The latest Doctor Who rumor offers that Hugh Grant could be the 14th Timelord, but that doesn’t look to be the case as the actor has shot down the rumor on social media.
The UK’s Daily Mirror has reported Hugh Grant is in talks to play the new Doctor Who, which followed an earlier rumor that David Tennant was going to return, but according to Hugh Grant, he won’t be playing the Timelord.
“Nothing against Dr W but I’m not. No idea where the story came from,” tweeted Grant on Monday.
Nothing against Dr W but I’m not. No idea where the story came from. https://t.co/g1PG4VsqYN
— Hugh Grant (@HackedOffHugh) March 21, 2022
What is rather interesting is that Hugh Grant has already played Doctor Who, of sorts, as Grant played the Doctor in the BBC comic relief special for Red Nose Day in “The Curse of Fatal Death,” which was written by Steven Moffat, where some fans think the special mapped out plans for Doctor Who, including where the 13th Doctor becomes a female. Watch below.
Jodie Whittaker’s days are numbered as she will appear in two more specials that will air this year, which will see her regenerate into a new Doctor. Additional rumors have offered a female POC will be the new Doctor and/or a gay actor will play the Timelord. Showrunner Chris Chibnall is also out as Russell T Davies returns for the Doctor’s 60th anniversary.
“As part of the BBC Centenary celebrations, Jodie Whittaker’s final episode playing the Thirteenth Doctor is set to air next autumn,” announced the BBC back in November. “Having been in charge of the TARDIS since filming began in 2017, Showrunner Chris Chibnall and Jodie Whittaker are set to leave the most famous police box on Earth – and the Universe. Having faced many perilous journeys battling some of the most feared monsters throughout space and time, it’s the final installment for the Thirteenth Doctor. This epic blockbuster special will see the Doctor fight evil across the galaxy one last time but just who will she come up against in her final battle before the Doctor regenerates once more… “