Buffy star Anthony Head wants to play Doctor Who

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 March 2017
Anthony Head

Anthony Head

Anthony Head thinks he's the perfect person to play the iconic Time Lord in 'Doctor Who' because the show needs switching up a bit

Anthony Head would love to be cast as the titular character in 'Doctor Who'.

The 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' star has admitted he'd like to be considered as a contender to take over from Peter Capaldi - who has played the time-travelling scientist since 2013 - as the iconic Time Lord when he leaves the sci-fi series later this year.

When asked by Ben Shephard and Susanna Reid on 'Good Morning Britain' today (02.03.17) whether he'd take on the Tardis, he said: "I don't know, no one's asked, but I wouldn't say no. Well, would anybody say no?"

Although he's thrown his hat into the ring, the person who gets the job will be chosen by the new boss Chris Chibnall - who will take over from Steven Moffat next year - and he wants the script written before he works on castings.

Chibnall said recently: "We'll cast the role in the traditional way: write the script, then go and find the best person for that part in that script. You couldn't go out and cast an abstract idea."

Some viewers have called for a woman to be cast as the titular character and rumours have swirled that Chibnall is eyeing 'Doctor Strange' star Tilda Swinton for the role.

And though he's not giving it much thought at the moment, Chibnall - the creator of the crime drama 'Broadchurch' - has "a very clear sense" of what he wants.

He said: "The creative possibilities are endless, but I have a very clear sense of what we're going to do, without even knowing who's going to play the part."

The 46-year-old television writer will take over from current show runner Moffatt at the beginning of 2018 once Capaldi makes his final appearance as the time-travelling scientist in the Christmas special later this year.

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