Is this the start of a Torchwood/Doctor Who rift? John Barrowman, whose Captain Jack has made a point of jumping between shows, has weirdly spoken out about Christopher Eccleston, the revamped Who's first Doctor, saying that he was too grumpy for his own good and comparing him to the more sociable current Doctor, David Tennant.

Talking about Eccleston - soon to make a reappearance in the third season of Heroes, and probably remarkably unconcerned about Barrowman's opinion - he said:

Chris was always grumpy. You don't always have to be intense. There comes a point when intensity makes you miserable - I think that was the case with Chris... Chris might have been a great Doc but he was darker and had a chip on his shoulder, he was not as much fun on set as David. I will give him the credit that he was the first Doctor to bring back the series and made a damn good job of it. But I just wouldn't go to the pub with him.


On the other hand, apparently Tennant is a dream to work with, especially if you share a taste for 40-something pop singers:

David's been to my house, we went to the Madonna concert with our partners - we socialise together. He's a lot more fun.

See, Chris? If only you'd taken some time out of your darker day to go and see Madge together, then you wouldn't have to deal with minor stories on very slow news days about your character from disgruntled former co-stars... Is that so hard to understand?

Barrowman criticises "grumpy" Eccleston [Digital Spy]


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