Quote: Netflix’s £100million ($140million) drama The Crown will show the British royal family "as real human beings – getting ready for bed", reveals former Doctor Who star Matt Smith. The streaming service has announced the highly anticipated series starring Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II and the former Doctor Who actor as her husband will air in the U.K. from 4 November (16).
Fact: Former Doctor Who star Matt Smith is set to play Queen Elizabeth II's husband PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH in upcoming Netflix series THE CROWN. The 10-episode series is inspired by stage play The Audience and will chart the monarch's interactions with various Prime Ministers. John Lithgow is set to play wartime leader Sir Winston Churchill and Claire Foy will play the young Queen.
Fact: British actor Matt Smith had to face several ex-girlfriends at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in London on Tuesday (03Jun14) - his former lovers Daisy Lowe and Billie Piper were on the guest list. He is now rumoured to be dating Downton Abbey star Lily James.
Fact: Homeland's Damian Lewis, Scottish film star James McAvoy and Doctor Who actor Matt Smith are among the celebrities who have been recruited for Robbie Williams' annual Soccer Aid event in England in June (14).
Quote: "He's such an amazing actor and completely right for the part. We went out for lunch to talk Doctor tactics. I'm not sure if I gave him any real ideas because it's not like he needs much help. He'll play the Doctor in his own way - and do it brilliantly." British actor Matt Smith can't wait to see Peter Capaldi replace him as the title character in cult U.K. series Doctor Who.
Fact: Bbc bosses will announce Matt Smith's replacement on cult U.K. show Doctor Who live on Tv on Sunday (04Aug13). Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw and Rory Kinnear have all been tipped as favourites to play the next Time Lord.
Quote: "My brother sent me a text saying, 'Congratulations, they've released odds on you being the new Doctor Who' - which we thought was very funny. It's all on Twitter, isn't it? I don't have Twitter. No-one's ever asked me about it. I assume they would have to ask me for it to be true." British actress Olivia Colman dismisses rumours she is in line to play the next Doctor Who after Matt Smith steps down as the TV Time Lord.
Quote: "I do think it's well over-time to have a female Doctor Who. I think a gay, black female Doctor Who would be the best of all." Dame Helen Mirren offers her unlikely thoughts on who should take over from current Time Lord Matt Smith once he steps down from the cult British sci-fi series at the end of the year (13).
Quote: "I'd love to be him, I'd be like a Tom Baker one, like a sort of long scarf, flouncy, wistful, quoting occasional poems, kicking cyber-men in the nuts. This is what the country needs." Funnyman Russell Brand puts himself forward as a possible replacement for British actor Matt Smith, who is bowing out of playing Doctor Who.
Tweet: "After a barrage of tweets on the matter, allow me to clarify, I am not in the running for, nor do I have any desire to be the next Doctor." Simon Pegg shoots down online speculation suggesting he is set to take over from Matt Smith in Doctor Who. Smith announced he will be stepping down from the iconic Time Lord role over the weekend (01-02Jun13). He will make his last appearance in December (13).
Fact: Doctor Who star Matt Smith is in talks to take the male lead in Ryan Gosling's directorial debut. The Notebook star's How To Catch A Monster already includes his Drive co-star Christina Hendricks, his real-life girlfriend Eva Mendes and actors Ben Mendelsohn and Rob Zabrecky.
Quote: "She laughs a lot since sometimes fans send knickers (underwear)." DOCTOR WHO star Matt Smith's mum is often caught out when she opens her son's fanmail.
Quote: "I try to avoid it. I can't be bothered to buy train tickets on the internet - I just turn up. I am not that organised. I don't open my post either. I don't want anything to do with the outside world. My dad says I should get myself sorted." DOCTOR WHO star Matt Smith refuses to use the internet.
Quote: "I've got blisters on the hands, cuts and bruises everywhere, calluses. Your bum is the worst thing because those old wooden seats are pretty grim." British actor Matt Smith was nursing a sore bottom after filming his role as Olympic rower Bert Bushnell for new U.K. TV drama Bert & DICkie.
Fact: Welsh opera singer Bryn Terfel has become the latest celebrity to carry the Olympic torch. He took charge of the famed flame in Bangor, Wales on Monday (28May12), following in the footsteps of Black Eyed Peas rapper will.i.am, rockers Muse and British actor Matt Smith, who have all had the honour of running with the torch ahead of the London 2012 Games this summer (12).
Tweet: "For everyone that cares... not assuming that's many of u (sic)... Matt and I are getting on very well thank you very much!" British model Daisy Lowe dismisses reports her relationship with actor Matt Smith is in trouble.
Tweet: "To everyone who is asking me to get Matt on twitter, sadly he never will so please stop asking me!!!!" British model Daisy Lowe insists her actor boyfriend Matt Smith will never join the microblogging site.
Quote: "I was very clumsy - am very clumsy - and there was a piratey thing and I basically fell underneath it and, boof, 24 stitches. That's my earliest memory." British actor Matt Smith reveals how he got the distinctive scar that runs along his hairline - it was caused by a childhood accident at his nursery school.
Fact: New DR. WHO actor Matt Smith is dating Gavin Rossdale's model daughter Daisy Lowe. The new couple was snapped holding hands as they enjoyed the Coachella Music & Arts Festival in California on Saturday (17Apr10). Lowe, 21, is the former Bush rocker's daughter with singer Pearl Lowe.
Quote: "If you're ill, it's just tough. I think your head would have to be falling off before you could take a day off." British actor Matt Smith on the punishing filming schedule for cult sci-fi show Doctor Who.
Quote: "He's brilliant, which is annoying. There is no one who has worked with Matt in the U.K. who doesn't rave about him." Actor David Tennant is envious his Doctor Who replacement Matt Smith is proving a hit on-set.