Doctor Who star Matt Smith “dazzled” as killer Patrick Bateman in American Psycho!

by Lynn Connolly

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Though fans of Doctor Who star Matt Smith have yet to officially say goodbye to him as the iconic Time Lord, the actor himself has already left the TARDIS long behind and is currently starring in musical, American Psycho…

And it seems that Matt has wowed audiences of early performances, with one critic claiming that he “dazzled” as killer Patrick Bateman.

The Radio Times reports, “The 31-year-old plays the sinister, the wealthy, psychopathic New York banker created by Brett Easton-Ellis in his 1991 novel…

“Yes, Matt Smith – who bows out as Doctor Who this Christmas on BBC1 – dazzled north London last night in his first musical role.”

Matt’s Doctor Who buddy Billie Piper was on hand to lend moral support to the actor, not that it was needed evidently, and according to Digital Spy, “The pair hugged and kissed as they greeted one another” at the after-party following his performance. The show officially opens to the public tonight.

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In American Psycho – which was adapted for the stage by Roberto Aguirre Sacasa – Matt stars alongside Ben Aldridge, Charlie Anson, Jonathan Bailey, Katie Brayben, Cassandra Compton, Holly Dale Spencer, Susannah Fielding, Simon Gregor, Holly James, Lucie Jones, Tom Kay, Gillian Kirkpatrick, Eugene McCoy and Hugh Skinner.

But harking back to the Doctor Who Christmas special – which will of course see Peter Capaldi taking over the role as the Doctor – the BBC have released a new teaser this week…

With the clip, the broadcaster wrote, “The Doctor must sacrifice everything to save a town called Christmas from the Time Lord’s greatest enemies.

“A change is going to come, and Silence will fall…”

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And when showrunner Steve Moffat was asked recently to “set the scene” for the special episode, he said, “It’s the Doctor’s final battle and he’s been fighting it for a while.

“The Doctor is facing the joint challenge of a mysterious event in space that has summoned lots of aliens to one place and helping Clara cook Christmas dinner.

“There are also elements from every series of Matt’s Doctor, which will come to a head in this special. Things that we’ve laid down for years are going to be paid off.”

Here’s the new teaser…

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.