Who Should Be the Next Dr Who?

By Sam Gibbs on at

Matt Smith is leaving Dr Who after four years of playing the cult British sci-fi hero. The 50th Who anniversary episode, which is scheduled to play to the nation in November, will be his last. Now that the floppy-haired screwdriver-wielder is out of the picture, who should be the next Dr Who?

Frankly, I think the show needs a real shake-up, which means the Beeb needs to cast either someone totally left-field or a bit more edgy or rough than the silky-smooth Mr. "Nice Guy" Smith.

So, who would make your perfect Time Lord? Apparently Benedict Cumberbatch, Ben Whishaw, and Ashley Walters could be in the running, but I like the Independent's suggestion of Helen Mirren best. Can you even imagine? She'd be brilliant. [BBC]