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On those rare occasions when current and past stars of Doctor Who filmed episodes together the air has sometimes turned a tad chilly. But “Tenth Doctor” David Tennant says there were no such problems when, earlier this year, he and his TARDIS successor Matt Smith shot this November’s special 50th anniversary show.
“I suppose you’d expect me to say we’re new best friends and I love him like a brother,” the Scottish actor tells EW. “But that is sort of how it was. I had a fantastic time and that wouldn’t necessarily have been the case. I’m coming back onto a show that’s effectively somebody else’s show and used to be mine and that’s potentially quite a weird situation to be in. Going back to something I knew so well and had such fun memories of might have backfired. It’s a quite rare set of circumstances: Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig don’t get to play James Bond next to each other. But actually it felt familiar enough that it was like coming home and working with Matt proved to be a real joy. I hope I’m speaking for him when I say we really enjoyed bouncing of each other and playing sort of two aspects of the same character. It was everything that I hoped it might be and nothing that I feared it could be.”
The special 50th anniversary show — which also stars Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper, and John Hurt — will be broadcast on BBC America, Nov. 23. Tennant is currently starring in the BBC America crime drama Broadchurch, the trailer for which you can see below.
Glaswegian actor Peter Capaldi will retain his Scottish tones when he takes over the role of Doctor Who.
Fans of Malcolm Tucker’s Glaswegian burr will be pleased to hear that actor Peter Capaldi will be keeping his native accent when he becomes the 12th Doctor.
Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat revealed some hints about what viewers can expect from the new Time Lord to Doctor Who TV. Moffat said he was “pretty certain” Capaldi would keep his accent and would be an “older, trickier and fiercer Doctor”. As a guide, Moffat said fans can expect the 12th Doctor’s first few episodes to be similar to Tom Baker’s: “He’s really quite difficult to take at the beginning”.
Capaldi is known for playing spiky, difficult characters. As well as the foul-mouthed Malcolm Tucker in The Thick of It, he won acclaim for his portrayal of a damaged journalist in BBC Two’s The Hour last year.