Oh... I remembered him as soon as I saw the picture.
I didn't remember he was both in FoP (which also had Amy!) and CoE, but I've got to say, he was hands down my favorite character of CoE, the only reason I don't hate that series.
Excited with the choice. Plus, they're finally giving up on youngsters, I was kinda afraid they'd cast a kid next, eheh.
Posted: August 4th, 2013, 10:23 PM
Oh, silly me, he was also in The thick of it... I watched part of the movie, but I stopped early because I realized I probably should watch the show before the movie, but then I forgot about it.
He's been everywhere, eheh...
Interestingly, some of the other final contenders for the role were Ben Daniels (Tristan in Merlin season 4, basically a nice Daniel Craig lookalike, charismatic on his own terms), and Andrew Scott, aka Moriarty. As much as I'd love to see more of Scott, I can't say I could picture him as none other than Moriarty... He totally owned that part, and I guess, like most people, I want to see him be crazy in his own way, not the Doctor's way ;)
Still, I'd probably have voted for Capaldi, so all is good!