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Paul McGann

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The Resume

    (November 14, 1959- )
    Portrayed the eighth Doctor in the TV movie of 'Doctor Who (1996)'
    Acted in 'Withnail and I (1987),' 'Empire of the Sun (1987),' 'Alien³ (1992),' 'The Three Musketeers (1993),' 'Horatio Hornblower (2001),' 'Queen of the Damned (2002)' and 'Poirot (2003)'
    Acted on TV in 'The Merchant of Venice,' 'Give Us a Break' and 'Lie with Me'
    Reads 'Doctor Who' spoken word stories

Why he might be annoying:

    His 'Doctor Who' movie was hated by fans, critics and audiences alike.
    It was not picked up for a series, making him the only official Doctor to appear just once on TV.
    He compares playing the Doctor to being the Pope: 'Once you accept the mantle, that's it forever.'
    He has poor grammar, and sometimes speaks in Cockney rhyming slang.
    He says he tried to dress like the Fonz in the 1970's.
    Members of his fan club call themselves 'the Paul McGann Estrogen Brigade,' and have gatherings they call 'Paulapaloozas.'
    He was replaced by Sean Bean as the lead in 'Sharpe' after breaking his leg playing soccer.
    He has been called the 'George Lazenby of Doctor Who' due to his one off portrayal of a famous character.
    He is typecast in period military roles.
    He is a vegetarian.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He is shy and modest.
    Most people actually liked his performance in the 'Doctor Who' movie, objecting mainly to the film's writing and style.
    He has gone on to play Doctor #8 in many audio episodes, saying he doesn't want to be an embarrassment to the series.
    He is a member of a prominent acting family, along with brothers Joe, Mark and Steven.
    He is an accomplished stage actor.
    He graduated from RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts).
    Credit: Wieland Kalligaro
    Additional information: Fandango

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Year In Review:

    In 2021, Out of 14 Votes: 35.71% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 6 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 29 Votes: 89.66% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 65 Votes: 55.38% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 90 Votes: 64.44% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 46 Votes: 60.87% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 83 Votes: 63.86% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 15 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 19 Votes: 57.89% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 36 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 42 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 87 Votes: 65.52% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 169 Votes: 41.42% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 224 Votes: 64.73% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 1290 Votes: 41.40% Annoying