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December 23rd, 2008 (12:57 pm)

...a couple of well-placed people on the forums are naming Chiwetel Ejiofor as the eleventh Doctor. I've seen him in two things which I can remember, giving remarkably different performances - as the illegal immigrant hotel staffer in Dirty Pretty Things, and as the Operative in Serenity. I could, potentially, like this idea very much; though the proof of the pudding, as the early seventh Doctor would have said, is in the squeezing.

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Posted by: the cross compiler (crouchinglynx)
Posted at: December 23rd, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
lucy

Of those two, I've only seen "Serenity" - and he turns in a similar performance to that in "Children of Men". Based on these, I'd be expecting another mood-swinging, morally dubious Doctor in the Eccleston/Hartnell mould, and it may be too soon for that - I must have a look at his other work.

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Posted by: http://elevatormusic.space (sebastienne)
Posted at: December 23rd, 2008 03:57 pm (UTC)
john homo

Please, don't let me get my hope up...

Posted by: Madam Morrighan (madmogs)
Posted at: December 23rd, 2008 10:42 pm (UTC)

OMGWANT.

Posted by: The Sybaritic Oracle (omphalos)
Posted at: December 23rd, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
i'm the Doctor

Other 'in the know' sources are ever more adamant it's Sean Pertwee. Personally, I very much hope it isn't. Chiwetel could be brilliant, however.

Posted by: brewsternorth (brewsternorth)
Posted at: December 23rd, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC)
armed'n'dangerous

Ejiofor very much would follow in the tendency to pick versatile and somewhat unorthodox actors for the role, for sure.

I don't doubt Sean Pertwee could probably make a good fist of it, but a "legacy" Doctor would be a bit... eh.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: December 23rd, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC)

Which ones? I never saw Sean Pertwee posted on OG as anything more than a hope... though one of the people I trust is now saying that Ejiofor is an 'old rumour', though he's like to see him in the role.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: December 23rd, 2008 07:22 pm (UTC)

I think I saw him billed as Othello (on stage) recently - further poof of versatility, I'd say. I'd like to see him do it, so I hope your sources are good.
I also think I have sensed some need for a non-white doctor in the air, which might play in his favour.

Merry Xmas, and fingers crossed!
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(and reposted by parrot_knight after I deleted it instead of unscreening it...)

Edited at 2008-12-23 07:22 pm (UTC)

Posted by: viala_qilarre (viala_qilarre)
Posted at: December 27th, 2008 12:57 pm (UTC)

I've only seen him in those two things too, and barely realised it was the same actor. Given that, I don't think you could possibly predict what his Doctor would be like. Would be a very classy choice. Except that I've absolutely no frelling idea how to pronounce his name.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: December 27th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)

I think it's a 'Tch' rather than a Scots 'ch' or hard 'k' at the start of his name, but apart from that...

I now tend towards the theory that the new Doctor hasn't been cast yet; once David Tennant's name leaked in 2005 confirmation followed fairly quickly.