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Silver Screen

Postby anthonyz on September 9th, 2012, 4:46 am

Dear Tom,

I have often thought that Gene Wilder could play a very good version of the Fourth Doctor on film, akin to his performance as Wily Wonka. He has the wild eyes, crazy hair and deft balance between unbalanced maniac and garrulous uncle. If you weren't up to playing yourself onscreen (Doctor Who meets Scratchman aside), do you have a shortlist of contenders?

Unfortunately, they wouldn't have the Baker-voice, though I do live in hope that one day Scratchman might be released as an audiobook narrated by your kind self! (I would settle for Doctor Who meets Abbott and Costello!)

Best wishes,

Anthony
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Re: Silver Screen

Postby Tom Baker on September 30th, 2012, 3:32 pm

Dear Anthony,

Your idea of Gene Wilder is excellent. There is also an actor over here, Mark Rylance. He won best actor on Broadway a few months ago. He is the most extraordinary actor I have ever seen. He comes from elsewhere, another world: he has seen strange things and has many secrets. And above all he compels affection. And that's just half the story. Look him up on YouTube doing Shakespeare.

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Tom
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