According to an interview with 4th Doctor Tom Baker on BBC’s Radio 5 comedian Eddie Izzard has been tapped to take on the role of The Doctor when Doctor Who returns to BBC TV in 2005 though the BBC is still saying no casting decisions have been made as of yet.
In the interview on Thursday morning, Baker told presenter Julian Worricker that Izzard would bring an “alien quality” to the part.
“Eddie Izzard is so mysterious and strange. He seems like he has lots of secrets,” Baker said.
“You always feel Eddie Izzard knows something you don’t, or has been somewhere you haven’t been.”
He said the actor and comedian would wear the Doctor’s flambouyant outfits with flair.
“I like the way he dresses. He could probably do his own wardrobe,” said Baker, who played the role between 1974 and 1981.
Personally, I think Eddie would be fabulous as The Doctor. He’s already pretty odd in real life as it is and I can see how well that would work in the role.
Thanks to Sally for the tip-off in her reply.