British red top national newspaper The Mirror states that Doctor Who’s thirteenth Doctor has already been cast.
With speculation high about who would be cast as the next Doctor in the BBC’s ongoing Doctor Who television series The Mirror newspaper has run a story saying that the role has already been filled.
Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi, announced that he would be leaving the show after three years and has confirmed that he has already filmed his parting scene.
The veteran appeared on ‘The Graham Norton Show’ stating – “I’ve left it while I am still enjoying it. Three years is probably enough because people get wiped out by it”. He also said “It’s bye bye. Doctor Who is a great job but it is TV factory with so many episodes and I would worry that I wouldn’t do my best work with the same vigour and fun”.
Many hoped that the Doctor’s next regeneration might see the first woman filling the role with Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange) and Olivia Colman (who appeared in an episode of the show in 2010) as the front runners.
However, The Mirror states that the next Doctor will be Kris Marshall, a quirky British actor who recently left a starring role on the show ‘Death in Paradise’ and appeared in the film ‘Love Actually’.
The Mirror goes on to suggest that the Doctor won’t regenerate in the Christmas Special as usual, rather at the end of the current season which began this weekend.
In the same article a BBC spokesman is reported to have said “No casting decisions have yet been made on series 11”.
Time will tell.