I'm not too familiar with him either, so I did some research. According to IMDB, he was in World War Z and played the character of "W.H.O. Doctor". Coincidence?
Originally Posted by El Chuxter
I was hoping for Christopher Lee--a Doctor who's old as dirt, but too bada** to care.
Uh, no. But as a consolation prize, for the Christmas special you get John Hurt who is pretty old and sorta badarse playing one of the incarnations of The Doctor, minus the name because what he did was not in the name of The Doctor (he pooped himself, I assume).
Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.
"We named the dog 'Chewbacca'!"
The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.