‘Fringe’ star John Noble wants to be in ‘Doctor Who’

John Noble has revealed that he’d like to appear in Doctor Who.

The Australian actor is best known for his role as Walter Bishop in US sci-fi series Fringe, which ran from 2008 to 2013.

He also starred in the Sleepy Hollow TV series and currently plays the father of Jonny Lee Miller’s Sherlock Holmes in Elementary.

Asked by a fan at the recent MCM London Comic Con which TV role he’d most like to play, Noblereplied: “If I could go back in time and [be] any character… Doctor Who, probably.”

He added: “He’s so extraordinarily legendary and very, very cool. That would be fun to do!”

John Noble

Noble also played Denethor in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, so perhaps we could see him in Doctor Who if Jackson ever directs an episode.

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has previously confirmed: “I’ve spoken to [Peter Jackson] face to face, and he would like to do one … I think it will probably happen at some point.”

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Season 10 will officially begin filming in July, with Pearl Mackie joining Peter Capaldi’s Doctor as new companion Bill. This year’s Christmas special begins filming later this month.

> Here’s everything we know so far about Season 10.

Who would you like to see John Noble play in Doctor Who? Let us know below…

  • Dr. Moo

    Hopefully the HADS is functioning properly in case someone knocks it over.