Scarf, coat, bow tie, and props that are bigger that what they seem to look like—it looks like Newt Scamander is not too different from Doctor Who. Wouldn’t Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them actor Eddie Redmayne fit the Doctor Who role perfectly, too?
Eddie Redmayne is one extremely talented British actor, who has starred in various award-winning roles as Les Miserables, Theory of Everything, and The Danish Girl. But while his acting genius in his previous films didn’t go unnoticed, Eddie Redmayne’s newest role as Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them have propelled him to new fame heights as he revives the wizarding world of J.K. Rowling in a five-part movie about the events before the Harry Potter timeline.
eddie redmayne in fantastic beasts and where to find them (2016) pic.twitter.com/y4CwUBKX7C
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Now that he is gaining more popularity, it’s only logical that fans are clamoring for more of Eddie Redmayne everywhere. And with Eddie’s splendid performance as Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts, one couldn’t help but draw parallels between magizoologist Scamander and a certain time-travelling Doctor.
Cinema Blend reports that it looks like fans are placing Eddie Redmayne on another universe and Eddie is only too willing and even excited to think about the possibility of being the 13th Doctor in British science-fiction television program Doctor Who.
Doctor Who has been around since 1963 and its contemporary run, from 2005 to date, has drawn quite a huge cult following. Doctor Who follows the story of the Time Lord, or more commonly known as The Doctor, and the series have already seen 12 actors take the role of The Doctor. As of date, the list of actors who have starred as The Doctor in Doctor Who are William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davidson, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, and Peter Capaldi.
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And Eddie Redmayne, along with many actors who grew up watching the series, would surely dream of becoming a part of the huge television franchise. This has sparked many rumors that Eddie Redmayne could be in line to be the 13th Doctor.
Speaking on a BBC Radio 1 interview, Eddie Redmayne reveals how similar Newt Scamander and The Doctor are in many ways than one.
“I do see the resemblance. I see the scarf, I see the coat, I see the bow tie, I’m also a huge admirer of those actors, I love Matt Smith. I suppose there is a bit…I suppose the briefcase [in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them] has a TARDIS vibe to it. So yeah. Oh my god, would I do it? Yeah! It’s a great show.”
We would recall that Eddie Redmayne has already appeared in a very minor role related to the Doctor Who universe, iTech Post reports. In one of BBC’s Children Needing of Charity sketches, Newt Scamander and The Doctor cross paths as Scamander (played by actor Eddie Redmayne) talks to The Doctor (played by 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi) in search for a rogue magical beast.
While Eddie’s appearance on the sketch is a minor connection to Doctor Who, don’t lose hope. We can remember that there was also a time when Peter Capaldi appeared in a cameo in the 50th anniversary special entitled, The Day of the Doctor, before actually appearing and grabbing the role of the 12th Doctor. If this is anything to go by, it could only mean that there is prior proof that those appearing as cameos could make The Doctor role—ergo, Eddie Redmayne could really be in line for Doctor Who.
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But really looking into Eddie Redmayne’s availability, it would be a great deal of pressure and stress on the actor and father to engage in two huge projects at the same time as it has been revealed that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is slated to span five movies over the course of eight years. So if Eddie Redmayne would take the role of Doctor Who, really, he should be prepared to flex some muscles and work his fingers to the bone.
Have you, too, seen The Doctor in Newt Scamander and vice versa?
Pourquoi, fondamentalement, Newt Scamander est le Docteur (Doctor Who): pic.twitter.com/zFjqSg9eWj
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