Realistic 12th Doctor Candidates

It's Peter Capaldi ladies and gentlemen!

Some people in the comment section point out that the Doctor can be anyone and the also rightfully point out that this list is as ethnically and sexual diverse as a Slayer concert (sorry female Slayer fans). And there right, completely right.

However, this being a realistic list of doctor candidates, it is safe to say it would be a enormous gamble for the BBC to make the Doctor woman. A gamble they normally would not take with a succesfull show like this. It is a shame, but that's how this society works unfortunately. Changing the Doctors race is somewhat more likely. However the black British who have the capacity to play the Doctor are either to famous (Harewood, Elba, Oyelowo and especially Ejiofor) or literally to big (imagine Anozie standing next to Clara).
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Peter Capaldi
Actor, Doctor Who
Peter Capaldi was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to Nancy (Soutar) and Gerald John Capaldi. His parents owned an ice cream business. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandfather), Scottish, and Irish descent. Capaldi attended drama classes and was accepted into the Glasgow School of Art. After graduating he secured his breakthrough role in Local Hero...
“ IT'S PETER CAPALDI

How the f could I have forgotten him. Brilliant actor,and I'm not just talking about his brilliant performance as Malcolm Tucker in The Thick of It and In The Loop (for which he deserved an oscar nomination). Local Hero, Skins, Torchwood. Althouh he mostly plays villains, he is perfect as the Doctor. He has a big emotional range, a very unsettling sense of humour (even without the cursewords), can be frightning, has a crazy stare and can deliver a darker and more serious doctor than his predecessors. After two more likeable doctors, the serie will go old-skool with a more mature and (i think) darker doctor. Also, kudos for the BBC ffor taking this bet. It's safe to say Capaldi will deliver as the Doctor, but it would have been far easier for the DWteam to pick a younger and more dynamic Doctor to hold on to the new found audience. ” - melkmans
 
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Robert Carlyle
Robert Carlyle was born in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth, a bus company employee, and Joseph Carlyle, a painter and decorator. He was raised by his father after his mother left him when he was four. At the age of 21, after reading Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," he enrolled in acting classes at the Glasgow Arts Centre...
“ Why: Is a great and acclaimed actor (just watch Trainspotting), able to play strange and otherworldly characters (apparently brilliant in Once upon A Time, also play a eccentric yet convincing Hitler), has been mentioned as a candidate before

Why Not: Maybe to famous, i think he still committed to 'Once Upon A Time'

VERDICT: It's a bit of a stretch to call Carlyle old, but he would certainly contrast with the very young Smith. Would be nice ” - melkmans
 
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“ Why: Has a very eccentric face and face expression (loving the eyes, just google him), would be the first doctor able to pull of a beard, shines as Zoroaster in Da Vinci's demons, A non-caucasian doctor would be a nice and the fact nobody knows what ethnicity he is makes him even cooler, wears a bow-tie on his IMDB profile picture, hasn't really made a name as of yet

Why Not: A non white doctor is a pretty big revolution, he's even younger than Matt Smith at the time of his debut, has mostly played, attached to Da Vinci's Demons

VERDICT: It would be a very big gamble, but i think Chillin would be able to pull it off. ” - melkmans
 
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“ Why: Very very Funny, great actor, a bit older than Matt smith, has a lot of experience playing hedonic and somewhat strange characters, has an instant likability and great smile, GINGER,

Why Not: Perhaps a bit to rough and rock and roll for Doctor Who, maybe still attached to Game of Thrones, doens't have the charm of Tennant or Smith

VERDICT: Paul Kaye would be the funniest doctor since ever, but I think he's to punky and rough to appeal to the mass audience (which is a shame) ” - melkmans
 
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Matthew Goode
Matthew William Goode (born 3 April 1978) is an English actor. His films include Chasing Liberty (2004), Match Point (2005), Imagine Me and You (2006), Brideshead Revisited (2008), Watchmen (2009), A Single Man (2009), Leap Year (2010), Stoker (2013) and The Imitation Game (2014). Goode also starred...
“ Why: Charming as hell, suave, his eyes are brilliant, has experience in action movies, otherwordly, the deep voice, seasoned actor both in Hollywood and London

Why Not: Perhaps to famous, but really why not?

VERDICT: I would love to see him play The Doctor, the best candidate on this list as of yet ” - melkmans
 
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Ben Whishaw
Proclaimed by many critics as one of the best young actors of his generation, Benjamin John Whishaw was born in Clifton, Bedfordshire, to Linda (Hope), who works in cosmetics, and Jose Whishaw, who works in information technology. He has a twin brother, James. He is of French, German, Russian (father) and English (mother) descent...
 
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“ WHY: Nobody knows him outside the actors world but this kid's a genius, otherworldy, unoccupied at the moment, Being a Welshman he would finally legitimize the fact Doctor Who is produced by BBC Wales.

WHY NOT: Too young perhaps, not ginger

VERDICT: A very peculiar option, but I do think he's way to young. ” - melkmans
 
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Toby Kebbell
Toby Kebbell was born in 1982 in Pontefract, Yorkshire. He then moved to Nottinghamshire, where he grew up. Aged 17 he joined the Central Television Workshop in Nottingham. Toby's breakthrough came when Shane Meadows saw him at the Central Television Workshop and cast him in the role of Anthony in the film Dead Man's Shoes opposite Paddy Considine...
 
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Joseph Gilgun
Joseph Gilgun was born on March 9, 1984 in Chorley, Lancashire, England. He is actor who first appeared in Coronation Street when he was only ten years old. Later he became known through Emmerdale and the film This Is England. He also appeared in it's spin-ff series This Is England '86, This Is England '88 and This Is England '90...
 
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Nicholas Rowe
Speaks fluent Spanish and French. Lives in London. Attended Bristol University (BA in Hispanic Studies). Has appeared in numerous British plays and television programs. Most recognized by Americans as Sherlock Holmes in Young Sherlock Holmes. The son of a member of Parliament. Lived with Lou Gish for six years until her death in February, 2006.
 
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Adrian Lester
Actor, Hustle
Adrian Lester OBE was born on August 14, 1968 in Birmingham, England as Adrian Anthony Lester. He is a multi award winning actor and director, known for seven seasons of the hit TV show Hustle, The Day After Tomorrow and Primary Colors and his extensive classical work in the theatre playing Othello...
 
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Damien Molony
Damien Molony is an Irish actor, known for his television roles as Hal in BBC 'Being Human', DC Albert Flight in BBC 'Ripper Street' and DS Jack Weston in 'Suspects'. He grew up in Johnstown Bridge in Kildare, Ireland, where he was born on February 21 1984 but now lives in London, UK. From 2003 to 2007 he attended Trinity College...
 
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Tom Hughes
Actor, About Time
Cheshire-born - in 1986 - Tom Hughes attended Upton High School and even before going to RADA had a wealth of acting experience with the Cheshire Youth Theatre, the Jigsaw Music Group, the Liverpool Everyman Youth Theatre and the Belgian company Victoria. He even managed to find time to play in a band Safehouse...
 
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Martin McCann
Martin McCann grew up with a brother and sister in the Divis Flats area of Falls Road in Belfast. In 2006 Lord Richard Attenborough cast McCann in his film after seeing him play Alex in a stage production of A Clockwork Orange. Attenborough called Spielberg and recommended McCann. He was invited to LA to audition for 'The Pacific' HBO miniseries...
 
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Andrew Lee Potts
Andrew was born on 29 October 1979 in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, UK to dad Alan and mum Susan. He has a sister, Sarah-Jane, who is also an actor. He studied at Leeds Performing Arts School and started out in musical theatre. He is now a veteran TV actor and has been in a catalogue of all that is best in British television.
 
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Will Merrick
Actor, About Time
William Charles Merrick was born on April 9th 1993 in Ledbury in Herefordshire and started acting as a child in productions at the Downs School and Dean Close School in Cheltenham. Joining the Close Up Theatre Will appeared with them at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2010 and 2011 in 'The History...
 
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Ben Daniels
Ben Daniels is a multi-award winning performer who is equally at home whether working in Film, Television or Theatre. He was born in the Midlands and became interested in acting through drama lessons while at comprehensive school. He began his career after leaving London's prestigious LAMDA drama school...