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Old October 10 2012, 10:55 AM   #64
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Re: Who would you like to portray the 12th doctor?

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I don't think he's saying that, he's making the point that given Stewart is in his early seventies now in 2/3 years time he'll be about 75, and however good shape he's in, I've heard Smith, Tennant and Eccleson comment on how tiring a filming schedule Who is. There's no way a man in his mid seventies could handle it.

And bear in mind that at 75 he'd be 20 years older than Hartnell was when he took the role!
Peter Davison was on three different series while he was the Doctor and Jon Pertwee was in his 50s during his run and didn't miss an ep. as far as I know. I think the main reason the show is harder for them to do now is because they're trying to cram 14 eps. in 13 eps. schedule.
Yes but Davison was 29! Also there was only crossover at the begining of his run wasn't there? And, correct me if I'm wrong, weren't they ensemble sitcoms meaning he probably had a lot of flexibility?

As for Pertwee, well he was only 50, we're talking about a 75 year old here, admittedly a 75 year old who seems in really good health and damn good shape, but still, someone who's a quarter of a century older than Pertwee.
Yeah and Matt Smith was 26 when he got the part and ys they were sitcoms but the BBC ironically enough didn't like giving him time off to make one sitcom for them. And while Pertwee was younger than Stewart is now he was still older than Eccleston, Tennant or Smith during their runs.

Personally I'm not avocating Stewart for the role, but I would like to see somebody a bit older than Matt Smith. Which is one reason why I suggested Matthew MacFadyen for the part.
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