The Harry Potter alum may be one of the front-runners for playing the 12th Doctor, at least according to William Hill, one of the largest bookies in the U.K. According to Hill, Grint is a 10-1 favorite.
The Four Lions actor also is known for his rap career. In 2011, he released an album entitled MICroscope.
If chosen as the new Doctor, the British actor would be the show’s first non-white lead. The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts-trained Harewood has impressed American audiences with his performance on Showtime’s Homeland.
Between voice work for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit franchise and the filming of his popular BBC series Sherlock, the Star Trek Into Darkness actor already has a pretty packed schedule. He's more than capable of playing the new Doctor, but does he have the time?
Hill calculated that the probability of the new Doctor being a woman was 8-1. Colman, know for her role as DS Ellie Milleron on ITV's Broadchurch, could become the first female Time Lord in the series’ 50-year history.
Colin Morgan's Merlin just wrapped up in the U.S., and he is no stranger to the time-traveling series, having guest-starred on a 2008 episode.
It has been suggested that Piper could be the new Time Lord, having already played Rose Tyler, companion to Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant, the 9th and 10th incarnations of the Doctor. Hill gave Piper 16-1 odds.
The London-born actor is probably best known for playing a Baltimore drug lord on HBO’s critically acclaimed series, The Wire. Recently, Elba won a Golden Globe for his performance as Detective John Luther on the BBC One series, Luther.
Ladbrokes, a British-based gaming company, believes the Quantum of Solace actor is the likeliest candidate to play the new Time Lord with odds of 3-1.
Whishaw often is typecast as the boy genius, as evidenced by his recent film and television roles, which include technological savant Q in Skyfall and brainy reporter Freddie Lyon in the BBC drama The Hour. A turn as the ever-zany Time Lord may give the Cloud Atlas actor a chance to try something new. According to Hill, Whishaw's odds are 14-1.
Tovey is known for playing docile werewolf, George, in BBC supernatural drama Being Human, as well as his performance in the BBC Three sitcom Him & Her. Ladbrokes favored Tovey with 9-1 odds as landing the part of the new Doctor, while Hill gave him 10-1 odds.
The British-based online betting site, Skybet, gave Ejiofor 7-1 odds of being named the 12th Doctor. The American Gangster actor — who has a handful of upcoming films, including Steve McQueen's Twelve Years a Slave — already has stated that if Doctor Who producers asked him to play the Time Lord, he would tell them, “Yes, of course.”
Paddy Power, an Irish bookmaker, has listed the House of Cards actor as the 6-1 favorite to win the role as the 12th regeneration of the Doctor.
As one of the youngest actors to be considered for the part, Boyega is a relative unknown, best known for his role as Moses in the sci-fi film Attach the Block. The 21-year-old has admitted to being a fan of the series and states that his “favorite” Doctor is David Tennant.