Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Matt Smith talks about Doctor Who

Dr Who

With the new series of Doctor Who set to hit our screens this Easter, Nathan Bevan caught up with Matt Smith, the latest actor to play the Time Lord

YOU’D think having to save the universe from the likes of intergalactic nasties such as the Daleks and the Cybermen was bad enough.

Imagine then being Matt Smith, the unknown actor plucked from relative obscurity to play one of the most famous characters on British television.

At 27 he’s both the youngest ever to play Doctor Who and the person tasked with the unenviable job of inheriting the keys of the Tardis from David Tennant – recently voted “most popular Time Lord ever”.

“I feel a little bit like the President Elect at the moment,” laughed Smith at Cardiff’s world premiere of The Eleventh Hour last week, the first episode of the national sci-fi treasure to feature the Northampton lad’s take on the 900-year-old space traveller with two hearts.

“I know I’ve got pretty big shoes to fill, but hopefully I can reassure everyone.”

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