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Old June 5 2013, 10:05 PM   #91
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Re: Predict who will be cast as the 12th Doctor

I think Bronson would work better as a villain. It's just occurred to me that he'd make a great Valeyard.
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Old June 5 2013, 10:53 PM   #92
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The shorter story length and and thus the faster pace format of the show just does not allow for an older doctor. The new series put a heavy focus on running around. Be it a man or a woman, whoever is cast will be between 25 and 45 years old.
The Bells of Saint John, The Rings of Akhaten and Hide showed how well a less mobile Doctor works.
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Old June 5 2013, 11:15 PM   #93
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Rings of Akhaten isn't a great example to use there.
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Old June 5 2013, 11:57 PM   #94
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Well, Brosnan was Leonard Nimoy's choice to play the Doctor if he'd directed the Green Light movie during the 1990s.
Denny Martin Flinn's script was written with Brosnan in mind, but I understand it would have been Alan Rickman as the Doctor had the film ever started production.
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Old June 6 2013, 12:26 AM   #95
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Well, Brosnan was Leonard Nimoy's choice to play the Doctor if he'd directed the Green Light movie during the 1990s.
Denny Martin Flinn's script was written with Brosnan in mind, but I understand it would have been Alan Rickman as the Doctor had the film ever started production.
Alan Rickman as the Doctor...Interesting idea, but, he's been my Fantasy "The Master" for quite a few years now
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Old June 6 2013, 09:19 AM   #96
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And then what are you going to do?
One of the things to remember about casting people is this: Much of the time, there is a point at which your casting choices become somewhat arbitrary. I've cast or helped cast theatrical productions, and often you hit a point where neither Actor A nor Actor B are truly "better" than one-another. You have to make a choice, so you go with your instinct, and it's probably a bit arbitrary.

If the Doctor Who team were to make an effort to find the best actors out there who are not white Englishmen, obviously they would have to pick one person, and at some point their choice may well be somewhat arbitrary. That's okay. The goals would be to find a great actor, and to break out of the mindset that one should see "white English male" as the "default" setting.
So if they then choose the white Welshman over the black Englishman this is ok because at least they've broken out of the default setting of a white Englishman? I mean seriously is a white Welsh or Scotsman really that different from a white Englishman?

I'd love to see the casting call as well, and I'd love for a white English actor to then take, perfectly justifiable, umbridge.

No, it needs to be the best person for the job or the person cast risks having no credibility, and I say that as someone who can probably think of more non white actors who'd be the best man for the job than white ones!
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Old June 6 2013, 09:27 AM   #97
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What about Sanjeev Bhaskar?
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Old June 6 2013, 09:38 AM   #98
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The trouble is, even though I’ve seen him in serious roles, he’ll always be that bloke from Goodness Gracious Me!
Personally I’d prefer Ace Bhatti, though obviously it might be a bit confusing if the Doctor ever ran into Rani again. (No, not that Rani, the other Rani)
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Old June 6 2013, 01:39 PM   #99
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Well as many people have pointed out, the next Doctor will most likely be a relatively unknown actor. The reason the last 3 Doctors are really famous is because they played the Doctor, not the other way round. Yes I know Chris Ecclestone was well-known in the UK but I'd never heard of him and I'm prepared to bet I wasn't in a minority.
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Old June 6 2013, 01:46 PM   #100
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I agree except for Chris Eccleston.

Eccleston had high profile roles in some big movies prior to DW that did well in the states, like 28 Days Later and Gone in 60 Seconds, and was very familiar to British audiences because of Cracker and Shallow Grave, which is of course why the Beeb chose him to relaunch their flagship show.

After the relaunch, a familiar name and face was not so important, now they'll hire whoever they think is best for the role.
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Old June 6 2013, 02:07 PM   #101
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Eccleston was very well known, quite a coup really. I’d never seen Tenannt in anything but I think he was on a few people’s radar, depended if you’d watched Casanova or not really. Smith had done a few things, and he had some cop show that came out just after he was cast as well.
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I was under the impression Eccleston got the job pretty much just because RTD had worked with him before on Second Coming, liked him, and wanted to work with him again.
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I was under the impression Eccleston got the job pretty much just because RTD had worked with him before on Second Coming, liked him, and wanted to work with him again.
Other way round. Eccleston approached RTD about Doctor Who because he'd enjoyed working on The Second Coming. RTD had thought that Eccleston was out of the production's league. Ironic, as RTD had already offered the role to Hugh Grant who had turned it down.
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Old June 6 2013, 02:30 PM   #104
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Hmm never heard of The Second Coming. Looks very interesting, I will watch that.
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Old June 6 2013, 03:41 PM   #105
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Eccleston was great and I wouldn’t not wanted to have had him play the Doctor, but the idea of Hugh Grant always will intrigue me.
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