He’s one of the best actors in the country and is very beloved. I was at the BAFTAs shortly before we were contemplating Peter and heard the cheer he got from the audience. Nobody has a bad thing to say about him and that’s not a minor issue when it comes to casting a Doctor. They’ve got to be lovely. And he’s a huge fan of Doctor Who. So we asked and he was incredibly excited to come and audition. We didn’t tell him that he was the only person auditioning because that would be oddly pressuring.
Steven Moffat talks Peter Capaldi and The Time of the Doctor

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Matt Smith: the Doctor goes out 'with a bang'


So you’re still going to be a fan?
Yeah, absolutely. I’ll be a fan. I’m very grateful to Steven Moffat and that whole team up in Wales for the past four years and you know I want the show to go from strength to strength, which it will. It might take me a couple of weeks to get my head around it. I think it was the same for David and I think it was the same for Karen, when she watched Jenna come in. I don’t think it’s easy, but it’s not my show it’s the fans’ show, so I’ll be a fan and then it will be my show.

"I don’t think it’s easy, but it’s not my show it’s the fans’ show, so I’ll be a fan and then it will be my show." Matt Smith.

I was trying to think about it from the point of view of what it would be like if someone told you, ‘When you wake up tomorrow morning, you’ll still be alive, but you won’t be the same. You will like different things, you will sound different, you will look different, and have a different temperament.’
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I sort of knew that he wouldn’t. I know Chris a bit. I did a couple of meetings, and there was a moment, I suppose, a giddy moment where [I thought] ‘Would he actually do it?’ This wasn’t the kind of decision he took in a funk or that he was cross. He was very measured, very kind, very gentlemanly about it. He’s a good bloke. If you look at Chris’s career, this is not what he does. The Ninth Doctor turns up for the battle and not the party.
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Russell doesn’t like spoilers. When we worked together on the show, we tried not to spoil each other. I’m really serious. When I was doing ‘Silence in the Library,’ [he said], ‘I want you to have River Song pre-figure something about what’s going to happen to Donna, and I said, ‘Don’t tell me what’s going to happen to Donna!’ And I said, ‘What kind of thing is it?’ ‘It’s sad, Steven. It’s very very sad.’ I said, ‘OK OK, I’ll put something sad in.’ [Former production head] Julie Gardner was sitting there saying, ‘You’re working on the same TV show. You can’t behave like this.’
'Doctor Who': Steven Moffat Explains Billie Piper's Role in the 50th | Anglophenia
I thought the story of Rose, which was beautiful, was done. I didn’t want to add to it, and I didn’t feel comfortable adding to it, really. That was always [former Doctor Who showrunner] Russell [T Davies]‘s story. But we did want Billie. And I liked the idea of bringing back the Bad Wolf version. The way Russell ended it in “The End of Time,” by just sort of looping it around, was perfect. I didn’t want to stick another bit of it in. That would be wrong. I just wanted to get Billie Piper, one of the absolute heroes of Doctor Who, back in the show, but without interfering with the story of Rose Tyler. I just thought I might spoil something. I might trip over my bootlaces doing that.

'Doctor Who': Steven Moffat Explains Billie Piper's Role in the 50th | Anglophenia

This article is a fantastic read. Highly recommended.

John Hurt’s Doctor doesn’t use the title, therefore he’s in his 12th body but [Matt Smith is] the Eleventh Doctor. However, there is no such character and never has been as the Eleventh Doctor. He’s just the Doctor, that’s what he calls himself. The numbering doesn’t matter. So I’ve given you the option of not counting [Hurt] numerically as the War Doctor. He’s used up another regeneration, so I expect he’ll be in trouble shortly.
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Steven Moffat in “The Fiveish Doctors”

Steven Moffat in “The Fiveish Doctors”

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Behind the Scenes of The Day of the Doctor

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These are the highlights from the Eleventh Hour Panel at the Doctor Who Celebration at ExCel London.


Read the tweet roundup of people who were at the panel with Matt, Jenna and Steven Moffat:


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New photos from ‘The Eleventh Hour’ panel at the Doctor Who Celebration at ExCeL London.

Today is the start of the Doctor Who Celebration at the ExCeL center in London! We’ll be posting updates all weekend.

Here are a bunch of photos of some people who happened to be in attendance. 


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