Sylvester McCoy doesn't want female Doctor on 'Doctor Who'

Former "Doctor Who" star Sylvester McCoy has brushed off suggestions that The Doctor could be played by a woman.

Sylvester McCoy doesn't want female Doctor on 'Doctor Who'
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London: Former "Doctor Who" star Sylvester McCoy has brushed off suggestions that The Doctor could be played by a woman.

The 71-year-old actor played the Seventh Doctor between 1987 and 1989. His incarnation of The Doctor died in 1996 film "Doctor Who: The Movie", and the Eighth Doctor was played by Paul McGann, reported Daily Mirror.

"I'm a feminist and recognise there are still glass ceilings in place for many women, but where would we draw the line?" McCoy said.

"A Mr Marple instead of Miss Marple, A Tarzanette I'm sorry, but no - Doctor Who is a male character, just like James Bond. If they changed it to be politically correct then it would ruin the dynamics between the doctor and the assistant, which is a popular part of the show.

"I support feminism, but I'm not convinced by the cultural need of a female Doctor Who." 

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