The word out on the street recently is that Stephen Mangan would like the keys to the TARDIS in order for him to play a future Doctor; we know this rumour to be accurate because it comes from… Stephen Mangan.
Speaking with the Radio Times the actor, best known for his comedy roles, admitted that he would love a chance to pilot the old type 40 through the Universe to fight the evils that lie in wait in every dark corner by landing a role as the Doctor in Doctor Who.
Mangan has been in some well known British science fiction comedies including Hyperdrive and the short-lived Dirk Gently which was originally written by the late and great Douglas Adams. Mangan currently stars in BBC comedy Episodes alongside Tamsin Greig (2005’s The Long Game) and Matt LeBlanc (Friends), others of you may recognise Mangan as the seedy swinger Dan Moody from I’m Alan Partridge.
The actor certainly has some of the credentiasl we look for in order to play the Time Lord we all know and love. Stephen Mangan is a respectable 40 years old but still looks quite young, he’s got a mop of curly black hair that looks like it defies styling and he’s already chummy with not one but two former key holders from the TARDIS:
David [Tennant], weirdly, is my son’s godfather so we’re good friends…I once spent Christmas Eve with him and his father-in-law who is [Fifth Doctor] Peter Davison. There were four of us there and two Doctors – I don’t know how many hearts that makes.
Could it be six hearts at the next family gathering (plus however many Jenny has now)?