The next Doctor Who could be a Grandad if the show’s new boss gets his way. Steven Moffat thinks his ideal Time Lord would be over 40 and more like a grandfather than a young actor.
Speculation over who the new Doctor will be has intensified since David Tennant revealed that he is quitting after filming next year’s four specials.
Moffat — who will take over from Russell T Davies — said: “Although I loved Peter Davison and Paul McGann, probably the best two actors in the role, I don’t think young, dashing Doctors are right at all. He should be 40-plus and weird-looking — the kind of wacky grandfather kids know on sight to be secretly one of them.”
Veteran TV writer Moffat, 47, told the show’s magazine in 1999 that the best actor to play the role would already be famous, adding: “Any actor with the ‘right stuff’ is unlikely to be a complete unknown.”
What do you think of this? Do you prefer the William Hartnell sort of Doctor to the David Tennant sort of Doctor? Thanks to Planet Gallifrey and The Sun for the news.