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Patrick Stewart to swap Star Trek for Dr Who?

ACTOR Patrick Stewart is rumoured to be lining up another space super-role.

ACTOR Patrick Stewart is rumoured to be lining up another space super-role.

Reports in a national newspaper claim the Star Trek actor will guest in the hit TV series Doctor Who.

Mirfield-born Stewart is being lined up for a major role in the Time Lord’s next series after teaming up with The Doctor star David Tennant on stage.

The pair starred in a production of Hamlet in the summer and now Stewart — who played Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek — is reported to have been offered a role in a two-parter involving the Daleks, set to be screened next year.

The new series will also see the return of classic alien enemies the Ice Warriors and the Zygons.

Patrick, 68, is a big Doctor Who admirer and has spoken in the past of his desire to star in the show.

He said: “I have been a fan, actually yes, and I’m deeply dismayed that I was never asked to be in it. I think it’s a terrific series.”

Reports suggest he will play a renegade Time Lord called the Meddling Monk, who was last seen in Doctor Who in the 1960s.

 

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