Matt Smith interview from Blue Peter Doctor Who special as shown on Nov 23, 2013, Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary.
Matt Smith interview from Blue Peter Doctor Who special as shown on Nov 23, 2013, Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary.
Billie Piper chats for Flicks and the city about returning for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, working with David Tenant and Matt Smith, Doctor Who rumours and speculation, why Peter Capaldi will be such a great new doctor & what she thought about speculation on her being the Twelfth Doctor. In the interview Billie Piper also talks about starring as Brona Croft in her new supernatural and literary TV series Penny Dreadful.
After the hugely popular reaction to the recent mini-episode, the Night of the Doctor, Doctor Who Online caught up with The 8th Doctor, Paul McGann, for an exclusive video interview.
Speaking to DWO Editor, Seb J. Brook, Paul talks about The Night Of The Doctor, keeping secrets, future appearances, his costume and more!
Paul McGann, as the Eighth Doctor, is back on screens after 17 years in The Night of the Doctor. But would it have had the same impact if it hadn’t been such a surprise? Probably not. Which is why, says McGann, it was released when it was…
Referencing an impending leak of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary prequel, McGann explained “What’s actually slightly disappointing is when you realise you can’t keep a secret now. And you know [the episode] should have gone out next week, but they had to put it out this week because someone was about to put it out… Steven Moffat presumably thought ‘I’ve gotta do something’, so we released it.
“It wasn’t easy [to keep the secret]. I mean, a couple of mates knew, and I’m pretty good at keeping a secret, but of course so many people work on something – technicians and everybody else. I’m not pointing the finger, except I’m saying, somewhere along the line, someone couldn’t resist pressing send…”
The decision seemed rather well-planned, given that the seven-minute episode was released on 14 November, McGann’s 54th birthday. “I regard it as Steven Moffat’s birthday present to me,” said the actor.
Paul McGann talks about his memories of being the 8th Doctor, wearing a wig, how he wanted to wear a leather coat, what he thinks of the new generation of Doctors, the 50th Anniversary special, why Peter Capaldi will be a great Doctor, appearing on the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary stamp, starring as the Doctor in audio plays, and the Ministry of Chance audio plays and feature film with Sylvester McCoy.
David Tennant and David Woolstencroft are interviewed on BBC Breakfast (Oct 29, 2013) to chat about Richard II, his ponytail, The escape artist (that started last night), Doctor Who, the 50th Anniversary and Matt Smith all come up in conversation too.
BBC’s Susanna Reid was quick to target Tennant’s hair, saying “Can we just get something out of the way? Can you just put your plait over one shoulder?”
David Tennant gave a brief glimpse of his hair extensions saying we “need never think of it again”, before joking that he would upset the wig department at the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he is currently performing as long-haired monarch Richard II.
He also talked about switching between roles in the theatre and on TV, explaining “They’re quite different jobs, the pacing of your day is very different… The variety is part of the joys of the job.”
You may recall that Lindsay Duncan appeared in “The Waters of Mars” as Adelaide, one of the Doctor’s companions, in 2009. She says her character can not return to the show because she died – a fixed point in space and time that can not be changed. More details in the interview… enjoy.
Archive television recovery expert Phillip Morris recalls how he found the film cans of The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear sitting on a shelf, at a TV relay station in central Nigeria. For that find he earned the nickname Indiana Jones from the Television International Enterprises Archives (TIEA).
It’s Morris and his team’s job to assist overseas stations with the storage and migration of their materials and, on the outside of that, they recover lost British television programmes.
He goes on to explain how the prints – the largest single haul of episode returned since the junkings were halted – they were part of the ‘bicycling’ system of sharing TV programmes between territories, and shares his fond childhood memories of Target’s Doctor Who novelisations. Stories that can now be seen on screen for the first time in decades.
He admits masking tape played rather a crucial role: These episodes were discovered on a project we were working in Nigeria. And they were found in a TV station in Jos. Just sitting on the shelf, which I can remember now seeing a piece of masking tape, which said Doctor Who on it.
I thought ‘Oh, that’s interesting’, pulled the cans down I read the story codes. instantly of course recognized what the stories were and realized they were missing from the BBC’s archive. A lot of Doctor Who fans around the world are going to be happy.
These episodes had come from Hong Kong and they’d been on what’s called a bicycle system. So they traveled from this country to the next country to the next country and they came to be in Nigeria through this bicycle system. Not at the station in Nigeria they were actually sold to. They were at a relay station. The condition that those programmes were in when we found them, we were quite lucky, considering the temperatures we can be in the upper 40 degrees, luckily they’d been kept in the optimum condition.
Karen Gillan says she is a lot like her character in her new film Not Another Happy Ending. The 25-year-old actress and former model admitted to being neurotic, emotional and a bit clumsy, just like Jane Lockhart, the part she plays in the rom-com. Karen said that she missed being Doctor’s Who sidekick Amy Pond, but still kept in touch with soon-to-be ex-Timelord Matt Smith. She was sporting a shaved head, part of the requirements for playing the part of Nebula in the upcoming Marvel Comics superhero movie, Guardians of the Galaxy.
Karen Gillan will not be in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special, she will just watch it. The 50th anniversary will unite Matt Smith and Jenna Colman with former Doctor and companion David Tennant and Billie Piper.
Also, the former Doctor Who companion announced she is drafting a script to her very own movie… after playing a novelist in Not Another Happy Ending. She also admits the profession is close to her heart.
Daybreak interview with Karen Gillan from Oct 1, 2013. Yes, she still has shaved head, she is talking about Peter Capaldi being selected as the 12th Doctor, the female Doctor and how Peter and she magically met in the Doctor Who episode Fire of Pompeii… Enjoy.
Sir Derek “Del” Jacobi chats on BBC Breakfast about playing The Master and The Doctor (though he seems to have forgotten Scream of the Shalka and Deadline). The date of the interview is September 16, 2013.
Enjoy this John Hurt Interview: the great actor will be acting in Doctor Who 50th Anniversary, Hercules & Only Lovers Left Alive. Too bad he can’t say more about his role as the Doctor…
John Hurt Interview: Doctor Who 50th Anniversary, Hercules and Only Lovers Left Alive
Matt Smith on Craig Ferguson’s Late Late show full interview July 24, 2013. Enjoy.
Some of you may comment about “we are shooting in 3D” or some other lines, but the interview is interesting to watch.
Recently, the current but not for much time Doctor, Matt Smith, told IGN at this year’s Comic Con that he would be keen on a role in Star Trek: “Yeah, I would JJ,… or Star Wars. So just putting it out there.”
He will be the Doctor until this year Christmas special, but he’s already looking for work again: “I go back to auditioning and trying to get a job. Someone employ me.” Meantime he fancies a role in JJ’s Star Trek, but he also admits Benedict Cumberbatch is doing a great job.
In the interview Mat Smith also revealed he knows a bit about this year’s Christmas special… and suggested that the new Doctor could be a woman.
It’s not over for me yet, I’ve still got the Christmas special. Apparently it’s like 20 pages in, Steven [Moffat] was telling me about it last night – it sounds exciting.
I don’t want to speculate too much. I feel like that’s maybe not my place to. Whoever it is will be the right actor or actress – lets wait and see who she is.
It can be anyone. It can be anyone – and that’s the great thing about the part. If Helen Mirren did it or if you know, there’s so many female actresses who’d be amazing.
He’s an alien, or she’s an alien, it doesn’t matter. The doctor is a complete alien. It’s why the notion of getting married or cooking scrambled eggs makes him say ‘What on earth are you doing?’
Enjoy watching the entire interview.
Arthur Darvill is the latest to speak about Matt Smith’s departure from Doctor Who. Echoing comments from Alex Kingston earlier in the week, he told BBCA he wasn’t surprised by Smith’s exit: “I’ve known that Matt’s going to leave for awhile, so it wasn’t much of a shock to me, and I saw him last week or the week before.”
“He’s done his time on it, I think. It’s a hard one. You know, I left a year ago, and it was very hard to leave. I think the worst that you can do on something like that is outstay your welcome. It’s better to be missed than for people to go, ‘Just get out,’ so I think it’s a good time for him to leave.”
On who Darvill would like to see as 12th Doctor, he said: “I think they should go for someone older and I don’t know who that should be.”
“I suppose it could be a woman. I don’t know. I think it is a male part, though I think it’s just about the person.”
On the Dame Helen Mirren rumours: “I’d love to see Dame Helen do it — best of luck to whoever gets it, though.”
The bets are still on, the people are debating a lot about the next Doctor… I hope to be a surprise, but not too huge.
You know about Matt Smith leaving Doctor Who show, right? It was announced a few days ago. 2 days ago, on One Show, Alex Kingston talked about Matt’s departure.
Warwick Davis opens up into an interview about working on Doctor Who adventure Nightmare in Silver and the future of Porridge.
A radio interview with a picture of David Tennant in order to be on Youtube. Enjoy.
The Comedy Interview Series “The Last Leg” airs on Channel 4. Enjoy.
Â It’s Question Time with Matt and Jenna!
In this Exclusive BBC America video, we can all watch as the Doctor’s newÂ companion Jenna-Louise Coleman poses some wacky, weird and witty questions to the Doctor (Matt Smith) – as they prepare for the return of Doctor Who in The Bells of Saint John.
Discover what TV character MATT would most want to change roles with – and what car the TARDIS would be… if it were a car. (Hint: It would still be blue.)
PLUS: get an answer to a question plaguing Whovians for years: What did MATT have for breakfast today?
It’s Question Time with Jenna and Matt!Â In this Exclusive BBC America video, it’s Doctor’s companion Jenna-Louise Coleman’s turn in the hot seat, as the Doctor, MATT SMITH, takes over Interviewer duties.Â
Discover what’s the first place Jenna-Louise would go, if she were invisible, her favorite smell in the world and what American she’d most like to meet.
Jenna-Louise Coleman is the new Doctor’s companion, her character already appeared in 2 episodes (Asylum of the Daleks andÂ The Snowmen) just to be lost by the Doctor twice. Recently sheÂ has been talking to Radio Times about the sparky relationship that Clara Oswin Oswald has withÂ Matt Smithâ€™s Doctor:
Â â€œTheyâ€™re very flirty with each other,â€ she admits. â€œBut at times itâ€™s almost quite brotherly-sisterly. Itâ€™s kind of anything and everything. Heâ€™s like a parent, a child, a brother and a flirty kind of boyfriend type. Steven Moffat said that Clara finds the Doctor amazing and ridiculous in equal measure. I think thatâ€™s a good way to describe it.â€
Talking on the set of The Bells of Saint John (the next episode), Jenna-Louise Coleman also reveals how the Doctor is going to react to having a new companion in his life following the departure of Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill, but you can find the rest of all these here.
Reading the interview I am only wondering who their relationship (Doctor and Clara’s) will follow… it can only be something wonderful.
Doctor WhoÂ will return to the screens this Saturday, with the Easter Special episode, so the actors and the trailers are in everyone attention. SFX, for example, buzzed the Eleventh Doctor himself, Matt Smith and started talking about Ice Warriors, Neil Gaiman, the big five-o and what itâ€™s like to be a first class kind of chapâ€¦
This is a question Iâ€™ve never had a chance to ask anybody before: whatâ€™s it like being on a stamp?
Itâ€™s a great privilege that the nation will be licking the backs of our heads. Itâ€™s an amazing thing â€“ Iâ€™m really proud to be part of it. Itâ€™s cool. itâ€™s something that I can show my grandkids.
Would you feel a bit self-conscious, sticking it on a gas bill?
No, absolutely not. Take that, gas man! And give me some money off!
So the new series â€“ weâ€™ve seen the promo poster of you riding that great big bike. Are you good with bikes or was it a world of terror for you?
It was very exciting. I am innately very clumsy, and my mother has always forbidden me from getting a motorbike. Iâ€™ve driven mopeds before, abroad and stuff, without her knowing â€“ well, now she knows. But thatâ€™s like a big old Harley looking bike, and I wouldnâ€™t know where to beginâ€¦ It was amazing filming those scenes. It was on a rig, and we got to sort of travel round London. Car rigs are different because youâ€™re in a car, but being on a bike itâ€™s like youâ€™re on a sort of fairground ride. It was a really crisp, sunny day and we kept going around Waterloo Bridge and Westminster Bridge and Waterloo Bridge and Westminster Bridge and it was just one of those days where you think â€˜This is a very privileged place to be for a day at work.â€™
The rest of the interview isÂ here… Enjoy reading it.
Meantime, or something like that,Â Matt Smith has also talked to the people at Radio Times and, accordingly to the interview posted today, he has once again increased the hype ahead of the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who, calling it the biggest event in the history of the show.Â He also described Steven Moffat as one of the greatest science fiction writers around.
â€œIâ€™ve read the first draft,” said Smith. “I think the whole of this season leads brilliantly up to what will be the biggest event in the history of the show. I say that with no hesitation, really. [Steven MoffatÂ is] on top form and has delivered a thoroughly exciting, epic, vast science-fiction script. Itâ€™s really exciting.”
Shooting on the episode was originally slated to begin on Monday 18 March but has now been pushed back until April. Smith says he’s looking forward to filming a host of suprises and bigÂ Doctor WhoÂ moments scripted by showrunner Moffat.
The rest of the information is here.
Yes,Â Jenna-Louise Coleman will play the role of Clara Oswin Oswald, Doctor’s companion, in the season 8. Filming will begin in September 2013 because ofÂ Matt Smith’sÂ busy filming schedule (he recently landed a role in Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut How To Catch A Monster).
We all know Jenna-Louise as the new Doctor Who companion, she was first introduced in the beginning of the series 7, but she “came back” in the Christmas special episode. Last Friday Digital Spy published a part of her interview recalling the Doctor Who audition.
“I didn’t really know anything aboutÂ Doctor WhoÂ but [showrunner] Steven [Moffat] really liked that,” Coleman recalled.
The actress further explained: “[Being unfamiliar with the show] meant that when I went into the audition with Matt Smith I could be more spontaneous because I didn’t know him as the Doctor.
“And the plot seemed to evolve from audition to audition, with more scenes being written, and characters being introduced. There were times when I thought they had no idea what they wanted.”
You can find more information about the interview and the following trip toÂ San Diego Comic-Con this summer over here.
Steven Moffat talks about Ice Warriors, Doctor Who 50th anniversary and plenty more in this interview piece filmed for this year’s Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles where it was screened on Sunday 17 February.
Matt Smith talks to Jeremy Clarkson in the Top Gear studio, about work, cars and filming with Eva Green. Jeremy wants to know how you scare a child. Matt’s answer… ‘Never apply logic to Doctor Who’. Then we get to see Matt’s lap around the Top Gear track. I am not telling you the result… watch until the end and find out.
Also, you can find out what’s… scaring Matt.
Somethin interesting to watch… and it’s not such a long interview.
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