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:
No I didn’t think I’d be very good at Doctor Who man. I don’t look good in a bow tie.
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:
I think it’s absolutely time for a female Doctor Who. I’m so sick of that man with his girl sidekick. I could name at least 10 wonderful British actresses who would absolutely kill in that role.
Is Mirren right? Should we have some of Britain’s female acting talent holding the keys to the TARDIS?
What would River do?