Matt Smith, who plays the Time Lord with two hearts in the BBC science-fiction drama, Doctor Who, is keen to acquire a piano keyboard for his time-travelling TARDIS.
Smith, 27, wants a genuine instrument panel so that he can display his musical skills on the show.
Earlier this year, he was given the opportunity to show off his soccer skills, during The Lodger (by Gareth Roberts), when the Doctor joined an amateur football team.
Before becoming an actor, Smith was a youth player for both Leicester City and Nottingham Forest, until injury put paid to a future professional career.
According to PA:
I always wanted a piano in the TARDIS, but that’s yet to materialise, sadly. I’m by no means a dab hand but I can tinker a little bit.
[However] I guess once the TARDIS lands, you want the adventure to get started – you don’t want to see the Doctor playing the piano.
At the end of June, following the UK broadcast of the 2010 Doctor Who series finale, The Big Bang (by Steven Moffat), Smith made a surprise appearance at the 40th Glastonbury music festival – appearing on the Other Stage alongside electronic-pop duo Orbital, performing "Dr Who", their cover of the world-famous Doctor Who theme tune.
Yesterday, Smith declared that he’d like to see Florence Welch, of Florence + the Machine, join him for an adventure in time and space.
The two of them could perform something from her debut album, Lungs – a variation of "Between Two Lungs" . . . "Between Two Hearts", perhaps?