He's been at the center of speculation for a little while now, but today British actor Rory Kinnear ("Skyfall," "Southcliffe") has ruled himself out of the running for The BBC's "Doctor Who".
Kinnear was linked a few weeks back to be playing the twelfth incarnation of The Doctor once Matt Smith's eleventh incarnation regenerates in this year's Christmas special. Kinnear refutes the reports in a new feature piece for The Independent:
"I don't where it [speculation] came from and how these things evolve. I haven't been and I am totally certain that I will not be asked to be the next Doctor Who. If I was an actor who was really longing to play Doctor Who, then this would be torturous, but it's a program I've never watched, so I don't even really know what it is."
The British press is becoming increasingly hungry for news on this issue as filming on this year's Christmas special is expected to get underway soon.
Source: The Live Feed