Published on February 6th, 2014 | by Philip Bates
Would John Hurt Return to Doctor Who?
Red Carpet News caught up with the award-winning actor, and asked him if he’d like to return; he replied:
I can’t think for a second… You’re asking me to answer something which I can’t answer… But I can’t think there’d be any reason to do that.
It seems to come as a surprise to Hurt – who’s starred in V For Vendetta; Merlin; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; and Watership Down – so it might not be that he hasn’t considered coming back, but that the question came completely out-of-the-blue.
He’d probably recently been answering questions about the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who he worked with on the 2003 film, Owning Mahowny. So could this have just been a badly-timed question? He seemed very pleased with the reception he’d got from Whovians shortly after the 50th anniversary. Mind you, he probably thought of Doctor Who as a one-off thing, especially as he hadn’t realised how big it is.
Then again, there’s always that tweet…
And even then, it’s not really up to him – look to the Moff for a final decision!