John Hurt teases Who 50th role, possibly confirming stunning rumor

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May 9, 2013

While details surrounding Doctor Who’s 50th-anniversary special are still pretty vague, we do know a few things: That it will air in November; that David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor is back and so is Rose Tyler (Billie Piper); that Gavin & Stacey’s Joanna Page plays Queen Elizabeth I; and that John Hurt ... well, John Hurt, we don't know so much about him, now, do we?

Oh, and we can expect the return of the Zygons and quite a few other classic monsters as well, and it’s been shot in glorious 3D. Now this could be cooler than bowties and Stetsons and fezzes all put together!

Now back to John Hurt’s mysterious character.


Speaking to Eastern Daily Press 24, the man who became famous especially since THAT SCENE in Ridley Scott’s Alien (when an alien bursts out of his chest) teased his role on Who’s 50th. EDP24 reports that:

Mr Hurt, who lives near Cromer, earlier told the EDP he had just finished shooting a Dr Who 3D special in which he plays “part of the Doctor” in a “kind of trinity” which includes David Tennant

Which could give wind to the rumor is that Hurt is playing the part of the “Forgotten Doctor,” who was “lost” during the Time War. He'd be between Doctors number Eight (Paul McGann) and Nine (Christopher Eccleston, who opted not to come back). Which in turn could possibly make Doctors Ten (Tennant) and Eleven (Matt Smith) actually Eleven and Twelve! 

John Hurt’s comment seems to support the theory, but we’ll have to wait and see. Remember, “In Moffat We Trust.” Um, we do, right?

What do you think?

(via Digital Spy and Doctor Who TV)

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