They're all longshots, but imagine the possibilities
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You've seen him in: "House M.D."
Why? We're pretty sure Laurie needs a break from TV after his long stint limping around on "House," but if anyone has the sharp wit and intensity needed for Doctor Who, it's definitely Laurie. We know that no matter how dark or wacky this season goes, he can handle the job (it's hard to remember, but before "House" he was primarily seen as a comedic actor both on "Blackadder" and in collaborations with Stephen Fry). Given that Laurie was supposedly Douglas Adams pick to play Arthur Dent in an adaptation of "The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (an idea that fell apart following Adams' death), this would be an excellent substitution.
-Liane Bonin Starr