Monday, 10 April 2017

Lee Mack Is Desparate To Star In Doctor Who

Doctor Who has always attracted big names from the world of theatre, film and television, all secretly desperate to get a role on the legendary show. Recently, another unlikely celebrity announced their love of Doctor Who: Lee Mack.

Best known for his stand up shows, being a team captain on Would I Lie To You? and his hit sitcom Not Going Out, comedian Lee Mack recently made his West End debut in The Miser. At a comedy masterclass at the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival, Richard Osman asked Mack whether he would like to do more acting. 

Mack's reply revealed quite the secret:
"Yeah. Genuinely my big thing and the reason I’m in The Miser is because I always ask myself one simple question when I'm offered anything: Will it get me nearer to being Doctor Who or further away?"

He went on to describe his love for the show:
"I genuinely do. Because it’s the only show we [my family] all absolutely watch, we don’t watch it on catch up, we watch it on TV. It’s always been my favourite show and I am on a mission to get on Doctor Who.”
When asked who he would like to play, Mack replied honestly:
"I’ll be a hand. A green thing coming on the screen, just to say I’ve been in it. I’ll do anything. If I’m in a play they might go: ‘Oh, he’s an actor, let’s get him in Doctor Who. I think very simplistically."
Doctor Who has had its fair share of comedian guest stars over the years, including Catherine Tate, David Walliams, Matt Lucas, David Mitchell & Robert Webb and even Ken Dodd. So, could we be seeing Lee Mack as a 'green thing' in Series 11? Here's hoping.