Another day, another candidate to replace Matt Smith as The Doctor.
UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph is suggesting that a source has information that Rory Kinnear has been approached to take the helm of the T.A.R.D.I.S. following the Christmas departure of Matt Smith. Their source Mandrake is quoted as saying “He has been offered the part and we are waiting to hear if he will accept,” says my man in the T.AR.D.I.S. “He is the perfect choice.”
The reports of the 35 year old actor, who has played MI6 agent Bill Tanner in Quantum of Solace and Skyfall has supposedly been offered the role and the team behind the show are waiting for his answer.
Kinnear, son of late actor Roy Kinnear, is about to star as Iago in the National Theatre’s production of Othello, would be an interesting choice for the 12th Doctor. He is a seasoned stage and screen actor, however by his own admission is not a fan of the iconic show which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. When asked about the rumours of him being touted as Matt Smith’s replacement, he responded by saying “I think I’m being used as a decoy on that front,” he said. “It’s the first I’ve heard.”
The BBC are downplaying rumours that the announcement of the 12th Doctor is imminent. Ed Stradling TV producer and director tweeted “Steven Moffat says this morning, ‘I haven’t a clue who it is, we’ve barely started’.”
However British bookmakers Ladbrokes have closed the book taking bets on the identity of the new Doctor. Ladbrokes spokesperson Alex Donohue said: “All bets are now off when it comes to the identity of the next Doctor Who. Kinnear had always been a popular punt but after a flurry of activity which pushed him into favouritism, we closed the book.”