Olly Alexander: Who is the First Gay Face of Doctor Who?
Several sources report that Olly Alexander is all set to become the new face of Doctor Who. If the news is accurate, then he will be the 14th face to play the Timelord. The 30 years old actor is reportedly in final talks with BBC to replace Jodie Whittaker.
Jodie made history as she was the first female actor to play the role of a science-fiction character. From the beginning of the year, reports started to suggest that Jodie Whittaker would step out from the show after two specials in 2022.
If Olly gets finalized for the role, it will be the first time a gay actor is playing the iconic character of Timelord. Reportedly, the frontman of band Year and year is ahead in the race to bag the role, and the confirmation will come after the final negotiation with the writers and BBC producers.
Olly Alexander first got recognition with his band 'Year and Year'. He comes to the limelight as an actor with 'It's a Sin', which is successful enough to catch the eyes of BBC executives. He got a significant award for his role in the Channel 4 drama series.
The news is also claiming that Russell T Davies, the director of It' a sin, who now happens to be the writer of Doctor Who, promoted Olly heavily for the role of Time Lord. A close source of the BBC said that Olly Alexander is in the advanced negotiation stage to play the Doctor Who, and Russell fully supportive of him.
An insider also said that it is happening. But the actor must remain quiet now as the discussion is yet to be confirmed. The bosses are also tight-lipped about precisely what's going around. As always, we will know more precise info over time.