've been invigorating. As is, he was kind of lovable crank; a grandpa who'll snarl and then triple-pay you for mowing the lawn.

potential grizzly (remy bean), Tuesday, 31 January 2017 10:56 (four years ago) link

I preferred Capaldi's weirdo, emotionally unavailable take in his first season vs. Cool uncle in the 2nd. But splitting hairs.

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 11:02 (four years ago) link

I think the distinction between "the Doctor can play" and "the actor playing the Doctor can play"?

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 11:03 (four years ago) link

Yeah Capaldi was excellent (and a real dick) in his first season. Became less interesting in his second but then everything did.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 11:27 (four years ago) link

Hayley Atwell wants to be the Doctor and would be great and just had her US crime procedural show cancelled I think? So that feels doable.

I also wouldn't object to Eddie Redmayne tbh although obviously he's too big already plus he'a already basically playing the doctor in a film series which has only just started.

JimD, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 13:08 (four years ago) link

OMG yes to Atwell, please. She's just the best and should probably be in everything, but I'll settle for Who

Alternately: Jason Statham, Tommy Davidson, Dabney Coleman, Nina Hagen, Bill Hader, CCH Pounder, or Jesse Camp.

Transformed From The Norm By The Nuclear Goop (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 31 January 2017 13:21 (four years ago) link

Tim Roth has apparently been floating his name. Now that'd be a thing.

Mud... Jam... Failure... (aldo), Tuesday, 31 January 2017 14:27 (four years ago) link

Grace Jones

erry red flag (f. hazel), Tuesday, 31 January 2017 14:33 (four years ago) link

Jenna Louise Coleman would be a good Doctor. Just saying. But I think she's going to be busy with Victoria for a number of years.

akm, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 14:45 (four years ago) link

A talking corgi

erry red flag (f. hazel), Tuesday, 31 January 2017 15:12 (four years ago) link

Oh christ it's going to be Billie Bloody Piper isn't it?

chap, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 15:20 (four years ago) link

Jason Statham as the Doctor but only if he is playing it like he's in the Transporter movies

ornate orchestral arrangements (DJP), Tuesday, 31 January 2017 15:21 (four years ago) link

would prefer his character from Spy as the Doctor

erry red flag (f. hazel), Tuesday, 31 January 2017 15:38 (four years ago) link

Billie Piper might actually be cool. Yank speaking, but I've never actually understood the hatred for her. Lots of bad writing she suffered through, but she was a fine performer IIRC

rb (soda), Tuesday, 31 January 2017 15:55 (four years ago) link

Billie Piper in and of herself is fine, it's the baggage that comes with what RTD did with Rose that is my problem.

ornate orchestral arrangements (DJP), Tuesday, 31 January 2017 16:00 (four years ago) link

Yeah I don't object to her as a person/actress, but she should no way ever be in Doctor Who ever again (over here she's slightly tarnished by the baggage of her tabloid relationship with Chris Evans (not Captain America Chris Evans) as well).

chap, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 16:10 (four years ago) link

Atwell would be great, can certainly carry a leading role

Tim Roth slept with someone I know therefore can't be Dr Who as it's too ick. Also I have a weird feeling that he's a terrible actor

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 16:11 (four years ago) link

https://twitter.com/AdamBienkov/status/826462199849828353

soref, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 16:11 (four years ago) link

tim roth is very short.

akm, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 16:13 (four years ago) link

Tim Roth would not be right at all.

chap, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 16:46 (four years ago) link

What is Toks Olagundoye up to these days?

ornate orchestral arrangements (DJP), Tuesday, 31 January 2017 16:50 (four years ago) link

six months pass...

Can't for the life of me find the current Who thread. What do we think of the bizarre companion rumours?

chap, Wednesday, 30 August 2017 11:03 (three years ago) link

Not gonna say more other than seems a bit off that the majority of female companions have been gorgeous 20 somethings, and the first male companion to a female Doctor is him.

chap, Wednesday, 30 August 2017 11:05 (three years ago) link

Not v keen on anyone who has endorsed a Garry Bushell 'book'

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/5141Yzc-UqL.jpg

Gulley Jimson (Ward Fowler), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 11:08 (three years ago) link

It's kind of a jerk move to have the first companion be a more well-known actor than the Doctor

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 30 August 2017 11:37 (three years ago) link

(If that is the case.)

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 30 August 2017 11:37 (three years ago) link

I guess Billie Piper was slightly more well known than Eccleston back in 05?

chap, Wednesday, 30 August 2017 12:30 (three years ago) link

I liked him in Law & Order UK

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 30 August 2017 13:39 (three years ago) link

He's not terrible, but he's kind of a poor man's David Jason/Dennis Waterman hybrid

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 30 August 2017 13:43 (three years ago) link

I don't think I've ever seen him act.

chap, Wednesday, 30 August 2017 13:53 (three years ago) link

I guess Billie Piper was slightly more well known than Eccleston back in 05?

not for acting tho

frankfurters take on new glamour in this gleaming aspic (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 14:13 (three years ago) link

that garry bushell book reminds me i never got around to liveblogging here that best of bushell on tv collection i bought for that specific purpose

frankfurters take on new glamour in this gleaming aspic (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 14:15 (three years ago) link

qscores.com doesn't have either of them in the database

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 30 August 2017 14:24 (three years ago) link

big data fails to deliver on its promise yet again

frankfurters take on new glamour in this gleaming aspic (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 14:28 (three years ago) link

He's excellent in Law & Order UK. I might be alone in really liking his turn in Coronation Street as well. I'm basically totally pro-this as Bradley Walsh the actor is a very different beast from Bradley the game show host (though I think he's brilliant on The Chase as well but absolutely get how only knowing him from that and Wheel of Fortune and that would make you wary).

It's great how Americans don't get the baggage that goes with UK celebs, I think Corden* and Tate (and probably Barrowman) went down way better outside the UK where they all arrived with tons of baggage.

* I know you have him now, but when he was in Doctor Who he was very much ours

ailsa, Wednesday, 30 August 2017 23:17 (three years ago) link

true. I had no reservations with Corden at the time and still rate his first episode very highly.

akm, Thursday, 31 August 2017 01:57 (three years ago) link


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