The sixth series of “Doctor Who” (2011) will star Paterson Joseph as The Doctor.
Previously playing Roderick in the “Doctor Who” episodes “Bad Wolf”/”Parting Of Ways,” Joseph is known for fine upstanding and terribly-well-spoken-dontcha-know roles as Johnson in “Peep Show<,” the Marquis De Carabas in “Neverwhere,” Space Marshall Clarke in “Hyperdrive,” Lyndon in “Green Wing”…
…and more importantly Benjamin in “Jekyll.” Written and produced by upcoming “Doctor” Who showrunner, Steven Moffat.
If true, it’s a great call on Moffat’s part. A damn fine call. Paterson has a very British Authority approach to many of his characters, comparable with Jon Pertwee. It’s not a traditional choice, but then neither was Christopher Eccleston. And, like I say, it’s bloody brilliant.
I posted another article the other day that mentioned David Tennant would love to stay on as the Doctor. However, Lying in the Gutters are usually on the ball (although they do mention this is still very much unconfirmed). I have to agree with their view though. Paterson would be a pretty cool Doctor. The fact he also starred in Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere and Gaiman is meant to be writing for Dr Who next year may also be a factor. What do you think of the rumour?