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Hugh Grant ‘in talks to be new Doctor Who’

Hugh Grant ‘in talks to be new Doctor Who’ as sci-fi series gets ‘Marvel-style makeover’

Well, rumour has it the Love Actually star could be taking over from Jodie Whittaker as the Time Lord.

According to The Mirror, the BBC series could be heading for a Marvel-style makeover, with Hugh at the helm.

Speculation around which actor will take over from Jodie when she bows out as the Doctor later this year is rife, especially as Russell T Davies is returning to the sci-fi series for its 60th anniversary next year.
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What do they mean Marvel-style?
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What do they mean Marvel-style?
Did you read the article? Guess not.

From the link above:
The source also said the screenwriter wants to expand Doctor Who into a Marvel-like franchise, and tell the stories of other key characters who have had encounters with the Time Lord.

‘With the utmost respect to the BBC, in the past attempts like Torchwood were made on a very limited budget in locations around Wales. Now the world is (showrunner Russell T Davies') oyster,’ they added.
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Hugh could be fun. His work lately has been really good.
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this could be interesting. Not sure I would have been happy with Grant ten years back but he seems to be doing more rounded roles lately.
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Re: Hugh Grant ‘in talks to be new Doctor Who’

Grant has the hyper verbal comedic thing down which fits the role but it all seems been there done that. I haven't watched him in anything in ages so I don't know if he's grown in range as an actor but I wonder how he will carry the weightier scenes?

In any case the show will need a dramatic regeneration after Whittaker. I'd been a loyal viewer since Eccleston but I finally gave up a few eps into the Whittaker shows.
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Grant has the hyper verbal comedic thing down which fits the role but it all seems been there done that. I haven't watched him in anything in ages so I don't know if he's grown in range as an actor but I wonder how he will carry the weightier scenes?

In any case the show will need a dramatic regeneration after Whittaker. I'd been a loyal viewer since Eccleston but I finally gave up a few eps into the Whittaker shows.
you should try to watch "The undoing" with HG and Nicole Kidman and Donald Southerland I was really impressed with Grant in that show.
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Grant has the hyper verbal comedic thing down which fits the role but it all seems been there done that. I haven't watched him in anything in ages so I don't know if he's grown in range as an actor but I wonder how he will carry the weightier scenes?

In any case the show will need a dramatic regeneration after Whittaker. I'd been a loyal viewer since Eccleston but I finally gave up a few eps into the Whittaker shows.
Watch him in Guy Ritchie's The Gentlemen.
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He was already the Doctor many years ago in a "non-canon" special. He was allegedly asked to do it regularly but turned it down and then later regretted it.
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The new Doctor and his new companion?



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Originally Posted by philo View Post
Grant has the hyper verbal comedic thing down which fits the role but it all seems been there done that. I haven't watched him in anything in ages so I don't know if he's grown in range as an actor but I wonder how he will carry the weightier scenes?

In any case the show will need a dramatic regeneration after Whittaker. I'd been a loyal viewer since Eccleston but I finally gave up a few eps into the Whittaker shows.
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you should try to watch "The undoing" with HG and Nicole Kidman and Donald Southerland I was really impressed with Grant in that show.
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Watch him in Guy Ritchie's The Gentlemen.
Beat me to it. He was very good in "The Undoing". But "The Gentlemen" was his best performance in years IMO.
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Re: Hugh Grant ‘in talks to be new Doctor Who’

Why is Jodie leaving?
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Why is Jodie leaving?
I believe 3 years is the standard run for a Doctor actor in the modern era.
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Re: Hugh Grant ‘in talks to be new Doctor Who’

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Well, so much for that.
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It's The Mirror - the UK's version of the National Enquirer.

That said, I wouldn't be shocked if David Tennant agreed to do it for a single season - he and Russell T. Davis are close pals.
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But I read it online so it must be trrrrruuuuuueeee!!!!
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Re: Hugh Grant ‘in talks to be new Doctor Who’

Why are we not rallying for Paul McGann to get a proper season?
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I believe 3 years is the standard run for a Doctor actor in the modern era.
More like 3 seasons ('series' in UK) has become the standard run. With assorted specials, it's been closer to 3 1/2 years between their first episode and last. Jodi will have been The Doctor for over 4 years by the time her last special airs, but will have the least amount of air time since the 9th, since her seasons had significantly less episodes than usual.

It hasn't been mentioned in this thread yet, but Hugh Grant has (briefly) played The Doctor before, in the 1999 Doctor Who Comic Relief special The Curse of Fatal Death. That special's not canon though:
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Why are we not rallying for Paul McGann to get a proper season?
Maybe that's what the "Marvelization" will do? A spin-off "prequel" series with Paul McGann?
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Re: Hugh Grant ‘in talks to be new Doctor Who’

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It hasn't been mentioned in this thread yet, but Hugh Grant has (briefly) played The Doctor before, in the 1999 Doctor Who Comic Relief special The Curse of Fatal Death. That special's not canon though:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp_Fw5oDMao
Milon mentioned it in Doctor #9...errr...post #9.

But, before that post, I had no clue that existed. Thanks for sharing the link.
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"Curse of the Fatal Death" is really just a gag done for charity.

Jonathan Pryce made a great Master, though.

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