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Published on January 22nd, 2011 | by Christian Cawley

Oscar-Tipped Firth in Who Plea

The King’s Speech star Colin Firth – who most of you may recognise from the Bridget Jones movies or even the BBC One adaptation of Pride & Prejudice – has revealed that he would like a part in our favourite show!

Taking part in a Twitter interview, Firth also spoke about how he would like to play a very particular type of villain…

“I’d never rule out a part in Doctor Who or Torchwood – especially Doctor Who.”

“I’d also love to play a villain like Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes.”

While Moriarty is all sewn up in Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’ Sherlock, there is currently an opening for a particular sinister Time Lord in Doctor Who. Perhaps some strings could be pulled for the Golden Globe-winning, Oscar-tipped, midlife crisis-avoiding respected actor to find his way into the Whoniverse in some capacity…?

(Via InTheNews)


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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+.

6 Responses to Oscar-Tipped Firth in Who Plea

  1. avatar krumstets says:

    Well, he couldn’t play the Master since that part is already taken.
    Why not introduce another type of character with the possibility of a recurring role?

  2. avatar Jez Noir says:

    The new Soldeed? Please?

  3. avatar Carn says:

    The part of the Master is taken? By who? Did I miss some news? I wouldn’t mind him in the role. Be a nice to have a Master with some class again after the hugely annoying looney prat he was as played by john simm.

  4. avatar iggy1965 says:

    The master is a Timelord and therefore can regenerate so he could take the role of the master. Am I the only one who has seen the classic series?

  5. avatar 23skidoo says:

    I agree with Carn and Iggy – why can’t Colin play the Master? Has everyone forgotten Roger Delgado, Anthony Ainley, Eric Roberts and Derek Jacobi (never mind the in-betweens). John Simm had a good run, but I think the End of Time was a great way for his version of the character to exit. New Doctor. New Master. It only makes sense.

  6. I wonder if Krumstets is referring to some very spoilery information that I’m not even going to mention at this point?

    Either way, it makes no sense to say someone can’t play a time lord because someone else is playing the same time lord!

    However imho, the Master should only be recast if he’s going to be semi regular, like River Song. Recasting for one or two episodes is a waste. 2007 was slightly different because you knew he was there, in the background, but The Grand Moff is unlikely to use that trick.

    @Jez Noir – great idea, lol

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