I am, of course, referring to the candidates for the actor who will play The Eleventh Doctor in the popular TV show, DOCTOR WHO. Bookies, bloggers and numerous websites all mention the same names so I decided to do a Top 5 of actors who I haven't seen in the running to be the Time Lord. I would also like to point out that these are serious suggestions - unlike the lists that include women (it's not called Nurse Who you know....), John Barrowman and Russell Tovey. Here we go...
TOP 5 ACTORS WHO COULD PLAY THE 11TH DOCTOR BUT, FOR SOME REASON, HAVEN'T BEEN MENTIONED BY THE BOOKIES, BLOGGERS OR ANY OTHER OF THE SQUIBILLION WEBSITES DOING POINTLESS LISTS
5. Richard Ayoade
Yeah, OK - this one isn't entirely serious but, having met him, it would be nice for me each week turning to Mrs Stuff~On~Tv saying, "I know him!" Ayoade has definitely got an 'other worldly' thing going on and looks not too shabby in a long coat. Plus he wear specs. Did I mention we've met?
4. Jamie Bell
When I saw ballet boy (was it ballet he did? Can't remember) in Hallam Foe last year he impressed greatly. Bell is a top actor (and does an impressive Scots accent) and would be a unique addition to the world of WHO as he evokes none of the past Doctors and has a look which could easily be plastered over lunch boxes and pants. And surely he could make us forget Jumper?
3. John Krasinski
OK, this is a long shot but who wouldn't want an American in the leading role of the UK's most beloved show? (Don't answer!) Yup, Jim from The Office would make a splendid Gallifreyan - all awkward looks and smudge smiles. Downside? Possibly too tall and I think that Big Tuna probably doesn't have the time to spare. But surely he could make us forget License To Wed?
2. Andrew Buchan
Whaddaya mean who? Andy B has a certain Eccleston~like charm and impressed no end in the sadly defunct Party Animals - in fact Matt Smith from the same show would also be a top choice. Buchan has recently wowed audiences on ITV's The Fixer (I don't watch that channel so I cannot comment). Almost the perfect actor, if it wasn't for....
1. Matthew Macfadyen
I'm gobsmaked to see his name has not been linked anywhere to the role. To me, he's the prime candidate - young(ish), handsome and has done a lot of good TV but not so much that he's associated with any part or genre. Also, he's on the BEEB's biggest show of the moment, Little Dorrit. If I were a betting man, I would smack down a pony on him.
So, I ask again, why haven't these guys been mentioned?
'Til the next time,
Labels: Andrew Buchan, Doctor Who, Eleventh Doctor, Jamie Bell, John Krasinski, Mathew Macfadyen, Richard Ayoade, The 11th Doctor, Yes I realise this is a pointless list too