Is This ‘Love Actually’ Actor Replacing Peter Capaldi on ‘Doctor Who’?

According to the Mirror, a source at the BBC has revealed the next actor to replace Peter Capaldi’s Time Lord. If the rumor is true, the next Doctor will be played by Love Actually actor Kris Marshall.


The Doctor would finally be a ginger!


Furthermore, the Doctor is set to regenerate during the 10th series, rather than in the Christmas special, which Capaldi stated is his final episode. Kris Marshall, according to the same source, has already joined the cast and begun filming his scenes.

Fans grew suspicious Marshall would be the actor to take over the role after he quit his most recent show, Death in Paradise, just days after Peter Capaldi announced his decision to quit.

Since Capaldi announced he was leaving the show earlier this year, there has been rumor after rumor about who will take on the role of the 13th Doctor. Names like Ben Whishaw, Rupert Grint, and Richard Ayoade were thrown into the mix. There was even hope that The Doctor would swap genders in this next regeneration, with Hayley Atwell, Lara Pulver, and even Tilda Swinton were named as possibilities.

The BBC wants to have a clean slate when the show returns in 2018 with series 11. They have Chris Chibnall, who is taking over the reigns as showrunner. They also want the next Doctor to be a younger, handsome male, harking back to the Tennant/Smith era. Merchandising has dropped sharply in recent years and there is a strong desire to boost the show’s popularity among kids.

Now that the final series featuring Capaldi as The Doctor premiered a few hours ago, the answer as to who will be the new face piloting the TARDIS is just a few hours of television away.

On The Graham Norton Show before the weekend, Peter Capaldi revealed that has already filmed his ‘death’ scene. Graham asked if him having filmed the scene meant that the new Doctor was already around and Peter said, “not necessarily.”

When asked how he could be appearing if he’s already ‘died’, he said “we’d have to wait and see.”

The BBC or Marshall’s representatives have yet to make an official statement.

Would you like to see Kris Marshall replace Peter Capaldi as The Doctor? Let us know in the comments!

Michael Fromm
Michael Fromm
Michael E. Fromm is an all-around scrivener, writing screenplays (short and feature), short stories, novels, poetry, blogs, articles, and press releases. Since first learning to hold a pen, he has done little but read, watch, and write about characters and worlds of fantasy. It would be very difficult to find him without a pen in hand and an idea in mind, which is problematic for anyone wanting to have a conversation with him. Michael graduated from Rowan University, primarily focusing on improving his skills as a filmmaker and screenwriter. After said schooling, he joined an elite force of Rowan grads who also had the notion of becoming filmmakers. This group, known as Justice Productions, call on him every so often to write short films. And, until this whole writing thing pays off, Michael currently does development & marketing communication (writing, graphic & publication design, social media and website upkeep, etc.) for a web development company in Central New Jersey, where he currently resides.