Firsly, it is my strict belief that a female incarnation of the doctor would be both disturbing and implausible since he was born a male time lord. Second, Benedict Cumberbatch would male an AWESOME doctor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Why would BBC recruit an actor or actress who is well known; maybe having an actor or actress who is experienced but not known well will suit the roll.
Although some actors have shown an interest, it's probably best to get some young blood.
Otherwise get Dame Hellen, or Billy Crystal.
Did anyone thought about Simon Pegg as a Doctor? Remeber the greatest wish for the reincarnation from the 10th Doctor, to be a redhead one day? :DD Would be an awsome final part, and also a great actor ^^
Remeber the movies "Paul" and "Shaun of the Dead"? He reminds me constantly of the 10th doctor. Call me crazy, but I would love to see him in the TARDIS.
I think that there should be a reverse regenaration and the Doctor should back to David Tennant. It would be a surprising twist in the show and he also was very good at playing the Doctor.
the doctor is a woman i will pack up doctor who for good.been a fan from 1970's.
JAMES CORDEN CAN'T remember he was the Craig from the lodger in season 5 and closing time in season 6 (of the new series)
I dont think that Ben Whishaw should be the next doctor. So far hes in the lead for the poll. I just cant see him as the doctor. I also cant see the doctor as a female either. It just doesnt make sense for me.
This poll is much too specialised! The recent incarnations were relatively unknown when chosen so it shouldn't be someone who has a successful career under his belt. Note I said "he"? Doctor Who should be a man and I am rooting for Damien Molony who has only been in one TV programme, Being Human on BBC3. He was brilliant in that.
Dame Helen Mirren would make a fantastic Dr Who, the only female choice we should have.
we think that john barrowman should be the next doctor. he has already played in it and he is perfect for the part.
I'm all for gender equality but the doctor can not change gender. What he needs is a good strong female support like river song was.
I totally thing Ben Whishaw should be the next doctor he is perfect for it
I would like Jamie Dornan, I really liked how he was in Once upon a time. And he can't be a woman, because Time lords don't regenerate out of their gender.
I never thought before about how brilliant Whishaw could be in the role. Now, the mental image won't leave my mind. He's perfect for the Doctor.
While it would be interesting to have a woman playing the Doctor, the person who eventually gets the role shouldn't be given it just because of their gender. The same goes for skin colour.
the person that should play doctor who is 'Idris Elba' becasue he is brilliant
I don't think it will be a woman cast as the Doctor - much as the show needs a change in gender/race etc - because Jenna Louise-Coleman has signed up for series eight and it's usually the Doctor plus at least one main companion who is from the opposite sex,
I think having an actor of color play the role might bring something new to the show. The Doctor has been played by white actors for 50 yrs.