It seems like every day there is another actor denying that they are being considered for the role of the 12th Doctor. The latest star to speak out against being in the running for the T.A.R.D.I.S. keys is Harry Potter star Domhnall Gleeson.
The Irish actor, and son of Brendan Gleeson, is best known for playing Bill Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. He has responded to rumours suggesting his involvement in the series insisting that he has not been contacted by BBC executives. Speaking to Irish national TV station RTÉ Gleeson said “I heard about it from my agent [who] sent me a website, [and was] laughing about the fact that people were saying that I was being talked about. I was like, ‘That’s lovely: my own agent is laughing at the idea!’”
He did go on to say he was a major fan of the Time Lord in all his recent incarnations: “It’s a great series; Matt Smith’s a fantastic actor. David Tennant and Christopher Eccleston - all the guys are amazing,” he said. “So it was a lovely thought, but it’s not true.”
The continual speculation will not die down until Steven Moffatt and the BBC announce who is going to be the next Time Lord. However by choosing Gleeson they would allow the Doctor to finally say “yes I am ginger”.
Doctor Who returns to TV screens on November 23 for the 50th anniversary special starring Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt.