Russell Tovey hasn’t ruled out a return to Doctor Who

The actor's back in the UK for a new play - but would he like to fill the upcoming vacancy in the Tardis?


He’s had a busy year making waves in Quantico and The Pass but now Russell Tovey’s back in Britain, would he ever consider stepping back into the Tardis?


The one-time Doctor Who guest star remains a firm favourite among fans of the sci-fi series so when caught up with him on the BAFTA Film Awards red carpet we just had to ask if he’d be up for filling the vacancy when Peter Capaldi steps down?

“Let’s see, let’s see what happens”, teased Tovey, “Wales is a lovely part of the word to be so who knows?”

In the meantime the actor will be kept busy on stage thanks to a new role, which he says he’s very excited about.

“I’m back in theatre now, I’m doing Angels in America, we’re three weeks into rehearsals at the National Theatre with BAFTA nominee Andrew Garfield who’s here tonight, now Oscar nominee”, Tovey explained.

“It’s intense but I’m excited about getting out on stage” he said.


The BAFTAs were held at London’s Royal Albert Hall and attended by the likes of Meryl Streep, JK Rowling, Mel Brooks, Prince William and many, many more.

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