Helena: the ‘best female Doctor’

Helena Bonham Carter would be the ideal choice to play the first female Doctor Who, according to sci-fi fans. Readers of sci-fi magazine SFX believe The King’s Speech star should be given the role if producers decide to make the Time Lord regenerate as a woman in the future.

Second place went to Tamsin Greig, who has already guest-starred in the show and who is currently starring in Channel 4’s Friday Night Dinner. More than 2,000 fans voted in the poll at the magazine’s website SFX.co.uk.

Harry Potter actress Emma Watson, who has played Hermione Granger throughout the hit film series, was the only actress under 30 to make the top five. Dave Golder, online editor of SFX.co.uk said: “The Doctor has always been an eccentric and actresses don’t come much more eccentric than Helena. Of all the Doctors so far she is probably most like a female Tom Baker, though we can see little bits of Troughton, Tennant and Smith in there too.”

However, thoughts of a female Doctor may be a little premature. At the launch of the latest series last night, actress Alex Kingston who plays the show’s River Song, said: “I think the Doctor will always stay a male. I can’t imagine it.”

Source: The Press Association

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