Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 17 December 2014

Davison keeps Doctor Who in family

Peter Davison says his grandson has designs to be a future Doctor Who
Peter Davison says his grandson has designs to be a future Doctor Who

Peter Davison has revealed there could be another family member taking on the role of Doctor Who.

The actor's daughter Georgia Moffett is engaged to ex-Time Lord David Tennant and Peter, who played the role from 1981 to 1984, says his grandson could be next in line.

"My nine-year-old grandson Tyler (Georgia's child from a previous relationship) has ambitions of being the Doctor," he told the TV Times.

"There are an awful lot of young people lining up to play that part, though, so it may be difficult."

Peter is also granddad to David and Georgia's baby daughter Olive - and admits the Doctor Who connection is "bizarre, but very nice, too".

He added: "I don't quite think of David as my son-in-law yet but the correlations are quite extraordinary, I think.

"In a way, the reason they got together was that Georgia was never intimidated by the whole Doctor Who thing - what was new about that to her? It's been a big part of her life."

Peter plays Crown Prosecution Service director Henry Sharpe in the new series of ITV1 show Law & Order: UK.

He said of the character: "He's a fairly regular, good guy - I haven't found any dark side to him yet."

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Sagittarius:

Business activities related to intellectual pursuits are advised. If you're looking for a job, one related to education or publishing is worth exploring. You thrive best in environments that encourage original thought. If your employer offers a profit sharing plan, take advantage of it. Having a portion of your pay automatically diverted into a savings account will bolster your confidence. Having a nest egg will allow you to take chances and lead the edgy life you've always wanted.More