The It's A Sin star is the latest name rumoured to be playing the title role in BBC's Doctor Who.
It is widely believed that the current Doctor, Jodie Whittaker, will depart the role some time in 2022. The latest name rumoured to replace her is Years And Years' Olly Alexander.
A source told The Sun: "Olly is on the verge of being announced as the new Doctor. Negotiations are at an advanced stage. He’s been heavily promoted for the role by Russell — who he’s worked closely with on other projects. Russell was impressed with his work and felt he was a great fit for the Doctor...
They continued: "It’s definitely happening, he’s just had to keep quiet about it while negotiations were finalised."
The BBC declined to comment on speculation.