Paul McGann confirms interest in Doctor Who return

News Simon Brew
17 Mar 2014 - 07:16

While praising the casting of Peter Capaldi, Paul McGann leaves the door open for a future Doctor Who return.

The man partly responsible for the near-meltdown of the internet last November was Paul McGann. His return to Doctor Who, in the mini-episode Night Of The Doctor, had been a well-hidden secret, and the BBC sprang the surprise quite brilliantly. Once said mini-episode was released, marking McGann's return as the Doctor, it was near-impossible to get any work done for at least the next hour.

Chatting to Yahoo!, the mighty McGann spent some time praising the qualities of incoming Doctor Peter Capaldi, describing him as "a brilliant man who can act brilliantly". "He can also be funny, but he can be scary while he's being funny and that might turn out to be the best combination of Doctor".

But what about McGann himself? Would he be open to returning to the role again in the future? "If the same thing were to happen again and [Steven] Moffat were to say 'would you come back and do it and I'll write it?', why wouldn't I want to do it? If it's going to be that quality, why wouldn't you want to do it?"

That said, he added the caveat that "I think it's only fair that [Peter Capaldi] gets a decent run on his own without any distractions so he gets his feet under the table".

Paul McGann will be appearing at Birmingham Memorabilia this coming weekend, incidentally. Details here. And count us amongst those who'd like to see him in the role again.


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