Eccelston Hasn’t Given 50th Anniversary Of ‘Doctor Who’ Any Thought


Next year on November 23 it will be officially 50 years since the mysterious Doctor first journeyed through time and space in his Tardis and since that time 11 actors have played the title role.

In a recent interview for Red Carpet News TV Christopher Eccleston, who played the ninth Doctor was asked if he’d like to be involved with the 50th Anniversary of the show.

“Would I like to be involved? If I told you that, I’d have to shoot you,” said the actor, who played the Ninth Doctor for a single 13-part series in 2005.

“I’ve not even thought about it. It’s so long ago for me that I haven’t even thought about it.”

Since handing over the keys of the Tardis to his successor Eccelston has enjoyed a number of roles in both television and film. He popped up in the first season of Heroes in which he played Claude and even got to portray John Lennon in last years ‘Lennon Naked’ and was on the BBC earlier this year in the dramatic ‘Blackout’ and will soon be seen in Thor 2 in which he plays the role of Malekith.

When asked about Matt Smith who plays the current incarnation of Doctor Who Eccleston was full of praise for his successor.

“I’ve not seen him as the Doctor, but I’ve seen him on stage – he’s an excellent actor,” Eccleston said.

You can check out the full interview at:


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