Doctor Who gets a lot of attention in America these days; it’s one of the BBC’s biggest franchises over there and we all saw the furore that it caused when Steven Moffat and his intrepid team were filming The Angels Take Manhattan in Times Square and Central Park.
So it’ll come as little surprise that a lot of American actors are trying to get their agents to contact the BBC offices and grab hold of a meaty role to sink their teeth into.
The latest stateside actor to offer his services is Aron Eisenberg who is best known for his role as Nog in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and also his film role in Puppet Master Three.
Speaking ahead of his appearance at the Armageddon Expo in Auckland this weekend, the actor told the Waikato Times that he would like to appear in an episode of Doctor Who if it were directed by Peter Jackson (director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy):
I want to play some fun, interesting, crazy little character. I would love to get into something really fun and cool. It would be awesome.
Eisenberg’s slight stature makes him an ideal choice for a range of unuals roles, from suited alien to the little guy fighting against the establishment.
We’ll keep our fingers crossed that he achieves his goal!