John Hurt Struggled With Doctor Who’s “Quasi-scientific nonsense”
The legendary John Hurt has said that he found his role in the The Day of the Doctor one of the most difficult of his career.
Hurt told the Mail: “It was one of the toughest parts I have had to learn, as difficult as anything I have done. There is a lot of quasi-scientific nonsense which doesn’t stay in your head that easily and that meant entire weekends spent on solid learning. I remember Matt said I’d have to give my life over to it because there is a lot of learning and very little time to shoot.”
Speaking about how his Doctor compares with Smith and Tennant’s: “You have three people playing one person. It’s the holy trinity. The War Doctor is not as quicksilver as the Matt and Davids of this world because he comes from a very different place. He is a little stiller and more reflective – a little more world-weary.”