‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Sherlock’ director to remake ‘Oliver!’ musical

Toby Haynes is set to make his feature film debut directing an Oliver! remake.

Haynes directed five consecutive episodes of Doctor Who between 2010 and 2011 (‘The Pandorica Opens’, ‘The Big Bang’, A Christmas Carol’, ‘The Impossible Astronaut’ and ‘Day of the Moon’) as well as Sherlock finale ‘The Reichenbach Fall’ and episodes of The Musketeers.

He most recently directed Doctor Who writer Peter Harness’s adaptation of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell for BBC One.

The new Oliver! movie will be made by theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh and Working Title, the team responsible for 2012’s Les Miserables film, The Guardian reports.


Starring Ron Moody as Fagin and Oliver Reed as Bill Sikes, Carol Reed’s original movie won six Oscars following its release in 1968.

Are you looking forward to the new Oliver! remake? Let us know below…

  • emma5

    Matt Smith would be a genius Bill Sykes and Peter Capaldi would ace the role of Fagin. Jenna would be awesome as Nancy. I think you could pretty well cast an excellent version of Oliver off the back of Who cast members!

    • Doctor Moo

      Yeah, I guess you probably could but how did you write that comment and leave out Barrowman???

      • emma5

        Too big for a kiddie begging for porridge? I bet he’d like to be Nancy, but how about Mr Bumble? I always think of him as Torchwood more than Who. Yes, he can be Mr Bumble the beadle selling young Oliver – Boy for Sale! Arthur would be great as Mr Sowberry the undertaker. Perhaps the less-awful- than-his-sister, Artie could be The Artful Dodger and that little scamp who was in the Next Doctor could be Oliver. Hmm, we need to find roles for David Morrisey and Bill Nighy though – two of my favourite guests on the show.
        I think we need Moffat and Gatiss to get cracking on this.