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Tuesday 21 April 2015

Tennant: I wanted West Wing part

David Tennant would love to work with Aaron Sorkin
David Tennant would love to work with Aaron Sorkin

David Tennant has revealed he would have loved a role in The West Wing.

The Doctor Who star admitted that he is an avid fan of the political drama, and itches to work with Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who has penned The Social Network, A Few Good Men and Moneyball.

"The West Wing is finished now. That's the one that I would have loved to have been part of," he told Collider.

"I'd love to work with Aaron Sorkin on something. Just the way he writes, he has no fear in writing people that are fiercely intelligent, and I love that.

"I love the speed of his stuff, and the way people free-associate and interact. That kind of writing is very exciting. To have someone who's got a strong individual voice that is allowed to be heard is quite increasingly rare."

David - who will return to Doctor Who for the show's 50th anniversary - also revealed he would like to play a villain on the big screen. He has appeared in Fright Night, Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire and will next be seen in the Postman Pat movie.

"[Comic book films are] the one growth industry in movies at the moment, so it would be nice to do one as either the good guy or the bad guy," he said. "The bad guys probably get the better lines, don't they? And they wear less Spandex. That would be quite good."

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