Long-listed (by the media, anyway) when the TV series was brought out of mothballs, Grant's foppish, English gent act is almost a caricature of how the Doctor used to be perceived by the public at large.
Little known fact: Grant has form, having played the Doctor in 1999
The Curse of Fatal Death
Grant has had hit-and-miss chemistry with his leading ladies over the years, but Renee Zellweger gave him the spikiest of repartee. But as a new character, please. This isn't a
Toff casual - slacks, open shirt, blazer. He's never going to go punk, is he?
Regenerate Or Exterminate?
Since his comic Doc aired, Grant has widened his dramatic palette (notably
About A Boy
) so this one's not beyond the realms of possibility. Especially as Richard Curtis made a decent stab of writing