Doctor Who: Christopher Eccleston on the 50th anniversary

News Louisa Mellor
29 Nov 2012 - 08:41

The ninth Doctor has said (literally) a few words about Doctor Who’s forthcoming 50th anniversary…

In the interests of being upfront, you’re urged not to expect much from the following (seasoned Who fans will understand why, and for anyone else, this may go some way to explaining).

Caught at a gala screening of Hugh Laurie’s new comedy The Oranges by Red Carpet News TV, Christopher Eccleston, was quizzed about the forthcoming Who fiftieth anniversary, and responded in a characteristically tight-lipped manner.

“Would I like to be involved? If I told you that, I’d have to shoot you” Eccleston told the interviewer, answering the question of what he’d like to see in an anniversary special with, “I’ve not even thought about it. It’s so long ago for me that I haven’t even thought about it.”

Has he seen what Matt Smith’s doing with the character? Is he a fan? “I’ve seen Matt on stage, I’ve not seen him as the Doctor, but I’ve seen him on stage, he’s an excellent actor.”

So there we have it. Eccleston is currently filming Thor 2: The Dark World (or 'Dark Skies' according to him), and it seems as though - unless this is the mother of all fake-outs - chances of his return to Who next year remain as slim as ever.

You can see the video below, with thanks to Blogtor Who and Red Carpet News TV.

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