Dame Maggie Smith cast as 12th Doctor
Who fans have been clamoring for a female Doctor for years, and it looks like now they’ll get their wish. I’m sure there will be no objections from Harry Potter fans – McGonagall could go head-to-head with a Dalek any day. What remains unclear is how this new casting news will affect Smith’s run on the popular BBC drama Downton Abbey. A recent interview with Smith about the Dowager Countess might give us a clue:
She’s gotta drop down dead at some point. Because [she] must be about 110, logically, in the thing.
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