Published on February 18th, 2011 | by Meredith Burdett
Briggs Praises Matt Smith
As a regular Doctor Who contributor for the TV series and the Producer of the Big Finish audios, you can pretty much place a safe bet that if Nicholas Briggs likes something about Doctor Who, heâ€™s going to be correct.
So itâ€™s very nice to see that the writer and actor has praised Matt Smith for his performance as the Doctor.Â Briggs, who is not only responsible for keeping the Fifth, Sixth , Seventh and Eighth Doctors alive via monthly audio plays, provides the voice of the Daleks, the Cybermen, the Judoon and various other monsters Â for the BBC television series of Doctor Who.
Talking about his co star he commented on how â€œmagicalâ€ Matt Smith was and talked about the edge that the actor brings to the role:
â€œHe has a charm, a kind of real charisma. He’s not just sort of nuts and strange – he’s nuts and charming. He’s also fantastic to work with.â€
Briggs himself has always proved popular with the Doctor Who production team and got on especially well with David Tennant and Billie Piper.
Smithâ€™s version of the Doctor has been compared to Patrick Troughtonâ€™s performance as the Second Doctor in the 1960â€™s as the actor chose to watch one of his adventures as research before starting the role.
Itâ€™s lovely to hear that the production team are still getting on so well even thought there have been some massive changes in the last two years; it shows a strong force behind everyoneâ€™s favourite show!