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Colin Salmon is apparently being lined-up to play the first black Doctor Who.

The actor, who appears in latest James Bond movie Quantum Of Solace, is thought to be in talks to replace David Tennant, 37, when he leaves at the end of 2009.

Colin, 45, has already featured in the BBC series as the character Dr Moon.

‘He made a good impression when he appeared and bosses think the time is right to have the first black Doctor,’ a source tells The Sun.

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