Claire Foy and Matt Smith star in the new royal series.
If ITV mini-series 'Victoria' starring Jenna Coleman wasn't gripping enough, her 'Doctor Who' co-star Matt Smith is set to star in a new Netflix series entitled 'The Crown', following the life of a different Queen. Claire Foy plays Queen Elizabeth II in the new show, which has been created by Oscar-nominated writer Peter Morgan.
Matt Smith and Claire Foy star in 'The Crown'
'The Crown' is a 10-episode historical drama exploring the life of a newly crowned 25-year-old Queen Elizabeth II as she navigates a new marriage, political turmoil and a relationship with the formidable Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.
Continue reading: Here's Everything We Know About 'The Crown' Starring Matt Smith
Smith played the 11th Doctor from 2009 to 2013.
’Doctor Who’ showrunner Steven Moffat has hinted that Matt Smith could become the first Doctor to make a return to the series. Smith left the show in 2013 and was replaced by Peter Capaldi, but according to Moffat the actor wishes he'd never left.
Could Matt Smith be returning to ‘Doctor Who’?
The Mirror reports that Moffat said Smith is “quite open about how much he misses it, and how much he wishes he hadn’t left”. The showrunner admitted Smith’s decision to leave three years ago was a “tough time”.
Continue reading: Steven Moffat Hints That Matt Smith Could Return To 'Doctor Who'
Matt Smith - The 69th British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden - Arrivals at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, British Academy Film Awards - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th February 2016
Matt Smith and Lily James - American actor and now director Ryan Gosling was spotted out with actress Lily James and actor Matt Smith as they enjoyed the nightlife in Mayfair, London, United Kingdom - Friday 10th April 2015
Ryan Gosling, Matt Smith and Edith Bowman - Writer and Director of new film 'Lost River' Ryan Gosling along with one of the stars of the film Matt Smith were photographed as they attended a Q&A session at the Apple store, to promote the film in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 8th April 2015
Former Doctor Who star Matt Smith could be taking a role in JK Rowling's Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts.
Former Doctor Who star Matt Smith could be taking the lead role in the much-anticipated film Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. The Harry Potter spin-off is due to start filming in London this summer, and the 32-year-old actor is the favourite to play the lead role of 'magizoologist' Newt Scamander, according to The Sun.
Matt Smith has a number of projects set for release in 2015
Jk Rowling has penned the screenplay for the movie adaptation of her book, and the author's 'exciting' script has gone done well with Harry Potter producer David Heyman, who told IGN it's 'filled with all the hallmarks of her incredible imagination.'
Continue reading: Matt Smith Could Be Starring In Fantastic Beasts
Laura Jayne Smith and Matt Smith - Shots of a host of stars as they arrived and took to the red carpet for the UK Premiere of 'Cinderella' which was held at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, United Kingdom - Thursday 19th March 2015
Matt Smith and Laura Jayne Smith - Shots of a host of stars as they arrived and took to the red carpet for the UK Premiere of 'Cinderella' which was held at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, United Kingdom - Thursday 19th March 2015
Mankind has been all but wiped out. When Skynet became self-aware, it launched tactical nuclear strikes against the human race, with an army of robots finishing off the last few survivors. John Connor (Jason Clarke) leads the resistance, and the robots know this. In order to stop the war against mankind, the machines send one of themselves back in time to kill his mother, Sarah (Emilia Clarke). With Sarah Connor being a well-documented pacifist, she stands no chance of survival, leading to Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) travelling back in time to save her. But he arrives in a very different world to what he expected. Sarah Connor is a well-trained killing machine, capable of defending herself. Reese was not the first person, or thing, to travel back in time to rescue her.
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Matt Smith has joined a stellar British cast for the comedy-horror.
Matt Smith has signed on to star in 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'
The project has been in development for years and will finally go into production on September 24. A comedy-horror spin-off of Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice, Zombies stars Liz Bennett (James) who is pressurised by her family to marry into a wealth home but rebels against the social requirements of Victorian England. Instead, she sets out to help defend the English countryside against a plague of horrifying zombies.
Continue reading: Matt Smith Signs On For 'Pride And Prejudice And Zombies'
Excitement surrounds Doctor Who as the new series airs later this month. But what do we know about the newest member of the team, Peter Capaldi?
Peter Capaldiwill make his debut series appearance as the twelfth doctor when series eight ofDoctor Whobegins on 23 August 2014. At 55 years old when cast, Capaldi will be the oldest actor to play the titular role since the first doctor, William Hartnell, in direct contrast to his predecessor, Matt Smith, who was the youngest actor to take on the iconic role.
Peter Capaldi is the twelfth Doctor in the eighth series set to air on 23 August
While fans have been left in the dark about plot lines, they have been treated to some personality teasers about this new incarnation. On Doctor Who TV, Capaldi revealed: "He’s more alien than he’s been for a while. He doesn’t quite understand human beings or really care very much about their approval."
Continue reading: So, What Did Peter Capaldi Do Before 'Doctor Who'?
Matt Smith has joined 'Terminator: Genesis' - but is this thing going to be any good?
The former Doctor Who star Matt Smith has signed on for an unspecified original role in the new Terminator movie Genesis. Paramount said Smith would play a "new character with a strong connection to John Connor". Connor, the leader of the anti-machine resistance originally played by Edward Furlong, will be played by Zero Dark Thirty's Jason Clarke in the new movie.
Matt Smith at the GQ Men of the Year Awards
"The thing is, I've been implanted with a chip where, if I talk about it, my head explodes," said Smith during a question and answer session at Wizard World Minneapolis. "All I can say about Terminator is that I'm very excited to be part of the Terminator franchise because those movies - those first two movies, particularly - are brilliant. Yeah, it's very exciting."
Continue reading: As Matt Smith Signs Up, Could 'Terminator: Genesis' Actually Be...Good?
They don’t have a TARDIS but they do have a Time Lord, as Doctor Who star Matt Smith has officially signed for a role in Terminator: Genesis.
He may still be the Doctor to some, but Matt Smith has bagged himself a major new role in the upcoming Terminator: Genesis movie. Paramount have now confirmed that Smith will play a major new role in the trilogy and reports are saying his part is set to grow over the course of the three films.
Matt Smith is heading to Terminator: Genesis
In the reboot, Arnold Schwarzenegger will reprise his famous role as The Terminator, with ‘Game of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke playing Sarah Connor alongside Smith in his yet unnamed role. Also already signed on is Zero Dark Thirty actor Jason Clarke and Day Okeniyi who has been cast as Danny Dyson.
Saving the world as The Doctor was quite enough, thank you very much
Matt Smith has effectively ruled out playing two of the U.K’s most popular characters by shrugging off rumours that a Sherlock role might be his in the not-too-distant future. Speaking at the Wizard World Con, he said: ‘Listen, there’s no room for me on Sherlock!”
Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman made a wonderful Dr.Who and Clara Oswald
Smith, of course, was replaced by Peter Capaldi of The Thick of It swearing fame when he quit the job for pastures new. A tall, dark haired and handsome Englishman combining razor-sharp wit and an insatiable charisma, Smith was considered perfect for the role of Sherlock by many, but those hope have been dashed by the man himself, according to Metro.
Continue reading: Matt Smith Won't Be Dr. Who AND Sherlock. It Won't Happen. No.
The new Who's costume has been revealed...
The BBC has revealed the costume for the new Doctor Peter Capaldi in Doctor Who. Like those of the ranks of the Time Lords before him, Capaldi's striking outfit is bound to become an iconic facet of the sci-fi drama. Described by the actor himself as "100% rebel Time Lord," the get-up comprises of heavy Doc Marten boots, a crisp, white button down shirt, a navy, Crombie-style dress coat lined with luxurious red satin and a matching waistcoat.
The BBC Has Revealed What Is Sure To Be Another Iconic Doctor Look For Peter Capaldi.
The exciting new snap revealed by the BBC shows the new Doctor looking serious and pointing his finger at the camera in a pose many Twitter users have likened to that of a Spice Girl, a member of a particularly coordinated boyband or John Travolta performing 'Greased Lightning' in Grease.
Continue reading: Introducing, Peter Capaldi's Doctor Who "Rebel Time Lord" Outfit
All dressed and ready, Capaldi's Doctor is ready to save the universe.
Doctor Who fans got a real treat yesterday, when the costume of the 12th Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, was unveiled. The Doctor’s costume is hugely identifiable with the actor who wore it – Tom Baker’s scarf or Matt Smith’s bowtie being a couple of examples. Capaldi’s outfit will consist of a dark blue Crombie coat with red lining, dark blue trousers, white shirt and black Dr Marten shoes, possibly an echo of the tenth Doctor’s Converse shoes. It's the work of costume designer Howard Burden.
Back to work, like everyone else. Except it's not like anyone's job, is it?
New Years Day was the busiest day of the year for the BBC iPlayer service, with the majority of the nation engaging in what’s widely known as ‘a duvet day’. Basically, hung-over people watched Dr. Who. That’s what happened. It was a pretty monumental episode, too, with Peter Capaldi coming into to replace the now-departed Matt Smith.
Peter Capaldi stars work with his co-star, Jenna Coleman
And, like everyone else, Capaldi had to go back to work this week; unlike everyone else, he was filming his first full episode of Dr. Who. With 10.2 million tuning in on Christmas Day, the return of The Doctor highly is anticipated.
Continue reading: First Day On The New Job: Peter Capaldi Starts Filming Dr. Who
In the annual Christmas TV smack-down, the slapstick Irish comedy beat the Timelord drama.
Hit BBC comedy Mrs Brown's Boys saw off the likes of Doctor Who, Downton Abbey and Coronation Street in newly published surprise Christmas Day television viewing figures. The BBC may have been the overall winners in terms of audience share on Christmas Day this year, but Brendan O'Carroll's British-Irish sitcom proved consistently the most popular programme of the day.
'Mrs Brown's Boys' Proved Most Popular On Christmas Day.
The show's Christmas Day special, 'Buckin' Mammy', was Mrs Brown's first broadcast of original content this year and was duly rewarded with its biggest live audience on record: an average of 9.4 million viewers, or 35.5 per cent of the viewer share, peaking at 9.8m (37.9%) in its final five minutes.
Continue reading: 'Doctor Who' Exterminated By 'Mrs Brown's Boys' In Xmas TV Showdown
Say hello to the Twelfth Doctor: Peter Capaldi
There was a lot of promise surrounding the Christmas episode of Doctor Who and when it aired on BBC 1 on Christmas Day it very much lived up to the hype and expectation buzzing around the show and the exit of the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith. The exit of Smith also meant one other thing, the regeneration of the Doctor into his twelfth form: enter Peter Capaldi.
The Doctor had business to attend to before he could bow out
The Christmas special - called 'The Time of the Doctor,' in relation to the fiftieth anniversary episode 'The Day of the Doctor' - was full of action and packed in plenty of entertainment in the lead up to Smith's eventual bow out from the show that launched him to stardom. The episode featured Daleks, Time Lords, Cybermen, Weeping Angels, a town called Christmas and more and even Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), the Doctor's former assistant, made an appearance in the show to say farewell the Eleventh Doctor.
Continue reading: Matt Smith Bows Out Of 'Doctor Who' In Dramatic Christmas Special
Brace yourselves, because things are about to get very confusing.
It’s that time of year again – time to get overly emotional or just slightly snooty over the newly released US extended trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas special. This one, however, is super special, if you’ll pardon the wording, since it also marks the departure of the 11th Doctor and, correspondingly, Matt Smith.
The last time this happened to us (“us” referring here to whovians as an emotional support system, which was sorely needed at the time) was in the 2010 Christmas episode. Let’s just say bulk quantities of tissues were used during that episode. With current showrunner Steven Moffat’s propensity for killing off his characters (even though he mostly resurrects them afterwards) whovians the world over should probably gear up for a tear-jerker.
According to the trailer, this year’s episode will be a family affair, with the Doctor visiting his companion Clara at her parents’ Christmas dinner. We’ll also get to see some new friends in the face of the Silence, the Weeping Angels (always a favorite monster) and, natch, some Daleks, ready to wreak havoc.
This week's mixed bag of news brought serious Oscar indications, exciting new music from Beyoncé, not so exciting music from Rebecca Black and a shocking revelation from the mind of Tila Tequila.
Beyoncé Unveils Pre-Christmas Surprise: Beyoncé Knowles has dropped an entire album of new material suddenly and unexpectedly, somehow accomplishing the astonishing task of managing to evade those who seek to leak new pop albums. The singer dropped BEYONCÉ with its 14 new songs plus 17 music videos on iTunes after stating she was "bored" of the traditional way of releasing music. Find out more here.
Paul Walker Wreckage Thieves Charged: In a frankly unbelievable story of crime that rocked not only the grieving family and friends of the late Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker but Hollywood too, two thieves attempted to steal parts from the Porsche car that the actor and driver Roger Rodas died in. Jameson Witty, who bragged about his theft on Instagram, and Anthony Janow face charges of one felony count of grand theft of personal property and two misdemeanor counts of destroying evidence as well as delaying a police officer. Read the full story here.
It's Capaldi's turn in the Tardis, and he's ready for action
Younger Dr. Who fans probably didn’t know who Peter Capaldi was when he was announced as the next Doctor; older fans probably thought he was inappropriate due to his florid language on The Thick of It, and everyone in-between thought it was a great decision.
The Dr. Who Christmas special is set to excite on Christmas Day
But whatever your thoughts on the 55-year-old, Glasgow-born actor’s appointment, your beloved Doctor is set to face some changes, as his hearty sidekick Jenna Coleman explains in an interview with Digital Spy.
Continue reading: Peter Capaldi Set To Herald Change For Dr. Who, Jenna Coleman Says
We'll find out how Matt Smith makes his departure during Christmas Day's 'The Time of the Doctor.'
The time is nigh: current Doctor Who timelord Matt Smith will prepare to meet his maker in Christmas Day's eagerly-anticipated special episode of the BBC sci-fi drama. On December 25th we'll see Smith hand over the sonic screwdriver to new Doctor Peter Capaldi but the technicalities of the change-over are driving Whovians crazy.
It May Be Christmas On Earth But There Are Still Monsters To Battle For The Doctor.
There's still the question of whether Smith in in fact the 12th, and possibly final Doctor. It was initially thought that Smith was the 11th Doctor but John Hurt's Doctor is rumoured to be the ninth, making Smith the 12th. This set fans abuzz will speculation regarding the Doctor's purported 12 regeneration limit.
It's been a mixed bag for new this week, with a mixture of happy, sad and downright disgraceful news coming out of the never-dull world of entertainment.
Ian Watkins Trial: It's a shame we have to start with this one but little else has seen the headlines all week. The disgraced former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins, 36, describing himself as a "determined and committed paedophile" in the ongoing court case, pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted rape and 12 other offences including sexual assault and taking, making and distributing indecent images of children.
What's more, innocent parties including Alexa Chung, Fearne Cotton and Ian "H" Watkins from Steps have been dragged into the reporting. Peaches Geldof has received stern criticism after she shared the names of the women who let Watkins abuse their children.
Continue reading: A Week In News: Ian Watkins Trial, AMAs Triumph And A Beloved Pet Dies
The series' Christmas Special looks unseasonably dark in the newly released teaser.
It's just under a month until Christmas Day and as a result we've been sent a sniff of the eagerly awaited Doctor Who Christmas Day special to really whet our appetites until December 25th's big reveal. We already know that the episode, mysteriously titled 'The Time of the Doctor,' will see Matt Smith's Doctor pass on the baton to Peter Capaldi's for the new season but we hear the show's writers have some pretty big surprises in store.
Cybermen & Snow: The Doctor Who Christmas Special Is Set To Be A Stonker.
The newly released teaser from the BBC is only 10 seconds long meaning the plot of the Christmas Day episode is still very much cloaked in mystery but the trailer gives a doomy vibe along with the message "Silence Will Fall."
The Irish actress will play someone from the Doctor's past.
Actress Orla Brady will star in the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Day special, it has been confirmed by Digital Spy. The Irish actress, known for her role in Fringe, will star alongside Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman in Smith's last ever episode and regeneration into Peter Capaldi's Doctor.
Orla Brady Will Play A Part In The 'Doctor Who' Christmas Special.
Apparently, "Brady's character is someone from the Doctor's past, with the plot of the festive episode revolving around her." The plot of the Christmas Day episode is still very much cloaked in mystery but a newly released teaser gives a doomy vibe along with the message "Silence Will Fall." In the episode, Matt Smith will hand over the Doctor baton to Peter Capaldi, who will play the 12th Timelord.
BBC sees ratings soar as the Timelords came together to celebrate a milestone birthday.
Saturday night's long-awaited Doctor Who 50th anniversary feature-length special has come and gone, leaving the BBC sci-fi show with an aftertaste of success as the similarly landmark ratings begin to make headlines. Outgoing Doctor Matt Smith was joined by other incarnations of the Doctor, including David Tennant, John Hurt and Peter Capaldi, as Whovians were gifted with a breakneck storyline, the likes of which have never been seen before on the show.
'The Day Of The Doctor' Netted An Impressive Audience.
'The Day of the Doctor' soared ahead of ITV's The X Factor in ratings with an impressive average of 10.2 million during its 75 minute duration, peaking with 10.61 million viewers, compared to the talent contest's 7.7 million. However, Doctor Who did not manage to beat the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing which peaked at 11.7 million viewers with 10.6m average, according to BBC News.
On the eve of the anniversary, we take a look back at some of our favorite Doctors throughout the series' 50-year run.
Today is Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary, in case you hadn’t noticed by the Google Doodle and pretty much everyone online talking about it non-stop for the past month or so. It is also another day closer to Matt Smith’s departure with this year’s Christmas special. In the spirit of celebrating both the show and Smith’s place in its illustrious history, we’ve compiled a brief list of the most memorable Doctors in DW history, to see where Smith ranks among them.
Excited about the anniversary? You should be.
5. This spot is often given to Peter Davison, aka The Fifth Doctor. His hiring at the time was somewhat controversial, since he is the youngest actor (besides Matt Smith himself) to take on the part of the centuries-old Time Lord. We’ve got to give it to Davison, however. He did create a complex character and was really adept at portraying the Doctor’s internal conflict. Fifth place it is.
Continue reading: Top Five: 50 Years Of Doctor Who, Twelve Doctors, Five Favorites
Star Trek meets Star Wars and now...Doctor Who? What is this world coming to?
Matt Smith is stepping down from his Doctor Who reign this Christmas (in case you hadn’t heard), which opens up a realm of other possibilities for the 31-year-old star. Rumor has it that among those is – now don’t get overly excited, Whovians – a part in the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII. Now that would be one geek crossover to rule them all obviously, however nothing has been confirmed at this point.
Wonder where Smith would fit in with 'Episode VII'?
According to a “fairly well-placed source” speaking for Bleeding Cool, Smith went in for a meeting with JJ Abrams and George Lucas. However, that’s where the information ends. The source didn’t know whether the meeting was an audition, a screen test or just a talk, but the possibility alone was enough to set tongues wagging across the deepest, darkest, nerdiest reaches of the internet.
The palace played host to some alien guests.
Buckingham Palace was held under siege by Daleks today. Well sort of: scores of Doctor Who actors and guests attended a very special 50th birthday celebration of the BBC sci-fi show ahead of this coming weekend's hotly anticipated anniversary episode.
'The Day Of The Doctor' Will Celebrate 50 Years Of 'Doctor Who.'
DW stars new and old joined the Countess of Wessex at the palace for a royal party. Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Matt Smith and John Hurt arrived to defend the palace from daleks with current and former assistant Jenna-louise Coleman and Catherine Tate.
The special 50th anniversary episode will feature all of the Doctors.
The countdown to the 23rd November has officially begun as the air date for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, 'The Day of The Doctor,' has been announced. It has also been announced that the first official trailer will air this Saturday night (9th Nov.) to really whip up some fan anticipation before the big day.
Doctors from past and present unite
We've already been teased with a minute long trailer that takes us through the five decades worth of Doctors and their assistants who are shown frozen in time whilst Matt Smith narrates. However, the new trailer will give a closer look at what to expect in the upcoming one-off special and will be shown on BBC1 from 8pm in the UK this coming Saturday.
Matt Smith will certainly enjoy an extravagant goodbye
As we approach the 50th anniversary of Dr. Who, a special episode looms. It won’t hit TVs until the end of November, but the BBC have decided to take fans of the sci-fi drama on a journey of nostalgia, releasing a trailer featuring each and every incarnation of the iconic role.
The chronology of The Doctor
William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and the latest Doctor, Matt Smith all feature. Smith, of course, is leaving the show soon, with Peter Capaldi stepping in to fill his dream role.
Continue reading: Dr. Who 50th Anniversary Trailer Is A Trip Down Memory Lane
Steven Moffat lets the new Who loose on the shops: what'll replace Matt Smith's bow tie as the new look?
As soon as the news that Peter Capaldi would play the new Doctor Who was announced, fans immediately began to try to envisage what the new Doctor would sound like, act like, and most importantly, wear.
This Would Be The Perfect, Distinctive Look.
Clothes are a key distinguishing feature for any timelord, whether it's Matt Smith's bow tie, David Tennant's Converse trainers, Christopher Ecclestone's leather jacket, Peter Davison's cricket jumper, or Tom Baker's multi-coloured scarf. Every Doctor must have his own quirky detail that sets him apart from the rest.
Continue reading: New Doctor Who Peter Capaldi Goes Shopping For His Own Timelord Wardrobe
From Doctor Who to American Psycho - can Matt Smith make a convincing transition?
As the lead in the long-running sci-fi series Doctor Who, Matt Smith is probably one of the most British actors most people can think of, and yet the actor has landed the lead in American Psycho, the musical, the Daily Mail reports. 30-year-old Smith began rehearsals for the musical adaptation of the infamous Bret Easton Ellis novel.
Can Smith pull off the sociopath look?
Fresh off wrapping his final scenes as the 11th Doctor (sad times, we know) will play Patrick Bateman – a fictional Wall Street investment banker from the 80s, who is also secretly a serial killer. The role of Bateman, who engages in twisted and sadistic crimes in his spare time, has previously been played to perfection by Christian Bale in the 2000 movie adaptation. Now Matt Smith will take on the challenge on stage at London’s Almeida Theatre, starting from December – about the same time, when Peter Capaldi will take over from Smith as the twelfth Doctor on the popular series.
From Doctor to mental patient, Matt Smith.
Matt Smith will be flexing an entirely different set of acting muscles to that of his Doctor Who days when he takes on the character of Patrick Bateman in the musical version of American Psycho. The 30-year-old actor begins rehearsals today – Mon October, 2013 – for the role.
Matt Smith at the GQ 'Man of the Year' Awards
“It’s a damn difficult role to pull off and Smith has charm and the acting chops to do it”, a source close to the production told the Daily Mail. “It’s bold casting and brave for Smith to take it on”, the source added.
Continue reading: Matt Smith To Play 'American Psycho's' Patrick Bateman In New Musical
Dr Who marks its 50th year with an extended anniversary episode with special guest appearances and the return of some familiar faces.
Dr Who's 50th anniversary is approaching and the BBC have revealed the title and length of the special, along with a full programme of special guests and celebrity appearances.
BBC announced today (Sept 10) that the 50th anniversary show will be called 'The Day of The Doctor', starring the departing Matt Smith alongside Jenna Colman as well as seeing the return of their predecessors, David Tennant and Billie Piper. A special appearance will be made by British Legend John Hurt as a previous incarnation of the Doctor.
David Tennant and Jenna Coleman filming th final scenes for Dr Who's christmas special
BBC bosses can breathe a sigh of relief: whovians have given their seal of approval to their new chosen Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi.
Hoardes tuned in to the BBC last night (4th August) to watch Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor and be the first to hear the news. Peter Capaldi was finally unveiled after plenty of hype, reminiscing and dry ice. The 55-year-old new Doctor, famous for his role as the profanity-prone Malcolm Tucker in The Thick of It, walked out onstage to a storm of applause and seemed slightly bewildered by it all.
Let's All Hope He Keeps That Fabulous 'Tache!
Well, the Doctor's still white and male, so no major changes there, despite betting and predictions, but Capaldi will represent an older generation than the previous three Doctors, harking back to the original TV series where the Whos were slightly more aged gentlemen than David Tennant or Matt Smith. Keen eyes will have already noticed that Capaldi, a DW fan himself, has already acquainted himself in front of the camera on the series, having appeared in 'The Fires of Pompeii' episode alongside David Tennant.
Continue reading: Peter Capaldi: Twitter Explodes In Welcome For New Doctor Who
'The Thick Of It' star Capaldi was unveiled as the 12th Time Lord live on BBC1 on Sunday night (4 August)
Peter Capaldi has been chosen to play Doctor Who, battling off competition from hundreds of potential Time Lords to emerge as the victor and the twelfth actor to portray the iconic role. The BBC confirmed that 55-year-old will make his debut as the Doctor during this year's Christmas special, with the Glasgow-born actor due to begin filming for the show this fall.
Capaldi was unveiled as the new Doctor last night
Capaldi, who won the Oscar for best short film in 1994, was announced as the new Time Lord during a live show presented by Zoe Ball and featuring interviews from current Doctor Matt Smith and the show's head-honcho Steven Moffat, which aired on BBC1 on Sunday (4 August) night. Until last night's show, only ten people knew of Capaldi's appointment, and as he made clear in his on-screen interview, it was an immense relief to finally have the secret out in the open at last.
The BBC isn't taking any chances with the new Doctor's identity.
Audiences might love or hate the new Doctor, after Matt Smith steps down from Doctor Who this Christmas, but the actor himself apparently loves his replacement. According to The Mirror, Smith sat down with the as-of-yet-unknown actor, codenamed Houdini and had a chat about playing the iconic character and handling the pressures of fame.
Smith reportedly loves his successor.
According to some reports, the new actor had been cast sometime ago. It was only recently however that Smith managed to sit down with his replacement. The current DW actor shared some wisdom with his successor, suggesting that the new actor is someone of lesser fame than Smith himself. This isn’t too difficult to imagine of course, with Matt Smith having achieved international acclaim for his performance as the 11th Doctor.
The 12th Time Lord in the show's 50+ year run will be unveiled live on BBC1 at the end of the week
With Matt Smith's time as the Universe's most famous time altering, Tardis-flying hero, Doctor Who, coming to an end, we've all been scratching our heads over the prospect of his potential successor. Could it be a man, a woman, a lime-green half-man-half-woman? The possibilities are limitless, however the reality will be made apparent sooner than some might expect, as the BBC intends on revealing the 12th Doctor during a live show being aired this Sunday (4 August) on BBC1.
Current Doctor Matt Smith with his sidekick Jenna Coleman and the show's head, Steven Moffat
The show, which will be presented by Zoe Ball, will feature some in-depth Doctor Who discussion, as well as interviews with current Time Lord Matt Smith and executive producer and head writer Steven Moffat, with the new Doctor's unveiling serving as the main attraction for the Who-filled evening. According to reports from the BBC, the mystery person has already been chosen following a series of rigorous screentests, organised incognito by the Beeb under the codename 'Houdini.’
Continue reading: The New Dr Who Will Be Revealed This Sunday, But Who Will It Be?
This year's Comic-Con features a TV heavy line-up
It’s nearly that time of year again – Comic-Con is just round the corner, and with a jam-packed schedule on offer for film buffs, comic book collectors and box set boffins, 2013 is promising to be the year of the geek.
And the year of the geek is the year of TV – this year’s event features a lot of brilliant TV appearances, kicking off with the legendary sci fi epic, Dr. Who. Actors Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman will be joined by lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat and writer/executive producer Mark Gatiss to talk about the show, and celebrate its 50 year anniversary.
Continue reading: Plenty In Store For The TV Geeks Among Us With Comic-Con 2013’s Schedule
Bets are off as Skyfall's Rory Kinnear has reportedly been offered the role of the Doctor in BBC's Doctor Who, after current Doctor Matt Smith's role will come to end at Christmas this year.
Rory Kinnear, 35, has apparently been offered the titular role in BBC's long-running sci-fi drama Doctor Who,causing betting agents Ladbrokes to close down bets after an influx of bets caused his odds to rise to 2/1.
The Telegraph have stoked the flames of this most recent rumour, reporting that their insider DW source confirmed Kinnear has been offered the role and is quoted saying "he is the perfect choice" to follow current Doctor, Matt Smith - who is soon to retire.
Will Rory Kinnear Be The Next Doctor Who?
Karen Gillan will join Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt and Lee Pace in Marvel's new movie.
Karen Gillan, who is best known for her character Amy Pond, the companion to Matt's Smith's incarnation of BBC's Doctor Who, has been cast as the "lead female villain" in Marvel Studios' upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The 25 year-old Scottish actress from Inverness, is keeping herself busy with an additional part in upcoming indie supernatural horror Oculus (dir. Mike Flanagan), alongside Katee Sackhoff.
BBC announces new series of the gritty drama based on the novels by Winston Graham.
'Poldark' is set to return to our screens in a brand new reboot almost four decades on from the first episode premiere of the original series.
The BBC costume drama was first aired in 1975, based on the series of books by Winston Graham. It follows the trials and tribulations of Army Officer Ross Poldark's love life as he returns to Cornwall to find that the love of his life, Elizabeth, is set to marry his cousin. Embittered and unable to move on from his stolen love, he marries a simple servant girl named Demelza as the rest of his once idyllic life crashed around him. Filming for the new series is set to begin later this year in Cornwall, though producers are still searching for the right candidate to play the coveted lead role. So far, suggestions as to who might land the part include 'Les Miserables' actor Eddie Redmayne, Matt Smith of 'Doctor Who', 'Kick-Ass' star Aaron Johnson, Jonas Armstrong from 'Robin Hood', 'Merlin''s Colin Morgan, Rob James Collier from 'Downton Abbey' and 'Warm Bodies' actor Nicholas Holt.
BBC1 controller Danny Cohen announced the reboot, which will be adapted by Debbie Horsfield, saying: 'It has been a joy and privilege to commission programmes for BBC One. I hope audiences enjoy the range and creative ambitions of these new dramas for the channel.'
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Anticipation mounts for 50th anniversary edition of the BBC's beloved sci-fi series Doctor Who.
Filming for the 50th anniversary edition of Doctor Who is underway and the Daily Mail have published photos from the set. For the first time, both Matt Smith and David Tennant will appear on screen together, whilst speculation mounts as to how the show’s producers will explain away the presence of two Time Lords on screen together.
David Tennant and Matt Smith on set together for Doctor Who anniversary
Both Smith and Tennant being on screen isn’t the only surprise for the 3D special though. John Hurt has been confirmed as one of the cast members, as have Gavin and Stacey actress Joanna Page and Billie Piper, a former Doctor Who star herself. David Tennant left the show back in 2010, when he handed over the Time Lord reins to Matt Smith but he’s admitted that he’s enjoying being back on the set of the popular BBC sci-fi series and is also happy to be working with his former co-star Billie Piper again. “It is strange being back in the same suit, but it also feels very familiar and comfortable,” said Tennant. “There’s nothing quite like Doctor Who. It has a wonderful excitement about it. I always had happy times there. It’s lovely to be around Billie again, even though I see her all the time anyway.”
It's official - David Tennant and Billie Piper will return for Doctor Who's 50th anniversary special.
BBC themselves have announced that the tenth doctor and his most beloved companion Rose will be back in the 50th anniversary episode, due to air this November, but they will be under different direction from last time, since this time Steven Moffat is behind the wheel. Ten and Rose will cross paths with Matt Smith’s eleventh doctor in a plot, which Moffat is so far keeping under very tight wraps. In fact, all eleven of the Doctor’s incarnations are rumoured to make an appearance in the episode.
Matt Smith, who plays the current doctor, praised Moffat’s writing for the anniversary episode. Smith has said the show "manages to pay homage to everything - and look forward".
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The upcoming 50th anniversary of legendary British sci-fi series 'Doctor Who' has sent a flurry of fervent excitement through fans everywhere who are now spending every waking hour wondering what producers could possibly have dreamt up for this milestone celebration. Rumours have been flying around everywhere suggesting jaw dropping twists and major reunions (some of which are frankly impossible) and it is true to say that everyone is hoping for it to be their favourite 'Doctor Who' story ever.
There are, at least, some definite confirmations about what we can expect for the upcoming anniversary show. On November 23rd 2013 (that's precisely 50 years on from the airing of the first ever episode 'An Unearthly Child') a special 3D show will be aired on BBC HD and in cinemas. It's a rather apt way of celebrating 50 years; by using our own technological advances on a show full of gadgetry. Lead writer Steven Moffat told the Guardian: 'Technology has finally caught up with 'Doctor Who' and your television is now bigger on the inside' - making a reference, of course, to the Doctor's TARDIS; a police box spaceship that is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.
The Sun have reported that the on again off again couple may well be on again, after they struggled to keep their hands off each other at this week’s Esquire & Tommy Hilfger London Collection party, where Lowe was DJing.
Apparently, Daisy’s PR people were keen to ensure that she and Matt weren’t photographed together and even “jumped into the shot to stop a pap snapping the cosy pair.” The couple made “a big deal” of arriving separately so that they wouldn’t be photographed together but were apparently “all over each other” once they got inside. Daisy was DJ-ing at the event at The Zetter Townhouse, which was also attended by Tinie Tempah, who arrived in a snazzy looking Mercedes, Matt Smith’s chum Benedict Cumberbatch and The Kills’ Jamie Hince. The recently married Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood was also there with his new wife Sally Humphreys.
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Obviously, both Benedict Cumberbatch and Matt Smith will approach the duel with compassion; they are of course great friends, but it does beg the question: with Dr Who going up against Sherlock in the national film awards, which of those fictional characters would win in a real fight?
We're plumping Dr. Who. By the time Holmes has determined the amount of hairs on Who's right leg by the length of his ear, The Doctor will have figured out how to banish him to a distant planet. And before anyone can say tardis, he'll be off.
The pair are in the running for the best actor prize. Steven Moffat - writer and producer of both - said to The BBC: "Well this is very flattering, but also terrifying. I hope everyone votes with tremendous care and the result is an exact draw between both shows."
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Err...what happened to Daisy Lowe at the Tommy Hilfiger and Esquire after-party held at The Zetter Townhouse in London on Monday (January 7, 2013)? Wearing a classic leather jacket, floral print top and biker boots, the model looked a little confused and appeared to be acting strangely. Perhaps she was just a little excited (or nervous) to run into her ex-boyfriend Matt Smith, who was also in attendance. Nevertheless, Daisy, 23, tried out her skills at entertaining the star-studded crowd on the decks before carrying on partying with her fellow celebrities.
The Doctor himself was looking pretty dapper in a long winter coat, paisley scarf, black trousers and heavy boots. His close friend Benedict Cumberbatch also attended the bash, as did Rolling Stones star Ronnie Wood and his new wife Sally Humphreys. The couple tied the knot two-weeks ago in a ceremony at London's Dorchester Hotel. Sally, 34, beamed with delight as she arrived on the arm of her 65-year-old husband wearing a cream dress and glittery heels. Elsewhere, the omnipresent Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw decided on a night on the tiles despite his early morning wake-up call, and was pictured with Kate Moss' rocker husband Jamie Hince. Grimshaw opted for a well-tailored suit, though looked in need of a serious haircut.
2012 was another brilliant year when it came to Christmas on the box. As well as some seminal family movies, both old and new, December's festive comedy, sci-fi and drama TV brought us much cheer throughout the holiday season making the couch our favourite place in the world in the run up to Christmas and New Year. Here are our highlights still available to watch on BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Channel 5 online.
Doctor Who: The Snowmen
To mark the 50th anniversary of Dr Who Royal Mail has revealed a stamp set with the faces of 11 Dr Whos plus four of the most evil and notorious villains.
Andrew Hammond speaking on behalf of the Royal Mail said to the BBC that the commemorative selection will "pay tribute to the brilliant actors that have played the Doctor over the years, as well as the adversaries that helped make the show so popular." They'll be released in 2013, marking the 50th year since it was first seen, in 1963. It ran with series upon series until 1989 when it was stopped. However, in 2005 it made a triumphant return and has enjoyed fantastic viewing figures ever since.
Matt Smith is the current doctor and he'll be one of the faces of the stamps, along with David Tenant, Tom Baker, Patrick Troughton, Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker, and William Hartnell who was the first doctor.
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In what’s fast becoming a Christmas tradition for families up and down the UK, the Doctor Who Christmas Special will once again be landing on BBC TV screens, and it seems like the broadcasting company are fully aware of its popular status, with first a new trailer and now poster making the production values of the forthcoming episodes look like something out of a Hollywood blockbuster.
The Daily Mail reports that the promotional poster shows the Time Lord, played again by Matt Smith, clinging on to a ladder, held on to in turn by his new assistant Clara, played by Jenna-louise Coleman. The pair look like they’re trying to climb the ladder in order to reach a sky-bound Tardis, whilst snowflakes fall around them to London below – Big Ben sticking out of the murk. This year the enemy that the Doctor must overcome is played by Richard E. Grant; as Dr. Simeon, he commands an army of vicious snowmen to do his bidding.
Normally cocksure and plucky as the Doctor, Smith’s character will have a somewhat different demeanor this time round, given that previous assistant Amy Pond was lost to him at the end of the last series. As executive producer Steven Moffat explained in a previous statement, "The Doctor at Christmas is one of my favorite things -- but this year it's different. He's lost Amy and Rory to the Weeping Angels, and he's not in a good place: in fact, he's Scrooge. He's withdrawn from the world and no longer cares what happens to it. So when all of humanity hangs in the balance, can anyone persuade a tired and heartbroken Doctor that it's time to return to the good fight. Enter Jenna-Louise Coleman..."
The BBC have released a sneak peak of the upcoming Dr Who Christmas Special titled 'The Snowmen,' with the good Doctor, played by Matt Smith and his latest sidekick, played by Jenna Louise Coleman, introducing the trailer now available on the BBC's website.
The trailer doesn't reveal too much, however we do know that the episode will air on Christmas Day and will give us our first peak at Coleman's character Clara. For those Dr Who die hards out there then you wont need telling that Coleman has already appeared in the show, playing a seemingly different character in this season's premiere, 'Asylum of the Daleks' earlier this year. Given the nature of the pair's intro to the snippet, it looks as though we wont have to worry too much about them having a lack of chemistry, as they appear very much at home in each other company as they tease the viewer over the nature of the sneak peak.
The Christmas special has been written by lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, and will see the Doctor once again crossing paths with the part human, part reptile Silurian Madame Vastra (played Neve McIntosh) and her unimaginatively named companion Jenny (Catrin Stewart).
Everyman Josh Hamilton carries this premise handily: His game of computer Solitaire is interrupted by his boss, who's telling him the customer service call center he manages is being shipped overseas, to India. If Todd (Hamilton) wants to keep his job, he'll fly over there and train the new folks, getting their time-per-call numbers down to something more profitable.
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