Looks like they’ve finally settled on Christopher Eccleston to be the next actor to take on the role of The Doctor in the BBC revival of Doctor Who planned for next year.
Jane Tranter, BBC Controller of Drama Commissioning, said: “We are delighted to have cast an actor of such calibre in one of British television’s most iconic roles.
“It signals our intention to take Doctor Who into the 21st century, as well as retaining its core traditional values – to be surprising, edgy and eccentric.”
Executive producer and writer Russell T Davies said: “Christopher was our first choice.
“His casting raises the bar for all of us. It’s going to be a magnificent, epic, entertaining journey, and I can’t wait to start.”
Eccleston has had major roles in The Others with Nicole Kidman, David Cronenberg’s eXistenZ with Jude Law, and Gone in Sixty Seconds with Nicholas Cage.
Thanks to DaveR for the heads up.