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Published on August 10th, 2013 | by Andrew Reynolds

Bill Nighy: Capaldi Casting “makes perfect sense”

Echoing the majority of Doctor Who fans sentiments when he first emerged under a cloud of celebratory confetti  Bill Nighy believes that it ‘makes perfect sense’ that Peter Capaldi play the Doctor.

Doctor Who guest star Bill Nighy

Nighy, who played Dr Black in Vincent and the Doctor and who last year revealed that he had turned down the role of the Doctor, said:

I think it’s one of those things you read and you think, ‘Well, of course Peter Capaldi is going to be Doctor Who, it makes perfect sense. He’s a wonderful actor, and I would think he’ll be a terrific doctor. He’ll be very funny, dry, elegant and sharp, and I think it makes perfect sense.

And we agree. And I don’t just mean those of us who’s eyes are scanning these very words.

But I will say this… Bill Nighy likes him and that guy is all kinds of cool.

(Via Huffington Post.)


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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.

4 Responses to Bill Nighy: Capaldi Casting “makes perfect sense”

  1. avatar Starr says:

    I agree, the show isn’t just the actors, by far. It’s one of the first shows I’ve seen where the writers are just as celeb as the actors (if, they get it right). It’s one of those shows where everybodies’ contribution is what makes it brilliant; prop makers, lighting, music, camera men, stunt, costumes, make-up, to say the least the directors & producers. Love ‘em all!

  2. avatar Scott says:

    Bill Nighy would make an interesting Master against Capaldi’s Doctor!

  3. avatar Geoff says:

    Wouldn’t he just. He also would have been a very cool Doctor himself.

  4. avatar Bob James says:

    I can just see and hear it. Nighy’s Master says to Capaldi’s Doctor, “So here we are again, Doctor, both of us survived, and both us now older in more ways than one.”

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