Doctor Who Series 8: 10 Actors Who Could Play The Master

Former 7th Doctor Sylvester McCoy revealed at the weekend that a new actor will play The Master in series 8...

Well, the cat is officially out of the bag. Former 7th Doctor Sylvester McCoy himself announced, at Newcastle's Film and Comic Con this past weekend, that the Master will make his triumphant return in Series 8 of Doctor Who. He says he knows who's playing the role, but mum's the word from him. So, does he REALLY know the identity of the, likely, soon to be announced actor, or is he just stirring up the controversy pot at the request (or permission) of the intensely secretive (and misleading) Steven Moffat? According to McCoy, this time around the character will be "very, very scary". Whatever that means. "Aah" and "Boo" and a lot of "creeeeeeepy". But hasn't that sort of been his M.O. since Davies reboot of him only a few years back? John Simm did a great job with the character and helped evolve him more into an eerily tormented and sinister monster from the more classically mischievous, but often foolish, Anthony Ainley type. Given that it seems the actor has already been cast, the following stands as fun speculation, both practical and an outlandish wishlist of actors who could (or should) play the part. And no, Eric Roberts, in some sort of revival of the part, is not on this list. I know, I know, a shame. He was your dream choice all along. Allons-y!

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