March 21, 2004

Eccleston confirmed as New Doctor Who

....And you saw it speculated upon here first .... I like Eccleston; he can have a real edge and intensity. What I worry about is his doing one of his 'posh' accents (a la 28 Days Later and The Others); he is always painfully unconvincing when attempting this. But I suppose the possibility of his doing the Doctor in broad Salford is uh somewhat small...

Posted by mark at March 21, 2004 11:31 AM | TrackBack

I can't see him making a success of it: there is the matter of his covert donations to New Labour to consider.

'sphaleotas is on holiday.'

Posted by: undercurrent at March 21, 2004 11:51 PM

I'm still hopeful, he's a good actor, Eccleston. He was really good in The Second Coming.

Posted by: mark k-punk at March 22, 2004 10:48 AM

There seems little doubt to me that he'll make at the very least an interesting job of it. It seems in many ways a hearteningly surprising choice; i.e. he's no known 'eccentric'. We will not know quite what to expect with his portrayal, as CE is a thoughtful, committed actor... Whereas with R.E. Grant et al, well, one could visualise right now the ticks, jibes and mannerisms...

Posted by: Tom May at March 26, 2004 02:26 AM