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Published on February 4th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

Matt Smith Dreams of Doctor Who

Speaking to Doctor Who Magazine this month, Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith reveals that he can’t stop thinking about being the Doctor.

Chatting about taking the role, how he will approach characterisation of his incarnation of the immortal Time Lord and new showrunner Steven Moffat’s own thoughts on the new character, Matt Smith certainly gets through a lot – more than enough to sound like an entry in Private Eye’s "Luvvies" and to belay the fears of the hardcore Tennant-ites

"I think Steven is going to be the main creative source for me and we’re going to discover it together – who the Doctor is in Steven’s mind and words, coupled with pockets of my personality, my history, my life, and the man and the human being that I am."

Matt evidently is under no illusions as to how big the show is, and how big his name will become over the next 3 years. It seems there truly is no show like it.

"This show is so alive, it really is. I can’t ever quite forget that I’m the Doctor – which is weird, because it’s still so far away.

"But it’s always there in my subconscious, because it’s the Doctor!

"It’s like, there’s Sherlock Holmes, James Bond and Doctor Who. It has resonance in our cultural fabric."

Thinks about Doctor Who all of the time?  Hmm, perhaps he should start a website… or should I take to the boards?

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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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