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Old 10-01-2013, 19:07
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I know this wont happen but has anyone ever thought about recasting docs 1-6? 7&8 could still do the role justice I reckon

1&2 I've not got any names at mo sorry

3 only Sean pertwee would do for me

4 the impressionist chap (name escapes me at mo)

5 Marc Warren?

6. Tricky one this as its my fave doc but the brilliant Colin Baker just looks too old ill come back to this one
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Old 10-01-2013, 19:09
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4 the impressionist chap (name escapes me at mo)
Culshaw
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Old 10-01-2013, 19:11
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I don't want any of the doctors to be recast though I can understand why some people want .doctors 1-3 played by different actors. There is no point in having a multi doctor story if all of the old doctors are played by different actors..
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Old 10-01-2013, 19:23
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Sorry OP but this is the worst anniversary idea yet. I mean really. What is the point?!
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Old 10-01-2013, 19:27
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If you read the OPs first sentence you'll see that they are asking a hypothetical question for a bit of fun! What's with you guys?!

OP - I'll have a think!
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Old 10-01-2013, 19:29
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Sorry OP but this is the worst anniversary idea yet. I mean really. What is the point?!
Didn't make myself clear sorry, not an anniversary idea per se just curiosity on my part as to people's idea as to who they would cast, I personally don't like multi doctor episodes but a story where there is a linking element to all docs possibly requiring flashbacks could work in my opinion.
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Old 10-01-2013, 19:59
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Haha. Fair point. Ill remove my grumpy pants.
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Old 10-01-2013, 20:56
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Hmm "grumpy pants", now there's an idea. William Hartnell (1) = Richard Wilson? He should be free at the moment as he's no longer playing Gaius

Patrick Troughton (2) = David Troughton?
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Old 11-01-2013, 02:47
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I for one think that it would be much better for the classic series Doctors to be recast for the anniversary. The new actors could play the character of the classic series Doctors, you just need the right actors for the job. I know this will be unpopular with some fans but look how well Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto portrayed Kirk and Spock in the new Star Trek flim.

I have put a quick list together of actors I think could play the Doctors in “The Eleven Doctors”.

1.Bill Nighy,
2.Eddie Izzard
3.Anthony Head
4.Benedict Cumberbatch
5.James McAvoy
6.Clive Owen
7. Martin Freeman
8.Paul McGann
9.Christopher Eccleston
10.David Tennant
11.Matt Smith
12.Chiwetel Ejiofor (If there is a regeneration)
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:25
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If the first 3 doctors are going to be included in the 50th anniversary, i would much prefer them to be represented via video clips or voiceover than a recasting. Hartnell, Troughton and Pertwee ARE the first 3 Doctors and The Five Doctors and Hurndall aside, it would be an insult to their memory to pretend otherwise.
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:57
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If the first 3 doctors are going to be included in the 50th anniversary, i would much prefer them to be represented via video clips or voiceover than a recasting. Hartnell, Troughton and Pertwee ARE the first 3 Doctors and The Five Doctors and Hurndall aside, it would be an insult to their memory to pretend otherwise.
This, and although Jon Culshaw could do Tom's voice if he didn't appear for whatever reason, it would be a massive insult to ignore the others just because they're getting older.
As for the Star Trek film, I'm still ambivalent about the younger actors. Kirk, Spock and McCoy (can't remember all the actors' names) have the mannerisms down uncannily but they're still just 'not really' younger versions of the origlnal, and Scotty, Sulu, Uhura and Chekov don't come close..
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:19
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If the first 3 doctors are going to be included in the 50th anniversary, i would much prefer them to be represented via video clips or voiceover than a recasting. Hartnell, Troughton and Pertwee ARE the first 3 Doctors and The Five Doctors and Hurndall aside, it would be an insult to their memory to pretend otherwise.
Wasn't the first doctor, Hartnell, replaced by another actor for The Five Doctors because he died? Wouldn't that be precedent enough?
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:36
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Good grief, I even managed to remember his name, then confirmed by looking him up.

Richard Hurndall

Doctor Who
In 1983, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the long-running BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, producer John Nathan-Turner planned a special event, The Five Doctors, a 90-minute episode to feature the four of the five actors who had at that point played the role of the Doctor. William Hartnell, the actor who originated the role, had died in 1975. The show's unofficial fan consultant, Ian Levine, had seen Hurndall in Blake's 7, another BBC science fiction series, and suggested him to the producers as a possible replacement.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:11
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I'd rather they didn't recast any of the living doctors, but I think it would be fair to recast the first three for the following reasons.....

I've said it before, but I could see Richard Wilson portraying the first Doctor. If, as Moffat seems very keen to do recently, we're looking more and more back to the roots of the story and the doctors early days, I think it would people would be willikng to accept the re-casting of No.1 in order to either show the early days of the doctor and delve into his history.

David Troughton and Sean Pertwee would have to be the automatic choices for second and third. Rather than recasting for the sake of it, this would be seen as fitting tributes to their respective fathers.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:43
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I for one think that it would be much better for the classic series Doctors to be recast for the anniversary. The new actors could play the character of the classic series Doctors, you just need the right actors for the job. I know this will be unpopular with some fans but look how well Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto portrayed Kirk and Spock in the new Star Trek flim.
I think that is an insult to the living Doctors if their parts were recast. It is supposed to be an Anniversary, where you look back at the past and celebrate what has happened. Those Doctors and their Era's need to be celebrated even if they don't appear. It would be totally pointless to recast a living Doctor as it means we can't pay tribute to their time in the show.

All The Doctors, living or dead, will be pretty much the focus of all the media attention as the Anniversary gets closer, we already have the stamps. I don't see the point of recasting those still with us yet celebrating them outside the programme itself. I just find the whole idea ridiculous, with all due respect.

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Old 11-01-2013, 11:10
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Hmm "grumpy pants", now there's an idea. William Hartnell (1) = Richard Wilson? He should be free at the moment as he's no longer playing Gaius

Patrick Troughton (2) = David Troughton?
DALEKS? I DON'T BELIEVE IT!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:31
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1. John Hurt
2. Hugh Lawrie
3.Kenneth Branagh
4. Alan Rickman
5. Cillian Murphy
6. Hugh Bonneville
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:36
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I often forget that David Troughton has already been in the new series.
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Old 11-01-2013, 15:42
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Sorry but video cclips really not recast , jusst work better
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Old 11-01-2013, 23:05
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I wanted to see what a couple of Doctors' kids would look like in the roles, so I made these:

Michael as Pat

Sean as Jon
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Old 12-01-2013, 20:27
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davison could still pull off still pull off the 5th doctor with a bit of weight loss hes still the exact same
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Old 12-01-2013, 22:20
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In the spirit of the OP's question - current actors playing the roles and doing them justice rather than people doing impressions or acting as as stand-ins...

David Bradley as 1 - he does grumpy but he can also turn on the charm - and he's a great actor
Matt Smith as 2 - obviously
Sean Bean as 3 - craggy - not too handsome or too macho - but bags of sex appeal
Christopher Ecclestone as 4 - border-line psycho with flashing smile
Marc Warren as 5 - gentle charm
Rupert Grint as 6 - watch Deathly Hallows - he does that sulky, angry insanity very well
Martin Freeman as 7 - can look vacant and inoffensive then suddenly act determined and smart
Matthew Goode as 8 - handsome, macho but also gentle - very talented actor
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Old 12-01-2013, 22:47
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Although I don't agree with most of your choices there, Minky (David Bradley aside, obviously ) I have to say that Rupert Grint is a bit of a left-field genius choice for 6!
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Old 13-01-2013, 04:31
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Rupert Grint is a great choice for 6.
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Old 13-01-2013, 09:11
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David troughton & Sean pertwee for 2nd & 3rd doctor, for the 1st doctor if we saw him younger before the 1st episode then I would suggest Alan Davies, otherwise Richard Wilson or Patrick stewart to play the 1st
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