We don't know which Doctor Nighy was offered the chance to be, as the 63 year-old has rightly avoided the topic.
I won't tell you when because the rule is that you are not allowed to say you turned that job down because it's disrespectful to whoever did it.He has however commented on his own joy at seeing Peter Capaldi as the next in line to play the Doctor.
He's a marvellous actor. He'll be very good as the Doctor. He'll bring a lot of wit and dry humour. He's elegant and he looks great.Whilst I completely understand Nighy's reluctance to take up the role, I have wondered since his role in Vincent and the Doctor (picture above) what he might be like as the Doctor and now I will only wonder all the more. What do you think? Would Bill Nighy have made a good Doctor? Was he right to turn it down or have we all just become witnesses to a huge missed opportunity? How might the history of Doctor Who have changed? We can only wonder.