Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Alternate 9th Doctor

Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death
Can't wait for Doctor Who to start up again? Check out Stephen Moffat's first episode of Doctor Who written for the Red Nose Day charity special. It stars Rowan Atkinson as the 9th Doctor. You might know him as Mr. Bean or Black Adder. Being a Doctor Who fan, Rowan Atkinson auditioned for the 7th Doctor and was considered. The role was later given to Sylvester McCoy. More recently, Rowan Atkinson was also considered to play the 11th Doctor after David Tenant's run. Other notable actors in this are Jonathan Pryce (Brazil, Pirates of the Caribbean) as the Master, Julia Sawalha of Absolutely Fabulous as the Companion Emma, Hugh Grant gets a small important role in this. He was another Doctor candidate. Hugh Grant was considered for the 9th Doctor along with Christopher Eccleston. All the props in the Curse of Fatal Death were borrowed from Doctor Who fans. Aired on March 12, 1999 this was a weird bridge between the Old Who and 2005's NuWho.

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