Monday, 30 March 2015

Series 9 - New Guest Star and Episode Titles Revealed

The BBC have today issued a press release revealing that Maisie Williams ("Game of Thrones") will be guest starring in Series 9.  The release also gives us two new episode titles - "The Girl Who Died" by Jamie Mathieson and Steven Moffat and "The Woman Who Lived" by Catherine Tregenna.  Both are period dramas.  Other guest stars include Rufus Hound:
Having landed back in the UK fresh from touring the US, today Maisie Williams sets foot on the Doctor Who TARDIS to take up a guest role in the hit BBC One show that returns to our screens this autumn. 
Maisie has already found global fame and is renowned for her role as Arya Stark in the international fantasy drama series Game of Thrones. She also starred in the one-off docu-drama Cyberbully and was cast as one of the leads of Carol Morley’s drama The Falling. As well as being a three-time Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee, in February of this year she was awarded with a Shooting Star Award at the Berlin Film Festival. 
On her first day on set, Maisie Williams said: “I'm so excited to be working on Doctor Who as it’s such a big and important part of British Culture. I can’t wait to meet the cast and crew and start filming, especially as we’ll be shooting not too far from my home town.” 
Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer, added: “We’re thrilled to have Maisie Williams joining us on Doctor Who. It’s not possible to say too much about who or what she’s playing, but she is going to challenge the Doctor in very unexpected ways. This time he might just be out of his depth, and we know Maisie is going to give him exactly the right sort of hell.” 
Bursting with drama, wit and heart, the show continues filming with two period adventures - The Girl Who Died written by Jamie Mathieson and Steven Moffat, and The Woman Who Lived by Catherine Tregenna. Starring Peter Capaldi (The Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald), the duo continue to time travel through epic adventures directed by Ed Bazalgette (BBC One’s 18th-century drama Poldark). 
Comedian and actor Rufus Hound, who recently appeared in the series Cucumber, also joins the guest cast alongside BBC Three’s Siblings and CBBC’s Horrible Histories star Tom Stourton, Ariyon Bakare, Simon Lipkin, Ian Conningham, Murray McArthur, Barnaby Kay, John Voce, and Struan Rodger. 
Doctor Who has had a decade of success since its re-launch and is one of BBC One’s most highly regarded dramas. The much-loved brand is already a phenomenon delivering on a global scale, with the last series’ (series 8) consolidated average at 7.4 million.

The BBC Cymru Wales-produced drama will return to BBC One this autumn with further casting to be announced in due course.

Video - The Doctor Surprises Fans at the Doctor Who Experience

This is a fantastic video - Peter Capaldi, in character as the Doctor, surprising fans at the Doctor Who Experience, saving them from monsters and answering questions.  When he gets emotional talking about Susan...that's proof for you (if it were needed) that this man is an utterly perfect choice as the Doctor:

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Video - Peter Capaldi Interview - Empire Awards Livestream

Peter Capaldi, amongst others, was interviewed on the Empire Awards Livestream - below is just the Peter Capaldi section of the interview:

Videos - Peter Capaldi Interviews at Empire Awards

Peter Capaldi talks "Doctor Who" at the Jameson Empire Awards:

Photos - Peter Capaldi at the Jameson Empire Awards - 29 March 2015

Peter Capaldi is attending the Jameson Empire Awards today - on behalf of "Paddington".  On their interview livestream he mentioned that he'd be heading back to Cardiff shortly and will be filming Doctor Who tomorrow with a woman he's a "big fan of" - but can't say who it is.  I'm sure a guest announcement will be made next week then.

Below are photos of P-Cap arriving at the Awards.  These are also available in the Coppermine Gallery.  I will probably add to this post as new pics become available.  However, right click on the pics below and open in new tab/window for larger versions.


Thursday, 26 March 2015

Video - Peter Capaldi leads the Birthday Singing at the Doctor Who Experience

Peter Capaldi surprised everyone at the Doctor Who Experience today to celebrate A Decade of New Doctor Who, singing Happy Birthday and cutting the cake with everyone there.

Video - Peter Capaldi Remembers "Rose" 10 Years On

As part of the "New Who" 10th Anniversary, the BBC have released a short video of Peter Capaldi remembering the episode "Rose":

Monday, 23 March 2015

Series 9 - More BBC Behind the Scenes Images

The Official Doctor Who Instagram Account is busy again - they've uploaded three more images.  Their previous images can be seen here.

The caption for the pic below reads: "before you ask what it is – we can’t say! But by all means have a guess! What do you think? A Time Lord’s shirt button maybe? 

And finally...we get a Capaldi pic with the caption: "Doctor Where? I know, too easy…"

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Screencaps - Doctor Who Experience - 12th Doctor in 5 Tardis Console Rooms

A batch of screencaps from the Doctor Who Experience Video - 12th Doctor in 5 Tardis Console Rooms - have been uploaded to the Coppermine Gallery. Samples below - right click and open in new tab/window for larger versions - please feel free to take and use:

Friday, 20 March 2015

Series 9 - BBC Behind the Scenes Photos

The Official Doctor Who instagram account has recently posted a few behind the scenes filming photos.  A number seem to be from the opening two parter - "The Magician's Apprentice" and "The Witch's Familiar" - featuring Jemma Redgrave and Jaye Griffiths but the first photo could well be from filming today at Margam Castle:

Photos/Video - Matt Smith - Jenna Coleman - London Cinderella Premiere

The London premiere of "Cinderella" took place last night and both Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman were in attendance.  Jenna was with boyfriend, Richard Madden whilst Matt was accompanied by his sister and mother.  A selection of photos are below - some larger versions are in the Matt Smith Gallery and the Jenna Coleman Gallery.

The video of attendees including Jenna and Matt can be watched at YouTube (embedding is disabled so I am unable to include it here).

Thanks to farfarawaysite, the Daily Mail and for the images.