A friend of mine posted a status recently saying she believes Helen Mirren should be the next Doctor. It’s overshooting, granted, but I loved the idea. Then I found this ed, in which the writer suggests the next Doctor should be a woman.
1) What do you think about a female Doctor?
2) Who would you love to see as the next Doctor (regardless of gender)?
My own choices for female:
Maybe Ruth Wilson?
And I want to say Gillian Anderson, but I think that might be because I could watch her do anything (not sure she'd be a good Doctor).
(I know these are over-shooting, but I'm just going for 'wouldn't it be cool'.)
I kinda like the article’s mention of Jennifer Saunders, too. Though I have mixed feelings about Emma Watson (she’s got a little too much of some characteristic that I think the current Doctor Who episodes are sorta drowning in, though I don’t know how to describe it.)
The only males that come to mind immediately are either Tom Waits (maybe in a one time only special) or Roberto Benigni (if his English were better).
I’d love to see someone who seems genuinely quirky again, like Tom Baker. Though I like Smith- imo, both him and Tennant had more of a contrived quirkiness. Eccleston wasn’t especially quirky, but he didn’t even try to be. (When I think of ‘naturally quirky’ I think of like, Mos Def or Peter Falk. Or Martin Freeman.)