My thoughts for the 14th Doctor

by alistairgwilliams | created - 5 months ago | updated - 4 months ago | Public

Actors who I think would make a good doctor after Jodie Whittaker leaves.

This is just my opinion, some would be better than others but they are in no particular order.

No Kris Marshall, and no Richard Ayoade.

1. Paterson Joseph

Actor | Æon Flux

Paterson Joseph was born on June 22, 1964 in Willesden, London, England as Paterson Davis Joseph. He is known for his work on Æon Flux (2005), The Beach (2000) and Neverwhere (1996). He is married to Emmanuelle Joseph. They have one child.

(My number one pick for a black male)

2. Jonny Lee Miller

Actor | Æon Flux

Jonny (sometimes credited as Johnny) Lee Miller was born on November 15, 1972, in Kingston, England, UK. He is the son of actors Anna Lee and Alan Miller and the grandson of actor Bernard Lee. After appearing in many high school plays at his selective state grammar school, Jonny dropped out at 17 ...

(Joint number one pick for a white male)

3. Bertie Carvel

Actor | Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Bertie Carvel was born in 1977 in London, England as Robert Carvel. He is an actor, known for Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015), Doctor Foster: A Woman Scorned (2015) and Les Misérables (2012). He has been married to Sally Scott since January 5, 2019. They have one child.

(Joint number one pick for a white male)

4. Sophie Okonedo

Actress | Hotel Rwanda

Sophie Okonedo is a British actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Tatiana Rusesabagina in Hotel Rwanda (2004).

Okonedo was born within London in 1968. Her parents were Henry Okonedo (1939-2009) and Joan Allman. Her father was British Nigerian, ...

(My number one pick for a black female)

5. Suranne Jones

Actress | Doctor Foster

Suranne Jones was born on August 27, 1978 in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England as Sarah Anne Jones. She is an actress and writer, known for Doctor Foster: A Woman Scorned (2015), Scott & Bailey (2011) and Coronation Street (1960). She has been married to Laurence Akers since August 4, 2015. ...

(My number one pick for a white female)

6. Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Actress | Solo: A Star Wars Story

Phoebe Mary Waller-Bridge is an English actress, producer, and writer. She created, wrote, and starred in the Channel 4 sitcom Crashing (2016) and the BBC comedy-drama series Fleabag (2016-2019). She was also the show-runner and executive producer for the first series of the BBC America thriller ...

7. Sean Pertwee

Actor | Dog Soldiers

Sean Pertwee was born into a famous British theatrical family. He is the son of Jon Pertwee, who was mainly a comedy actor and was known for his starring roles in Doctor Who (1963), Worzel Gummidge (1979), the radio comedy series "The Navy Lark" and appearances in several "Carry On" films. His ...

(I think he said he wouldn't do it though)

8. Meera Syal

Actress | Beautiful Thing

Meera Syal was born on June 27, 1961 in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England as Feroza Syal. She is an actress and writer, known for Beautiful Thing (1996), Yesterday (2019) and Absolutely Anything (2015). She has been married to Sanjeev Bhaskar since January 21, 2005. They have one child. She was...

9. Adrian Lester

Actor | The Day After Tomorrow

Adrian Lester CBE was born on August 14, 1968 in Birmingham, England. He is a multi award winning actor and director, known for seven seasons of the hit TV show Hustle (2004), The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and Primary Colors (1998) and his extensive classical work in the theatre playing Othello, ...

10. Jason Flemyng

Actor | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Jason Flemyng was born on September 25, 1966 in Putney, London, England as Jason Iain Flemyng. He is an actor and producer, known for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Deep Rising (1998). He has been married to Elly Fairman since June 6, 2008.

11. Philip Glenister

Actor | Kingdom of Heaven

Philip Glenister was born on February 10, 1963 in London, England. He is an actor, known for Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Ashes to Ashes (2008) and Life on Mars (2006). He has been married to Beth Goddard since 2006. They have two children.

12. Michael Sheen

Actor | Masters of Sex

Even though he had burned up the London stage for nearly a decade--and appeared in several films--Michael Sheen was not really "discovered" by American audiences until his critically-acclaimed turn as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the 1999 Broadway revival of "Amadeus".

Sheen was born in Newport, Wales...

13. Robert Glenister

Actor | The Aeronauts

Robert Glenister (born 11 March 1960) is a popular British actor probably best known, among other roles, as con-man Ash "Three Socks" Morgan in the hit British TV series Hustle (2004) and his appearances in MI-5 (2002). His impressive career has spanned nearly three decades, and he has starred in ...

14. Colin Salmon

Actor | Resident Evil

Colin Salmon is one of Britain's most renowned actors. With a bold voice and posture, Colin makes his characters a favorite among audiences for every role he plays. He made his feature debut as Sgt. Robert Oswald in the British mega-hit mini-series Prime Suspect 2 (1992), which gave him much ...

15. Jodie Comer

Actress | Killing Eve

Jodie Comer was born on March 11, 1993 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. She is an actress and producer, known for Killing Eve (2018), Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) and Free Guy (2021).

16. Toby Jones

Actor | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Widely regarded as the one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native Great Britain and internationally, Toby Edward Heslewood Jones was born on September 7, 1966 in Hammersmith, London. His parents, Freddie Jones and Jennie Heslewood, are actors as well. Toby has two brothers: Rupert, ...

17. Jason Watkins

Actor | The Crown

Jason Watkins was born on October 28, 1966 in Albrighton, Shropshire, England. He is an actor, known for The Crown (2016), Des (2020) and The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies (2014). He is married to Clara Francis. They have three children.

18. Georgia Tennant

Actress | Staged

Georgia Tennant was born on December 25, 1984 in London, England as Georgia Elizabeth Moffett. She is an actress and producer, known for Staged (2020), Doctor Who: Dreamland (2009) and Bonkers (2007). She has been married to David Tennant since December 30, 2011. They have five children.

19. David Harewood

Actor | Blood Diamond

David Harewood was born on December 8, 1965 in Birmingham, England. He is an actor and director, known for Blood Diamond (2006), Supergirl (2015) and The Merchant of Venice (2004). He has been married to Kirsty Handy since February 26, 2013. They have two children.

20. Lesley Sharp

Actress | Naked

Lesley Sharp was born on April 3, 1960 in Manchester, England as Karen Makinson. She is an actress and director, known for Naked (1993), The Full Monty (1997) and Afterlife (2005). She has been married to Nicholas Gleaves since February 1994. They have two children.

21. Tobias Menzies

Actor | Casino Royale

Tobias was born in London. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 1998 and began his acting career in popular UK series such as Foyle's War (2002), Midsomer Murders (1997), and Casualty (1986). He also appeared in the controversial drama A Very Social Secretary (2005). He is ...

22. Andrew Lincoln

Actor | The Walking Dead

Andrew Lincoln is a British actor. Lincoln spent his early childhood in Hull, Yorkshire before his family relocated to Bath, Somerset when he was age 10. He was educated at Beechen Cliff School in Bath, and then the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. His father is a civil engineer...

23. Mackenzie Crook

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Mackenzie Crook, one of British comedy's best-known faces, who collected Star Wars figurines as a child, is now immortalized in plastic as a six-inch-high pirate action figure. He was born Paul Mackenzie Crook on September 29, 1971, in Maidstone, Kent, England, UK. His father worked for British ...

24. Douglas Henshall

Actor | Shetland

Douglas Henshall was born in Glasgow, Scotland in November 1965. His mother was a nurse and his father a salesman. He is the youngest of three children and has two older sisters. He grew up in Barrhead and attended Barrhead High School. Whilst at school a friend asked him to join The Scottish Youth...

25. Tim McInnerny

Actor | Notting Hill

Tim McInnerny was born on September 18, 1956 in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, England as Timothy L. McInnerny. He is an actor, known for Notting Hill (1999), Game of Thrones (2011) and Eddie the Eagle (2015).

26. Don Warrington

Actor | Hamlet

Along with his brother, Don was raised in Warrington Road, Newcastle upon Tyne. Inspired to act after seeing the film On the Waterfront (1954), he got into stage school then became an Assistant Stage Manager. As there was already an actor called Donald Williams, Don had to change his name so ...

27. Tony Curran

Actor | Calibre

Tony Curran was born on December 13, 1969 in Glasgow, Scotland. He is known for his work on Calibre (2018), Deadwood: The Movie (2019) and Outlaw King (2018). He has been married to Mai Curran since August 13, 2011.

28. Mark Bonnar

Actor | Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Mark Bonnar was born on November 19, 1968 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is an actor, known for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (2013), Unforgotten (2015) and Line of Duty (2012). He has been married to Lucy Gaskell since December 28, 2007. They have one child.

29. Keeley Hawes

Actress | Bodyguard

Keeley Hawes was born on 10 February 1976 at St Mary's Hospital, London, England as Clare Julia Hawes. She is an actress and producer, known for The Bank Job (2008), High-Rise (2015) and Death at a Funeral (2007). She has been married to Matthew Macfadyen since 8 October 2004. They have two ...

30. Richard E. Grant

Actor | Gosford Park

Richard E. Grant was born on May 5, 1957 in Mbabane, Hhohho, Eswatini as Richard Grant Esterhuysen. He is an actor, known for Gosford Park (2001), Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) and Hudson Hawk (1991). He has been married to Joan Washington since November 1, 1986. They have two children.

(It's never too late)

31. James Nesbitt

Actor | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

James Nesbitt was born in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, to May, a civil servant, and James Nesbitt, a primary school headmaster. He was educated at Coleraine Academical Institution (also the school of Brian Campbell & Brian McAlister). He originally planned to be a French teacher. It ...

32. David Thewlis

Actor | Naked

David Thewlis was born David Wheeler in 1963 in Blackpool, Lancashire, to Maureen (Thewlis) and Alec Raymond Wheeler, and lived with his parents above their combination wallpaper and toy shop during his childhood. Originally, he came to London with his band Door 66, however he changed his plans and...

33. Paul Kaye

Actor | The Stranger

Paul Kaye was born in 1965 in Clapham, London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for The Stranger (2020), Game of Thrones (2011) and Three Girls (2017). He has been married to Orly Katz since November 1989. They have two children.

34. Mark Gatiss

Actor | The League of Gentlemen

Mark Gatiss is an accomplished author, actor and playwright. Originally from Sedgefield, County Durham, he graduated from Bretton Hall Drama College with a BA (honors) in Theatre Arts.

He was one-quarter of the award-winning comedy team The League of Gentlemen (1999), and became heavily involved in ...

(It'd be a bit weird but he would be excellent)

35. Lara Pulver

Actress | Sherlock

Lara was born and raised in Essex, UK. She studied drama with the NYMT and went on to gain a BA Honours degree in Theatre.

Lara's extensive theatre career led her to gain a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for her portrayal of "Lucille Frank" in Rob Ashford's production of "Parade" at The Donmar ...



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