Roger Moore wants Doctor Who or Sherlock role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 May 2013
Sir Roger Moore

Sir Roger Moore

Sir Roger Moore has asked BBC scribe Mark Gatiss to make his dream of starring in a 'Doctor Who' or 'Sherlock' episode come true

Sir Roger Moore wants a role in 'Doctor Who' or 'Sherlock'.

The James Bond hero - who played secret agent 007 for seven films between 1973 and 1985 - revealed his desire over Twitter, striking up a conversation with 'Sherlock' creator and 'Doctor Who' scribe Mark Gatiss, who appeared keen to make his wish come true.

Mark wrote on the social networking site: "Isn't Roger Moore wonderful in 'The Man Who Haunted Himself'? I have such a soft spot for the film."

Roger joked: "@Markgatiss thank you. I might be equally wonderful in Dr Who or Sherlock if asked!"

An overexcited Mark quickly replied: "My life is complete! Will be in touch. My Dad was once mistaken for you by two old ladies in Whitley Bay!"

Fans were also enthusiastic about Roger's suggestion, with most preferring the idea of the 85-year-old actor making a cameo appearance in BBC drama 'Sherlock' alongside Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch.

One tweeted: "history in the making (please make it Sherlock..I don't watch DW) (sic)".

However, one fan took the idea to a new level, suggesting the titular Time Lord in 'Doctor Who' should travel back in time on his intergalactic adventures to meet Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective, who would be played by Roger.

The 'Sherlock' fan wrote: "You mean Roger Moore playing Sherlok Holmes in a Doctor Who episode? Awesome idea (sic)".

Should the opportunity arise, it wouldn't be the first time a former Bond star had appeared in the cult sci-fi TV show.

Timothy Dalton, Roger's successor, previously starred in 'Doctor Who' in 2009 and 2010, starring opposite David Tennant in two-part episode 'The End of Time'.

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