Sunday, June 2, 2013

A Sad Weekend for Whovians........

Doctor Who fans worldwide went into mourning yesterday as it was announced that Matt Smith, the number 11 Doctor, will be leaving the show at the end of the year.  I will always be a fangirl of David Tennant (Doctor #10) but Matt Smith stepped into some really big shoes and made the part his own.  I enjoyed his comedic and emotional sides as each fought for dominance throughout each episode and ultimately I looked forward to his expressive face each week.

The search now commences for an actor to take over what can be considered a career-defining role.  Anybody have any actors they'd like to see in the role?  Here are some of my choices (yes, some are REALLY big wishes).......

Martin Freeman:

Was charismatic in The Hobbit and proves he's good at dealing with a mystery ala Sherlock and is currently working with Steven Moffatt on that show.

Aidan Turner:

Was wonderful in Being Human, showing a wide range of emotions amidst different time periods.  He's smolderingly sexy with a to die for Irish accent....and isn't it time for an Irish Doctor?

Richard Armitage:

Extremely charismatic with a huge fan following already. Suave and debonair and as seen in The Hobbit he's more than capable in action scenes.

Benedict Cumberbatch:

Is a commanding presence in Steven Moffat's Sherlock and shows he can be a leader.  Can show a bloodthirsty, yet Shakespearean side, as seen in the recent Star Trek movie.  That movie also shows someone who can deal with the intricacies of sci-fi along with coping with a rabid fan base.

Robert Downey Jr:

My biggest wish.....He has a proven ability to mix humor with action. Very expressive with his facial expressions and agile when it comes to action scenes.  Is extremely charismatic and the public utterly loves him!  Also capable of dealing with a vocal fan base and has shown talent with both historical and contemporary settings.

So what do you think of my choices?  Can you see any of them as the next Doctor?  Sound off below and name some choices of your own as we eagerly await the announcement which should come by late this year......

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