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SPOILERS – Who is John Hurt?

July 4th, 2013 by Saxon Comments

A Doctor Who costume designer has revealed some spoilery detals about John Hurt’s character in the upcoming 50th anniversary special, describing him as a “dark Doctor”. The legendary actor made his onscreen debut in May at the end of Series 7’s finale, The Name of The Doctor.

Discussing Hurt’s character, soon-to-be-fired costume designer Howard Burden explained: “There was a gap between Paul McGann playing the Doctor and Christopher Eccleston, when we didn’t see a regeneration, and John Hurt will fit into that gap. He is a past Doctor, not a future Doctor.”

So Hurt, it seems, will be Doctor 8.5.  Are we happy with a middle regeneration between McGann and Eccleston?  You all know where to voice your opinions on this one…

In related news The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the BBC’s studios in Cardiff yesterday, where they spoke to Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman and a number of the show’s production team. And here are two videos of that actual event occurring…

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