After four very good years on Doctor Who, the BBC announced today that actor Matt Smith would be leaving the role of The Doctor this year after the Doctor Who 50th anniversary and the Christmas special at the end of this year.
This morning, the Olympic torch wound its way through Wales, and on one of the legs around Cardiff Bay, the flame was carried by actor Matt Smith, better known as Doctor Who. Smith was so thrilled about the honor, he said he would have done it in his undies if he had to.
In an interview with VH1, Matt Smith mentioned that he’s only got one more season of Doctor Who before he jets off to Hollywood to follow in the footsteps of other successful British actors in the US like his friend Andrew Garfield.
Chris Eccleston may have rejected the idea of returning to Doctor Who for a moment, even for the show’s 50th anniversary, but Matt Smith said the other day that he’d love to have all living Doctors to come back for the event.
Yeah no, unfortunately this isn’t part of a Doctor Who shoot in which the Doctor reveals his alter ego as Batman. That would be way too cool. This is Matt Smith performing in “Gotham Mortuary”, a short play as part of this past weekend’s 24 Hour Plays.