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who would make a good Doctor?

  • 13-01-2016 6:20pm
    Closed Accounts Posts: 12,452 ✭✭✭✭ The_Valeyard

    Who do you think would make a good Doctor Who?

    Top 3

    1) Bill Nighy
    2) Hugh Laurie
    3) Benedict Cumberbatch


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,913 ✭✭✭✭ endacl

    Martin Freeman.
    Michael Gambon.
    Terry Wogan*

    *may not be a 'serious' answer, but it would be funny!

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,014 ✭✭✭ OU812

    First two would be excellent. Can't imagine Cumberbatch in the role. I'd lean toward Nighy, but would like to see Laurie's take on him.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,919 ✭✭✭ dori_dormer

    Didn't bill nighy already turn it down? I really don't think fans of Dr who and Sherlock would like to see the same actor play the lead role in both. Would be very odd.

    Hugh Laurie would be good

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,234 ✭✭✭ Mr Bloat

    Robert Carlyle
    Simon Pegg
    Charles Dance

  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Music Moderators, Regional Midlands Moderators Posts: 24,078 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Angron

    I would hate to see Cumberbatch as the Doctor. He's already starring in a show where he's practically the Doctor, doesn't need another one.

    Laurie would be interesting, I love his work so I'd be interested to see what he could do in the role.

    Throwing it out there, Robert Carlyle.

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,452 ✭✭✭✭ The_Valeyard

    Robert Carlyle could be interesting.

    Benedict might make a good Valeyard.

    I'd also consider Peter Dinklage, Pierce Brosnan

  • Registered Users Posts: 488 ✭✭ The Sun King

    Childish Gambino.
    Emma Watson.
    Martin Freeman, I guess, but perhaps we would just get the usual Martin Freeman performance.

  • Registered Users Posts: 108 ✭✭ EmzBoBo

    Hugh Laurie would be a good one!
    I'd be interested in seeing what someone like Eddie Redmayne would do as the Doctor...

  • Registered Users Posts: 57,490 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson

    Peter Dinklage.

    I was a Doctor so I'd like to see Withnail as the Doctor.

    Richard E. Grant.

  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 25,851 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Doctor DooM

    I was a Doctor so I'd like to see Withnail as the Doctor.

    Richard E. Grant.

    We have some good news for you... :D

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,433 ✭✭✭✭ flazio

    For anyone suggesting Richard E Grant

  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,246 ✭✭✭ judeboy101

    flazio wrote: »
    For anyone suggesting Richard E Grant

    What are the odds that both withnail AND I end up as doctors. IMHO the beeb should sack moffat give it a few years then reboot the character.

  • Registered Users Posts: 27,217 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy

    I know I said before when it was suggested it would be a woman, but Hayley Atwell would be great in the role

  • Registered Users Posts: 57,490 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson

    Hayley Atwell in anything would do me .

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 29,884 CMod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp

    Atwell would be a good choice, IIRC she already turned down the role, I think she's still based stateside aside from everything else ...

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,015 ✭✭✭✭ James Brown

    I was saying Tilda Swinton, before a female Doctor was a thing.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2 MartaM987