Doctor Who star Matt Smith has stated that he does not expect to star in the planned big-screen adaptation of the show.
The 29-year-old actor told Collider that he thinks Hollywood timescales will rule out the possibility of him appearing as the timelord in the movie project.
He said: “I think it would take four or five years to get something like that off the ground, and I don’t anticipate that I’ll be playing the Doctor then.
“My skin and the aging process couldn’t take it.
“For my money, whoever is playing the Doctor should be in the movie. I don’t think there should be two Doctors.”
The movie project is reportedly being helmed by Harry Potter director David Yates, but Smith insisted that current show boss Steven Moffat should write the movie.
He continued: “I don’t see any reason why it couldn’t work. I think they should get Steven to write it because he’s the best.”
Being a 1,000-year-old alien travelling through time in a police box while wearing a tweed jacket, clip-on bow tie and armed with just a sonic screwdriver is one thing.
Being an oarsman shivering in shorts and singlet on a choppy stretch of the Thames at daybreak as, for the first time in your life, you step into a rowing boat, is quite another.
Matt Smith knows the difference only too well. As the current Doctor, he regularly saves the universe from destruction. But in his latest TV role, as real-life 1948 Olympic rower Bert Bushnell, he met his match. ‘I’d never been in a boat before and, of all the things I’ve done, it was the most daunting,’ he says ruefully.
His 29,000-light-year journey from the Doctor’s home planet of Gallifrey was a doddle compared to what Smith, 29, found at Henley-on-Thames, less than an hour’s drive from his home in north London. ‘It was far from plain sailing,’ he says.
‘I had three or four duckings, which weren’t just cold and uncomfortable, but embarrassing, too. When you consider the dangerous situations the Doctor manages to survive in space, it’s pathetic I couldn’t even keep afloat ten yards from the river bank.
Finally did a batch update with mostly HQ images of Matt Smith at the San Diego Comic-Con 2012, including the “Doctor Who” Panel, signing, press room and Tumblr Meeting.
Public Appearances > 2012 > July 12: WIRED Cafe At Comic-Con – Day 1
Public Appearances > 2012 > July 14: Team Nerdist vs. Team “Doctor Who” Bowling
Public Appearances > 2012 > July 14: Comic-Con – TV Guide’s Fan Favorites Panel
Public Appearances > 2012 > July 14: Tumblr Event
Public Appearances > 2012 > July 15: “Doctor Who” Comic-Con Panel
Public Appearances > 2012 > July 15: Entertainment Weekly’s Comic-Con Celebration
Public Appearances > 2012 > July 15: “Doctor Who” – Press Line
Public Appearances > 2012 > July 15: “Doctor Who” Comic-Con Signing
Public Appearances > 2012 > July 12-15: Comic-Con Misc/With Fans
Photoshoots > Set 014
Appropriate Adult, ITV’s chilling drama exploring the Fred West murders took a hat-trick of acting prizes at the British Academy Television Awards on Sunday night, with actors honoured for their portrayals of Fred and Rose West, and the appropriate adult of the show’s title, Janet Leach.
Sherlock’s co-creator Steven Moffat received Bafta’s special award from Cumberbatch and Matt Smith, who plays Doctor Who in the writer and producer’s other BBC1 hit show. They introduced him as their “great friend and colleague”.
“Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who giving me an award!” exclaimed Moffat, who described the award as “the upbeat part of the obituary” and his characters as “the two best things the British have ever given to the world.”.
Added 25 HQ images to our gallery thanks to Jessica!
- [x025] Public Appearances > 2012 > May 27 | Arqiva British Academy Television Awards
Doctor Who star Matt Smith swapped his sonic screwdriver for the Olympic torch as the relay began its journey from Cardiff to Swansea.
He ran an early morning leg in the Welsh capital, where the successful television show is based. Later in the morning the torch was carried in Merthyr Tydfil by Welsh rugby player Matthew Rees. And hurdler Colin Jackson, who in 1988 won Olympic silver in Seoul, will run one of the day’s final legs in Swansea.
Large crowds have once again turned out in the sunshine to watch the relay wend its way from the Welsh capital to the valleys and the coast. Smith ran from the historic Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay to the National Assembly building, just before 06:30 BST – earlier than planned.
He said he was “thrilled” that about 1,000 people had lined the streets so early on a Saturday morning to watch.
“It’s a great privilege to be involved. I can’t quite believe people have actually turned up, I thought I would be just be carrying it around, waving to the ducks. I’m really excited about the summer of sport we have ahead. It’s wonderful.”
In a previous life the Doctor, then played by Tennant, went forward in time and carried the Olympic torch in London in 2012.
Smith passed the flame to 14-year-old swimmer Llio Roberts who is ranked top 3 for her age in Wales at the 100m freestyle. Runners were applauded and cheered at each torch changeover and a cavalcade of cyclists and runners energetically followed the flame.
Hundreds lined the streets taking photographs, and newsagents and coffee shops did a roaring early morning trade.
Ann Taylor, 52, was up at 4am with her friend Jonna Batt, 31, to get a good vantage point.
“I’ve never seen Matt Smith before. He was very talkative and really polite,” said Miss Batt.
Her friend added: “I think it is a really good idea to have the torch tour the country like this. It puts everybody in a really enthusiastic mood.
“I think it attracts a lot of people who might not ever pay attention to it.”
- [x019] Public Appearances > 2012 > May 26 | Carrying the Olympic Torch in Cardiff
While it’s no surprise that Tinie Tempah, a man as well known for his debonair sartorial sense as he is for his raucous beats, topped GQ’s annual 50 Best-dressed Men List for 2012, there were some surprising names to be found.
The GQ Best-Dressed Men of 2012
1. Tinie Tempah
2. Mario Balotelli
3. Matt Smith
4. Robert Pattinson
5. Andrew Garfield
6. Henry Cavill
7. Idris Elba
8. Christian Bale
9. Sergio Pizzorno
10. Ian Brown
The conventionally attractive were also bestowed with honours, with Robert Pattison, Andrew Garfield and Henry Cavill named in the top 10.
But not everyone’s personal sense of style was revered by the magazine. GQ also drew up a worst-dressed list which included the likes of US rapper Chris Brown, Jamie Oliver, David Cameron’s director of strategy Steve Hilton and Strictly Come Dancing star Robbie Savage, who the list concluded looks like ”a reject from a Mills & Boon cover”.
The panel of expert judges assembling the list included Gary Barlow, Tom Ford, Christopher Bailey and David Walliams.
The GQ Best Dressed Men List 2012 appears in the March issue of GQ, out next Thursday.
Source: Yahoo News
Here’s an interview made with Matt Smith in the National Television Awards (NTA’s).
Matt Smith wants a male companion when Karen Gillan departs Doctor Who.
The 29-year-old actor – who bagged the Male Drama Performance gong at last night’s (25.01.12) National Television Awards for his role as the Time Lord in the sci-fi series – admitted while he always thought he and Karen would have “different journeys” in the show, he won’t be following in her footsteps and leaving anytime soon.
He told BANG Showbiz: “I’m really pleased with the award. We always try to do the best every day and try to improve the show as best we can.
“I wouldn’t mind a male companion now that Karen has left. I’ve always believe me and Karen would have different journeys in ‘Doctor Who’.
“I’m sad she’s left, but the show is bigger than all the actors who have been in it. I have no plans to leave, though. I’ve definitely got a year left in the show and I’ll take it from there.”