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January 06, 2009

Merlin ages backwards

I had wondered if the Beeb would continue the Doctor's decades long journey toward adolescence. For the eleventh Doctor, the answer is yes (that second link is an extended version of the first).

Matt Smith has been named as the actor who will take over from David Tennant in Doctor Who - making him the youngest actor to take on the role. At 26, Smith is three years younger than Peter Davison when he signed up to play the fifth Doctor in 1981.

Smith will first appear on TV screens as the 11th Doctor in 2010. He was cast over Christmas and will begin filming for the fifth series of Doctor Who in the summer. Tennant is filming four specials in 2009.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 6, 2009 12:45 AM