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Published on April 15th, 2010 | by Mick Karma

Daleks Writer on Matt Smith

Mark Gatiss talks Victory of the DaleksVictory of the Daleks writer Mark Gatiss was interviewed on the SFX website recently about his Doctor Who episode. Earlier this week a short version of was available – but now the full piece is there to read!

While he’s not talking about his favourite Dalek stories (almost all of them, it seems!) Gatiss has lots to say about new Doctor Who star Matt Smith.

“Matt’s a real eccentric in real life, but not in a forced way. He’s only 27 but he’s like Professor Yaffle! He’s charmingly old fashioned – he’s got fantastic manners. And because he wears glasses in real life he actually looks over his glasses when he’s wearing them! He looks at you like a schoolteacher. It’s just the most gorgeous attribute.

“He’s full of life and ideas and very funny. I think it’s in very safe hands indeed.”

Visit SFX to read this great interview which also sees Gatiss describing his “default Doctor” (apparently Steven Moffat told Gatiss after reading an early draft: ‘The Doctor’s very Pertwee, isn’t he?’) as well as his fantasy Bank Holiday movies.

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