David Harewood: Next Doctor Who should be black or female
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David Harewood on rumours he will be the next Dr Who

Homeland and Supergirl star David Harewood had expressed an interest in replacing Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who.

Harewood, who has been linked to the role following Capaldi's announcement that he will leave the role at the end of the year, said it was "nice to be in the running".

"I'm already playing an alien [in Supergirl] so maybe I could switch to playing a Time Lord?," he told BBC 5 live's Colin Paterson as the Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles.

"It needs to do something different, so I think it's either going to be a black person or a woman. It would just bring a different flavour to it."

This clip is from 5 live Breakfast on Sunday 26 February 2017.

  • 26 Feb
  • From the section UK