Doherty lined up for BBC zombie role

August 29, 2007 by  
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The creator of cult sci-fi show Buffy the Vampire Slayer wants troubled singer Pete Doherty to play a zombie in his new BBC show.

Ripper will be a spin-off of the hit US series, with English actor Anthony Head to resume his role as Giles and the man behind it all, Josh Whedon wants the Babyshambles  frontman to play one of the baddies.

“Josh admires [the] pop references in Doctor Who and thought it would be great to get some British musical and comic cameos in the new series,” a source close to Whedon told the Daily Star.

“Pete seemed the obvious choice, with his love of the macabre. The blood paintings and the self-styled night creature are perfect.

“It’s thought he’ll play an approximation of his real-life persona – the zombie remnants of a rock star and poet unable to rest and therefore haunting London – with grisly results, of course.”

The news comes as the latest list of celebrity stars to guest on BBC’s Doctor Who has been unveiled.

Felicity Kendall, best known for her role in the 70s sitcom The Good Life and former Blackadder actor Tim McInnerny will both appear on the show, alongside comedian Catherine Tate. 

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  1. Dan says:

    Doherty is such a zombie – he’d be great for Doctor Who – Rock and roll in space I say

  2. It doesn’t say weather he’s actually doing it, only that he’s the obvious choice.