Has the Twelfth Doctor been cast already? Today’s Telegraph claims that actor Rory Kinnear, who featured high-up in betting lists earlier this week, has been offered the coveted role. The newspaper states:
“He has been offered the part and we are waiting to hear if he will accept,” says my man in the Tardis. “He is the perfect choice.”
The 35-year-old alumnus of St Paul’s School, George Osborne’s alma mater, is the son of Roy Kinnear, the celebrated actor. He played the MI6 officer Bill Tanner in Skyfall and Quantum of Solace, the James Bond films, and won acclaim for his stage performances in productions of Othello, Mary Stuart and Hamlet.
It had been claimed on Friday that the identity of the Twelfth Doctor would be announced yesterday – but this rumour has been quashed, with documentary director Ed Stradling claiming that Steven Moffat had told him that they’d ‘barely started’ looking for the Twelfth Doctor – so take this with a pinch of salt, and wait and see…
[Source: Doctor Who TV]