Reece Shearsmith honored to be involved with ‘Doctor Who’ Biopic



Actor Reece Shearsmith secured himself a plum little role a few months back when he was picked personally by writer Mark Gatiss to portray Patrick Troughton (The second Doctor Who) in the dramatisation of the making of Doctor Who, which is appropriately titled ‘An Adventure In Space and Time.’

In a new interview for Digital Spy the actor, who can be seen in the new movie  ‘A Field In England’ talked a little about playing Patrick Troughton and gave a bit of insight about the drama, which will premier later this year as part of the BBC’s celebration of 50-years of Doctor Who.

“I was honoured to be part of it,” Shearsmith said. “Mark’s… had that idea for a long time and he’s finally got to do it this year. It’s the perfect time for it to happen, with it being the 50th anniversary in November.

“I think he just always had this idea that I would [play Troughton]. It’s very small – I’m literally only in a very small little bit, but it was lovely to be part of it.”

The actor went on to describe David Bradley’s performance as first Doctor actor William Hartnell as “absolutely brilliant” and called Adventure “a lovingly rendered thing”.

“Mark was in his absolute element, wandering around the TARDIS… the attention to detail was immaculate,” he said. “He’s done a really good rendering of that time and that story. I think it’s a real treat.”

Shearsmith said that he’s love to follow up his role of Patrick Troughton with an appearance in the actual Doctor Who series itself, but has ruled himself out as a replacement for Matt Smith.

“Oh God, no! I’ve literally not even thought about it,” he said.”I’ve had a few people tweeting me that, saying, ‘You should be the Doctor’… I’m like, ‘What??’

“It could be literally anyone. I can’t imagine who we’re gonna get. But it would be good to go older, I think, because they’ve done two younger ones.”

An Adventure in Space and Time will air on BBC Two later this year.


Written By: Ian Cullen

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Ian Cullen is the owner of A wannabe musician. Ian is a legend in his own mind and when not working on the website host the hugely successful SFP-NOW Podcast he can be found skulking around empty corridors. A longtime fan of genre television and movies Ian was also a producer on the Reality On Demand web-series and has even been published in the official Star Trek Magazine.


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