With further series of Doctor Who lined up, the 28 year old took some time away from the Tardis to portray Christopher Isherwood, a young gay man in the 1970âs, in âChristopher and His Kind.â
Doctor Who – I mean Matt Smith â has stated, “Hopefully people see me as actor who can adapt to different roles and I’m very grateful to ‘Doctor Who’ for giving me the platform to do it – it’s one of the favourable things about having a great role like that.â?
âBut hopefully, watching this, you don’t see the Doctor.”
Playing a pioneer of open sexuality has apparently had its difficulties and after being asked if the role was challenging, he said, “Challenging the perception that I can only be one thing, yes. I mean, I always want to do varied work that is challenging – this is a great story”
“I don’t think it has any bearing on whether I’m straight or purple or Bognor Regis or whatever; you can be anything. The point is you pretend and make it all up.”
Well, that is what acting is about after all; pretending.