Even though he shot to fame in Britain as a musical theater actor, he’s not completely keen on “jumping back into it.” “I tend to invest a little more than I should when I do musicals, so it takes a lot out of me and my personal life. So, it would have to be something quite amazing for me to jump back into.”
One project he would be very keen to jump into is Doctor Who. Barnard quipped earlier this summer that he’d love to be involved in the popular sci-fi franchise and British journalists (and bookies) took this to mean he was up for the role of the Doctor. On the day that the BBC was set to announce the new Doctor during a live broadcast, Barnard was one of the top three picks.
“I was having a very relaxed Sunday and all of a sudden the bookies favored me as second favorite to be [the Doctor in] Doctor Who. I had not had one meeting with anyone about becoming the next [Doctor], but somehow it leaked out that I was a favorite and that’s quite lovely to be put in that situation, but,” he laughed, “I wasn’t going to become it unless BBC Studio was about to turn up on my doorstep and ask me to play him on that day live on television.”
The new Doctor is of course going to be played by Peter Capaldi, but Barnard “would still love to do something with the Doctor Who franchise at some point because I know they have a lot of fun.”
Maybe the Doctor needs a new male companion?
The White Queen’s season finale airs on Starz on Saturday, October 19 at 9 PM. Check back on Sunday to find out Aneurin Barnard’s thoughts on filming the last battle and what he thinks about Richard and Anne’s relationship and the program’s historical accuracy.
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