Happy Birthday To ‘Doctor Who’ Star Matt Smith

On October 28, 1982, Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister, Peter Davison was The Fifth Doctor, Culture Club‘s “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” was tops on the UK charts, and the classic BBC miniseries Boys From the Blackstuff was nearing the end of its seven-episode run. And in Northampton, England, the man who would become Doctor Who‘s Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, was born.

2010 has been a very good year for Mr. Smith. He made the Guinness Book of World Records for becoming the youngest actor ever to play the Doctor, he portrayed Christopher Isherwood in a new movie, he performed at Glastonbury, was named GQ’s Actor of the Year, and that’s just the tip of the TARDIS, so to speak.

And it has also been revealed that Smith will be a guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on November 16th. The Scottish funnyman is one of the hugest celebrity Doctor Who fans out there, so this Q&A will be a can’t-miss.

Give your Happy Birthday wishes to Matt Smith below!

by Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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