David Tennant backs female Doctor

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 March 2017
David Tennant

David Tennant

David Tennant would support an actress landing the lead role in the next series of 'Doctor Who'

David Tennant would back a female Doctor Who.

The 45-year-old actor - who portrayed the tenth incarnation of the Timelord from 2005 to 2010 - refused to say who he wants to succeed Peter Capaldi when he departs the sci-fi show at the end of the year, but doesn't think there should be any restrictions on gender.

Asked if he would support a female Doctor, he said: "Sure. It all depends on getting the right person."

But asked who he would cast, he replied: "Oh, well, I, ah, I'm very glad it's not my decision."

David can currently be seen playing D.I. Alec Hardy in 'Broadchurch' and he is very proud of the show, despite the criticism it faced for its second series in 2015.

He told the Daily Telegraph newspaper: "I thought the second series was a beautifully clever piece of writing and I think the third is, too."

But the Scottish actor refused to reveal any details about what the future has in store for his character.

He said: "You don't even want to breathe half a spoiler, but I think it resolves itself satisfactorily."

David's comments come after Paul McGann - who portrayed the Eighth Doctor on screen in the one-off 1996 'Doctor Who' TV film and again in the 2013 mini-episode 'The Night of the Doctor', which preceded the 50th anniversary special 'The Day of the Doctor' - backed Tilda Swinton to be the next Doctor.

He said: "Wherever you're from there's females yeah? There are Gallifreyan females. Steven Moffat, the writer, is fond of describing the character as 'one character, many faces', well how about a female one."

He was then asked to choose who he would like to see in the TARDIS out of the three actresses who are the favourites for the part, Tilda , Maxine Peake and Olivia Colman, and he picked the 'Doctor Strange' star.

He said: "I'd go for Tilda because she's a great actor and because she's got that kind of David Bowie [androgynous] thing."

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