|Dr. Who Tardis in spaceWallpaper|
Actor Matt Smith is leaving his role as Doctor Who on BBC. Matt Smith played the Doctor for four years, and is ready to move on. He first took the role as the 11th Doctor on January 1, 2010.
|Matt Smith leaves show as Doctor Who|
Executive Producer Steven Moffat Respects Matt Smith's Decision
Ever since Matt Smith has been the Doctor, he has kept the show's lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, laughing with his ad lib humor which kept every day a delight on the set of the show.
Steven Moffat said this: "The Doctor can be a clown and hero - often at the same time - and Matt rose to both challenges magnificently. And even better than that, given the pressures of the extraordinary show, he is one of the nicest and hardest-working people I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Whatever we threw at him - sometimes literally - his behavior was always worthy of the Doctor."
Doctor Who is a Time Lord, and freely travels the time line in his T.A.R.D.I.S. (see picture below)
|Doctor Who's Time traveling TARDIS|
Matt Smith said that being on the show was "the most brilliant experience." He was the youngest actor to play Doctor Who to date, at a ripe young age of 30.
50th Anniversary Episode of Doctor Who ComingDoctor Who will air its 50th Anniversary episode in November 2013. This episode has already been filmed.
Matt Smith will be replaced in the 2013 Christmas special on BBC.
Many fans of the show are sad to see Matt Smith replaced by a new Doctor Who.
At the National Television Awards in 2012, Matt Smith won an award for "Most Popular Male Drama Performance."
Easy-to-Remember Fact: The very first episode of Doctor Who premiered the day after the JFK assassination.
The Farewell to Doctor Who Poem:
|The 11 Doctors (see list)|
Traveling in a Tardis blue
Sad but true
Matt Smith's leaving
after four as who?
|Doctor Who List Past to Present|
is what we call him
when there's trouble
He gets there on the double
50 years is coming fast
celebrating the Doctor's past.
Matt Smith has bid farewell
goodbye, and adieu,
It's "go" time for Doctor one two.
The 12th Doctor Announced on BBC America
On Sunday August 4, 2013, BBC America announced in a live feed that the new Doctor Who will be played by actor Peter Capaldi, who is Scottish. Peter Capaldi was also considered among the candidates when Matt Smith was chosen as the 11th Doctor. Peter Capaldi was seen recently in the movie, World War Z, also starring Brad Pitt.