Thursday, 30 October 2008

Who will be Who?

So David Tennant announced that he's stepping down as Dr Who yesterday. He was a great Doctor but I think that last series ran a bit thin. I'm not sure if Katherine Tate was great casting. The last episode of the series was as bad as I've known a Dr Who episode too. So while David's reputation is still intact it seems correct that a new star take the reigns. Paddy Power have got odds on who will be next up. There are some interesting names there, some not so interesting, Patterson Joseph at the top is strange but that's because I only really know him from Peep Show. I have compiled a few actors who are not on that list who I think would be good Doctors. Does that make me some kind of nerd? Probably. But who are you? Cheeeeiiifff...

Name: Damien Lewis
Date of Birth: February 11, 1971
From: St John's Wood, London
Famous For: Playing Major Richard D. Winters in Band of Brothers.
Reason: Damien Lewis would be a good choice for a number of reasons. The first being that he is an excellent actor of course, the second being that he has a profile in America which would help push the show to the already keen American market. Famous for his stage roles, Damien set up his own theatre company when he was 16 years old. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama alongside Daniel Craig.

Name: Lennie James
Date of Birth: 11 October 1965
From: South London
Famous For: Roles in Snatch, 24 Hour Party People, Sahara and a starring roll in the criminally underrated Channel 4 series Buried.
Reason: Lennie James is absolutely one of the most underrated actors in Britain today. With rumours floating since David Tennant's appointment that the next Doctor could be black Lennie James represents one of the absolute peak British Black actors. Also he wrote and directed the only film I ever featured in; Storm Damage in 2000.

Name: Dominic West
Date of Birth: 15 October 1969
From: Sheffield
Famous For: Playing Jimmy McNulty in what has been described as "The greatest TV show of all time" The Wire.
Reason: Another Brit abroad; Dominic put in a perfect performance as renegade Detective Jimmy McNulty in The Wire. Like James and Lewis mentioned above, he graduated the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1995.

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