BBC Announces New Doctor Who Actor

David TennantThe BBC has announced the new star for the next season of Doctor Who. The role of the 10th Doctor will be played by David Tennant, a long time fan of the science fiction series.

Tennant has received much praise for his part in the three-part BBC3’sCasanova. The series was written by Russell T Davies who also serves as writer and executive producer on Doctor Who.

The star, who says he’s “delighted, excited and honoured” to have the role, will appear in a Christmas episode currently being filmed this summer and then in his first thirteen episode run next year. He’ll also be seen in as Barty Crouch Jr. in the November release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

“I grew up loving Doctor Who and it has been a lifelong dream to get my very own Tardis,” says Tennant, giving hope to the fans for a long run with the actor after it was announced that Christopher Eccleston would be leaving after his single year in the role.

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