While Peter Capaldi’s casting as the 12th Doctor has been garnering near-universal praise, one celebrity comment stands out for me: Bill Nighy, the wonderful actor who himself turned down the role of the Ninth Doctor, has given Capaldi the thumbs-up.
Nighy, who played art critic Dr. Black in the brilliant “Vincent and the Doctor,” told Huffingtonpost.co.uk:
“I think it’s one of those things you read and you think, ‘Well, of course Peter Capaldi is going to be Doctor Who, it makes perfect sense.’ He’s a wonderful actor, and I would think he’ll be a terrific Doctor. He’ll be very funny, dry, elegant and sharp, and I think it makes perfect sense.”
While I was hoping for Nighy to be offered the role of the 12th Doctor, now I want him to be the new Master! He would make a kick-ass evil Time Lord!