10. David Tennant or Matt Smith?
Here’s a left-field idea. Why not bring back one of the previous Doctors? Fans would love to see either David Tennant and Matt Smith back in the role. Maybe they would be up for it, too!
9. Alexander Vlahos
The 28-year-old Welsh actor is probably best known for playing Mordred in the final season of Merlin. His anonymity could ensure he disappears into the role, much like Matt Smith before him.
8. Paapa Essiedu
A big rising star on the stage (he’s the first black actor to play Hamlet at the Royal Shakespeare Company), Essiedu could bring a lot of youth and gravitas to the Doctor.
7. Eva Green
A tremendously versatile actress – she’s been a bond girl, an evil sorceress, a bird woman and a Victorian psychic – French-born Eva Green would bring an other-worldly quality to the part.
6. Paterson Joseph
Neil Gaiman fans will know that Paterson Joseph played the Doctorish Marquis de Carabas in the old Neverwhere TV show and he is frequently high up in the odds to play the Doctor.