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Jon Pertwee’s son, Sean, confirms he WAS asked to appear in Doctor Who…

June 17th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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You might remember a while ago we posted images of the third Doctor, Jon Pertwee’s son, Sean, dressed as his dad in the iconic role (here).

The resemblence was, frankly, uncanny as you can see above.

Well, now it seems that the fan dream of him playing the third incarnation of the timelord may have been a closer thing that we ever imagined.

Speaking to the Radio Times, the actor, now best known in Nerd circles as Alfred Pennyworth in Gotham, revealed that he WAS approached to be in the sci-fi series: “I’ve been asked before – I was asked actually last season. I couldn’t do it because of Gotham,” wait, what?

“I’d love to be in some capacity be involved, as an ode to my father and to Roger Delgado, who was my dad’s best friend, who was the Master. 

“It’d be an honour to be involved in something like that. You know, it’s a big thing! Doctor Who’s a massive thing in America now, and also they’re looking to the older Doctors, which I think is really kinda cool. They’re looking back as well, not just forward.” 

Now, Pertwee doesn’t say what the role was and, in all fairness, it may not have been to play the old Doctor but that said… we’re hearing the Paul McGann, Matt Smith and David Tennant (here and here) are looking to return to their roles, so wouldn’t it be glorious if we saw them back with the third Doctor too?

It’s ok, we’ll let that sink in…

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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….