Doctor Who: 10 Ways An American Reboot Could Work

8. Which Actor Is Who?

jeff goldblum doctor who Doctor Who is science fiction€™s Hamlet. What actor wouldn€™t want to take it on (okay, aside from Christopher Eccleston)? And while McGann and Elementary€™s Johnny Lee Miller indicate potential producers buy British, there are American actors who could carry it off. I€™d like to see Samuel L. Jackson in the TARDIS, and Jeff Goldblum and Laurence Fishburne are often nominated for Time Lord-ship. A friend of mine suggested Will Ferrell or Ben Stiller, and I€™m scared to ask whether he was serious. Hugh Laurie would be a good way of hedging your bets€”one take with his Gregory House voice and one take with his Wooster. And Hugh Grant said turning down the role in 2005 was a mistake. Check out his surprisingly sincere cameo in 1999 Doctor Who spoof The Curse of Fatal Death and judge for yourself if he should get another chance €
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Hamish Crawford writes fiction more easily than fact. His first volume of short fiction, “A Madhouse, Only With More Elegant Jackets”, was published in 2011 from First Edition Publishing. He has an English degree from the University of Calgary and a Screenwriting M.A. from the University of Westminster, which leaves little space on the wall for his several PhD. rejection letters. His stories and articles have appeared in such publications as NoD and the Cult Britannia website ( In September he will be speaking at a Doctor Who 50th anniversary conference in Hertfordsire. The owner of far more hats than heads, Hamish currently lives in Canada, and is disappointed that the preceding biography contains so few factual errors. Visit his website: