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article imageDoctor Who actors not involved in 50th anniversary, says McCoy

By Mathew Wace Peck     Apr 6, 2013 in Entertainment
Sylvester McCoy – the actor who portrayed the Seventh Doctor in the popular BBC science-fiction drama series – has stated that none of the actors who played the Doctors before 2005 have been approached to take part in its 50th anniversary.
Last weekend, it was announced that David Tennant would be returning to the show, as the Tenth Doctor, for an anniversary episode currently in production.
And now, as reported elsewhere by Digital Journal, the BBC has confirmed that Ninth Doctor actor Christopher Eccleston was approached by the show’s head writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, to appear in that same episode – but that, after consideration, the actor declined to do so.
However – and despite long-held hopes from Doctor Who fans that all the surviving actors to have played the role on television would be taking part – the Hobbit has confirmed that none of them have been approached.
“The 20th-century Doctors haven’t heard anything,” McCoy is reported as having said, in Digital Spy. “We old Who-ers have not been asked to go along.”
“All of us want to do it, just for the fans – because that’s what they want,” McCoy said recently. “But we’ve heard nothing – Tom Baker’s heard nothing, Colin Baker, Peter Davison, Paul McGann … none of us have heard anything.”
The as-yet-untitled Doctor Who 50th-anniversary special is expected to be broadcast on Saturday, 23 November 2013 – exactly 50 years to the day that the first-ever episode, An Unearthly Child, was broadcast in the UK.
The current series of Doctor Who, which resumed last week, continues this weekend with The Rings of Akhaten, by Neil Cross (Luther).
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