Betting suspended on Skyfall actor to be Doctor Who

Rory Kinnear pictured in 2010. Credit: PA

A bookmaker has suspended betting on the identity of the next actor to play Doctor Who in the popular BBC series.

Ladbrokes has stopped taking bets on Rory Kinnear, 35, being announced as the successor to Matt Smith.

Oxford graduate Kinnear has enjoyed a successful theatre career and played M's Chief of Staff Bill Tanner in the James Bond film Skyfall.

The bookmaker had Kinnear at 2/1 - ahead of Ben Daniels (3/1) and Chris Addison (4/1) - before betting was suspended.