Mark Gatiss has revealed he has yet to be asked to return to Doctor Who but feels it’s time for “young people” to host the show.
The actor, 55, has previously been heavily involved in sci-fi series as a screenwriter as well as starring in several episodes, including the 2017 Christmas special.
His former co-writer Russell T Davies, who created Queer As Folk and It’s A Sin, will return as host after leaving the show in 2009.
Speaking to PA news agency on the red carpet of the Attitude Pride Awards, Gatiss described Davies’ return as “brilliant and thrilling”.
He said he has yet to be offered the show again and admitted, when asked if he would consider the opportunity, that he could “resist everything but the temptation.” “.
Gatiss noted that it was time for “young people” to take on roles on the show, joking that it was “like Russell”.
Sex Education’s Ncuti Gatwa will become the 14th Doctor on the popular BBC show, following Jodie Whittaker, who announced last July that she would be leaving the role.
Heartstopper star Yasmin Finney will also join the cast to play a character named Rose in scenes that will air in 2023 to coincide with the film’s 60th anniversary.
Gatiss said it was a “joy” that a “palpable excitement” was generated about the show following these announcements, recalling how Hollywood actor Ryan Gosling was recently discovered wearing a T-shirt with Gatwa’s face on it.
The actor also praised Davies for being outspoken about how what critics have called the Don’t Say Gay bill in the US proves that the LGBTQ+ community cannot be comfortable defending the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. me.
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Gatiss told PA that PA representation has improved “massively” on screen and that there has been “a lot of terrible progress” in society to improve equal rights for LGBTQ+ people, but he worried that things now seem to be “going in the opposite direction”.
“These things can be undone with a stroke of the pen, and are being undone,” he said.
“I mean Roe and Wade will disappear in America and same-sex marriage will definitely follow, so these things are very fragile.”
Gatiss says opposition parties in the UK can get rid of Davies’ book by being outspoken on these issues.
“For Democrats in America, there’s a politeness and kind of notion that things are still going by the rules, but they’re not playing by the rules,” he added.
“America’s democracy is hanging by a rope and, again, if that’s right over there, it’s right over there.”
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