Those of you who were rooting for Rory Kinnear to be the next Doctor after Matt Smith’s tenure ends may want to start thinking of different options!
Kinnear recently told The Independent that he has never, ever watched an episode of Doctor Who. And he says he doesn’t even really know what it is! “I haven’t been and I am totally certain that I will not be asked to be the next Doctor Who,” he states.
Kinnear has been recognized more recently for his role as the MI6 officer Bill Tanner in the last two James Bond films, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall. While he has reprised that role, he wants to take on many acting challenges and roles.
In the same interview for The Independent, he says “I really enjoy acting, so the idea of doing the same part over a number of years is not something I’ve longed for,” further putting down the Doctor Who rumors.
Are you Whovians sad that Rory Kinnear may be out of the running to be the next Doctor? I know that I personally want to give him a hug because I feel sad that he’s never watched an episode of Doctor Who!
With Rory possibly out of the race, who do you think will be the top candidate to play the Doctor? Time is ticking away as we proceed through July, so the time until the announcement is quickly diminishing! Stay tuned, Whovians!