The news that Matt Smith is to leave his role in Doctor Who at the end of 2013 has already prompted speculation on the identity of his replacement.
A host of names have been suggested in Sunday’s papers, among them Idris Elba, Dame Helen Mirren and John Hurt.
Also included in their list: David Harewood, Rupert Grint, Russell Tovey, Ben Whishaw, Billie Piper, Colin Morgan, and Tom Hiddleston
We have to say that the speculation so far on the twelfth doctor Tumblr tag has been smarter and more well considered and a lot more entertaining than what we’re reading in the press.
So keep it going.
In case you missed Saturday’s news, The BBC has announced that Matt Smith is to leave Doctor Who after four years on the show.
this is and forever will be the best thing ever
the way his face changes so suddenly is just genius
Colin Morgan in Doctor Who Series 4: Midnight
btw, have you ever browsed the ‘Jethro’ tag on our blog? To us it’s a thing of joy.
Sherlock and Doctor Who are up against each other for two prizes at the National Television Awards this month.
The shows - both run by writer and producer Steven Moffat - are up for best drama, along with Downtown Abbey and Merlin.
Doctor Who star Matt Smith and Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Sherlock, are in the running for the best actor prize.
Winners will be announced at London’s O2 Arena on 23 January.
Moffat said: “Well this is very flattering, but also terrifying. I hope everyone votes with tremendous care and the result is an exact draw between both shows.”
Karen Gillan, who bowed out last year as the Doctor’s companion Amy Pond, is nominated for the best female drama performance.
She is up against comedy star Miranda Hart for her role in Call The Midwife, Suranne Jones for Scott and Bailey and Sheridan Smith for Mrs Biggs, in which she played the wife of Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs.
In the best male drama performance category, Smith and Cumberbatch are up against Colin Morgan, the star of Merlin, and Daniel Mays for his performance as Ronnie Biggs in Mrs Biggs.
M i d d l e o f n o w h e r e.
Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban x Doctor Who Series 4: Midnight
Booth signings with The Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick on Thursday, Doctor Who Executive Producer Caroline Skinner on Saturday, Merlin’s Colin Morgan and Katie McGrath on Saturday, and demos of Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock every day.
With the Star Trek movie beaming up Noel Clarke (a.k.a. Mickey Smith), we look at some of the biggest celebs who’ve traveled through the Whoniverse. While the list is far from complete — we’ve left off the obvious recent Doctor Who regulars like Alex Kingston, John Simm, Bernard Cribbins, and Gavin & Stacey‘s James Corden — it provides an overview of the star-studded talent who’ve dazzled us over the series’ nearly 50 years. Also: check out our list of the five best Doctor Who guest stars from the modern era, in our humble opinion.
See all 25 videos at Anglophenia. Anglo’s list includes Simon Pegg, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, John Cleese, Anthony Stewart Head, and others. Glaring omission?
Merlin’s Colin Morgan
Anyone else missing?
Colin Morgan’s behind-the-scenes look at Doctor Who: Midnight (Series 4)
pigfarts-potter: I can’t begin to explain to you how much I love this video. Colin is so…