Archive for October 15th, 2011

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I'm going to grab this with both hands': Karen Gillan is in 'Inadmissible Evidence', felt to be Osborne's best play

 

Whovian’s take care of their own. Doctor Who fans support Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) in her first play.  “When the Donmar Theatre’s new revival of John Osborne’s Inadmissible Evidence sold out even faster than its last production starring film star Jude Law, there was only one possible explanation: the Doctor Who Effect.” American fans can only hope the play will be available on DVD.

Best known as the Time Lord’s sexy assistant, Karen Gillan is making her West End debut in a furious rant of a play by John Osborne. ‘I’m terrified’, she reveals.

Inadmissible Evidence is a play dominated by one character, Bill Maitland, a furious, irascible middle-aged man who is having a nervous breakdown.

In the Donmar’s new production, Bill will be played by Douglas Hodge, a great stage actor but one lacking even a cameo credit from the BBC sci-fi behemoth. No, you had to look a little closer at the cast list to explain the demand for tickets.

Playing Bill’s secretary, Shirley, a character who has walked out of the play before it is half way through, is Karen Gillan, aka Amy Pond, the glamorous, gorgeous new assistant the Doctor acquired when he changed into Matt Smith two years ago.

Who-vians love Gillan. She can act, and, at 5ft 10in, she’s got enormously long legs, usually put on fine display by her penchant for wearing mini skirts (most famously Amy Pond first appeared in Doctor Who wearing a police uniform with a very short skirt indeed, but the actress herself is also rarely out of them).

Read the rest of this article, an interview with Gillan by Serena Davies

 

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Doctor Who will take over Gillan’s life once again next year — she’s in the Christmas special (already filmed) but also in the new series, to be made in 2012. But, generally, she’d love to do more. Perhaps something brand new at the Royal Court. “That would be exciting — and scary” (she frequently equates the two).

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BBCA top-rated shows in Q3 included iconic sci-fi series, Doctor Who.

BBC America ratings rise with Season 6 of Doctor Who

Press Release:

BBC America registered the highest ratings growth in prime time among television networks for September 2011, up 55% year on year. The channel also recorded its best ever quarter in Q3 prime and total day, up 18% and 23% respectively

“We’ve recorded best ever ratings three straight quarters in a row and introduced new drama and comedy destinations Dramaville and Ministry of Laughs. These results underline the sheer quality and strength of the programming we’re delivering to viewers, which will continue to grow as we add original programming to our slate in the coming months.” – Perry Simon, BBC America General Manager

The channel’s top-rated shows in Q3 included iconic sci-fi series, Doctor Who, and the world’s biggest car show, Top Gear. It also won acclaim for 1950s conspiracy thriller The Hour and powerful detective series Luther. BBC America airs its first unscripted original series next month, panel show Would You Rather? with Graham Norton, premiering November 5 as part of the Ministry of Laughs.

Mark Gatiss gets made up to become Gantok – Doctor Who Confidential – Series 6 – BBC Three

An insight into how Mark Gatiss was transformed into Gantok through prosthetics. Features an unseen interview not previously broadcast.
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Doctor Who’s River Song Timeline Birth To Death Narrated by River Song (Alex Kingston)

Mark Gatiss falls into a pit of skulls: the stunt – Doctor Who Confidential – Series 6 – BBC Three

An insight into how Mark Gatiss was transformed into Gantok through prosthetics. Features an unseen interview not previously broadcast.
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When you run with The Doctor, it feels like it’ll never end. But however hard you try you can’t run forever. Until 2011 we wait for The Doctor.

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Funny thing is this means you've always known how I was going to die. All the time we've been together you knew I was coming here. The last time I saw you, the real you, the future you I mean, you turned up on my doorstep with a new haircut and a suit. You took me to Darillim to see the singing towers. Oh, what a night that was! The towers sang and you cried. You wouldn't tell me why but I suppose you knew it was time, my time, time to come to the library. You even gave me your screwdriver, that should have been a clue.

River Song Timeline

This is from the final episode of Doctor Who Confidential. The film clips are narrated by Alex Kingston from the point of view of River Song from her birth on the asteroid to her death with Ten. Very touching! Would have liked more but then I can never get enough of River Song and The Doctor.

Doctor Who: Alex Kingston (River Song) Interview – Reading “Silence In The Library” She Cried

The Doctor: Time can be rewritten. River Song: Not those times, not one line, don’t you dare.  It’s okay, it’s okay, it’s not over for you.  You’ll see me again.  You’ve got all of that to come.  You and me.  Time and space.  You watch us run.

Doctor Who Love/Life Timeline Chart River Song And The Doctor

The Doctor: River you know my name, you whispered my name in my ear. There’s only one reason I would ever tell anyone my name. There’s only one time I could. River Song: Hush now. Spoilers.

“Everybody knows that everybody dies and nobody knows it like the Doctor.

But I do think that all the skies of all the worlds might just turn dark if he ever for one moment, accepts it.

Everybody knows that everybody dies. But not every day. Not today.

Some days are special. Some days are so, so blessed.

Some days, nobody dies at all.

Now and then, every once in a very long while, every day in a million days, when the wind stands fair, and the Doctor comes to call… everybody lives.”

Doctor Who “The Wedding of River Song” Backstage Not Previously Broadcast