Matt Smith, yesterday.
At the recent TV Choice Awards, where Doctor Who won Best Drama Series and Outstanding Contribution Award, current showrunner Steven Moffat spoke to about Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi. Speaking about filming on his very last story as the Time Lord (the 2013 Christmas Special), the showrunner said of Smith:
“It’s hard to let go, watching him on set yesterday [Sunday] and he’s so heartbreakingly good. You get all excited about the new doctor and then you go back and you see Matt on his first day back on set and you think ‘Oh my God, that’s what we’re losing’. He’s so brilliant and he’s at the height of his powers in the part, he’s so funny, so clever, so inventive.”
Asked if the mood on set was downbeat or sad due to his departure, Moffat commented: “It’s fine. I mean it was an emotional start to the week, but he’s actually been incredibly cheery. He’s a fantastic leading man from that point of view. He bounds on set and gets everyone laughing and moving.”
Turning to focus on the Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi, Steven explained: “He’s very excited and thrilled. He’s a brilliant actor and he wanted the part so that was it. He’s known to be a Doctor Who fan and genius level actor and came at the right time for the Doctor.”
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Cameron K. McEwan
Cameron K McEwan was the first owner and site editor of Blogtor Who since its creation in May 2008 until Dec 2015. A lifelong Doctor Who fan, Cameron has also written two books, The Who’s Who of Doctor Who and Doctor Who: The Big Book of Lists, and directed a film all about Doctor Who fans throughout the years, Who’s Changing - An Adventure In Time With Fans. Cameron also contributes TV and film news and reviews to BBC Radio London, Metro, Digital Spy, New York Observer and Den of Geek. He lives in London with his one trousers.


  1. I am very eager to see Capaldi take over. I love and adore Matt, and will miss him terribly, as I missed David and Chris, but I'm also very happy for him that he's found the right time to move on, and I wish him all the very best. And I am eager, as I said, to meet the new Doctor and find out what kind of man HE is. I can't wait for the specials!

  2. Matt was for me at last THE Doctor. He grew and yes, when I saw him I thought: o yeah, he can rule the world !. But sadly, he leaves too soon. I think, one season more had peaked him enormously.


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