Published on June 5th, 2013 | by Meredith Burdett
Rory Kinnear Favourite to be Doctor
Another day dawns with another batch of fresh rumours concerning the casting of the Twelfth Doctor. Don’t get us wrong; this is a very exciting time for Doctor Who, a fresh start with a new Doctor and a new set of adventures like nothing we’ve ever seen before but it has to be said that there’s no use in believing the papers regarding the casting decisions too much, as they seem to be mentioning any old actor that’s good at his job.
The latest favourite for the role, according to the Daily Mirror is 35 year old Rory Kinnear, son of the late and great Roy Kinnear (1965’s Help).
Now, Rory Kinnear is a very good actor (who also looks like he’s related in some way to Toby Hadoke) but first and foremost, he’s just too busy to take on a full time job like such as the Doctor. He’s not only in high demand but is also contracted to play Chief of Staff Tanner in the James Bond franchise, something that he’s not likely to give up any time soon seeing as Bond just became a Billion Dollar franchise.
There’s also the new ‘rule’ regarding Doctor Who that the actor who plays the Doctor shouldn’t be too high profile because of what Matt Smith has achieved after being a relatively unknown actor:
Playing Doctor Who is a big deal and there are some big names being talked about, but producers worry about bringing in a well-known star because viewers may struggle to see past their previous roles.
While the actor playing the Doctor needs to have talent, it doesn’t necessarily mean that he can’t be a big name; if Derek Jacobi, for example, landed the role, you know he’d be fantastic.