Patrick Dempsey

April 01, 2011 | 10:53 a.m.

Patrick Dempsey is ready for Marvel magic: ‘I’d love to play Doctor Strange’

(Danny Moloshok/AP / Marvel)
If Marvel executives are interested, Patrick Dempsey is ready to make magic — the “Grey’s Anatomy” star said Thursday that he’d love to play Doctor Strange in a film or even a television series if the situation was right. Dempsey is one of the highest paid stars on television but he’s restless to push his career in new directions, which is why he has a prominent role in this summer’s “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” and also why he produced and starred in “Flypaper,” the dark bank-heist comedy that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. As he looks for his next movie, he can’t help but think how great it would be to take his on-screen medical practice into a whole different dimension by playing Doctor Strange, the Marvel Comics sorcerer created in 1963 by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee. “I’ve been lobbying for that,” the […]
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