It’s not often that the worlds of sci fi and soccer overlap, but the Daily Star reports that former French footie star Eric Cantona (his mega-success at Manchester United led to the terrace chant “Ooh-Ah Cantona”) will be part of the cast on Britain’s classic TV show Doctor Who:
Football legend Eric Cantona is set to inject a bit of Ooh Ah into Doctor Who.
The former Manchester United star is being lined up for a role as an evil alien alongside Time Lord Matt Smith. And producers are hoping the Frenchman might show off some of his famous Kung Fu moves in his baddie part.
Cantona, 44, famously attacked a fan with a high kick during a match against Crystal Palace in 1995.
But since then, the footballer has become a serious actor and had a series of roles, including a part in a Brit flick Looking For Eric. Now telly chiefs reckon his well known temper will be the perfect recipe to play a Doctor Who baddie…
[continues in the Daily Star]