Matt Smith is Doctor Who

January 3, 2009

Meet Matt Smith, the young unknown actor tapped to step up and play the eleventh Doctor in the hit long running series Doctor Who. Read the rest of the story and see a biography and video of Matt Smith below.

Matt Smith

Unknown British actor Matt Smith has been tapped to replace David Tennant in Doctor Who. David is stepping down from the role in 2009, and Matt is set to start filming in the summer and will make his debut in 2010.

Matthew Robert Smith was born on October 28, 1982, and he grew up in Northampton, England. He attended the Northampton School for Boys, and he wanted to be a footballer. However, after a back injury sidelined him, he joined the National Youth Theatre on the encouragement of his drama teacher. He went on to attend the University of East Anglia, where he studied reading drama and creative writing.

Professionally, Matt Smith has mostly done theater work. After his performance in ‘The Master and Margarita’ with the National Youth Theatre, he was able to secure an agent and was cast in ‘Fresh Kills’ opposite Christian Slater. He has also appeared in ‘On the Shore of the Wide World’, ‘History Boys’, and ‘Swimming with Sharks’, among others.

Matt Smith then moved into television. He has appeared on ‘The Ruby in the Smoke’, ‘The Shadow in the North’ and ‘Party Animals’. He has recently been cast as the eleventh Doctor on the long-running Doctor Who. The 26 year old is the youngest to ever play the Doctor. Matt says that he was “flabbergasted” when he was tapped for the role, but is excited at the chance to play the “iconic” part.

Check out a video of Matt Smith below.

Photos: PR Photos

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One Response to “Matt Smith is Doctor Who”

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    claire Says:

    we will miss david tennant!! he will be missed dearly!1 david will always be the best!!