Russell Tovey on Doctor Who

Pob-faced actor Russell Tovey has spoken to The Telegraph at length about his career to date – and revealed his thoughts on playing the Doctor.

Following his appearance as Midshipman Frame in Voyage of the Damned, Tovey was heralded by Russell T Davies as a future star of Doctor Who. To Russell Tovey however the show isn’t on his to do list any longer…

“It was nice to be considered, but it was never really an option because the whole idea terrifies me. I don’t think I am ready for that pressure. It’s true. I have had a nice year, with Little Dorrit, and Being Human, and now this play [A Miracle]. Doctor Who would be overnight fame that would last for three years, and then what? I’m in this for the long term.”

There is of course plenty more to the interview, including Tovey’s thoughts on Matt Smith, dining with Alan Bennett and kissing James Corden.


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