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Fantastic Beasts star Eddie Redmayne is keen on playing Doctor Who

November 21st, 2016 by Marc Comments

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There’s been a lot of chat recently about how Fantastic Beasts star Eddie Redmayne, especially as the movie’s lead character Newt Scamander, would be a great choice for The Doctor in a future series of Doctor Who.

And now it seems it’s not entirely out of the question as the actor himself is up for playing the role and seems to see why he’d be the fans’ choice now that he’s got the Harry Potter role ou of the way.

Speaking on BBC Radio 1, the actor was asked if he’d be up for travelling the universe in a little blue box and he replied: “Would I do it? Yeah! It’s a great show. I’m also a huge fan of those actors, love Matt Smith.

“I do see the resemblance. I see the scarf, I see the coat, I see the bow tie. I suppose the briefcase has a TARDIS vibe to it – so yeah!”

However, just before you all get too excited, the actor has plenty on his plate, especially with another four Fantastic Beasts sequels on the way: “It looks like a lot of work. I’ve spoken to Matt [Smith] and those schedules are pretty rigorous. Maybe when I’m 73.”

Is it just us or does a 73-year-old Eddie Redmayne seem perfect for a return to the classic old version of the character?

Ok, let us know what you all think…

Source: BBC Radio 1

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….