Could Kenneth Branagh play The Master?

Could Branagh Be The Master?

When not being this generation’s Laurence Olivier, dazzling audiences of both stage and screen with his adaptations of Shakespeare’s finest plays, he can be found adding dutch angles to Marvel’s Thor and now, it seems like he’d like to try his hand at being a Doctor Who villain.

Could Kenneth Branagh play The Master?

Renowned Shakespearian actor and former Thor wrangler Kenneth Branagh was asked by fans gathered for his live Q&A over at The Guardian whether or not he would take on the role of the Master?

“I am a long-time hide-behind-the-sofa-in-the-early-Doctor-Who-in-the-1960s fan. The Master I remember was played brilliantly by an actor called Roger Delgado I don’t think I can get him out of my mind.”

However, he has ruled himself out of the role of the Doctor himself:

“Is there a leader of the Cybermen? Or even just a funny Cyberman?”

Is Branagh a worthy successor to Delgado? Who else would you like to see take on the role? Or Would you be happy to have John Simm back?

(Via Entertainment Wise)


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.

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