The mighty Tilda Swinton has played a vampire (Only Lovers Left Alive), a Bowie-esque pop star (A Bigger Splash), a superpowered sorcerer (Doctor Strange), and twin gossip columnists (Hail, Caesar!), to name but a few of her recent roles. But will she soon be adding “two-hearted time-traveling alien” to her resume?
British bookmakers Ladbrokes have made Swinton the 7-2 favorite to replace Peter Capaldi as the star of the BBC’s long-running science fiction show Doctor Who after he leaves the series at the end of the year.
The company is offering odds of 4-1 on Love Actually actor Kris Marshall becoming the next pilot of the TARDIS and 5-1 on British national treasure Olivia Colman replacing Capaldi — while Colman’s Fleabag costar Phoebe Waller-Bridge is considered a less likely Time Lord candidate with odds of 12-1.
Ladbrokes is also inviting punters to bet on Maxine Peake (8-1), Ben Whishaw (10-1), Richard Ayoade (10-1), and Andrew Buchan (10-1).
Doctor Who returns later this year.