Harry Melling wants to play next Doctor Who

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 February 2016
Harry Melling

Harry Melling

The 'Harry Potter' actor Harry Melling dreams of following in his grandfather Patrick Toughton's footsteps and become the next Time Lord in 'Doctor Who'

'Harry Potter's Harry Melling wants to be the next Doctor Who - like his grandfather.

The 26-year-old actor - who played Dudley Dursley in the famous fantasy franchise - is keen to follow in Patrick Toughton's footsteps and land the role of the Time Lord in the next series of BBC One's science fiction programme.

Speaking to the Radio Times magazine, he said: "I would love to be the next new Doctor. I am not the person in charge of that but I would love to keep it in the family."

However, Harry fears he may have to wait a while to fulfil his goal as he believes his age will likely stop him in his tracks.

He explained: "It probably won't happen as I might need to be a bit older. I've really enjoyed doing theatre but getting Doctor Who in the family again would be great."

Harry's passion for acting has undoubtedly stemmed from Patrick - who portrayed the second Doctor from 1966 until 1969 before reprising the role in 1973, 1983, and 1985 - as well as his supportive parents.

He added: "My parents all come from an acting family."

Meanwhile, the role of the Doctor could be up for grabs as Peter Capaldi - who has played the current incarnation for two years - has hinted he may leave the programme so new showrunner Chris Chibnall can have a "fresh start" when he takes the reins from current producer Steven Moffat next year.

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