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Old August 28 2013, 06:44 PM   #177
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Re: Eccleston turned down chance to be in 50th Anniversary story

Captaindemotion wrote: View Post
At the very least, he must have been very naive to play an iconic family/children's-orientated role like The Doctor and not think about things like having his face on merchandise. There have been DW toys for as long as I remember.
I don't know that that was ever an issue with Eccleston.

It was certainly an issue with Benedict Cumberbatch, as he cited that as a reason for not taking the role after Tennant's departure.
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