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"A black actor was offered the lead role in Doctor Who but turned it down, Steven Moffat has revealed. The BBC sci-fi drama’s showrunner declined to name the person involved before the part went to Matt Smith, but reports suggest that it might have been Oscar-nominated 12 Years a Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor.", www.independent.co.uk
"Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat has confirmed that a black actor was offered the lead role in the longrunning British science fiction show. According to the BBC, Moffat revealed this information in an interview with Doctor Who Magazine but went on to say that “for various reasons, it didn’t work out.” ", www.ew.com
"Each time Doctor Who’s titular Time Lord has regenerated in the modern series, fans have called for the next actor to take on the role to defy the white-male tradition—whether that’s calls for a Female Doctor or a non-white male actor. We know that black actors have been offered the part before, but now we may know just who turned the role down.", io9.gizmodo.com
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