With the suggestion of Kris Marshall being the subject of heavy betting (Doctor Who TV: KRIS MARSHALL 13TH DOCTOR BETS SUSPENDED AFTER SUDDEN SPIKE. This led me to look at the various odds being offered, to see who else is on the list; queue this post!
The Thirteenth Doctor
Here’s a few odds (as of the time of writing according to Ladbrokes) that paint the story:
- 4/5 Kris Marshall
- 5/1 Tilda Swinton
- 6/1 Olivia Colman
- 16/1 Richard Ayoade.
If we dive lower we get some more intriguing names (and I suspect some fans have engage in wishful thinking):
- 20/1 Rory Kinnear
- 25/1 Sheridan Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Alexander Vlahos, Andrew Scott, Danny Dyer, Lenny Henry
- 33/1 James Corden, Idris Elba, Stephen Fry, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michelle Gomez
- 40/1 Sue Perkins
- 50/1 Josette Simon, Julie Hesmondhalgh.
I think we can ignore the 250/1 shot: Jeremy Corbyn!
I’d love someone like Alexander Vlahos to get the role, but I can see him playing the next Master / Missy before the Doctor. A world with Stephen Fry as the Doctor would be amusing. If I was to pick from these (and I left out lots of options), my list is:
- Rory Kinnear
- Olivia Colman
- Kris Marshall
- Julie Hesmondhalgh.
Of course, I know nothing!