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Eighth Doctor Paul McGann Says He Would Like To Go Back To Doctor Who In The Future

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11/18/2013 3:33 pm
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Eighth Doctor Paul McGann Says He Would Like To Go Back To Doctor Who In The Future
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Adrienne Tyler

Staff Writer

This article contains spoilers.  After reprising his role as the eighth Doctor in the mini-episode "The Night of the Doctor" in which his character regenerated into John Hurt's 'War Doctor', Paul McGann has said he would like to go back to Doctor Who in the future. "Well, it's like with the mini episode - if they send you the script and it's good, you'll do it. So, you know, these things are only as good as the material. So the real question is if the material was good enough and if you were available, you'd do it - 'cos it's a Who!" McGann told Doctor Who Online. He also spoke about keeping his appearance in 'The Night of the Doctor' a secret: "It wasn't easy. A couple of mates knew - family knew, and I'm pretty good at keeping a secret, but of course so many people work on something, you know, technicians and everybody else, and publicity people, you know, I'm not pointing the finger, except I'm saying, somewhere along the line, someone couldn't resist pressing send. A couple of days ago we were seeing still pictures form the episode going out before it had gone out, so Steven Moffat presumably thought 'I've gotta do something', so we released it". Paul McGann's starred in a single Doctor Who television movie in 1996, although his image has been used multiple times since then. He has also played the eight Doctor in the Time Lord in Big Finish audio dramas, and most recent in the multi-Doctor audio adventure The Light at the End. "The Night of the Doctor" was commissioned as part of the series' 50th anniversary celebration. Also part of the celebration is a film written by Mark Gatiss about Doctor Who's origins titled An Adventure in Space and Time, which will air this week in the UK and the US. Don't miss Doctor Who's anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor" this saturday on BBC One [UK] and BBC America [US]. You can watch "The Night of the Doctor" here:


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