Injury Doctor

Matt Smith posing in Esquire magazineMore details from Matt Smith’s Esquire interview have leaked out, with the Daily Mail focussing on the Eleventh Doctor’s former life – as a promising footballer whose career was cut short by injury.

The new Doctor Who was only 16 when his career was cut short, an injury that prompted him to take a greater interest in drama, something he had apparently done well at in school.

‘It was very tough though,’ he reveals in a new interview with Esquire magazine. ‘I remember crying, because that was all I’d ever invested in.

‘I hadn’t really considered acting.’

Quite a bit about this interview seems to have got out – I wonder if it’s going to be worth buying the new issue of Esquire, out on Friday…?

Christian Cawley


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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