Matt Smith may have dashed our hopes of a female Doctor anytime soon here, but it’s not stopping us here at FemaleFirst going down the paths of crazy secualtion and fantasy and thinking who would make an ideal lady timelord.
She’s been one of the darlings of BBC drama for years, after her starring roles in spy drama Spooks, cerebral cop show Ashes to Ashes and costume drama Upstairs Downstairs. Deduction, action and a never afraid to mix it up? Sounds like the perfect recipe for a Doctor to us.
Also, who wouldn’t want her cut-glass accent trying to get around the phrase ‘wibbly wobbly, timey wimey stuff’?
Another Spooks graduate, Lara Pulver’s shot to the centre of TV land’s casting circle over the last year. Or, more frankly, when she went nude for Sherlock as the devious genius Irene Adler in this year’s edition of the brilliant drama series.
Since then she’s been the hottest property around, and is currently a part of produced David Goyer’s new TV epic on the secret life of Italian inventor and artist Leonardo Da Vinci, buzz we're sure the Doctor Who producers wouldn't mind using at all.
One of the best British comedy actresses out there, having just stolen the screen in The Wedding Video, Lucy Punch would have absolutely have no problems bringing the funny in the Tardis.
With her moving into more dramatic roles now, with parts in the upcoming dramas Yellow and Powers (which also has a hefty dash of sci-fi thrown in), we’re sure that when the laughs die down that Lucy can pull off the quiet stuff with the best of them.
Ok, it might have been Matt Smith’s idea, but it would be pretty amazing. Even if the show were to make the Doctor switch gender though, they wouldn’t have a chance in hell of getting the South African movie star. She’s Charlize Theron for goodness sake!
Helena Bonham Carter
C’mon, who could do the crazy, deranged genius thing better than the woman who’s been playing crazy and deranged on and off for the last decade?
The Hollywood star, BAFTA winner and curse of children’s nightmares as Harry Potter villain Belatrix LeStrange, Bonham Carter is ridiculously over qualified for the role as the time travelling genius and would bring the sort of big name kudos to the show that might just push it from cult curio outside of the UK to global player.
Who would you love to see take charge of the sonic screwdriver and become the first woman of time? Let us know in the comments below.
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