Ben Miller: I'd love to play Doctor Who

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 September 2014
Ben Miller

Ben Miller

'What We Did On Our Holidays' actor, Ben Miller has admitted that he would "love" to play Doctor Who

Ben Miller would "love" to play 'Doctor Who'.

The 'What We Did On Our Holidays' actor has admitted he would be thrilled to play the legendary Time Lord in the BBC series, ahead of his 'Doctor Who' debut on Saturday (06.09.14).

In an interview with the Metro newspaper, Ben joked: "I would love to but that's about as likely as time travel! Anyone who said no would either be lying or mad - it would be like saying no to playing 007."

Ben will star as the Sheriff of Nottingham in the upcoming episode, opposite the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi, and his companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman).

Talking about his character, he shared: "This time I'm bad, I'm breaking bad. Mark Gatiss has written a proper villain. My Sheriff is so much fun to play - no holding back with him."

Ben - who is known for his roles in 'Death in Paradise' and 'Johnny English' - revealed that despite 'Doctor Who's' success, the cast and crew are just like "mates".

He told the newspaper: "It makes you proud to think our TV industry is capable of making something like that . Despite the size of it, when you're on set it feels very intimate. You feel at home, you could be shooting with some mates.

"It's not a show where you don't see the stars except for their takes - Peter and Jenna are on set the whole time. "

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