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Obamania hits Doctor Who

Published: Friday, November 7, 2008, 5:33 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive] London (ANI): After Daniel Craig backed the idea of a black James Bond following Barack Obama's win, BBC bosses are in talks with Hollywood actor Colin Salmon to be cast as the first black Doctor Who.

Colin, who has appeared in Bond flicks earlier as M's assistant in three 007 flicks, will replace David Tenant in Doctor Who."He made a good impression when he appeared and bosses think the time is right to have the first black Doctor," The Sun quoted BBC spokesman, as saying.

Colin was earlier tipped as the next Bond before it went to Daniel Craig. Craig, who was himself the target of much criticism for being the first 'blonde Bond', humoured the idea of a black 007 at a press conference before the Italian premier of his latest Bond film Quantum of Solace.

[an error occurred while processing this directive] "After Barack Obama's victory I think we might have reached the moment for a coloured 007," he told Agi news agency. "I think the role could easily be played by a black actor, because the character created by Ian Fleming in the Fifties has undergone a great deal of evolution and continues to be updated," Craig added.

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