Rewind: Matt Smith’s ‘Christopher and His Kind’ revisited

As it reaches it’s five year anniversary, I decided to rewatch Doctor Who star Matt Smith’s 90-minute BBC film Christopher and His Kind. Directed by Geoffrey Sax (the director 1996’s Doctor Who TV Movie, don’t you know?), the 2011 biopic is based on the memoirs of English novelist Christopher Isherwood, a young man who travelled to Berlin in … >

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5 of Matt Smith’s best roles outside ‘Doctor Who’

Although presented as an unknown by the press, the young Matt Smith had a fair track record our screens before taking the role of the Eleventh Doctor. Post-Doctor Who, he has already started to make waves in Hollywood. Following last year’s Terminator movie with Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Ryan Gosling’s Lost River, the 33-year-old … >

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‘Great Expectations’ preview

Yesterday we went along to the British Library for the launch of Great Expectations, screenwriter Sarah Phelps’s (Oliver Twist, EastEnders) three-part take on Dickens’ classic novel about a boy with big dreams who learns that moral worth matters more than social status.

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‘Christopher And His Kind’ clips

Starring Matt Smith (Doctor Who), BBC Two’s Christopher And His Kind airs at 9.30pm tonight and explores novelist Christopher Isherwood’s formative years in 1930s Berlin in the run-up to the Second World War.

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