Doctor Who News Is Sherlock star Lara Pulver going to appear in Doctor Who?

Published on January 31st, 2012 | by Andrew Reynolds

Lara Pulver to Appear in Doctor Who?

Is Sherlock star Lara Pulver going to appear in Doctor Who?

Assignment X have gone out on the most spindliest of limbs and suggested that Lara Pulver – last seen coming across all Sherlocked in Steven Moffat’s update of everyone’s favourite violin playing super sleuth (take that Basil the Great Mouse Detective!) – may be about to board the TARDIS.

Of course if you follow the same logic (she’s a woman, she’s worked with Moffat before, female companions tend to outweigh male ones) then welcome aboard Gina Bellman, Julia Sawalha, Fiona Gillies and Gabrielle Anwar!

Yeah, Pul-ver other one, it’s got a sonic screwdriver on it.

Though it’s a perfect opportunity to read just what the True Blood actress thinks of Moffat (after she’s finished being all honoured and flattered of course).

“We haven’t spoken about Doctor Who at all. I think they are very separate entities for Steven, and I think he puts on very different hats, but I love working with him, and if we found another project to work together on whether it is Doctor Who or another season of Sherlock, then I’m sure we’d want to work together again.”

What she actually said: “Yes, of course i’ll appear in Doctor Who” but sadly Steven Moffat was too taken aback to listen to the actual words she said by her being sat around completely naked. Luckily all nudity involved in this anecdote took place well after the watershed.

Sherlock season two débuts on PBS in American this May.


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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

3 Responses to Lara Pulver to Appear in Doctor Who?

  1. avatar Starman says:

    What you might call naked ambition ;)

    Could be an interesting choice, though I suspect the new companion will probably be someone completely new who we’ve never seen before rather than a previously seen actor as has been the case in the past.

  2. avatar RoryJ says:

    Companion – no, Rani – yes!
    Or is that one Sherlock/Who parallel too many?

    Actually, following recent criticism of his portrayal of female characters – perhaps the last thing the Moff wants to do is portray the Rani as some sort of time-travelling Dominatrix complete with a flock wall-papered tardis. I think the Rani’s revival is inevitable. Though please Mr Moff, easy on the shoulder pads…

    Speaking of parallels…an ambiguous hero gets too ‘big’ so decides to let everyone think he is dead??
    Sherlock who? Sherlock who? Sherlock who?

  3. avatar daniel says:

    Walks into TARDIS…nips back to 1970s…

    walks and out and goes…corrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

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