I Love Bill Nighy, like really love him. I also love Doctor Who, so imagine my excitement / disappointment when I learned that Nighy Turned down the role ! According to the Daily Express he is quoted as saying –
“it comes with too much baggage”.
Fair enough, the role does come hand in hand with high media attention and screaming fans…I among them. He does not state when he was approached-
“I won’t tell you when because the rule is that you are not allowed to say you turned that job down because it’s disrespectful to whoever did it,”
One presumes it was earlier in the whovian casting history as Peter Capaldi ( pictured with great facial hair below..grr r) is rumored to have been the only choice for the New incarnation of the timelord.
Nighy did end up making a cameo in Doctor Who’s Forth season along side the recently departed Doctor Matt Smith, whom Peter Capaldi is replacing. For those wanting to watch him in action, it was episode – “Vincent and the Doctor”
I love all the incarnations of the Doctor so I’m not too disappointed but still, I think he would have made a great addition to the Shows history. What is every ones thoughts?