Post by Donald MacDonald on Nov 6, 2008 12:27:40 GMT
This list contains most of the names being suggested by the press at the moment, names suggested on Bogliedom, plus a few I think would make good Doctors. I've discounted Alastair Mackenzie and Lloyd Owen as they would probably get all the votes!
Numbers in brackets are the odds given by William Hill on 5th November 2008 on that actor becomming the next Doctor.
Because there are so many options and so few of us you can select up to THREE nominations from the list
To be really honest, I hardly know any of these characters - I would probably know their faces rather than just their names
To help, here's what each actor is probably most famous for:
Alan Davies (‘Jonathan Creek’ in Jonathan Creek, panellist on QI) Alan Rickman (‘Sheriff of Nottingham’ in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, ‘Harry’ in Love Actually, ‘Severus Snape’ in Harry Potter) Anthony Head (‘Chester Grant’ in Monarch of the Glen, ‘Uther Pendragon’ in Merlin, ‘Prime Minister’ in Little Britain, ‘Rupert Giles’ in Buffy The Vampire Slayer). Bill Nighy (‘Davy Jones’ in Pirates of the Caribbean, ‘Billy Mack’ in Love Actually) Christopher Eccleston (‘The Ninth Doctor’ in Doctor Who) Chris Martin (lead singer of Coldplay) Daniel Radcliffe (‘Harry Potter’ in the films) David Morrissey (‘Colonel Brandon’ in Sense & Sensibilty, ‘Ripley Holden’ in Blackpool) David Walliams (Little Britain co-star) Jack Davenport (‘Norrington’ in Pirates of the Caribbean, ‘Steve Taylor’ in Coupling) James McAvoy (‘Robbie Turner’ in Atonement, ‘Mr Tumnus’ in The Chronicles of Narnia) Jason Flemyng (‘Larry’ in Layer Cake, ‘Quatermass’ in Quatermass, ‘Lawrence Redding’ in Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage) Jason Statham (‘Frank Martin’ in The Transporter films) John Barrowman (‘Captain Jack’ in Doctor Who and Torchwood) John Simm (‘Sam Tyler’ in Life On Mars, ‘The Master’ in Doctor Who) Julian Rhind-Tutt (‘Dr. 'Mac' Macartney’ in Green Wing, ‘Edwin’ in Merlin, ‘Monks’ in Oliver Twist, ‘Alistair MacKinnon’ in The Shadow in the North) Julian Walsh (‘Hancock’ in Sorted). Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen, ‘Professor Lazarus’ in Doctor Who: The Lazarus Experiment) Nigel Harman (‘Dennis Rickman’ in EastEnders) Paterson Joseph (‘Alan Johnson’ in Peep Show, ‘Lyndon’ in Green Wing, ‘Rodrick’ in Doctor Who: Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways) Paul McGann (‘The Eighth Doctor’ in Doctor Who, ‘I’ in Withnail & I) Rhys Ifans (‘Spike’ in Notting Hill, ‘Robert Reston’ in Elizabeth The Golden Age) Richard Armitage (‘Guy of Gisborne’ in Robin Hood, ‘Lucas North’ in Spooks) Richard Coyle (‘Jeff’ in Coupling, ‘John Strange’ in Strange) Robert Carlyle (‘Hamish Macbeth’ in Hamish Macbeth, ‘Gaz’ in The Full Monty) Rupert Penry Jones (‘Adam Carter’ in Spooks) Sean Pertwee (‘Martin ‘ in I.D., ‘DS Ed Bain’ in Honest, ‘Mark Cubitt’ in Cold Feet) Stephen Fry (‘Peter Kingdom’ in Kingdom, ‘Melchett’ in Blackadder, presenter of Qi) Toby Stephens (‘Prince John’ in Robin Hood, ‘Rochester’ in Jane Eyre, ‘Gustav Graves’ in Die Another Day) Tom Ellis (‘Dr Ross Jarvis’ in Harley Street, ‘Dr Thomas Milligan’ in Doctor Who: Last of the Time Lords, ‘Dr. Oliver Cousins’ in EastEnders)
This was on "Wired" the other day - knocks a few other those out of play. ;D
"But, the only hint Moffat is offering so far came in an interview with the BBC where the executive producer made it clear he believes the young, romantic leading man style of Tennant is played out. The Scotsman believes The Doctor should be 40+ and "weird-looking," playing up his alien nature."
Well it seems like Stephen Fry is winning so far, I wonder if he is a serious contender Just off the topic but related to Stephen Fry...I saw a documentary last year where he talked about his family origins, he mentioned that his father or grandfather settled in Bury St. Edmunds, where I was born and lived for 4 years. I rushed to the phone to tell my parents to watch it as well He's a very likable character and very interesting
Post by Donald MacDonald on Jan 3, 2009 13:30:32 GMT
Well it's going to be announced later this afternoon, but the latest odds are as follows:
Patterson Joseph - 31/10 Chiwetel Ejiofor - 22/5 James Nesbitt - 37/5 David Morrisey - 20/1 Billie Piper - 21/1 Aidan Gillen, Sean Pertwee - 24/1 Jack Davenport - 25/1 Ben Wishaw, Rhys Ifans, Robert Carlyle - 29/1 Colin Salmon - 43/1 Russell Tovey - 47/1 Alan Davies, Jennifer Saunders - 49/1 Richard E Grant - 54/1 John Simm - 59/1 Catherine Tate - 64/1 Richard Coyle - 79/1 Paul McGann, Jason Statham, Rowan Atkinson, Daniel Radcliffe, Stephen Fry - 99/1