Doctor Who News Comedian Frank Skinner begs for Doctor Who role

Published on January 7th, 2013 | by Andrew Reynolds

Frank Skinner Begs for Doctor Who Role

Comedian and ‘Three Lions’ co-writer Frank Skinner revealed that he has been trying to get himself a cameo role in Doctor Who.

Comedian Frank Skinner begs for Doctor Who role

The stand-up comedian and radio host spoke on The Graham Norton Show about his failed attempt to persuade the Doctor Who producers that he was the man for the role…any role, you name it, he wanted it:

I asked my manager to get me a part in Doctor Who. I didn’t need a big part – a monster or a lunar rock – but I would love to be able to tell my grandchildren I was in it. “My manager said, ‘I’m sure it won’t be a problem’. He got in touch and got an email back that said, ‘We are really happy that it is something Frank would like to do…’ Somehow the end of the email seemed to have been cut off…

Funny stuff indeed and slightly reassuring to know that stunt casting looks to be something of the past. So Skinner won’t be joining the likes of Ken Dodd, Hale and Pace and Peter ‘Garlic Bread’ Kay in the list of slightly incredulous appearances by comedians in Doctor Who.

Appearing alongside Rose Tyler herself Billie Piper on Friday also brought out the Geek in Skinner who confessed that he had called her ‘Rose’ as they embraced backstage.

The Graham Norton show aired last Friday on BBC One and is available now on the BBC iPlayer.


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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.

One Response to Frank Skinner Begs for Doctor Who Role

  1. avatar castellanspandrel says:

    He’s made for it. Shares the same birthday as me and John Normington (Morgus in Caves of Androzani and Trevor Sigma in Happiness Patrol. 28th January.

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