Knock knock. Who’s there? Doctor. Doctor Who? Matt Smith
So the BBC has finally announced the identity of the next actor to call the tardis home sweet home. Matt Smith has been cast in the role of the Doctor in Doctor Who.
Bravely taking the baton from David Tenant, who is currently treading the boards in between back complaints with the RSC as Hamlet and will go on to TV pastures new at the end of 2009, Smith will be the 11th Time Lord and appear on our screens in the fifth series in 2010.
The Tardis’ fifth outing will not only have a new lead actor at its helm. It will also feature a brand spanking new lead writer in the form of the BAFTA award-winning writer Steven Moffat. Due to take over from Russell T Davies, he is to be joined by a fresh Executive Producer for BBC Wales, Piers Wenger.
Matt Smith, who appeared alongside Billie Piper in Phillip Pullman’s The Ruby In The Smoke said of his new role: “I’m just so excited about the journey that is in front of me. It’s a wonderful privilege and challenge that I hope I will thrive on…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.”
Neither can we Matt. Show us what you’ve got.