Mark Gatiss about Doctor Who 50th anniversary drama, ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’: Iâ€™ve wanted David Bradley to play William Hartnell for years. Accordingly to Radio Times, he’s been trying to make the drama for over a decade.
Gatiss has cast Harry Potter actorÂ David Bradley, who bears a striking resemblance to William Hartnell, as the First Doctor in the fact-based drama about the birth ofÂ Doctor Who.
An Adventure in Space and Time will not be David Bradley’s first association withÂ Doctor WhoÂ â€“ he played ruthless merchant Solomon in series seven episode Dinosaurs on a Spaceship. HeÂ will be joined in the drama by Brian Cox asÂ Doctor WhoÂ producer Sidney Newman,Â Sacha Dhawan as director Waris Hussein and Jessica Raine as producer Verity Lambert.
On the other hand David Tennant, Matt Smith,Â Miranda Hart, Jessie J, One Direction and David WalliamsÂ appear in newÂ trailer for BBC’s Red Nose Day taking place on Friday 15 March.
According to Radio Times, David TennantÂ andÂ Matt SmithÂ are just two of a host of stars that will appear in the video thatÂ features a string of famous faces revealing their plans to raise money for this year’s event.Â
Miranda HartÂ teases fans with her plotting to ruin an episode of Call The Midwife,Jessie JÂ reveals her plans to shave her head andÂ David WalliamsÂ declares, “I’m not doing anything, I’ve already done enough…”
A tannedÂ One DirectionÂ appear in Africa after recording the official Red Nose Day single, while Rowan Atkinson reveals he’s going to be playing the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Last, but not least: David Tennant will play hot shot lawyer in BBC1 thriller The Escape Artist. Radio Times says thatÂ the actor will play barrister Will Burton, known for his knack of spiriting his clients out of tight legal corners.
Having never lost a case, Will is in high demand but after using his skills to free the prime suspect in a murder investigation, he finds it coming back to haunt him.
The three-part drama is from Spooks creatorÂ David WolstencroftÂ and also stars Toby Kebbell, last seen in Black Mirror, Hotel Rwanda star Sophie Okonedo and Ashley Jensen, of Extras and Ugly Betty.