Doctor Who 50th: John Hurt will play someone we know

Alien and 1984’s John Hurt reveals his role in the Doctor Who 50th. Mild spoilers!

John Hurt as Winston Smith in Michael Radford 1984
John Hurt as Winston Smith in Michael Radford 1984

Eagle-eyed fans who pointed out that guest star John Hurt’s garb for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode was redolent of Christopher Eccleston’s 9th Doctor get-up were onto something.

Speaking to the Eastern Daily Press, Hurt revealed that he plays “part of the Doctor” in “kind of trinity” which includes 10th Doctor David Tennant.

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