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Roger Moore Gives ‘Doctor Who’ A View To Cast?

Actor won’t let age stop him, and wants to work in the genre


Roger Moore might be 85, but the actor best known for his work as James Bond in the 1970s and 1980s isn’t ready to slow down.

In fact, the actor recently said he would love to work with Steven Moffat, whether it be the popular “Sherlock” … or even “Doctor Who.”

The revelation came in a Twitter conversation between Moore and “Doctor Who” writer (and “Sherlock” co-creator) Mark Gatiss, where Gatiss — who recently wrote the “Doctor Who” biopic in time for the franchise’s 50th anniversary — praised Moore’s performance in “The Man Who Haunted Himself.”

“I have such a soft spot for the film,” Gatiss wrote.

Moore quickly responded, however, according to Britain’s Female First website, tahnking Gatiss and adding, “I might be equally wonderful in ‘Doctor Who’ or ‘Sherlock’ if asked.”

Gatiss replied that he would be in touch. “My life is complete,” he said.

That, of course, doesn’t necessarily mean that Moore will end up in either show. But if he did turn up on “Doctor Who,” he would be the second Bond actor to do it. Timothy Dalton, who actually succeeded Moore as James Bond in the late 1980s and early 1990s, appeared in two “Doctor Who” episodes in 2009 and 2010 alongside David Tennant — a part of Tennant’s departure from the series.

Moore continues to work, currently in pre-production for “Summer Night, Winter Moon” and “Connemara Days,” although his involvement in that production is rumored.

“Doctor Who” returns with its 50th anniversary special in November, and its annual Christmas special in December on BBC, BBC America and Space.

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