Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield in Doctor Who: Daleks in Manhattan (third from right)

Spider-Man Recalls Pig-Men

Some bright spark in The Amazing Spider-Man publicity machine has cottoned onto the fact that Andrew Garfield, the newest actor to play your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man, has previously appeared in Doctor Who in a supporting role (Frank in Daleks In Manhattan/Evolution Of The Daleks).

In a brief video provided by BBC America, he shares a few precious insights onto his time with the show. There’s not that much to the video, but it’s worth a watch nonetheless, especially if you didn’t know that he and Matt Smith, the current and only Time Lord, had an acting history together.

He also reveals that these days, he’s not quite sure why his character had a Southern accent…

“They were set in the Great Depression in New York, and I had a Southern accent for some reason. I forget why…. my character emigrated to New York, I think (laughs).”

Give it a watch; for those of you who want to hear about his current projects there’s an extended interview linked from the page, which talks about him taking on the role of Spider-Man and about his dual American-British citizenship.


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