They might have sung about loving Richard Nixon but it seems what Nicky Wire wants more is David Frost – Frost/Nixon star Michael Sheen is the actor Manic Street Preacher’s bassist and lyricist WireÂ could seeÂ playing drunken poet Dylan Thomas in his Doctor Who script.
“It’s taken a while now because we’ve been so busy, but I did start it back in September. It’s only for myself. I’ve done this before. But I think it could be…”
Pah, touring with a trad-rock band. Rubbish excuse. I’ve been maintaining a life of a writer and that of Charlie Sheen’s self awareness and i’ve been doing pretty well at both…oh.
Wire also confirmed that the script features a uniquely casked dilemma for the Doctor as he hangs out with Thomas in New YorkÂ during his last days :
“Doctor Who (sic) has to serve him his last drink to kill him and obviously Doctor Who’s a pacifist so it’s a tough one.
It’s “the Doctor”! Not “Doctor Who”! Grrgh… I know… but if we tolerate this then our children will be next.
Sheen has prior experience with the Manics, he’s appeared in the video for single “(It’s Not War) Just the End of Love “and has asked the band to contribute towards a passion play he’ll be directing an appearing in this April in Port Talbot.
(via Digital Spy)