Matt Smith, the newly named Doctor Who, is getting quite a different deal than his predecessor David Tennant, signing a three year contract for £600,000.  The contract also gives Smith the option of signing on for an additional two years.  The new Doctor’s fee is significantly less than Tennant’s £1,000,000 a year deal, which is probably due to the slow down in the economy and little to do with the popularity of Doctor Who.

Smith, who will become the eleventh Time Lord, is the youngest ever actor to play the 903-year-old doctor. Some critics branded him ‘the toddler in the Tardis’ and it’s been rumoured that he wasn’t everyone’s top choice for the part. James Nesbitt had been a favourite, having worked with new showrunner Steven Moffat previously.

Smith begins his role as the Doctor sometime next year.

via Conventry Telegraph

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  1. Slappy
    February 21, 2009 at 5:16 pm — Reply

    I say give the lad a shot. I personally think that if he were to dress in some older clothes, Victorian, Edwardian, or even early 2nd Elizabethian, that could help with aging the Doctor a little. Looking so young, it could even be eplained that he is Village artistic or something along those lines.

  2. Niemans
    February 21, 2010 at 4:16 pm — Reply

    Sorry, Matt looks much more fit for the role than Nesbitt. Anyways loved the 30 seconds we got of the new doc who.

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