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Andrea Laford

Christopher Eccleston to star in BBC Dickens family drama

Christopher Eccleston, who played the ninth Doctor in Doctor Who, is cast in the role of Fagin in Dodger, a new ten-part family adventure based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist. Eccleston’s ninth Doctor travelled back in time to meet Charles Dickens (Simon Callow) in the Series 1 Doctor Who episode The Unquiet Dead. … >

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Doctor Who, Time Fracture: John Barrowman and David Bradley cameos added

John Barrowman and David Bradley have filmed cameo performances to reprise their roles as Captain Jack Harkness and the first Doctor (first played by William Hartnell) for the immersive Doctor Who theatre adventure Time Fracture. Their performances were captured at Kennington Film Studios in London earlier this year. John Barrowman said: “I wanted to get … >

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Doctor Who Series 13: April filming update

Doctor Who film crews recorded several Series 13 scenes in April, most recently with Jodie Whittaker near the Welsh Government Offices in Cardiff on Saturday, April 24. NEW DOCTOR WHO SERIES 13 FILMING PICTURES TAKEN THIS MORNING! (Closer look from rory_studies on Instagram!) #doctorwho #dwsr #doctorwhonews — Joe Street (Confused Adipose) (@Joe_Street00937) April 24, … >

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Christopher Eccleston: “We need some more Cyberwomen”

In an interview published in the May 2021 SFX magazine, Christopher Eccleston advocated for greater “engagement with the female” in Doctor Who. “Russell T Davies writes the Doctor as one Doctor; Steven Moffat writes him as another; Rob Shearman writes him, he’s another. Bit of a boys’ club, though. We need to address that. We … >

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Doctor Who: Fugitive of the Judoon – Hugo Award finalist

The Doctor Who Series 12 episode Fugitive of the Judoon is a finalist for the Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form. Written by Vinay Patel and Chris Chibnall, and directed by Nida Manzoor, Fugitive of the Judoon famously featured the Judoon invading Gloucester in front of its iconic cathedral and introduced a new incarnation … >

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Billie Piper rules out a return to Doctor Who

In an interview in the April issue of Total Film Magazine, Billie Piper ruled out an official return to the Doctor Who television programme. “I couldn’t. [It’s] so much work! It’s the face of a family show and that’s a lot of responsibility that I’m not comfortable with.” Piper played Christopher Eccleston’s ninth Doctor’s companion … >

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