Former Downton Abbey actor, Thomas Hawes (William Mason) wants a job on Doctor Who!
Thomas, who played tragic William Mason in the hit ITV period drama, was last seen on our screens during series two, marrying his sweetheart, Daisy (Sophie McShera) on his deathbed after fighting in the First World War.
Since there is no chance of a return to Downton Abbey (it’s not EastEnders after all) Hawes has now expressed an interest in starring in one of the other great British dramas, Doctor Who!
Speaking to the Sun newspaper, Hawes said: “There are a lot of dream roles I’d love, like James Bond and Indiana Jones.
“But I’d never get a look in there. Doctor Who is probably the only one that I could play because he’s quite quirky – and he regenerates, so he can be anyone.
“So one day, who knows, I might have a chance. I’d love to play that part.”
Of his character’s death in Downton, he went on:
“It’s a shame I was killed off. I could have been a bit grumpy about it but the role really got me known.
“Plus they paid me for the whole of the second series – even though I was only in five out of the eight episodes.”
Downton Abbey can be seen on Sundays, at 9pm on ITV1/ITV1 HD.