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Doctor Who star to play John Lennon

by Brad Trechak, posted Nov 27th 2009 9:30AM
Doctor WhoFormer Doctor Who lead Christopher Eccleston will be playing John Lennon in an upcoming British television drama commissioned by BBC Four about the life of John Lennon between 1967 and 1971. To further the Doctor Who connection, former Torchwood star Naoko Mori (who played Tosh on the show) will be playing Yoko Ono.

There is a lot of crossover between Doctor Who fans and Beatles fans, so there is sure to be some interest in the series. The roles I know Eccleston best for are those of the Doctor and Destro from G.I.Joe: The Rise of Cobra, so the question is if he can pull off a Liverpudlian accent. Since in the aforementioned roles he's done a Northern British accent (I believe his natural one) and a Scottish accent, he's likely capable of it.

So what do you think? Is Eccleston a good choice for the role of John Lennon?

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I love Naoko!! I'm so glad she's going to be back on our tvs. Let's not forget she was actually in a Doctor Who episode with Chris!

December 08 2009 at 3:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Do I think he's a good choice? Yes. He's already got the moodiness and cheekiness of John going. Does that matter? No. Casting Chris and Naoko guarantees I'll be watching regardless.

November 29 2009 at 6:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Chris can do any accent...

my big question is will this make it out of the UK to other countries? (I.E. the USA)...

Doctor Who/Torchwood Fans and Beatles Fans all over the world will want to see this!

November 29 2009 at 8:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think CE is a good actor, but I'll wait until the mini-series to see how he portrays Lennon. However, yay to the Naoko Mori casting! I was afraid I wouldn't see her on-screen again after her Torchwood offing.

November 27 2009 at 10:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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