Peter Jackson wants to direct Doctor Who

Sir Peter Jackson would relish the chance to direct an episode of 'Doctor Who' as he thinks Matt Smith is "fantastic"

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Sir Peter Jackson would love to direct an episode of 'Doctor Who'.

The 'Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' director admits he is keen to have a part in the BBC sci-fi series because he is a big fan of current lead actor Matt Smith, and says he is just waiting for a call.

He said: "I'm a huge 'Doctor Who' fan, and I think Matt's fantastic. Just name a time and place, and I'll be there!"

Matt, who is currently starring in the seventh series of the sci-fi programme, has previously expressed his desire to have Peter work on a show, and would even like to go out to New Zealand - where 'The Hobbit' was filmed - to do it.

He said: "I think it would be an absolutely wonderful place to film 'Doctor Who','' he said. ''I'm told it's glorious. I'm told it's quite similar to England. Let's get Peter Jackson to direct an episode and go and make it in New Zealand.

"I would love to, I will campaign endlessly to come over and film there."

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