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Message 848808 - Posted: 3 Jan 2009, 19:21:35 UTC

Matt Smith has been named as the actor who will take over from David Tennant in Doctor Who - making him the youngest actor to take on the role.

At 26, Smith is three years younger than Peter Davison when he signed up to play the fifth Doctor in 1981.

Smith will first appear on TV screens as the 11th Doctor in 2010.

He was cast over Christmas and will begin filming for the fifth series of Doctor Who in the summer. Tennant is filming four specials in 2009.

Smith was named as Tennant's replacement in Saturday's edition of Doctor Who Confidential on BBC One.

He said: "I feel proud and honoured to have been given this opportunity to join a team of people that has worked so tirelessly to make the show so thrilling.

"David Tennant has made the role his own, brilliantly, with grace, talent and persistent dedication. I hope to learn from the standards set by him.

"The challenge for me is to do justice to the show's illustrious past, my predecessors, and most importantly, to those who watch it. I really cannot wait."

Piers Wenger, head of drama at BBC Wales, said that as soon as he had seen Smith's audition he "knew he was the one".


Courtesy of the BBC News site.





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Message 848838 - Posted: 3 Jan 2009, 19:59:33 UTC - in response to Message 848808.  


. . . Thanks for the Update Iona - interestin' piece of News eh

Matt Smith has been named as the actor who will take over from David Tennant in Doctor Who - making him the youngest actor to take on the role.

At 26, Smith is three years younger than Peter Davison when he signed up to play the fifth Doctor in 1981.

Smith will first appear on TV screens as the 11th Doctor in 2010.

He was cast over Christmas and will begin filming for the fifth series of Doctor Who in the summer. Tennant is filming four specials in 2009.

Smith was named as Tennant's replacement in Saturday's edition of Doctor Who Confidential on BBC One.

He said: "I feel proud and honoured to have been given this opportunity to join a team of people that has worked so tirelessly to make the show so thrilling.

"David Tennant has made the role his own, brilliantly, with grace, talent and persistent dedication. I hope to learn from the standards set by him.

"The challenge for me is to do justice to the show's illustrious past, my predecessors, and most importantly, to those who watch it. I really cannot wait."

Piers Wenger, head of drama at BBC Wales, said that as soon as he had seen Smith's audition he "knew he was the one".


Courtesy of the BBC News site.






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Message 848844 - Posted: 3 Jan 2009, 20:09:20 UTC

I hope that Sci Fi Channel gets a hold of the Tennant specials quickly. I've been in Dr. Who withdrawal for a while now.

I'm looking forward to Matt Smith as well. I wish him the best of luck as the Dr.


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Message 848912 - Posted: 3 Jan 2009, 21:45:31 UTC

Thanks Iona. Saw a News article yesterday saying it would be announced today.
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Message 848980 - Posted: 3 Jan 2009, 23:42:59 UTC

I was quite surprised to hear it would be Matt Smith. I've never heard of him until now, but he might make a good Doctor Who. I hope he can rival Tennant.
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Message 848991 - Posted: 4 Jan 2009, 0:20:02 UTC - in response to Message 848980.  

Indeed, if he can rival David Tennant, he'll do well! That will be a very hard act to follow, though.



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