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Sean Pertwee: My father was very fond of Capaldi

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Looking more and more like his father in the new Batman spin-off, Gotham.

Sean Pertwee, son of the legendary Jon Pertwee, has shared some thoughts on Peter Capaldi, revealing that his late father was fond of the new Doctor.

Pertwee told the PA: “My father was very fond of Peter and Peter is an extremely lovely gentleman. He was very kind to my family when my father passed away.”

He adds: “I think he’s going to bring some real gravitas and weight, which only comes with age. Taking nothing away from Matt (Smith), who I thought was great, I just think he’s going to have a completely different look.

“He’s such a phenomenal actor anyway I think he’ll be absolutely brilliant. I’m delighted he’s doing it.”

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MikeJackson4
MikeJackson4

I see I'm not alone in the wish that Sean could take the part of the Third Doctor for a multi-Doctor story. I think it would be a nice bridge to have him having know young Kate Stewart to get to meet her as an adult. It would be fun to see him play Three perhaps between Liz Shaw and Jo Grant, and perhaps get a boost that he wouldn't be stranded on Earth with UNIT forever.

I am forever disappointed that Courtney was never brought back as The Brigadier in the modern series. I also think it would be a nice thing if they could find an actor that looked like a very young Courtney, maybe in a WWII story perhaps and have Capaldi or future Doctor meet perhaps a young Corporal Lethbridge-Stewart or some such. I'd love a sort of "Oh, we'll meet again, but you'll have the advantage over me then Allister. But you must never mention this to me. Too timey-wimey." It would be cool then for at the end of such a story for The Doctor to tell his companion about one of the best friends he ever had. To me those moments are the very best bits when the Doctor reminisces...

I also think that Troughten's son David, though he's not as physically much like his dad would be great to reprise the Second Doctor in some fashion. I think we could all suspend our disbelief to see him give it a shot. Maybe he could be a version of the Second Doctor from one of those other Universes like Pete Tyler's Universe? That would be fun.

One day I think the Meta-Crisis Doctor and Rose should come back as a reluctant middle-aged couple pressed into helping a future Doctor. I always picture them with children, a boy and a girl. "Daddy, who is that strange man with the blue box?" "An absolute mad-man sweetie." Rose would chime in "You're one to talk!"

So many wonderful possibilities lay in the future.


RomanSandhu
RomanSandhu

I'm sorry but does anybody else think that Sean Pertwee should play the 3rd Doctor in a multi doctor story, he is his son soo it isn't disresoectful and they look almost identical! All he needs to do is grow his hair out a bit and maybe slim down a little if he wanted to but even without doing that he'd be believable as the 3rd Doctor in my opinion :3

DW_girl
DW_girl

Sean was great in The Musketeers last night! And why didn't Peter Capaldi die? He's not coming back for Series 2 because of Doctor Who so how're they gonna explain his abscence? Sorry, wrong tv show I'm talking about here but moderately relevant all the same.

DawnTime
DawnTime

I always think he has the same voice as his father as well as looking like him more as he gets older

The Finn
The Finn

I didn't know they knew each other!


awkward912
awkward912

I had no idea Jon and Peter knew each other, did they ever work together? On a more negative note: my hackles go up every time anyone talks about "gravitas". Not that Peter won't have it in spades, but in what universe was Matt lacking in that respect?! In fact, I'd go so far as to say 11 is only second to 1 in the gravitas stakes.

David Walston
David Walston

I find it funny that Sean Pertwee has a son named "Alfred".



Seaborn W Deadman
Seaborn W Deadman

I totally see the resemblance from father to son, but I also notice some striking similarities when Capaldi is put next to Pertwee! Mostly just in costume of course, but I'm hoping for some of Jon's old charm in Capaldi's Doctor.


needcomicmoney
needcomicmoney

Sean Pertwee is going to be awesome as Alfred in 'Gotham'.

Venawesomeo
Venawesomeo

When Gotham bombs after it's first couple of series (if it manages to get that far) somebody better make sure this man is freed up to be cast as Thirteen if Capaldi only does three years. 



RichardTyler
RichardTyler

I would also like to point out the success of an adventure in space and time the origin story. It would be amazing to see Sean in a tribute role as his father.

RichardTyler
RichardTyler

I am as huge a fan of Sean Pertwee as I am of his father and the Who franchise as a whole. I would love to see him in a major recurring role much like the Brigadier.

Huknar
Huknar

"Looking more and more like his father in the new Batman spin-off, Gotham." Too true. David Troughton also shares a glaring similarity to his father too.





craig33
craig33

I've always thought that Sean Pertwee would have been a great Doctor

ClassicWhovian
ClassicWhovian

About time we gave Sean Pertwee a proper role in Doctor Who! Not as a gimmicky tribute to the (amazing) Jon Pertwee, but because he is a very strong actor and supporter of the show-perhaps the role of a UNIT high-up?


BJAMES
BJAMES

It's going to sink in, in an after the fact, sort of, no duh, sort of way, but Doctor Who fans, current and soon to be, will be realizing the genius of this casting in the near future. All the critical armchair crap aside, the BBC have been wise in whom they have chosen to run the show, with first, Russell T Davies, and currently, Steven Moffat. And those chosen, have chosen well in casting. Whatever it is, they GET IT. They UNDERSTAND. It's no fluke that Doctor Who has not only thrived but ascended since its return. And Peter Capaldi is about to meet a date with destiny.

Deus_Ex_Machina
Deus_Ex_Machina

The resemblance between father and son is really uncanny. If he just had more hair he could be his father. Excited for Gotham.

SonicTheHedgehogRules
SonicTheHedgehogRules

Sean Pertwee, he has to be in Doctor Who at some point. He's just so AWESOME!!!

Badwolf2
Badwolf2

I think Peter will be great too

VERITASERUMUK
VERITASERUMUK

Wow. Looking at that picture, you can certainly see he is Pertwee's son.

Regenerated Catterson
Regenerated Catterson

I have this strong feeling Peter will move into my favourite Doctor's section. He is a huge fan of Doctor Who and provided he stays in Doctor Who for around the same time Matt Smith spent, he'll be another great Doctor. Not that any were bad or mediocre, all the choice of Doctors were good with some needing something more but I know Peter is going to ace this. A great actor and a great choice for The Doctor...Oh yes, and his son does look like his dad, doesn't he? 

Malohkeh
Malohkeh

Well, if they ever want the third Doctor back on the show, it looks like the perfect man is available...

DasManiac
DasManiac

Finally! I've been wondering when somebody was going to ask him about Capaldi. Also wouldn't Sean make a great Doctor himself? I mean just look at the photo of him as Alfred.

YgorVale
YgorVale

I wish Jon was still alive today, he was very loyal to the fandom, I think the loyalest actor to play the doctor, and he's still a great actor, even after death!

The Last Son of Gallifrey
The Last Son of Gallifrey

That's very nice of him and I am sure he will make a good Alfrad, especially the lesser known former MI6/SAS type of Alfread.


It's weird as well , I keep thinking Sean might turn out to be a Doctor one day, in 10 or 20 years time. 


TheRiseOfTheTwelfth
TheRiseOfTheTwelfth

Would it be too much to ask for a small cameo from Sean as the Third Doctor himself? Perhaps that wouldn't be fair to him, but the likeness is nothing but ridiculously uncanny...

TheSoundofDrums
TheSoundofDrums

What kind words to say. I'm sure Sean's statement will mean a lot to Peter and bring him plenty of encouragement as he continues to film his first series as the mad Time Lord.

 Notsosmartguy
Notsosmartguy

Capaldi proofed himself through the footage of him with that little girl a few weeks ago.

He's definitely the best choice too follow up the talented Matt Smith especially him being a lifelong fan.

Tennant_Capaldi
Tennant_Capaldi

Sean, Peter and Jon are all wonderful actors.

Would love to see Sean Pertwee in Doctor Who but just not because of his dad but because he is a genuinely amazing actor

The Genie
The Genie

1. I agree; Capaldi's a wonderful person

2. He looks uncannily like his dad!  Wow! 

The Eternal
The Eternal

The 11th Doctor was inspired by the 2nd Doctor, The 12th was inspired by the 3rd. Does that mean we're going to get a Tom Baker after capaldi?...

Polyphase
Polyphase

@The Finn He sent so many letters to the BBC when he was a young boy that he got to meet Letts, Dicks and Jon Pertwee which would have been a thrill.

Nightmarish
Nightmarish

Someone should make a doc about all of Who after AAISAT - Troughton to movie to New Who.

needcomicmoney
needcomicmoney

@Huknar David Troughton doesn't just look like his father. He narrates the audio book of Stephen Baxter's 'Doctor Who: The Wheel of Ice' and he sounds exactly like his father when delivering the Second Doctor's lines.

The_Eternal_Dalek
The_Eternal_Dalek

@BJAMES I think most people realised that the second he spiked in the bookie's favourites list a few days before the announcement. Some people hate him just because of his age, but everyone looking at the show seriously have had absolutely nothing but praise for the casting.


In fact it is absolutely shocking this has happened, every casting to date has met some sort of controversy. Here it has been unanimously positive (mind you, John Hurt was the same but the existence of his Doctor met a lot of trouble).

DasManiac
DasManiac

@YgorVale Yeah he was. He even did a fan film for free. Can't think of any other actors who would do that.

Sonic_Tardis
Sonic_Tardis

@The Eternal you sound right I would love to see a modern 4 but I think that wouldn't be right to basically just re-create doctors.

Gustaff
Gustaff

I always thought ten was the modern four

Gallade Zero
Gallade Zero

@Gustaff Ten took most of his inspiration from the 5th Doctor though, as Time Crash pointed out.

Malohkeh
Malohkeh

@Gustaff Really? I thought ten felt almost--- but not completely--- unlike four.


(They're both great, but not all that similar.)

Oodkind
Oodkind

@ThatRandomGuy42 Well, Susan must have been born to someone! The Doctor did tell Donna ''I've been a father before.''

DasManiac
DasManiac

@The Eternal @GustaffHe was nothing like the Fifth Doctor. There's basically nothing in common in their portrayals of The Doctor. Both Eccleston and Tennant very much played the role like Tom Baker. Eccleston was more like Season 18 Tom and Tennant was probably Season 14 Tom.