Friday, October 28, 2011

Birthday Boy: Matt Smith

Matt Smith is the youngest ever actor to portray the iconic role of The Doctor and today he turned 29. Doesn't it feel like just yesterday when hes took over the role and everyone was asking who the hell he was?

In any case despite Doctor Who practically being a cultural institution in Britain, Smith also has the distinction of being the first actor, out of 11, to be nominated for a BAFTA Award for the role. He also recently won a SCREAM Award, which is good I suppose. More importantly, he won my personal year-end awards last year for Best Actor. He just finished his second season as the Doctor and after a Christmas special, he will be back again in fall 2012 into 2013 for the show's 50th anniversary. Understandably, he has been wary about confirming anything regarding his future after that.

Apparently he was in an uncredited role in In Bruges, but since I didn't even know him back then I don't even remember his character. He also appeared in an episode of Secret Diary of a Call Girl with previous Who companion Billie Piper, which I saw just a few months ago. His most impressive non-Doctor Who role though was playing gay author Christopher Isherwood in the British film Christopher and His Kind.

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