So: Who Do You Want for Number 12?

We’re here again, speculating on the identity of the actor who will succeed Matt Smith in Doctor Who.


And let’s just qualify that: actor. It won’t be a woman, not unless Moffat and the Beeb are planning to rip the soul out of Doctor Who.

So, the following names have been thrown out there by the bookies, the press and the actors themselves over the past few years.

Stephen Mangan (Dirk Gently, Episodes)
Damian Lewis (Homeland)
David Tennant (yes, really)
Paul McGann (see above)
Andrew Scott (Sherlock’s Moriarty)
Colin Morgan (Merlin)
Hugh Laurie (House)
Martin Shaw (The Professionals, Inspector George Gently)
Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd)
Damien Moloney (Being Human)
Harry Lloyd (Human Nature)
John Hurt

Guessing who the new Doctor will be is, of course, next to impossible. Even with insider knowledge you can fail to second guess the casting decision, as proved in 2009, so unless the actor has already been chosen and cast (as many believe) we’re in for an interesting few months…

Who do you want you see helming the TARDIS? Is it time for an older actor, or a ginger Doctor? Will the Twelfth Doctor be a black or Asian actor?

Doctor Who?

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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