Who should play the Twelfth Doctor?

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Cillian Murphy
2
13%
Donnie Yen
0
No votes
Selena Gomez
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33%
Stephen Baldwin
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7%
Edie Falco
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No votes
Brendan Fraser
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Gene Hackman
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20%
Ted Allen
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No votes
Mark Ruffalo
3
20%
Tony Plana
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7%
 
Total votes: 15
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Re: Who should play the Twelfth Doctor?

Postby TheGhostOfZero » 02 Jun 2013, 14:30

I'm just waiting for someone to ask him "who died and made you king of the universe" and for him to go all serious and say "everyone"
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Re: Who should play the Twelfth Doctor?

Postby ChibiLeen » 02 Jun 2013, 14:44

I'd like the twelfth Doctor to be a woman. That would be a very interesting twist to the character, as well as to the show itself. Though I don't feel like there's any stagnation in either, that would certainly open up new possibilities.

A silly thought occurred to me when I was musing on the subject: if the age of the Doctor's regeneration is pretty much random, could we end up with a child Doctor at some point? I doubt a child actor would be able to pull it off, but I've seen genius child actors before. At the very least, some kind of Children in Need / Rednose shortie with such a plot twist would be very fun. ^^

My "casting fantasies that will never be" include Dame Judi Dench, Catherine Tate, Timothy Dalton and Simon Pegg. Among the suggestions I've seen here, Hugh Laurie and Rowan Atkinson get a wholehearted "HELL yes!". Though I adore Cumberbatch - and I do believe he has the makings of a great Doctor - I agree with the fact that his Sherlock background would get in the way.

But to be perfectly honest, I just wish Matt Smith wasn't leaving so soon. Of course I knew it was coming - eventually. And I'm confident that I will love whoever steps in - eventually. But Eleven is the only Doctor I've followed 'live' since his first aired appearance, since the very announcement of Ten's regeneration. To quote Elizabeth Bennet, "I didn't always love him, but I love him now so very dearly".

To the future Twelve: the shoes you have to fill are infinitely bigger on the inside.

TLDR: Love the idea of a female Doctor. Some great suggestions here (Laurie and Atkinson FTW). *dissolves into tears at the thought of Eleven's upcoming regeneration*
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Re: Who should play the Twelfth Doctor?

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 02 Jun 2013, 14:45

Blanket statements against a female Doctor (on the internet) are annoying me. Saying you're not sexist won't stop the statement from coming across as sexist. Explaining why you don't want a female Doctor will stop you coming across as sexist, it will make you look like you have an opinion to respect.
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Re: Who should play the Twelfth Doctor?

Postby Lord Hosk » 02 Jun 2013, 14:53

I am not upset in the least to see Matt Smith go, I dont think he had enough experience to pull off the roll, when "most" of the other doctors transitioned from happy to serious or silly to mad they changed, when Matt smith was being happy he said happy words, when Matt smith was being mad he would crinkle his forehead and say mad words.
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Re: Who should play the Twelfth Doctor?

Postby Metcarfre » 02 Jun 2013, 15:24

Nicolas Cage.
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Re: Who should play the Twelfth Doctor?

Postby LogicSword » 02 Jun 2013, 15:25

John Noble or Mary McDonnell.

I just want an older Doctor.
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Re: Who should play the Twelfth Doctor?

Postby Metcarfre » 02 Jun 2013, 15:27

Helen Mirren/the rest of the cast of RED 2.
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Re: Who should play the Twelfth Doctor?

Postby Keab42 » 02 Jun 2013, 15:27

How about John Simm?
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Re: Who should play the Twelfth Doctor?

Postby Metcarfre » 02 Jun 2013, 15:28

One of the lesser-known Muppets. Maybe one from Fraggle Rock.
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Re: Who should play the Twelfth Doctor?

Postby LogicSword » 02 Jun 2013, 15:33

Pitt the Even Younger.
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Re: Who should play the Twelfth Doctor?

Postby Metcarfre » 02 Jun 2013, 15:36

Child actor playing Baby Superman in Man of Steel *checks* Hmm... none listed. OK, Cooper Timberline, "Clark Kent - age 9"
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Re: Who should play the Twelfth Doctor?

Postby LogicSword » 02 Jun 2013, 15:56

The Cat from Red Dwarf.
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Re: Who should play the Twelfth Doctor?

Postby JackSlack » 02 Jun 2013, 16:02

According to the Mirror, Rupert Grint or Russell Tovey are the front runners. However, those same bookmakers give Billie Piper... yes, the one who already had a prominent role on the show, 16/1 odds.

Ah-huh.

Sue Perkins!

(FWIW, Rupert Grint's a poor call; I like the guy, but I think he's a touch goofy for the role. No opinion on Tovey.)
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Re: Who should play the Twelfth Doctor?

Postby 2stepz » 02 Jun 2013, 16:32

I have nothing against Rupert Grint, I just don't think he's right for that role. After this Matt Smith bit, I think we need to go back to someone a little older.
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Re: Who should play the Twelfth Doctor?

Postby TheGhostOfZero » 02 Jun 2013, 16:38

Sir Christopher Lee
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Re: Who should play the Twelfth Doctor?

Postby JackSlack » 02 Jun 2013, 16:51

2stepz wrote:I have nothing against Rupert Grint, I just don't think he's right for that role. After this Matt Smith bit, I think we need to go back to someone a little older.


Yeah, that's also a good point. I like Tovey as an actor in what little I've seen of him. I could live with Tovey.

What about someone like Vas Blackwood? Guy's a vet of British TV and film, shown an aptitude for both comedy and drama, and casting a black man would be likewise pretty brave for Who. I'm pretty sure I'm only shortening saying Doctor Who now to mess with MattAn.
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Re: Who should play the Twelfth Doctor?

Postby Matt » 02 Jun 2013, 17:08

I could have sworn I'd already responded to this thread, but apparently not.

My vote goes to Idris Elba.

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Re: Who should play the Twelfth Doctor?

Postby TheGhostOfZero » 02 Jun 2013, 17:16

Michael Mando
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Re: Who should play the Twelfth Doctor?

Postby Lord Hosk » 02 Jun 2013, 17:19

If the next doctor is a woman, this video ends a little differently.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/5546-Some-Kind-of-Geek

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Re: Who should play the Twelfth Doctor?

Postby Metcarfre » 02 Jun 2013, 17:28

John Malkovich
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Re: Who should play the Twelfth Doctor?

Postby AlexanderDitto » 02 Jun 2013, 17:33

2stepz wrote:I have nothing against Rupert Grint, I just don't think he's right for that role. After this Matt Smith bit, I think we need to go back to someone a little older.


Rupert Grint couldn't do gravitas if his life depended on it.

And I like Russel Tovey but he's goofy and super young, and we just had a goofy, super young Doctor. Variety is the spice of life.

Someone older, please.
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Re: Who should play the Twelfth Doctor?

Postby Metcarfre » 02 Jun 2013, 17:39

The Dowager Countess.
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Re: Who should play the Twelfth Doctor?

Postby LogicSword » 02 Jun 2013, 17:40

I wish he hadn't been in it already because Anthony Head would be fantastic. He can do both deadpan/serious stuff as well as the utterly ridiculous (give Bleak Expectations a listen).

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