Published on June 11th, 2013 | by Meredith Burdett60
BBC Confirms Continuing Search for New Doctor Who
So, the BBC has denied that the part of the Twelfth Doctor has been offered to actor Rory Kinnear and now confirm that the hunt is still on to find the actor to replace Matt Smith.
Rumours are still persisting and certain names keep cropping up including actor Ben Daniels (Law and Order: UK, have a look at this YouTube clip where you can see his range and skip to 1:04 to see a very Doctor-style argument), Ben Whishaw (Skyfall), Russell Tovey (Doctor Who: The Voyage of the Damned) and Paterson Joseph (Peep Show, Jekyll).
Luther’s Idris Elba has been rumoured and would be fantastic in the role but it seems that he’s not so keen:
As ever, these rumours add up to exactly nothing until the BBC and Steven Moffat announce who they’ve cast.
If they were to go down the route of having a female Doctor, actress Helen Mirren could certainly help with the casting:
Is Mirren right? Should we have some of Britain’s female acting talent holding the keys to the TARDIS?
What would River do?