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Would John Hurt Return to Doctor Who?

After his amazing role in The Day of the Doctor, wouldn’t it be great to see John Hurt back in Doctor Who, a triumphant return for the man who fought against the Daleks in the Time War,?

Red Carpet News caught up with the award-winning actor, and asked him if he’d like to return; he replied:

I can’t think for a second… You’re asking me to answer something which I can’t answer… But I can’t think there’d be any reason to do that.

It seems to come as a surprise to Hurt – who’s starred in V For Vendetta; Merlin; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; and Watership Down – so it might not be that he hasn’t considered coming back, but that the question came completely out-of-the-blue.

He’d probably recently been answering questions about the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who he worked with on the 2003 film, Owning Mahowny. So could this have just been a badly-timed question? He seemed very pleased with the reception he’d got from Whovians shortly after the 50th anniversary. Mind you, he probably thought of Doctor Who as a one-off thing, especially as he hadn’t realised how big it is.

Then again, there’s always that tweet

And even then, it’s not really up to him – look to the Moff for a final decision!

It might not be the answer we were hoping for – but at least he didn’t definitively say, ‘No More.’


When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates (Kasterborous' former Editor) pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. He is the co-founder of The Doctor Who Companion:

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