The 11th Time Lord, played by Matt Smith, is, admittedly, our favorite Doctor. Last year, he hung up his bow tie after four years on Doctor Who, and while we're still wiping away our tears after his regeneration, we're very happy that the actor is on to greener pastures. Matt will join the cast of the highly anticipated Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a horror-comedy adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel. He also recently wrapped Terminator: Genisys with Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke (aka Khaleesi), so expect to see a lot of Mr. Smith looking dapper on red carpets in the coming months.
In a statement issued in June, Matt looked back on his four years playing the Doctor: "It's been an honour to play this part, to follow the legacy of brilliant actors, and helm the TARDIS for a spell with 'the ginger, the nose and the impossible one'. But when ya gotta go, ya gotta go and Trenzalore calls."
After finishing the seventh season of Doctor Who, Matt's currently filming How to Catch a Monster in the US, a movie written and directed by Ryan Gosling. With Hollywood's eye on him, expect to see more Matt well after the Doctor.
We found it a fitting time for a Whovian retrospective (and to also take a moment to discover a bit more about the actor). The only way to fully experience the extent of the Doctor's wild and eccentric ways is, of course, to see it — in action — for yourselves. So in what follows, we, as members of The Matt Smith Appreciation Society, proudly present 11 of the Eleventh Doctor's best moments.
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