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article imageMatt Smith sends personal video message to young fan, Jack

By Mathew Wace Peck     Feb 19, 2014 in World
Matt Smith, the British actor best known for playing the Doctor in the BBC’s long-running science-fiction series, “Doctor Who,” has made one young fan’s day by sending him a personal video message, all the way from Texas, USA.
Jack Robinson, from Denmead in England, has an inoperable brain tumour. Since his diagnosis, Portsmouth News reports, Jack’s parents have been trying to make their son’s dreams come true.
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Gary Barlow — the singer-songwriter formerly with Take That — heard of their challenge and made contact with Smith.
“Jack was over the moon,” his dad, Terry, told the paper. “Gary Barlow tweeted he had a message from Matt Smith, but we didn’t expect this; thank you, Gary. And thank you to Darren Langford, a well-wisher, who said he had also been in contact with Matt. Not sure which person he responded too, but we are grateful that he has.”
Smith, 31, recently relinquished the role of the Doctor — a part he had played for four years and which has made him a worldwide star — to The Musketeers star Peter Capaldi, 55, who is currently busy filming his first season.
In the video, Smith is seen as he slowly pans down towards the camera before singing part of the well-known Doctor Who theme tune, then telling Jack that he will send him some goodies and try to visit him when he gets back from Austin, Texas, to the UK.
Terry added that his son, who is a massive Doctor Who fan, “had gone to sleep, but we woke him up to show him the message. His eyes just lit up and he was so delighted. It has made his day.”
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