Published on November 2nd, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett
Santiago Says “More!”
Finn Jones, the up and coming young actor who recently portrayed Santiago Jones (no relation) in The Sarah Jane Adventures has bestowed nothing but praise for current Doctor Matt Smith and would relish the chance to work on the show again.
Finn recently appeared in Death of the Doctor and helped the Bannerman Road group and the Doctor to defeat the dastardly Shansheeth. He recently offered Doctor Who Magazine his thoughts on Matt and the show itself:
â€œYou learn from everyone all the time. Working with Matt was a complete eye-opener, just to see him come on set so energetic, and so with-it and so confident in what he does. Heâ€™s only a few years older than me [Smith is 27, Jones is 23], and heâ€™s a big inspiration . . .Iâ€™m just starting out, so I learn all I canâ€¦I have a day job, I work in a bar, and Iâ€™ve a lot of good, solid friends, so that keeps me sane.
â€œIf they offered me more Santiago and Iâ€™m free, then definitely. I wouldnâ€™t give it a second thought, really. Fighting aliens, being cool, saving the planet â€“ itâ€™s all so cool. Thereâ€™s nothing bad about being in the world of Doctor Who.â€
So, it looks like weâ€™ll be seeing more of Santiago in the future hopefully but everything depends on scripts and timing. It certainly would be a fantastic premise to have the grandson of Jo Grant helping out the companion that took her job afterwards!
But whatâ€™re your thoughts? Would you like to see more of the well travelled Santiago or would you prefer that he stayed up the Amazon?!