Matt Smith’s time as the beloved eleventh Doctor is almost here and he recently revealed that his final episode, the 2013 christmas special, began filming today Sunday, September 8th.
Smith attended the GQ awards in London on Tuesday with a unually close shave. He told the press that he “did it for a film” and as a result will have to wear a wig during the filming of the Christmas Special. Although he said the wig ‘is a nightmare’ he added that he was extremely excited to shoot his final episode as the time traveling Doctor.
Smith’s buzz cut is due to him being cast in the Gosling-directed movie How To Catch A Monster, in which Smith will make his American movie debut as “a real lunatic” named Bones.
The haircut caused a bit of tension in the Who camp back in July. While at a film conference, Dr. Who writer and executive producer Steven Moffat saw Smith’s hair and said “Damn you and Ryan Gosling and your shaved head!”. Smith joked that he was applying fertilizer to his head to have his hair grown back by September. Smith explained, “I need a quiff!”
Smith will be succeeded by Glaswegian actor Peter Capaldi as the Twelth Doctor in the new year after Smith’s Doctor regenerates. Back in August, show writer and producer Steven Moffat revealed that the new Doctor will keep his Scottish accent and will be an “older, trickier and fiercer Doctor”.
It has just come out that the 11th Doctor, played by Matt Smith, will be killed off by the ruthless, emotionless Cybermen in the 2013 Dr. Who Christmas Special. The Doctor has been facing off against the Cybermen since the very beginning of the series back in 1966, and they have become one of the series most notorious villans. They will be the ones who take out the 11th doctor to help make way for recently annoucned 12th Doctor, who will be played by Peter Capaldi.
The annoucement was leaked yesterday by professional stuntwoman Darrelle Parker when she tweeted:
“Great to be stunting again for Doctor Who in the Christmas special playing a Cyberman.”
Matt Smith stated that he believes the ending for the 11th Doctor is a fitting one and is ready to hand the reigns of the TARDIS to Peter Capaldi. Smith’s second to last episode will be the Dr. Who 50th Anniversery Special, which will feature the 10th Doctor, played by David Tennant as well as Rose Tyler played by Billie Piper as returning guest stars – along with John Hurt and Joanna Page. It will air on Saturday, November 23.
Keep an eye out for those Cybermen or you will be UPGRADED!