Maisie Williams is down to play the Doctor, that is, if Idris Elba isn’t busy. The Game of Thrones and Doctor Who guest star, who was named this year’s Rising star at the Evening Standard British Film Awards, thinks that it would be ‘cool’ to take over from Peter Capaldi, but unfortunately is busy with other projects…and, you know, Capaldi hasn’t left yet…
“Yes it would be cool but right now I’m locked into some other things. I think a female doctor would be incredible,” she said. “I think a black doctor would be incredible. I’m all for Idris Elba – but if not I’ll take it for the team and do it!”
Elba has already long been amongst the favourites to take on another British icon in the martini swilling form of James Bond – and he could be about to take on the role of gunslinger Roland Deschain, in Stephen King’s The Dark Tower adaptation – so it doesn’t look like he’ll be boarding the TARDIS anytime soon.
Of course, Williams, who played Ashildr/me during Series 9, was last seen gallivanting around the galaxy with Jenna Coleman’s Clara in a freshly stolen TARDIS, and, it’s not unheard of for the Doctor to adopt faces from his past so…no, it’s not happening. But still, at least she’s game.