HIP HOP LIFESTYLE

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Christopher Eccleston has quit the role of Doctor Who?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Christopher Eccleston has quit the role of Doctor Who?

    Eccleston quits Doctor Who role
    Christopher Eccleston as Doctor Who
    The first episode of the new Doctor Who was shown on Saturday
    Actor Christopher Eccleston has quit as Doctor Who after just one episode of the new series has been screened, the BBC has confirmed.

    Bookies have tipped Casanova actor David Tennant as the hot favourite to replace Eccleston as the Time Lord, with odds of 1/10.

    Other contenders for the role include Bill Nighy and comedian Eddie Izzard.

    Eccleston, whose first appearance as the ninth Doctor attracted 10 million viewers, said he feared being typecast.

    'Incredible reaction'

    Talks are taking place to replace him with Tennant.

    A second series of the new Doctor Who, which will again be written by Russell T Davies and produced by BBC Wales, has already been commissioned.

    Billie Piper, who plays Dr Who's assistant Rose, is expected to return for the second series.

    Eccleston - whose last appearance is expected to be in a Christmas special - said he was also planning new projects and that he found filming the series gruelling.

    David Tennant in Casanova
    David Tennant plays BBC Three's legendary lover Casanova

    "The audience's response for the new Doctor Who has been incredible and I am really proud to be part of it and I hope viewers continue to enjoy the series," he said in a statement issued through the BBC.

    A BBC spokesman said it had hoped, rather than expected, that Eccleston would continue in the role.

    He said that although talks to make David Tennant the 10th Doctor were taking place, other names may be put forward.

    Bill Nighy was also considered for the Eccleston role, while Richard E Grant starred in a BBC web adventure of Doctor Who.

    Period drama Casanova, which moves to BBC1 from BBC3 on Monday, added to Tennant's reputation after his success in the drama Blackpool.

    'Jittery time'

    Ladbrokes spokesman Warren Lush said: "Public demand has forced us to produce a long list of possible Doctors despite the fact that David Tennant is so hotly tipped for the role.

    "Before Eccleston took the role the money was for Alan Davies and Eddie Izzard and they have to be seen as possible contenders again."

    However, bookmaker William Hill has refused to take any bets on the identity of the new Doctor, after being "flooded" with inquiries from people wishing to bet on Tennant.


    HAVE YOUR SAY
    The Doctor changeover has to be handled very carefully and Chris really has to do the regeneration
    Wayne, Poole, UK

    Send us your comments
    "It appears that the BBC has moved quickly to secure David Tennant's services following the departure of Eccleston," said William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe.

    "It seems that the role is his should he want it, which makes it impossible for us to open a book."

    The BBC announced on Wednesday that it had commissioned the second Doctor Who series, which will again feature 13 episodes.

    Russell T Davies said: "It's fantastic news. It's been a tense and jittery time because the production team has been working on plans.

    "It's particularly good for BBC Wales. This is a major flagship show for the region, and their staff and crews are the best you could find. It's a tribute to them that Doctor Who is returning."

    Doctor Who was relaunched last Saturday weekend following a 16-year hiatus.

    With 9.9 million viewers, it beat Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.

    Source
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertain...io/4395849.stm
    Last edited by HumidFreak; 03-31-2005, 10:55 AM.

  • #2
    Who really cares? And who the hell was Christopher Ecclestone before Dr. Who anyway? I didn't even think he was that good, but Billie Piper surprised me.

    Comment

    Post ad widget 300x250

    Collapse

    LATEST POSTS

    Collapse

    Topics Statistics Last Post
    Started by Nancystarkman, Today, 05:15 AM
    0 responses
    1 view
    0 likes
    Last Post Nancystarkman  
    Started by Vilitra60mg, Today, 03:19 AM
    0 responses
    2 views
    0 likes
    Last Post Vilitra60mg  
    Started by Deborahlanker, Today, 03:14 AM
    3 responses
    7 views
    0 likes
    Last Post Martinrichmond  
    Started by Madeline, Yesterday, 11:19 PM
    1 response
    3 views
    0 likes
    Last Post JanetteLee  
    Started by Madeline, 01-06-2021, 04:00 AM
    3 responses
    19 views
    0 likes
    Last Post Qwasap
    by Qwasap
     
    Started by basketballeven, 02-02-2021, 09:36 AM
    6 responses
    8 views
    0 likes
    Last Post Nancystarkman  
    Started by Deborahlanker, 04-07-2021, 12:32 PM
    7 responses
    16 views
    0 likes
    Last Post Gornawil  
    Started by greencbdgummies, Yesterday, 07:35 AM
    0 responses
    2 views
    0 likes
    Last Post greencbdgummies  
    Started by greencbdgummies, Yesterday, 07:34 AM
    0 responses
    1 view
    0 likes
    Last Post greencbdgummies  
    Started by adaparker, 07-19-2020, 05:23 AM
    1 response
    7 views
    0 likes
    Last Post vickimason894  
    Working...
    X