Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Aneurin Barnard wants to replace Matt Smith

The White Queen's Aneurin Barnard has said that he is a "fan" of Doctor Who and would "absolutely" consider replacing Matt Smith on the show.

The Welsh actor told the Radio Times the BBC sci-fi drama "seems like a very good, fun job to be involved in".

The White Queen's Aneurin Barnard: playing the Doctor would be "really good fun" 

During a recent chat with RadioTimes.com, the 26-year-old - who is currently filming Sky1's Moonfleet with Ray Winstone and Omid Djalili - said he would "absolutely" be interested in taking over from Matt Smith as the Twelfth Doctor.

"It's one of those roles that has lived through time. That is not a pun, by the way. It does sound like one but it's not. It's an endless tale and what's interesting about Doctor Who is it can go in any direction at any point and every Doctor is taken very differently."

And it turns out Aneurin has logistics in his favour when it comes to filming the series which is shot at BBC's studios in Cardiff. "I'm probably one of the only Welsh actors there is who hasn't been in an episode of Doctor Who. It's on the doorstep so to step into the phone box and take that role on, I think you'd have to consider it. It's a great piece of storytelling and you can have a lot of fun with that.

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