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Is Eddie Redmayne Set to be the First Ginger Doctor?
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Is Eddie Redmayne Set to be the First Ginger Doctor?

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Eddie Redmayne is rumoured to be the next Doctor Who – and a ginger one at that!

“Still not ginger!” With those words, Matt Smith became the beloved 11th doctor, and highlighted a running joke that the world’s favorite Time Lord is continuously disappointed that he hasn’t regenerated into a redhead.

Yet.

Because that might be about to change.

As photos and trailers for Fantastic Beasts and Wear To Find Them ramp up prior to tomorrow’s release, it’s apparent that Eddie can rock the frock coat and bow tie like few others; and many people have pointed out that he’s “basically playing Doctor Who” in the movie. And that’s led to interest in him actually taking the role of the Time Lord.

 

Swap the wand for a sonic screwdriver and you won't even need to call in the wardrobe department - he's all set!

Swap the wand for a sonic screwdriver and you won’t even need
to call in the wardrobe department – he’s all set!

 

Eddie’s up for the challenge. In a recent interview on BBC Radio 1, he admitted: “I do see the resemblance. I see the scarf, I see the coat, I see the bow tie. I’m also a huge fan of those actors, love Matt Smith. I suppose the briefcase has a Tardis vibe to it – so yeah! Would I do it? Yeah! It’s a great show.”

At 34 years old, he’s not the youngest actor to take the role (that was 26-year-old Matt Smith) but he does fit into the magic heartthrob space that David Tennant did. More so than that, the Doctor is well overdue for being a ginger (ahem, possibly a women, or a person of color, too) and in real life Eddie Remayne literally has a “red mane.”

So I’m all for it! What about you? Let me know in the comments section below.

 


Militant Ginger Born and raised in the cathedral city of Winchester, Roland earned his Eurotrash merit badge in Paris before moving to America to seek his fortune. If you've seen it, please give him a shout, because he's still looking. A digital Don Draper with a Hemingway complex, Roland pays the bills with his social media savvy, but under various nom de plumes is a top-ranked Amazon author after hours, and is impatiently awaiting the day he can give up the rat race forever and write schlock in a cabin in the mountains.
  • Robert Langham

    Absolutely we must make the best possibly effort to get Eddie Redmayne in as the doctor he is perfect