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    Sorry if this sounds a bizarre thread but back in DWM 268 (July 1998), I think, there was an article about how the Doctor may have been if it was a female playing the lead. The editors cast eight actresses who couls have played the part.

    First Doctor: Hermione Baddeley, but I've gone for her sister Angela, as she was probably like her and died in the mid seventies (like Hartnell). Hermione could be the female equivalent of Richard Hurndall.
    Second Doctor: Vivian Pickles
    Thrid Doctor: Liz Fraser
    Fourth Doctor: Frances de la Tour
    Fifth Doctor: Jan Francis
    Sixth Doctor: Lynda Bellingham
    Seventh Doctor: Pauline Melville
    Eighth Doctor: Miranda Richardson

    However, I was wondering who could be the female equivalents for Doctors 9-11. I have thought of ones for The Curse of Fatal Death doctors:

    Ninth Doctor: Victoria Wood
    Tenth Doctor: it used to be Blythe Duff from Taggart but now it's Juliet Stevenson, as she was one of the voices in the first series of The Legends of Treasure Island alongside Richard E. Grant
    Eleventh Doctor: Jo Brand or Dawn French
    Twelfth Doctor: Kate Winslet
    Thirteenth Doctor: Gareth Hunt

    Anyone have any ideas for the above or other Doctors i.e. Peter Cushing, Trevor Martin etc?

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    For the New Series Doctors.

    Ninth Doctor: Gina McKee
    Tenth Doctor: Sarah Parish
    Eleventh Doctor: Andrea Riseborough

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    I particularly like the idea of the Miranda Richardson Doctor!

    Trouble is that I don't know too many of the names of actresses for some reason. However, Gemma Arterton who played Tess in the BBC's Tess of The D'Urbervilles a few years back would probably be outstanding. http://www.bbc.co.uk/tess/characters...beyfield.shtml

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    Surely Felicity Kendall would have been the ideal equivalent Fifth Doctor in the alternative femniverse?

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    Tracked this thread down. Who could be the female John Hurt? Maybe Sigourney Weaver but she's American so perhaps not. Who could be the female Peter Capaldi? Are there any middle-aged actresses who constantly swear in shows?

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    Perhaps Capaldi's co-star from the Thick of It, Rebecca Front. She's very talented, could be good.

    For Hurt they'd probably got someone like Judi Dench or Eileen Atkins perhaps?

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    I think it should have been one of the Dames - Maggie Smith or Diana Rigg!
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    Would the world be making such a fuss if Beryl Reid had said at her press conference when leaving, "Good luck to the new Doctor - whoever she or he may be!"?

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    If the Doctor had been a woman there would have been no Time War. Just Time Intense Negotiations every 28 days.

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