Insider information? Geezer-esque lark? Difficult to say, but Sean Pertwee – character actor and son of a former Doctor Who – has thrown his hat into the ring clearly marked “11th Doctor”
Speaking to The Sun, Sean – who has starred alongside such names such as Ewan MacGregor, Catherine Zeta Jones, James Nesbitt, Samuel L Jackson and Batman as well as portraying Julius Caesar – admitted:
“Iâ€™d definitely do it if I was asked and Iâ€™d definitely do something in the show such as a guest character.”
“I went to the bookies after a few beers to put a Â£50 bet on myself but the guy behind the counter said: â€˜Who the f*** are you?â€™
“Word got round that I must have inside information as the chavs and kids in baseball hats in my area of London started putting bets on me. It was all quite embarrassing.”
Sean is the son of Third Doctor Jon Pertwee, and while such a casting isn’t unlikely, it would be an interesting move. While Jon Pertwee was considered more of an all-round entertainer, Sean’s profile has always been very much that of the actor – there isn’t much footage of him mimicking or dancing, although he has been reported to be keen on his performing his own stunts.
Sean Pertwee has a family too, and this might be what has prompted him to go public…
“Alfred is six next month and loves Doctor Who. He also watches re-runs of the ones my dad was in. Heâ€™s proud of his grandfather though he never met him.”
That kind of brings a tear to your eye.