Matt Smith (VI)

Trivia and Quotes

Quotes (13)

  • Matt: (on the Eleventh Doctor and his companion, Amy Pond): He's a lot less tolerant than a lot of Doctors and she's got a fire in her soul, in her belly, and so they combust together ... but there's a great affection and love there.

  • Matt (on getting the role as The Doctor): When I got the role I paced around the room for about three days because I didn't know what to do. I was just smiling and thought 'I'm the Doctor!' It's weird!

  • Matt: I just want to try and make brave choices and not get too het up about ladders. Look at the careers of people like Michael Gambon and Ian McKellen. Learn your craft. I'm still rough around the edges and I want to keep on improving.

  • Matt (on his Brazilian girlfriend): It's a bloody nightmare because she's 6,000 miles away. But what can you do when you're in love?

  • Matt (on working with Christian Slater in the play, "Swimming with Sharks"): He's cool, Christian, I liked him. He's a good guy but I had a tough time, for a variety of reasons. I'd never done that length of run before. It was quite a learning curve.

  • Matt (on performing in the play "That Face" eight times a week): I'm going to have to be disciplined. I'm going to have to drink less. No pints after work.

  • Matt (on acting at the National Youth Theatre): As a young actor, there is no better place to learn your craft.

  • Matt (on David Tennant as the tenth Doctor in "Doctor Who"): David Tennant has made the role his own, brilliantly, with grace, talent and persistent dedication. I hope to learn from the standards set by him.

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Trivia (20)

  • Matt has said that his favorite Doctor Who actor is Patrick Troughton, who played the Doctor from 1966-1969.

  • Matt Smith is an atheist.

  • Matt Smith owns the Eleventh Doctor's suit and bowtie himself.

  • Matt excelled at sport at school. His bad back prevented him from becoming a professional football player.

  • Matt is best friends with twins Luke and Harry Treadaway, who starred in The Disappeared.

  • Matt's favorite band is Radiohead.

  • Matt likes photography and poetry. He also loves music and can play piano.

  • Matt voiced The Doctor in the 2010 video game, Doctor Who: The Adventure Games.

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