Eccleston on 100th anniversary
Christopher Eccleston might not be reprising his role as the Ninth Doctor in the 50th anniversary special (despite being approached), but he has talked about the 100th.
In a special message at the BFI’s 50th celebration of the Ninth Doctor, Eccleston said: “I love the BFI. I love the Doctor and hope you enjoy this presentation. Joe Ahearne directed five of the 13 episodes of the first series. He understood the tone the show needed completely – strong, bold, pacy visuals coupled with wit, warmth and a twinkle in the performances.
He added: “If Joe agrees to direct the 100th anniversary special, I will bring my sonic and a stair-lift and – providing the Daleks don’t bring theirs – I, the ninth Doctor, wow to save the universe and all you apes in it.”
Eccleston may be jesting, but it’s nice to see a comment like this from a Doctor who often gets a hard time from those who believe he has a bad attitude towards the show.