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Hayley Atwell wants to be in Doctor Who… as The Doctor! And we’re ok with it

August 18th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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There’s probably nothing to this. In fact, there is nothing to this. But we like the idea of it and want to get it out to you all...

In a Twitter Q&A (below) she was asked if she would like a part in Doctor Who to which she bluntly replied: “I’d like to BE Doctor Who.”

Now, obviously there’s been a lot of talk recently about the Doctor being a female, given the transformation of The Master to The Mistress, or Missy, so maybe Atwell is just aware of this.

Maybe – and we doubt it – there’s been some talk between her and the Beeb – and maybe it was just a natural response.

So here’s our take on it, we would have no issue with the Doctor being a woman, so long as the casting fits. And Atwell would certainly fit. Very nicely.

So, Mr Moffat, if it ever becomes a thing, get Hayley Atwell on the phone… tell her FTN sent you. (continues after Tweet)

In related news, check out this awesome pic on the cover of the latest issue of Doctor Who in which Peter Capladi wears the same coat that the third Doctor, Jon Pertwee from 1971’s Terror of the Autons.

Very, very cool…

Here’s the cover:



And here’s the original coat….





Source: Radio TImes

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….