Stewart Would Like To Do 'Doctor Who'By Michelle
September 26, 2007 - 7:05 PM
Apparently it isn't enough for Patrick Stewart (Picard) to star as Claudius opposite the most recent Doctor Who, David Tennant, in Hamlet. The esteemed Shakespearean actor wants to appear in the long-running British science fiction series, too.
"I have been [a fan] actually, yes," Stewart told Scotland's The Press and Journal when asked about Doctor Who. "And deeply dismayed that I was never asked to be in it."
Already a star in the X-Men franchise as well as Star Trek, Stewart added, "I think it's a terrific series." The actor has sometimes distanced himself from science fiction, insisting that his series Eleventh Hour could more accurately be described as scientific than sci-fi.
Currently Stewart is appearing in Macbeth in London and said that playing the famous king was "beyond his expectations" though he remains too superstitious to quote from the play or mention it. "I found the role and the play to be so much more fascinating, interesting, line by line than I ever thought it would be," he stated. "Which is why I could never imagine becoming stale in this role, because it is moment by moment so compelling."
Stewart will appear at the Gielgud Theatre through December 1st. The original article is here.