A Doctor’s shoes are big ones to fill, especially when you are talking about Doctor Who. Reece Shearsmith has been chosen to portray Actor Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor in the 50th anniversary docudrama, An Adventure in Time and Space. Mark Gatiss spoke with Radio Times and released the news of his casting Shearsmith for the role. Gatiss and Shearsmith worked together on UK popular sitcom/sketch show, The League of Gentlemen.
Gatiss states, ”We were in the midst of League of Gentlemen and I just remember thinking, if anyone plays Patrick Troughton, it should be Reece. Like the second Doctor, he’s small, saturnine and a comic genius. The complete package. He thought it was a fantastic idea and I’ve kind of nurtured it all this time.”
An Adventure in Time and Space is being is a look at the people behind the creation of Doctor Who, and is being written by Gatiss. It will air sometime in late 2013, but no specific date has been set.