No sooner do we dismiss one “Matt Smith Lookalike” as bearing no more resemblance to the Eleventh Doctor than a man with a head, two arms and two legs than another comes along!
Terry Dawson is the name, and he will be posing for photographs while basking in Matt Smith’s reflected glow this Sunday at the ultimate Father’s Day event, a sci-fi event at the North East Aircraft Museum.
Credit to the lad, though. He’s only 20 and a Northumbria University English and film student, as well as being a member of both the Westovians and Cleadon Village drama clubs, and it sounds as though he is getting paid after auditioning for the gig on the suggestion of a friend.
“Quite a few people have told me that I look like Matt Smith, it was a bit of an in-joke with me and my mates at first, but then when the show started getting really big, a lot more people started to mention it.
“I’ve even been mistaken for him, but the people were a bit drunk at the time so I didn’t take it too seriously, but when my mate told me about the audition I just thought, ‘why not?’”
Interestingly, the North East Aircraft Museum was auditioning for an army of all 11 Doctors for the event which will feature Daleks, a TARDIS and memorabilia from both Doctor Who and American franchises such as Star Trek.
Tickets for the event cost £4, and it runs from 10am to 5pm on Sunday, June 19th. Visit www.neam.org.uk for more details or call 0191 519 0662.