David Morrissey wants Doctor Who anniversary role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 March 2013
David Morrissey at BPG

David Morrissey at BPG sponsored by Discovery Channel

Former 'Doctor Who' star David Morrissey is keen to return to the sci-fi show for its 50th anniversary special episode

David Morrissey wants to star in the 'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary special.

The 'Walking the Dead' actor - who played a character called The Doctor, a man who thought himself to be a Time Lord, in 2008 Christmas special 'The Next Doctor' - is remaining tight-lipped about whether or not he will be in the special episode, but admits it would be great as he feels "very proud" of his time on the programme.

When asked if he would like to appear in the 'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary episode, he told BANG Showbiz: "I can't say anything about 'Doctor Who', but yeah, I would. I'm a big fan, it was a big part of my life.

"I went to Comic-Con this year and my character hadn't been announced for 'The Walking Dead' so it was great. I thought I could walk around the floor and be fine but none of the other cast could. But I'd forgotten about 'Doctor Who'.

"I walked out and all these 'Doctor Who' fans are going crazy and I was like, 'Oh yeah, I forgot I was in that.'

"I'm very proud of my association with 'Doctor Who', it's great. But I can't let you know anything about the future of that."

The 48-year-old star admits it was a childhood dream come true when he appeared in the show and stepped foot inside the TARDIS for the first time.

Speaking at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards sponsored by Discovery Channel in London's Whitehall yesterday (14.03.13), he added: "I have a few bits of memorabilia - a little bit of costume and I have this screwdriver which I kept. The TARDIS or Colditz Castle were two of the things I really wanted to do, so I've done one of them. They were the two TV programmes I watched. Walking on the 'Doctor Who' set was unbelievable'."

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