4 actors – and 1 actress – who were nearly Doctor Who

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Time isn’t a strict progression of cause and effect; from a non linear, non subjective viewpoint, it’s more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly, timey-wimey… stuff. It twists and it turns, and it could have taken a lot of different paths at different points.

Like, for example, with the part of the Doctor. As with any piece of casting, there was an audition process, and a shortlist, and finally an actor was eventually cast – but what if things had gone differently? What if the final choice for the Time Lord had gone to one of the other finalists?

These are the men – and women – who nearly took on the TARDIS…

An article on Doctor Who. Nice little listicle. Always fun.

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