John Noble is an Australian actor who has been showcasing his acting talents on television for the past decade and a half. Most notably, he played Dr. Walter Bishop on the FOX show Fringe where he shared the screen with legendary sci-fi actor, Leonard Nimoy.
Recently, at the MCM London Comic Con, by way of Digital Spy, a fan asked him the question: ‘What TV role would he most like to play?’ The answer was given in a very ‘timey-wimey’ kind of way when he responded with: “If I could go back in time and choose any character… hell, maybe Doctor Who. I think, probably, just because he’s so extraordinarily legendary and very very cool.”
Having portrayed such characters as Dr. John Madsen on All Saints, Anatoly Markov on 24, Henry Parrish on Sleepy Hollow and of course most recently Mr. Morland Holmes on Elementary, perhaps it is time for Noble to make his way to Doctor Who.
That is not to say that he will be taking over the role of The Doctor, but he could absolutely guest star on an episode or two. The thing that really makes this more interesting to ponder is that we know a certain Hollywood director is going to be directing an upcoming episode of the new series. As revealed by his own Facebook posting, which was since ripped to YouTube below, Peter Jackson has have an episode in the pipeline.
You may be interested to know that Peter Jackson has already worked with John Noble during the filming of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The role of Denethor in the extended edition of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King was portrayed by Noble. This is of course all speculation at this point, but it would be wonderful to imagine Peter Capaldi and John Noble sharing the screen together. Only time will tell if this dream will come true.