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Matt Quits?

Murdoch tabloid The Sun has printed a story concerning the future of Doctor Who star Matt Smith – suggesting that he may quit the role at the end of his second series.

Doctor Who star Matt SmithSmith has only just come to the end of his first series as the Time Lord – in general, he’s made a great impression, and certainly seems to have worked very hard in the role.

According to the tabloid rumour-rag in question, Matt Smith has a “pal” who has told the paper:

“Matt plans to quit after the next series. He is eager to try new things and thinks Hollywood beckons.”

Whether Hollywood beckons or not, an actor of Matt’s verve and intelligence should know that the leafy suberb in California has little sway over the movie industry these days. Obviously it’s short hand – Smith wants to do more movies.

But does he really want to quit Doctor Who so soon? The article confirms that Smith is committed to a second series, and according to the BBC,

“Matt is filming the Christmas special and then goes on to film the second series. Beyond that, the BBC and Matt won’t speculate on things.”

Here’s hoping that we get at least three series out of Matt Smith.

(Via Den of Geek)

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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