Time For A Non-White Doctor Who?

Peter Capaldi, the 12th Time Lord, says he should not be regenerated into another white man: it is time to diversify the doctor. In the midst of his first season of “Doctor Who,” Capaldi is not ready to ditch the TARDIS any time soon but the swirl of rumor around the next actor to assume the role has become a feature of the show’s extraordinary 50-year lifespan. The current doctor admitted in an interview with The Daily Beast that it was time for the show to move past white men. “Yeah, I think it’s open for anyone,” he said. Idris Elba (The Wire), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) and David Harewood (Homeland) are among the black British actors who have been linked to the show in the past, but the producers have always opted for another white male. These are the same names that crop up when discussion turns to talk of a black James Bond, which will stay white as long as Daniel Craig desires.

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