Paul Kaye will be joining Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in 'Doctor Who'.
Paul Kaye, the British star of It's All Gone Pete Tong, Blackball, Game of Thrones and, err, the BetVictor TV ads, is to star in the ninth season of Doctor Who, current filming in Cardiff. The show will return in Autumn this year, with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman back as the Doctor and Clara.
Both Peter Capaldi [L] and Jenna Coleman [R] will return for Doctor Who season 9
Kaye will play a character named Prentis and although plot details are being kept under wraps, the actor told Den of Geek: "As a kid of the 1970s, the two shows you always watched were Top of the Pops and Doctor Who, they were unmissable. I actually wrote a song called 'Looking for Davros' in my first punk band and I sang it like a demented Dalek.
Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones' Star Paul Kaye Set For 'Doctor Who' Season 9
It's difficult not to go into a movie like this with a sense of dread, as the beloved children's book becomes a live-action movie with a digitally animated, eerily realistic-looking bear. Thankfully, the task of filmmaking was given to the inventive Paul King (of Mighty Boosh fame), who made the charmingly surreal 2009 comedy Bunny and the Bull and brings a refreshingly unexpected comical sensibility to liven up this film's family-friendly formula.
It starts in darkest Peru, where a young bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) has been raised by his aunt and uncle (Imelda Staunton and Michael Gambon), who learned about London from a British explorer. Now in need of a new home, the youngster heads across the sea and takes the name of Paddington Station when he meets the Brown family: over-cautious dad (Hugh Bonneville), over-curious mum (Sally Hawkins), sulking teen Judy (Madeleine Harris), inventive pre-teen Jonathan (Samuel Joslin) and feisty relative Mrs Bird (Julie Walters). As they help him find the explorer, he has a series of adventures, unaware that the taxidermist Millicent (Nicole Kidman) is on his trail, determined to add him to the species on exhibition at the Natural History Museum.
This Cruella De Vil-style subplot would be seriously annoying if King ever let it take over the movie, but it always remains secondary to Paddington's mayhem-causing behaviour and his bonding with the Browns. It also provides some genuine tension in a climactic action sequence in the museum. But most of the film is dedicated to Paddington's comically ridiculous antics, and Whishaw voices him with just the right mixture of curiosity and hapless mischief to make him irresistible.
Continue reading: Paddington Review
Things could have been so different for the Twelfth Doctor.
He may be The Doctor now, but back in the mid nineties Peter Capaldi says he turned down the chance to audition for the time travelling character’s eighth incarnation.
Peter Capaldi could have been The Doctor much sooner (maybe)
Speaking during an event in London to launch the new series eight DVD, Capaldi a long time 'Doctor Who' fan said, "I never campaigned to be Doctor Who. In fact, I turned down the opportunity to audition for an older Doctor Who, in the one that Paul McGann did.”
Continue reading: Time Lord Shocker! Peter Capaldi Once Turned Down 'Doctor Who' Audition
The 56 year-old actor's video message made 9-year-old Thomas Goodall smile for the first time since his grandmother passed away.
An English child with autism, who is currently grieving after his grandmother died in October, was sent a heartwarming video message from ‘Doctor Who’ star Peter Capaldi that helped him come to terms with his first major family loss.
Peter Capaldi [L] and Jenna-Louise Coleman [R] filming 'Doctor Who'
9-year-old Thomas Goodall, who resides in North Baddesley, England, wrote the actor a letter in September wishing him luck in his new role. Capaldi responded with his own letter, and when his grandmother died, Thomas’ father reached out to Capaldi once again, through his agent.
Continue reading: 'Doctor Who' Peter Capaldi Sends Video Message To Grieving Autistic Boy
Clara is forced to think like the Doctor when the pair are separated in the 2D vs. 3D latest episode.
Jenna Coleman's character Clara took on the role of the Doctor in the latest episode of BBC show 'Doctor Who' entitled 'Flatline' - but how does that leave the real Doctor feeling about his companion?
The Doctor's trapped in the TARDIS in 'Flatline'
The tension between the Doctor and Clara has been at a peak since, well, since he regenerated from the happy-go-lucky Matt Smith facade to the grumpy and sour-tempered image of Peter Capaldi. But Saturday's episode (October 18th 2014), marked a turning point as Clara was forced to think like a Timelord when they landed in a particularly dangerous situation in Bristol. The TARDIS appeared to be inexplicably shrinking from the exterior, which ultimately left the Doctor stuck inside and Clara on the outside attempting to find and fix the problem.
David Cameron posed with blacked up morris dancers in Banbury - but hold your horses.
There's an incredible funny line in the political comedy In The Loop, when Peter Capaldi's irate spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker is partway through one of his legendary dressing downs, berating Tom Hollander's Simon Foster for speaking out of line during a radio interview. When the MP suggests he was only giving his opinion to the probing journalist, Tucker fires back: "If he'd asked you to f*cking black up, or to give him your PIN number or to sh*t yourself, would you have done that?"
David Cameron stopped to pose with blacked up morris dancers at the Banbury Folk Festival
It's a scene that comes to mind when perusing over the story today that Prime Minister David Cameron was spotted posing with blacked up Morris dancers at the Banbury Folk Festival near his constituency in Oxfordshire.
Continue reading: Meet Prime Minister David Cameron And The Blacked Up Morris Dancers
The Twelfth Doctor is out of the tardis - but what did reviewers think to the season eight opener of Doctor Who?
Doctor Who anticipation has never been stronger than in recent times as fans prepared themselves for season eight of this science-fiction institution and the introduction of the twelfth doctor played by 56-year-old Scot, Peter Capaldi. The opening episode, entitled Deep Breath, premiered this Saturday (23rd August) and has understandably been put under several microscopes by various reviewers. But what’s the outcome?
The episode, without revealing any major plot points for those who couldn’t make their date with the telly on this unseasonably cold Saturday night, was all about adjusting.
Continue reading: Doctor Who: The Reviews
In case you're one of the five people, who haven't seen the leak, here are some stills from "Deep Breath."
New photos from the upcoming eighth series of Doctor Why have been released by the BBC, showing the Doctor in full-on mystery solving mode, along with companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) and another one of the Doctor’s famous allies – the Silurian lizard-woman Madam Vastra (Neve McIntosh).
Peter Capaldi is set to make his 'full debut' as The Doctor
It’s hard to get excited about a photo gallery, following the full episode leak from a couple of weeks ago, of course, but maybe Steven Moffat and co. are banking on the fact that enough people refrained from watching Deep Breath illegally.
The Scottish actress explains what happened with the Star Wars wig stories
Speaking at last night’s UK premiere of Guardians of The Galaxy, Karen Gillan was quizzed by the BBC’s entertainment correspondent, Lizo, about the confusion surrounding her hair and the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII.
Karen Gillen sporting the shaved head that started it all
For some reason, the Internet went into overdrive surrounding the idea that Gillan – who stars in Marvel’s new movie, Guardians – had donated her hair to J.J Abram’s Star Wars: Episode VII. She dispelled those rumours, though, calling the whole thing a “miscommunication”.
Continue reading: Karen Gillan Clears Up The Star Wars Wig Confusion
The network has urged fans to keep any spoilers to themselves, if they can't resist watching the episode illegally. Spoiler alert: they can't
What’s with all the gaps in security around Doctor Who recently? After several scripts for the show’s eighth seasons were leaked, now a full episode has found its way online. It’s a rough cut of the first episode off the season, Deep Breath and was leaked during the same BBC Worldwide security breach that also resulted in five leaked scripts for upcoming episodes , RTE reports. Which begs the question, did someone really hack through BBC security just to leak some DW content? Apparently there’s a reason some fans refer to themselves as Wholigans.
This is your first chance to see a full episode with Capaldi as the Doctor, but you absolutely should not do it, of course.
The clip in question is a black and white rough cut of the episode. Commenting on the latest revelations, a BBC Worldwide spokesperson said: "This is part of BBC Worldwide's ongoing security investigation into leaked unfinished Doctor Who materials.”
Continue reading: BBC Warns Fans NOT TO WATCH Capaldi's Leaked First "Doctor Who" Episode
Ding ding! The gloves were off in the land of showbiz this week as squabbles broke out, feathers were ruffled and tensions arose.
Seth Rogen Vs. North Korea: Seth Rogen should be feeling a little nervous right now. The actor and funnyman, who is preparing for the fall release of new movie The Interview, has been threatened after North Korea issued an official complaint to the UN. The shady country raised its hackles over the plot of Rogen's new movie, which depicts a plot to kill dictator Kim Jong-Un. This is unbelievable. If you want to thumb your nose at the Supreme Leader, go giggle at the poster - it's hilarious.
George Clooney Vs. The Daily Mail: George Clooney should only have seating arrangements and wedding cake tasting on his mind at the moment but the Gravity actor has had to engage in battle with The Daily Mail over comments the tabloid made alleging that the mother of Clooney's fiancée, Amal Alamuddin, was not happy with her daughters upcoming nuptials on religious grounds - a claim the actor has called a "lie." Clooney got angry, the Mail apologised, Clooney got angrier.
Seven weeks ahead of the premiere, the promo content is flooding in.
The past couple of days have been a feast for any diehard Doctor Who fan – first several DW scripts were leaked online in what has been described as the biggest security breach in the show’s history. The BBC has confirmed that the scripts for five unaired episodes of season 8 were genuine, although the source of the leak is still unknown, although it is believed to have originated in the BBC Worldwide offices in the US. The statement urged fans not to distribute the spoiler material.
What do you think of the Doctor's new look? Bowie-esque enough?
Seven weeks ahead of the season premiere, the BBC apologized to fans and everyone, who had worked on the season and urged devout Whovians not to distribute the material ahead of its official release.
Continue reading: BBC Drowns The "Doctor Who" Leak In A Flood Of New Capaldi Content
Paddington is a young Peruvian bear who has always held a curiosity for the city of London. After his equally adventurous Aunt Lucy's home is destroyed, she decides to send him off to England after teaching him all about a famous explorer she once knew who lives there. Unfortunately, when Paddington gets to Paddington Station, he has no idea where he is or how to even exit the place. After struggling with the various signs for a long while, he is eventually spotted by the kindly Brown family, who agree to take him in until he can find out the whereabouts Aunt Lucy's explorer friend. However, Paddington's life skills aren't up to scratch and he's about to learn that there's a lot more to life in London than he initially thought. Meanwhile, he is forced to defend his life when his presence is acknowledged by an evil bear taxidermist.
Continue: Paddington Trailer
The Time Lord nearly met his end
As popular as Doctor Who is now, it’s impossible to imagine TV without it, but we were nearly forced to live that reality when, back in 2009 The BBC nearly chose to pull the plug on the legendary sci-fi drama.
This was Matt Smith's face when he found out they nearly cancelled Doctor Who
The near miss came about when David Tennant exited the show. So effortlessly charismatic and popular was he, bosses were adamant that he couldn’t be replaced and set about bringing the show to its knees. "I think there were plans maybe to consider ending it," Steven Moffat admitted at the Hay Festival.
Continue reading: How The BBC Nearly Cancelled Doctor Who - Closest Shave In TV History?
The new series of Doctor Who will feature Peter Capaldi's solo debut
Last month we learned that Hermione Norris would be starring in an episode of Doctor Who, now it looks as though Frank Skinner get his own guest role as Peter Capaldi takes those famous reigns from Matt Smith in his first series as The Doctor.
Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman on set for Doctor Who
Skinner said he was “beyond excited” about his upcoming cameo. "It's no secret that Frank's been pitching vigorously to get into Doctor Who for a while," said the show's executive producer, Steven Moffat. "He's been volunteering to be 'third monster on the left' as long as I've been in this job," he joked, according to The BBC.
Continue reading: Frank Skinner Is The Latest Star Set For 'Doctor Who' Cameo
Ben Miller has joined the cast of Doctor Who.
Ben Miller is to play a villain on Doctor Who, facing off against Peter Capaldi in the forthcoming season. Miller, best known for his comedy work opposite Alexander Armstrong, will appear in an episode penned by Mark Gatiss set to air later in 2014.
"As a committed Whovian I cannot believe my luck in joining the Twelfth Doctor for one of his inaugural adventures," the actor and comic said, "My only worry is that they'll make me leave the set when I'm not filming."
Continue reading: Ben Miller To Face Off Against Peter Capaldi In 'Doctor Who'
Maleficent is a cruel sorceress who will stop at nothing to destroy those who have stolen her wings and ruined her world. As a child, she lived happily in the forest kingdom with a powerful force inside her that she was mostly unaware of. However, it wasn't long before it spun out of control at the arrival of the human kingdom's brutal army, who were intent on taking over. She fought bravely as the guardian of her land, but her valour soon turned to viciousness when she is callously deceived. A new person now filled with a dark desire for vengeance, she takes it upon herself to curse the daughter of her betrayer's successor, forcing her to die when she reaches her sixteenth birthday. Can Princess Aurora persuade Maleficent to turn her curse around, or is the wicked fairy truly a lost cause?
Adapted from the 1959 animated Disney movie 'Sleeping Beauty', 'Maleficent' is the untold story of the film's embittered villain. It marks the directorial debut of double Oscar winning visual effects designer Robert Stromberg with a screenplay by Linda Woolverton ('Beauty and the Beast', 'The Lion King'), Paul Dini ('Superman' animated TV series) and John Lee Hancock ('The Blind Side', 'Snow White and the Huntsman'). It is due to hit the UK on May 30th 2014.
The Doctor has a new enemy...
Keeley Hawes will guest star in Peter Capaldi’s first season as The Doctor, Contact Music has learned. The Line of Duty actress will take on a villainous role in the popular BBC sci-fi drama, playing on the current zeitgeist of ‘evil bankers’.
Peter Capaldi On The Set of Doctor Who
Hawes has a deep history with The BBC, starring in dramas Ashes to Ashes and Spooks. She describes her character - Ms Delphox -in the new Dr. Who as "a powerful out of this world character with a dark secret".
Continue reading: Keeley Hawes To Go Up Against Peter Capaldi's 'Doctor Who'
Paddington is a bear who has lived with his Aunt Lucy in Peru since he was young. She taught him all about an explorer she once knew and shared her dreams of jetting over to England. She decides to send him off on a boat to England after her home is destroyed, but rather than being thrilled at the prospect of being in a country he has yearned to see for so many years, young Paddington is left confused, alone and frightened in the bustling Paddington Station in London. Soon though, he has a stroke of luck when a kind family called the Browns take him in whilst he attempts to track down the explorer he has heard so much about. However, things don't run smoothly for Paddington, who finds himself running for his life from a cruel, money-loving taxidermist with an eye for rare bears.
Continue: Paddington - Teaser Trailer
Who are the stars of the new BBC One period drama 'The Musketeers'?
The world's favourite swashbuckling quartet are back in a stunning new adventure series adapted by BBC One from Alexandre Dumas' 'The Three Musketeers' and starring an exceptional ensemble cast.
Athos, Aramis, D'Artagnan and Porthos
The new show is named merely 'The Musketeers' and, although is based on the main framework of the 1844 novel, is in fact a series of newly created escapades, occasionally inspired by the events of the original story. Creator Adrian Hodges wanted to go for something a little different from the last few decades of popular movie adaptions, which include Richard Lester's 1973 version starring Michael York and Charlton Heston, the 1993 Disney film with Chris O'Donnell and Tim Curry, and who could forget the animated adventure 'Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds'?
Benedict Cumberbatch returns as Sherlock while Matt Smith says goodbye to The Doctor.
The BBC always likes to surprise us over their Christmas television schedule, chucking in a curveball every so often to keep us on our toes. But what they love even more is using their flagship shows as hallmarks to their festive programming.
This year: Sherlock takes center-stage. With the excitement of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary still in the air, the BBC have capitalized on a great period of drama, announcing the still-alive Sherlock will return soon, while the customary Christmas special for the Doctor received its first trailer.
Partial spoilers unveiled for the upcoming 'Doctor Who' Christmas Special!
Following a baffling turn of events for the Doctor in the 50th anniversary episode of BBC's 'Doctor Who' entitled 'The Day Of The Doctor', producer Steven Moffat intends to drop another bombshell on Whovians this Christmas.
Matt Smith in 'The Day of the Doctor'
The long-running sci-fi show's Christmas Special has now been given a title: 'The Time of the Doctor'. Rather ambiguous as usual, but with recent developments being revealed by producers, its set our minds racing. 'The Day of the Doctor' saw the Matt Smith incarnation of the Doctor meet his predecessor David Tennant as well as John Hurt who became the 'forgotten' Doctor that neither incarnation ever spoke about. Together, however, they resolved the 21st Century Doctor's darkest regret and saved his planet Gallifrey from total destruction.
The special edition of the show was aired across the globe simultaneously for the the world's largest ever simulcast of a TV drama
Doctor Who has landed itself in the Guinness World Record books after the show's fans tuned in to the special 50th anniversary edition of the show in their millions, with fans from almost 100 countries watching the Saturday (23 Nov.) night bonanza. The special, titled 'The Day of the Doctor,' aired on the BBC in the UK and averaged over 10 million viewers in its homeland, but that figure didn't reflect the huge amount of foreign viewers who tuned into the show too.
Matt Smith starred in one of his last appearances as the Doctor
The highly-anticipated episode, which starred current Time Lord Matt Smith alongside two previous Doctors in David Tennant and John Hurt, was simultaneously aired in 94 countries around the world so that all fans could all follow the story 'live.' The viewing figures gathered by the BBC and the Guinness World Records do not take into account the millions who are estimated to have tuned in via online streaming, which are predicted to have made the final figures even more impressive.
Maleficent is a merciless sorceress who dubs herself the 'Mistress of All Evil'. But she hasn't always had a heart of stone. As a beautiful young girl she was happy and contented with her life in the forested kingdom, but deep down she held within her a powerful strength; a strength that would surface when she became the guardian of the entire land as a brutal army take siege. However, through all her great feats of bravery, she is faced with a callous deception that transforms her completely. In a fit of rage she places a curse on baby Princess Aurora; the daughter of the usurping King's successor; that would see her prick her finger on a spindle and die on her sixteenth birthday. However, on meeting a much older Aurora, Maleficent starts to wonder if she could actually help to bring happiness back to the land, and to Maleficent herself.
Continue: Maleficent - Teaser Trailer
The special night will only be the beginning of the celebrations...
The Doctor will be needed more than ever next week when Daleks invade Buckingham Palace in a special reception to celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary edition of the legendary sci-fi drama. Doctors past and present, who will join the Countess of Wessex at the Queen’s pad for the special celebration, will attend the festivities.
Run! The Dalek's are coming!
It’ll be every Dr. Who fan’s dream, as the Time Lord’s TARDIS will make an appearance, as well as numerous props and costumes worn in the seminal BBC show. The special 50th anniversary show will see old and new Doctors star, while a host of new faces are set to feature.
Continue reading: The Daleks Are Invading Buckingham Palace! ...Next Week
The number of missing episodes of Doctor Who has dropped from 106 to 97.
Nine new episodes od Doctor Who – previously thought to be lost forever – have been recovered in Nigeria, prompting hope that other long lost episodes of the classic sci fi adventure might be found, too.
The BBC destroyed many of its original transmission Dr Who tapes between the 60s and 70s, but many were transferred across to film for distribution, usually to foreign broadcasters, and that’s how nine new episodes ended up in Nigeria.
"It's thrilling," said Mark Gatiss, an actor and writer for the 21st Century incarnation of Doctor Who. "Every single avenue seemed to have been exhausted, every now and then something turns up - but to have two virtually complete stories out of the blue is absolutely incredible." (BBC)
Continue reading: As A New Timelord Looms, Old Dr Who Episodes Are Found In Nigeria
'The Fifth Estate' has received mixed reviews since its release in the US yesterday (10 October). The film may be lacking in certain aspects but no one can doubt the talent of Benedict Cumberbatch.
The Fifth Estate has received mixed reviews in time with its release in US cinemas. The film follows the rise of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks to prominence. Although many have described the film as lacking in detail and merely showing the bare bones of the plot, this is summed up by Henry Fitzherbert of the Daily Express who wrote: "if you want to know more about Wikileaks and today's information war the picture is an excellent starting point. As engaging human drama, however, it falls short."
The official The Fifth Estate poster.
Benedict Cumberbatch's performance as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been highly praised by critics however. He stars in The Fifth Estate, which follows Assange's decision to publish the WikiLeaks website and his turbulent relationship with Daniel Domescheit-Berg at the height of the WikiLeaks controversy. The film, based on true events, shows politics on a local and global scale: from Assange's office to the centres of US government. Many governments worldwide considered Assange a threat to their national security whilst Assange was forced to wrestle with the consequences of his actions, namely that it would put others in danger.
Nine of the 106 missing 'Doctor Who' episodes have been discovered in a Nigerian archive. The episodes complete two storylines when Peter Troughton played the second incarnation of the Doctor.
Nine missing Doctor Who episodes have been discovered in Nigeria. During the 1960s and 1970s the BBC destroyed, rather short-sightedly, many of the original transmission tapes of the cult sci-fi series. Fortunately, copies were often shipped out to foreign broadcasters and eleven of these episodes (9 missing ones) have been uncovered in the Nigerian city of Jos.
The current Doctor Matt Smith with his assistant Jenna Coleman.
The episodes discovered originated from the reign of the second Doctor Peter Troughton, who appeared in the role from 1966-69. Troughton's assistant, played by Deborah Watling, has also expressed her joy in the discovery of the tapes as only one storyline from her time in the Tardis remains in the BBC archives.
Continue reading: Missing 'Doctor Who' Episodes Found In Nigerian Archive
'The Fifth Estate' stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Laura Linney, Daniel Bruhl and Stanley Tucci along with director Bill Condon talk about the upcoming movie in short featurette. The film tells the shocking story of WikiLeaks founders Julian Assange and Daniel Domscheit-Berg and their quest to share classified information with the world.
Continue: The Fifth Estate - Featurette
"You are a f*cking Omnishambles!"
Omnishambles - meaning a situation which is shambolic from every possible angle - is amongst the latest words added to the Oxford English Dictionary. It was named word of the year in 2012 after being coined by the writers of the BBC political satire The Thick of It
Fiona McPherson, one of the lexicographers on the judging panel, told the BBC at the time, "It was a word everyone liked, which seemed to sum up so many of the events over the last 366 days in a beautiful way.
It's funny, it's quirky, and it has broken free of its fictional political beginnings, firstly by spilling over into real politics, and then into other contexts."
Continue reading: Omnishambles! How Malcolm Tucker Updated The Oxford English Dictionary
Steven Moffat discusses accents, flirting, the new costume and how the change of Who will affect Clara.
Actor Peter Capaldi will become the first identifiably Scottish Timelord when he takes over from current Doc Matt Smith during the eagerly awaited Christmas regeneration episode of Doctor Who. Smith's recently announced successor will be retaining the distinctive Glaswegian tones that helped give his foul mouthed The Thick of It character Malcolm Tucker his distinctive voice.
Does This Mean Peter's Amazing 'Tache Will Stay Too?
During a recent Q&A event in Edinburgh with DW showrunner and writer, Steven Moffat, the issue of the new Doctor's identity were addressed, with Moffat responding to the question of accent. "I'd be very surprised if he didn't," he replied when asked if Capaldi would keep his Scottish tones, reports Blogtor Who.
Continue reading: Peter Capaldi Will Stay Scottish As "Trickier & Fiercer" Doctor Who
The 'Lord of the Rings' director and serious "whovian" wants to try his hand at directing an episode of Timelord antics.
Director Peter Jackson expressed an interest in directing an episode of the BBC's long-running time travel drama, Doctor Who, to Entertainment Weekly. The Hobbit director said he'd direct an entire episode with just a golden dalek for pay even though he's known to already have two daleks. The Kiwi filmmaker said "They don't even have to pay me, but I have got my eye on one of those nice new gold-coloured Daleks. They must have a spare one."
Peter Jackson Directing A DW Episode: Is It Too Much To Hope For?
However, there has now been a development to Jackson's aspirations: it seems that DW writer Steven Moffat has given a one-off episode the nod. During a recent Q & A event in Edinburgh, the showrunner addressed Jackson's request. "He's serious about it. We talked at The Hobbit premiere - he just wants a Dalek. So we'll give him a Dalek and he'll direct an episode. I think he'd like to us to go to New Zealand. I think it's entirely possible," he said via Blogtor Who.
Continue reading: Peter Jackson May Direct 'Doctor Who' Episode, For A Golden Dalek
Bill Nighy revealed in an interview that he had turned down the role of Doctor Who. He said the role "comes with too much baggage."
Bill Nighy turned down the role of Doctor Who. The actor, in an interview with the Daily Express, revealed he had been offered the part but would not say when. He said he wouldn't reveal this as "the rule is that you are not allowed to say you turned that job down because it's disrespectful" to the actor who obtained the role.
Bill Nighy at the premiere of About Time at Somerset House, London.
Continue reading: Bill Nighy Turned Down Doctor Who Role - But When?
Peter Capaldi scored an Oscar for his short movie starring Richard E. Grant.
Peter Capaldi is a modest man. You'd never hear him boasting about winning an Oscar. Yep, the Glasgow-born actor, named as the new Time Lord last week, has more in his locker than the foul-mouthed and brilliant spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker from The Thick of It.
In 1995, Forrest Gump fended off competition from Pulp Fiction, The Shawshank Redemption and Four Weddings and a Funeral to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Tom Hanks beat Morgan Freeman, Paul Newman and John Travolta to Best Actor, Jessica Lange for Best Actress for Blue Sky and Robert Zemeckis won Best Director.
However, look further down the list of winners and you'll find him. Peter Capaldi, winner of the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film for Franz Kafka's It's A Wonderful Life. Ok, so he tied the award with Peggy Rajski and Randy Stone's Trevor, but he still won.
It's a yes from Nighy
The latest tick to hit the page for Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who is that of Bill Nighy’s; the British actor, talking at the premiere of his new film, About Time, offered up a full endorsement of the Scot, revealing that he’d been offered it in the past but turned it down.
Calling it a “brilliant, inspired choice” Nighy said: “It’s one of those things where you think ‘Of course he’s the Doctor,’” he added. “Why didn’t I think of that before? He’s a marvellous actor. He’ll be very good as the Doctor,” Nighy went on. “He’ll bring a lot of wit and dry humour. He’s elegant and he looks great.” (Metro)
About Time is Richard Curtis’ film as the director announced he’d be stepping down from directing. Nighy plays ‘Dad’, a man whose family has a weird quirk: the men in the family can all time travel. The sci-fi rom-com enjoyed its premiere at London’s Leicester Sq. last night.
Peter Capaldi has been revealed as the next Doctor Who. The announcement was made on Sunday 4th August on a special BBC broadcast, Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor.
Peter Capaldi at the 2013 BAFTA's held at the Royal Festival Hall, London.
Capaldi is a "life-long Doctor Who fan" and his appointment as The Doctor has fulfilled his life's ambition. The 55-year-old actor has appeared in Doctor Who before in the episode 'The Fires of Pompeii' in season 4 of the revitalised science fiction series.
Continue reading: Peter Capaldi Cast As The Next Doctor Who
Peter Capaldi is the new Doctor Who. The announcement was made on 'Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor', a special programme broadcast on BBC1 on Sunday 4th August. Celebrity guests included previous Doctor Who actors, their assistants and famous fans of the show.
Peter Capaldi at the 2013 BAFTA's held at the Royal Festival Hall, London.
The show, broadcast on BBC1 at 7pm and BBC America at 2.30pm, was hosted by Zoe Ball and featured appearances by the current Doctor Matt Smith, his assistant Jenna Coleman, Bonnie Langford, Anneke Wills, Katy Manning, Shappi Khorsandi, Professor Brian Cox, Professor Robert Winston, Jo Whiley, Daniel Roche, Lisa Tarbuck, Stephen Hawking, Bernard Cribbins and Rufus Hound. The cast members and celebrity fans discussed their favourite Doctor, the costumes and the process of regeneration.
Continue reading: Peter Capaldi Revealed As The Next Time Lord
The new Doctor Who will be unveiled on Sunday - but is it Peter Capaldi?
The new Doctor Who will be revealed in a special live show on Sunday (August 4, 2013) with 'The Thick of It' star Peter Capaldi the clear favourite with the bookmakers.
According to the BBC, the half-four show will be presented by Zoe Ball and is set to feature an interview with the current Doctor Who Matt Smith and executive producer Steven Moffat. The casting remains shrouded in secrecy, with only a handful of those working on the long-running BBC show privy to the selection.
"The decision is made and the time has come to reveal who's taking over the Tardis," Moffat said. "For the last of the Time Lords, the clock is striking twelve."
Continue reading: Peter Capaldi To Be Announced As 'Doctor Who' In Special Live Show?
Benedict Cumberbatch stars in 'The Fifth Estate' as WikiLeaks found Julian Assange. The film follows Assange's turbulent relationship with his supporter Daniel Domescheit-Berg at the height of the WikiLeaks controversy.
Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) stars in The Fifth Estate as Julia Assange. The trailer was released yesterday (17th July) and the film is due out in US cinemas this autumn.
Benedict Cumberbatch at the London premiere of Star Trek: Into The Darkness.
The Fifth Estate tells the story of Julian Assange, the WikiLeak's founder, and his relationship with supporter Daniel Domscheit-Berg. Their relationship is placed under pressure at the height of the WikiLeaks saga. It focuses on Assange wrestling with his morals as he decides whether or not to publish information which may have endangered his sources.
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