11. Helen Mirren
Another name that has come up repeatedly, Dame Helen Mirren needs no introduction. She would not only be the first woman, but the first full-blown, internationally recognized, Oscar-winning movie star to take on the role of The Doctor. But, hell, if youre going to cast a celebrity, why not go for the gold?
WHY HER: Lets put aside, for the moment, that shes one of the greatest living actresses, that her knowing smile, no-nonsense attitude and noble bearing make her perfect for the role, and that shes been the favorite choice of fans for a first female Doctor for years, and just cut to the chase: SHE WANTS TO DO IT. She has said in interviews that shed like to be the first female Doctor and would jump at the chance. Are we really going to say, No, to Helen Mirren?
SEE HER IN: Jesus, people, its Helen f**king Mirren Take your pick But just for all you ageist naysayers who are about to jump in and tell me that Doctor Who has changed since the 1960s and older actors just wouldnt be able to keep up with the action-star demands of playing the Doctor in the current series, check out Mirren laying down machine gun fire with grace and aplomb (wearing an evening gown and combat boots, no less!) in RED.