Hugh Grant ‘to take over from Jodie Whittaker as the titular Time Lord in “Doctor Who”

Hugh Grant is reportedly in talks to take on the role of Doctor Who, Daily Mail reports.

Russell T Davies, 58, is returning as showrunner ahead of its 60th anniversary next year, and it’s claimed he’s hoping Hugh, 61, can give the sci-fi series a ‘fresh feel’ after Jodie Whittaker’s departure, according to the report.

An insider told the Mirror: ‘He offers many attributes – great actor, British, award-winning, Hollywood A-lister and excellent at comedy. Conversations are in progress.’

This would not be the first time Hugh has played the Doctor – in 1999 he played a version of the 12th Doctor for a Comic Relief special written by Steven Moffat.

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