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Jaime Murray as The Doctor by PaulHanley Jaime Murray as The Doctor by PaulHanley
Here's the second result of my "I'll draw anyone as the Doctor" commision special: Jaime Murray as the Doctor- as conceived by :iconle-letha:

As people who watch this page already know, my personal pick for the next Doctor is Ruth Wilson, but JM's another name that was on my "short list". She's already played a dangerous, rough-an-tumble time traveller (of sorts) on WAREHOUSE 13. She played a con artist for years on HUSTLE, and anyone who watched the second (and best) season of DEXTER knows she can do "dark". Sounds like the perfect CV for the part. Though part of me thinks she'd make an even better Romana- she'd fit Romana's "cool and unimpressed" vibe pretty perfectly.

The costume is a cross of British horse-riding clothes with a Zatanna-ish tailed coat and short top hat ("I wear a top hat now. Top hat's are... well, top."). The idea was something practical for adventuring, but also a bit more elegant than some of the more recent Doctors- a design more in the vein of William Hartnell, Jon Pertwee, and Paul McGann (and, if ya count him, Richard E. Grant). This incarnation's meant to have a bit of a "magic" vibe in the same way Peter Davison had a "cricket" vibe- lots of sleight-of-hand, escape artistry, etc. Bringing back Hartnell's ring and monocle was my idea. Women with monocles are cool (just look at Winona Ryder in HEATHERS). Okay, with the top hat it makes her look a bit like Mr. Peanut... but Mr. Peanut is cool too. Don't mess with Mr. Peanut.
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DANGERcomics Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks cool. My top 5 suggestions for a female Doctor would be:
1. Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey)
2. Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones)
3. Joely Richardson (The Tudors)
4. Indira Varma (Torchwood)
5. Natalia Tena (Harry Potter Saga)

Who's in the tardis? 
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional
Natalia Tena's come to mind before as a good pick- she has the right kind of quirky quality for the Doctor.  Varma would be great to see in the part- but then again, pretty much ALL of the cast of Luther would be great as the Doctor (Ruth WIlson, Idris Elba, and yeah... Paul McGann... again!). :D 
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DANGERcomics Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to see your versions of Nat Tena and Indira Varma as The Doctor one day. Keep up the great work :)
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akirajay38 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
With Hayley Atwell trending, because of her recent Twitter comment about wanting to play The Doctor, do you feel she'd be a good choice? I'd be down with it. I'm a big fan of marvels Agent Carter and see no reason why she can't do both.
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Professional
I think she'd make an AMAZING Doctor.  My #1 pick is still Ruth Wilson b/c she has a naturally Doctor-ish quirkiness like Tom Baker, McCoy and Smith had (with the added bonus of being a payoff to all the "I always wanted to be ginger" jokes).  But there's also those actors like Tennant and McGann who aren't naturally Doctor-ish AT ALL but just aced the character through pure acting skill- and I think she'd be one of those.  Knowing DW's schedule, I doubt she could hold it down with the Carter duties.  For now, I say let's just hope that her run on Carter and Capaldi's run on Who are long and distinguished and happen to end at about the same time. ;) ;) ;)

Btw, it's interesting how overwhelmingly positive the reaction has been to her saying it, isn't it?  A dramatic reversal of earlier times when the idea's been floated without a specific actress in mind.  At this point it's obviously a question of "when" and not "if" anymore.   
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akirajay38 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I chalk up the support to her as an actress. We've seen what she can do and have almost universally said yes to her. The BBC and The Moff would have to be pretty deaf to ignore that.

Capaldi has been so perfect, now he's gonna be in that red velvet, it's like the universe patted me on the head and said ok.

Same with Atwell. I just hope when they do get around to it, they're smart enough to not put the Doctor in makeup and high heels.
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Japanfan89 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Student Writer
Can I call this incarnation the Mrs. Top Hat Wearing Peanut Doctor? (sounds very corny, with the way you worded it she looks like she could work for Planters), I'm going to bet her famous quote is going to be exactly like the 11th's Doctor's "Bow Ties are Cool" line but wit top hats instead.
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Adananian Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
She's so beautiful and awesome but I never knew she was daughter of Billy Murray (Modern Warfare's John Price)
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4thtroika Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Love the hat!
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loki661 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Rowan Atkinson as the doctor!! That would be fantastic!
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perrythehedgehog Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Lovely. I just love her appearance. It's...sophisticated. Very much to. And top hats are badass.

We really need to see more stories with non-canon female doctors, really. There's only two I can think of that actually exist; the one from The Curse of Fatal Death (on screen for about a minute or two) and the other from the Audiobook "Exile" (which was a bit crap).
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DukeNukem2417 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
The monacle, the top hat, the scarf, the dark clothes.....something about her just screams "magic, mystery and elegance"---and plenty of story ideas! 
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NicCoay Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
She'd make a really good Master, too, especially this design you have for her. That's what I thought she was at first, actually. = )
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JungleCat18 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
OMG what an amazing picture! You should consider selling digital versions, I'd LOVE this in my office.
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IDrawNStuff Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
I agree with you, I think she would make a great romana.
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
I really like the idea of drawing different people as the doctor, it's a pretty cool concept. Me, I'd kill to see Freddie Mercury as The Doctor. :D 
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional
Now THAT would've been interesting.  I could totally see it!
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
It would be so awesome :D 
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neko-chan42 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You have no idea how much I wanted her to play a Doctor from the second I saw her on WH13. I even tweeted her telling her so.
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JoeEngland Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
I have a tremendous admiration for your backgrounds and environments.  Do you do that all by hand, measure perspective and so forth?
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am2011art Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Is this available as a print?
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional
I'm afraid not, unfortunately.  Glad ya like it though. :)
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am2011art Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Is this available as a print, because I'd be all over it!
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am2011art Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
YES PLEASE! She's got my vote! 
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donobowk Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
ooooh I love this design, I like the magic influence a lot
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themerks Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Thought you would like to know that I sent a link of your art to @MsJamieMurray (her official twitter account) and she responded "Thats amazing artwork... Very talented artist!".
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional
(dies) Just saw the tweet. WOW. Thanks so much for doing that! :)
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le-letha Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's fantastic, congratulations!
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markdominic Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
WOW! NOW your in the big leagues!
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maxw3st Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Looks like a well done story board for the show. Hope she gets the part. Great images.
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ocean-dance Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
motion approved!
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timelord27 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
She would be a very hot Doctor that's for damn sure!!!!
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conjob1989 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
I really love the Zatanna vibe going on here.
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CGren123 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
oh this is absolutely amazing!

Jaime Murray would be a brilliant Doctor, and you've managed to capture her H.G. Wells personality in this picture! I especially love the classic TARDIS key. That's something I wish they'd bring back, even though the current key is very much a reference to the Hartnell key.
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HanaOtaku Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
This would be so insanely awesome. I don't even know...
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captjackharkness7 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
This is brilliant!
Unfortunately, she is currently playing Stahmaa Tarr in Defiance, which was just renewed for another season here in the U.S.!
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional
Two words: Tasha Yar. It's an ensemble show- they can always kill people off. I'm fine with her being busy though, as it's one less competitor for my personal casting choice, Ruth Wilson. ;)
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MyLittleTripod Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How's about the Nostalgia Critic as the Doctor? Not Doug Walker (Who plays the Nostalgia Critic)-the Nostalgia Critic.
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masterofhorr Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
He'd be kinda sarcastic and dark, kinda like a more sarcastic William Hartnell, but that be pretty col in my opinion.
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MyLittleTripod Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually in my opinion, the Nostalgia Critic seemed to be more like a exaggerated Colin Baker. Cinema Snob seemed to fit William Hartnell's Doctor more.
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masterofhorr Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Okay, that works too.
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madmanwithabox42 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
This is excellent. I've been against a female doctor, not because it wouldn't work, but because I want them looking for the best possible doctor, not a woman to appease political issues. If she auditioned for the doctor, I would accept it. Brilliant design and art as usual.

(could you make Dustin Hoffman like from Mr Magorium as a doctor?)
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional
I think that's really all most people arguing for a female Doctor are on about- not that it must happen now, but that it should be a possibility. The side that's much more against opening the casting to anyone are the (slowly dwindling) msjority of fans who argue the Doctor must always be male (and, for a smaller group, heterosexual and white). But if rumors can be believed, (black actor) Paterson Joseph was very close to getting the part in 2009- so the BBC does seem to have made progress. But of course, as long as they keep ultimately casting white males, they can't "really" prove that the playing field's been leveled.

It'll be interesting to see who gets cast this time around, that's for sure. :)

And on the Dustin Hoffman thing- I'd be happy to do it as a commission (see my front page). Though all the slots are taken for the time being.
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Heretofour Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Well said!
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markdominic Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
FREAKING LOVE THIS ONE!
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Mighty-Hetz Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
It's going to be interesting to see all the different actors you might be commisioned for from this little project of yours Mr. Hanley. I may not agree with some people's choices but I know each picure will be awesome just like this one.
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Mighty-Hetz Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Oh, and yes I can totally see her playing Romana.
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TheDeviantMakepeace Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
I could live with her.
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TheDeviantMakepeace Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
... ... as the Doctor (coulda phrased that better)
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Lierymell Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great! And I really wouldn't mind a female doctor for a few seasons.
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