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Mackenzie Who?

Pirates of the Caribbean and The Office actor target=”_blank”>Mackenzie Crook has declared his interest in the Doctor Who job, should it be going free at any point in the future.

According to Digitial Spy, the blond actor with his trademark unusual looks also revealed that he could have appeared in the show already, but due to other commitments this wasn’t possible.

Crook has been considered for roles in the series in the past, but said they did not work out due to other commitments.

He said: “I think I’d be a good Doctor. I’ll just have to wait for David Tennant to abdicate.”

“Abdicate” is an interesting word isn’t it? It also suggests that David Tennant might be the Doctor for “the long haul.” Which is great news of course, assuming that Crook knows anything we don’t.

So what of Mackenzie Crook as a choice?

He looks unusual – he certainly isn’t what you would call “good looking” – although this can be repackaged as “distinctive”; he can certainly act, and his two most well known parts in Pirates of the Caribbean and The Office are very different.

Crook would be a very interesting choice for a future Doctor, but as there are likely dozens of wannabe Time Lords, and Kasterborous has it’s own list of potential Doctors (which Crook isn’t on right now….), we’ll wait and see what transpires…



A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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