Colin Firth 'wants to play Doctor Who villain'
Colin Firth is hoping to play a Doctor Who villain
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Saturday, 22, Jan 2011 09:30
By Chris Burn
Respected actor Colin Firth has his sights set on a part in Doctor Who.
Communicating with his fans over social networking site Twitter, the star explained he would be interested in playing a baddie in the show or its spin-off Torchwood, reports the Sun.
"I'd also love to play a villain like Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes," he added.
While Firth has made his name playing sympathetic characters, he said he has the ability to show a nasty side, something he showcased when he was cast in the role of Lord Wotton in 2009 film Dorian Gray.
Firth has been tipped for Oscar glory after recently picking up the best actor award at the Golden Globes for his performance in critically-acclaimed new movie The King's Speech.
The star used his acceptance speech to joke that winning such accolades was preventing him from having a midlife crisis.
"Sometimes all you need is a bit of gentle reassurance to keep you on track, but right now this is all that stands between me and a Harley Davidson," he said.