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John Simm On Possible Return To Doctor Who

John Simm, who played the Master in New Who, has downplayed the likelihood of returning to Doctor Who.

This comes after the actor was quoted earlier this week as saying that he is open to returning to Doctor Who to take The Master to a “very, very dark place”.

Speaking at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, he said: “I’d love to have another take on him, to be a bit quieter.”

He added: “I started annoying myself after a while [in my previous appearances]. [Then-showrunner] Russell T Davies had a specific idea of what he wanted him to be like. So I just had to do exactly what he wanted me to, and he wanted a giggling lunatic.”

Simm has now said on Twitter that his quote was taken out of context and that another Doctor Who guest appearance is not actually in the works.

“The Master thing is honestly a non story. I was answering a specific question at a Q+A. [It’s] been taken out of context,” he wrote.