Walking Dead (and former Who) star wants to return to Doctor Who

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Jan 22, 2013, 5:50 PM EST

David Morrissey may have gotten busy playing Walking Dead's Governor, but the actor who did a stint on Doctor Who a few years back in the 2008 Christmas special says he'd love to be back on the beloved sci-fi series.

Back when it was announced in 2008 that David Tennant was leaving Doctor Who, people believed Morrissey was going to become the next Time Lord. Heck, even the title of the Christmas special he was set to appear in, "The Next Doctor," stoked the rumor fires.

Everyone (okay, a lot of people) thought Morrissey was set to step in as Doctor number 11—until the episode aired and we found out that he was just a guy named Jackson Lake who believed he was the Doctor (it still made for a great romp, though).

But back then, Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies even asked Morrissey to play along and deny absolutely nothing to cover the real story.

Den of Geek asked the actor if a part of him would have loved those rumors to be true:

Yeah, there was a bit. It's a great show, and I was slightly thrown by all that. David (Tennant) announced he was going and this rumour mill began, and I couldn't say what I knew, but it was a very fun place to inhabit for six months. When people thought it was going to be me, that was great. And also I think that Russell is just a wonderful person, so it was great to even be associated with that, but I think it's in good hands now.

So, would he love to do it again, then?

Ah, I'd love that. I would absolutely love to do it again. I had such a ball doing it. Mark Gatiss says, you know, there's nothing more blissful for him to write than "Interior TARDIS: Day" or whatever on the top of one of his scripts, it's living the dream. And for me, when I went down and worked on it, I thought 'This is great', it's a really well-run show, people take it very seriously but you have fun on it. And l loved that character, I really loved Jackson Lake, I thought he was a really interesting man, he was in some sort of trauma himself and the Doctor liberates him from that...

How about you guys, would you love to have David Morrissey make a return as Jackson Lake on Doctor Who?

(Den of Geek via Doctor Who TV)

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