John Simm: 'I'm not returning to Doctor Who'
Published Apr 24 2012, 14:24 BST | By Justin Harp John Simm
has denied that he will be returning to Doctor Who
The actor addressed rumours that he'd be reprising his role of The Master after his name appeared on IMDb's cast list
for upcoming Doctor Who
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"In reply to many, regardless of what it says on imdb, No i'm not returning to Dr Who. Got absolutely no plans to do so #hopethatclearsitup," Simm tweeted
on Monday (April 23).
Simm first appeared as The Doctor's mortal enemy in the three-part third series finale, later returning for David Tennant's final episodes in 2010.
He spoke of an interest in returning to Doctor Who
last summer, when he told The One Show
: "I haven't spoke to anyone about it, but I would definitely consider it [if asked]. It was such fun to do."Sherlock
actor Benedict Cumberbatch has recently been linked to the role of The Master, but current Doctor Matt Smith dismissed those rumours
"I know Ben and I've not heard anything about it. But he's a wonderful actor and a mate," Smith commented.Torchwood
star John Barrowman recently revealed that he shared his desire to return to Doctor Who
in a chat with Smitth, adding that showrunner Steven Moffat "thought it would be a great idea".Doctor Who
will return to BBC One and BBC America in the autumn.> Doctor Who's Steven Moffat: 'The companion is the main character'> Doctor Who sonic screwdriver 'created by scientists'
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