Arthur Darvill, best known as Rory
Pond Williams to Eleventh Doctor fans, believes that Peter Capaldi will make an excellent Twelve.
Chatting with The Big Issue, Darvill expressed how much he believes Capaldi is the right choice for the role:
I think it’s brilliant. It will be really hard for him to follow Matt…but I think it is the right time for him to leave and who better to take over than one of the best actors in the country.
And Darvill also seemed excited that a new series featuring a new-and possibly very different-Capaldi Doctor could take the show in totally new directions:
They’ll have to write different stories for him…If they got another young Doctor then maybe the show wouldn’t have lasted but now I can only see it going on and on and on.
The 31-year-old actor, who recently co-starred on Broadchurch with Tenth Doctor David Tennant, also pin-pointed the trait that he thinks makes a successful Doctor:
It’s about having confidence…it’s about not fearing getting it wrong…You just go for it. That’s something you need to play this part. It’s about strength in your convictions, which very few people have in the way Matt does.
So, Kasterborites, do you think that Peter Capaldi is one of those few people? Does he have the confidence and convictions to make a memorable Doctor? Without question, he certainly has the experience and acting skill.
We’ve already seen him confidently mimic William Hartnell’s hands-on-lapels in his grand entrance on Doctor Who Live. And he is also completely at-ease doing interviews in a way that Matt Smith was not when the young actor was first announced for the role. From his published letters as a teenager, we know that he definitely knows–and is a fan of!–Doctor Who.
Last but definitely not least, Capaldi’s also shown that he will completely and utterly “go for it” as Malcolm Tucker on The Thick of It…
(Via Big Issue)