Monday, 20 February 2017

Odds Makers Favor Tilda Swinton as the Next Doctor

We all know that there is a new Doctor Who coming since Peter Capaldi is departing, but the big question is who will it be? We all have our own dream casting choices for the role, but who do the odds makers prefer? That would be 56-year-old BAFTA winner Tilda Swinton.
Her odds have improved from 10/1 to the frontrunner at 7/2, according to Ladbrokes. Clearly many people think that the new Doctor will be female, and if that is true she would be absolutely perfect for the role. Speculation will continue until we get some kind of official word, but clearly fans are favoring Swinton.
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Sunday, 29 January 2017

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Sir John Hurt, of Alien, Doctor Who and The Elephant Man, Dies at 77

Sir John Hurt, the prolific Oscar-nominated actor, died at the age of 77 on Friday. Hurt was a mainstay character actor in genre entertainment, appearing in dozens of SFF films and TV shows, while also receiving acclaim for roles in The Elephant Man, Tinker Sailor Soldier Spy, and Midnight Express.
With more than 200 credits to his name and a career spanning over 50 years, Hurt has appeared in so many projects that it’s difficult to narrow it down to his most famous or most memorable. As Officer Kane in Alien, he was the victim of the infamous “chestburster” scene, which we’ve all seen memed and replayed across the ages. (That role also earned him a BAFTA nomination.) He played Mr. Ollivander in three Harry Potter films; he played the War Doctor on Doctor Who; he voiced Aragorn in the animated Lord of the Rings, the Horned King in The Black Cauldron, and the Great Dragon in the TV series Merlin. He played Gilliam in Snowpiercer, a vampire Christopher Marlowe in Only Lovers Left Alive, and Winston Smith in Michael Radford’s film adaptation of 1984. These are just some of his credits.
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Friday, 6 January 2017

Grant


When 8 year old Grant rescues a man called the Doctor from falling outside his bedroom window, he finds himself on the roof of his apartment building a fantastical machine on Christmas Eve. But after he accidentally swallows a gemstone known as the Hazandra – ‘the Ghost of Love and Wishes’, the intuitive crystal bonds with Grant’s DNA and gives him what he has always wanted – the power to be a superhero! Although the Doctor makes Grant promise that he will never use these new powers, it isn’t long before another chance encounter suggests otherwise. During an investigation into a scientific institute in New York - ‘Harmony Shoal’ - the Doctor, Nardole and journalist Lucy Fletcher are held at gunpoint when a superhero literally swoops in to save the day. The Ghost! And of course, it doesn’t take the Doctor long to realise that the man beneath the mask and suit is Grant.

With the crystal inside him, Grant has super strength, hearing, x-ray vision and the ability to fly. But the only power he really wants is for Lucy to stop fantasising about his alter ego, The Ghost, and to start noticing him instead. In a way, Grant is competing for Lucy’s affections…with himself. So actually it’s VERY complicated.
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Nardole


Nardole is introduced in the 2015 Christmas special "The Husbands of River Song". He was hired by Professor River Song as a servant on Mendorax Dellora on Christmas Day 5343. He unwittingly brought the Doctor and River back together, mistaking the Doctor for a surgeon River had requested to extract a diamond from the head of the ruthless King Hydroflax. During the episode Nardole had his head cut off, but he managed to survive because it was uploaded to King Hydroflax' cyborg body.

In the 2016 Christmas special "The Return of Doctor Mysterio" Nardole appeared as the Doctor's companion. Once his final night with River Song had concluded, the Doctor was somehow able to reattach Nardole's head to his body, Nardole joining the Doctor as a companion so that the grieving Time Lord would have someone to stop him going too far over his grief at his final parting with River.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

A Bit About Pearl Mackie

Pearl Mackie (born 29 May 1987) is a British actress, dancer, and singer. She was named on 23 April 2016 as having been chosen by the BBC to play Bill, the next companion to The Doctor, in the long running television series Doctor Who. Mackie is a 2010 graduate of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Her first major TV role came in 2014, when she played Anne-Marie Frasier in BBC One weekday afternoon Soap Opera Doctors.

Mackie grew up in Brixton in south London and is of paternal West Indian and maternal English descent. She earned a degree in Drama from the University of Bristol, and speaks French and Spanish. During her studies she went to workshops and took part in many extra-curricular plays. In 2010 she graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. In the same year Mackie was nominated along with Roddy Peters for the BBC Carleton Hobbs Award for outstanding duologues in the school play Noughts & Crosses.

Alongside Martin Freeman, Maxine Peake, Morwenna Banks and Matt Berry Mackie appeared as a front of house girl in the 2013 music comedy Svengali. In 2014 Mackie played Anne-Marie Frasier in Doctors. In the same year she played the young computer genius Mia in Crystal Springs at the Park Theatre in London. She could also be seen in the political satire Obama-ology at the Finborough theatre in London. She played Cece and Caits, two young women finding their voice. In 2015 she performed in the National Theatre's West End production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. In the same year Mackie appeared in the short film Date Aid by Bond, a satirical PSA. Mackie played Sarah, a girl that the date maker Dawn wants to pair off to the desperate single Bob. The story turned out to be a spoof. The film criticises NGOs for using negative messaging when talking to the public on development issues. By using sensationalistic, voyeuristic and exploitative images the NGOs over-simplify development issues and promote stereotypes. Mackie has also worked as an acting tutor for Troupers, a company who teach theatre skills to children and young people. In 2016 it was announced that Mackie was going to play Bill, the next companion of The Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who.

Friday, 7 October 2016

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2016 Doctor Who Christmas Special Casting News


Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has revealed an exciting piece of casting news for the 2016 Doctor Who Christmas Special.
Earlier today on Canadian television, the man behind the festive episode told Your Morning on CTV that actor Justin Chatwin would be guest starring.
The Canadian-born actor is known for his roles in such films as War of the Worlds, and roles in television shows, American Gothic and Orphan Black (pictured below).
Who he is playing remains a mystery, but we do know he’ll be starring alongside Peter Capaldi, The Twelfth Doctor, and Matt Lucas, who returns as Nardole after his outing in last year’s special, The Husbands of River Song.

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