Ruling himself out of contention for the role of the Twelfth Doctor, Recce Shearsmith has said he would ‘love’ to follow up his Troughton role with an appearance in Doctor Who itself.
Recce recently played the Second Doctor in the BBC docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time – written by fellow League of Gentleman star and writer Mark Gatiss – but has said he doesn’t consider himself a potential replacement for Matt Smith:
“Oh God, no! I’ve literally not even thought about it…I’ve had a few people tweeting me that, saying, ‘You should be the Doctor’… I’m like, ‘What??’”
However that didn’t stop him speculating on who could fill Matt’s boots:
“It could be literally anyone. I can’t imagine who we’re gonna get. But it would be good to go older, I think, because they’ve done two younger ones.”
Actors who have already been rumoured to be taking on the role or have ruled themselves out of the running include Rory Kinnear, Ben Daniels, Ben Whishaw and Dominic Cooper.
An announcement on the casting of the next Doctor by the BBC is rumoured to be due in August.
An Adventure in Space and Time will air on BBC Two later this year.
(Via Digital Spy)