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Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker reveals father's FURY over Time Lord role - Express.co.uk


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Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker reveals father's FURY over Time Lord role. JODIE WHITTAKER'S announcement that she would be taking over as Time Lord from Peter Capaldi left Doctor Who fans both shocked and joyful, but no one was as surprised as her ...
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Doctor Who #Throwback: 5 Moments of Robot in Sherwood - Doctor Who Watch


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Jenna Coleman and Matt Smith worked out that she's his great great grandma… - Radio Times


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'Aliens & Sex & Chips & Gravy' is an episode that brings Torchwood back to its roots, as season five continues. After establishing Torchwood: Aliens Among Us with Changes Everything, we get Aliens & Sex & Chips & Gravy. In some ways, this almost feels ...

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Christmas Special: Title and Cast News!

Peter Capaldi’s final episode of Doctor Who this Christmas will feature Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts and be called Twice Upon a Time, it was revealed this evening (23 July) during a cast panel at San Diego Comic Con. Viewers will have to wait until Christmas to discover exactly how Bill, who will appear throughout the episode, makes her return.

Pearl Mackie returns in the Christmas Special

It was also revealed that the special will co-star Mark Gatiss in a guest role – as a World War One soldier, known so far only as ‘The Captain’.

As previously revealed in the closing moments of the 2017 series finale, the special will feature Peter Capaldi’s current Doctor teaming up with the First Doctor, played by David Bradley.

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Deborah Watling (1948 – 2017)

We’re sad to report the death of Deborah Watling who played Victoria Waterfield, companion to the Second Doctor in the late 1960s.

Deborah joined Doctor Who in 1967’s, The Evil of the Daleks and featured in classics including The Tomb of the Cybermen and The Ice Warriors. She left the TARDIS in 1968, bowing out in Fury from the Deep, although she remained closely identified with the show and made cameo appearances as Victoria in specials including Dimensions in Time.

Away from the world of Doctor Who Deborah starred in the David Essex movie, That’ll be the Day (1973) and her TV work included Rising Damp, Danger UXB and Doctor in Charge.

But to fans of the Doctor, she will be remembered forever as the brave and compassionate orphan, Victoria Waterfield, and Deborah made no secret of the affection she held for the role and the show. ‘I have said this before and it is true, Pat [Patrick Troughton – the Second Doctor] became like a second father to me both on the show and after I left...’ she once recalled. ‘The other person on the show at the time was Frazer Hines playing the part of Jamie. He and I became like brother and sister. We had such a great rapport, and even today when we meet up at Doctor Who events things haven’t changed.’

You can see Deborah Watling as Victoria in a scene from The Tomb of the Cybermen.

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Interview with Costume Designer Hayley Nebauer

Doctor Who has a look like no other show in the world. And the clothes worn by the Doctor, his companions and the characters they meet all add to the visual impact of the Time Lord’s adventures. Sometimes the costumes are overtly brilliant – eye-catching and instantly arresting. But often they subtly enhance the stories, revealing more about the characters than we may appreciate.

Series 10’s brilliant Costume Designer was Hayley Nebauer and we’re delighted that Hayley agreed to discuss her work on Doctor Who, individual costumes and the advice she’d give to anyone hoping to become a Costume Designer…

Q: Which was your favourite Series 10 costume for the Doctor?

Hayley Nebauer: It was his costume from the start of episode 6 (Extremis) and episode 8 (The Lie of the Land), with the broken grey linen frock coat, I thought it summed him up well, quite rock ’n’roll, with a feel of the classic, historical-based Doctor’s tailoring that many of the Doctors have had, but like it had been on adventures around the universe and was quite representative of his character.

Q: Which was your favourite costume for Bill this series?

HN: Her episode 6 look, the patchworked khaki/ camo dress. Interestingly, this dress was made from pieces taken from lots of different camo and military costume items I had left from other films, so it is essentially recycled clothing!

Q: How would you describe the Doctor’s look in Series 10 and how did you go about creating it?

HN: I started with Peter, I talked to him about his looks in series 8 and 9, what he and the former costume designers (Howard Burden and Ray Holman) had been developing in his look, so that where we began extended from this. From here, I tried to loosen his look up further, so it seemed less like he was a man who was dressed immaculately and more like an adventurer who had been around the universe a few times, things were more worn out and aged, but he layered them up, enjoying all the textures of his layers.

Suited and booted: The Doctor's Thin Ice attire.

Layers for the Time Lord...

Q: How much time do you research something like the diving suits in Thin Ice and how much of the design is artistic licence?

HN: I put a lot of time into researching something like the diving suits... there is a museum in London where you can see examples of real ones, I looked into the history of their creation, construction and materials... once I know about the real diving suits, I then choose which parts of the facts we follow and what we choose to do differently, to serve the story.

The Doctor took the plunge with this glorious diving suit in Thin Ice.

Costume design isn’t always about doing things in a historically correct way, it is about supporting the story and character – our episode was set in 1814 but the suits like the ones we used weren’t invented until 1837, so we took some licence, doing something that was based on this (and always remembering, the Doctor has a TARDIS, so not everything has to come from the time and place where the story was set!)

Like the original suits, ours were handmade in real metal, copper and brass, with waxed double layered suits and rubber seals around the neck etc. I love doing the research, but I also love just doing what feels right for the story, above all.

More costumes from Thin Ice: The 'Frost fair kids' rocking the London look, 1814 style!

Q: What advice would you give to anyone wanting to be a Costume Designer?

HN: Learn about how things are made, you will be a much better designer if you understand how your costumes are to be put together, it helps you narrow down all the small choices that make the big difference in the outcome of the costume.

The Robes of Death? Striking costumes for the meddling Monks...

Simple and sinister - the look of 'the Patients'.

Bill's lush costume from Thin Ice.

Big thanks to Hayley Nebauer!

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13 Questions for the Thirteenth Doctor

We interviewed Jodie Whittaker about taking on the role of the Doctor…
 
1) What does it feel like to be the Thirteenth Doctor?
It’s very nerve-racking, as it’s been so secret!

2) Why did you want the role?
To be asked to play the ultimate character, to get to play pretend in the truest form: this is why I wanted to be an actor in the first place. To be able to play someone who is literally reinvented on screen, with all the freedoms that brings: what an unbelievable opportunity. And added to that, to be the first woman in that role.

3) Has it been hard to keep the secret?
Yes. Very hard! I’ve told a lot of lies! I’ve embroiled myself in a whole world of lies which is going to come back at me when this is announced!

4) Who was the first person you told when you got the role?
My husband. Because I was allowed to!

5) Did you have a codename and if so what was it?
In my home, and with my agent, it was The Clooney. Because to me and my husband, George is an iconic guy. And we thought: what’s a really famous iconic name? It was just fitting. 

6) What does it feel like to be the first woman Doctor?
It feels completely overwhelming, as a feminist, as a woman, as an actor, as a human, as someone who wants to continually push themselves and challenge themselves, and not be boxed in by what you’re told you can and can’t be. It feels incredible. 

7) What do you want to tell the fans?
I want to tell the fans not to be scared by my gender. Because this is a really exciting time, and Doctor Who represents everything that’s exciting about change. The fans have lived through so many changes, and this is only a new, different one, not a fearful one.

8) What are you most excited about?
I’m most excited about becoming part of a family I didn’t even know existed. I was born in 1982, it’s been around longer than me, and it’s a family I couldn’t ever have dreamed I’d be part of.

9) How did Chris sell you the part?
We had a strange chat earlier this year where he tricked me into thinking we were talking about Broadchurch. And I started to quiz him about his new job in Wales, and asked him if I could be a baddie! And he quickly diverted the conversation to suggest I should consider auditioning to be the 13th Clooney.

It was the most incredible chat because I asked every question under the sun, and I said I’d take a few weeks to decide whether I was going to audition. He got a phone call within 24 hours. He would’ve got a phone call sooner, but my husband was away and there was a time difference! 

10) Did he persuade you?
No. There was no persuasion needed. If you need to be persuaded to do this part, you’re not right for this part, and the part isn’t right for you. I also think, for anyone taking this on, you have to want to fight for it, which I certainly had to do. I know there will have been some phenomenal actors who threw their hats in the ring.

11) What are you going to wear?
Don’t know yet.

12) Is that your costume in the filmed sequence which introduced you as the new Doctor?
No. 

13) Have any of the other Doctors given you advice?
Well they can’t because they haven’t known until now, but I’m certainly expecting a couple of calls – I’ve got a couple of mates in there. I’m mates with a companion [Arthur Darvill], I’m mates with a trio of Doctors. I know Matt Smith, Chris Eccleston and obviously David Tennant. Oh! And let’s throw in David Bradley! Four Doctors! So I’m hoping I get some calls of advice.

Jodie Whittaker Biography

Jodie Whittaker graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2005 with a gold medal in Acting. Since then she has worked continually in Film, Television and Theatre. Her TV credits include the critically acclaimed ITV drama 'Broadchurch' (for which she was nominated for ‘Best Actress’ for the RTS Television Awards), Emmy award-winning 'Black Mirror’, Sky 1’s 'The Smoke', BBC’s 'Cranford’, in which she starred opposite Judi Dench and Imelda Staunton, 'The Night Watch'(BBC), 'The Accused'(BBC), and 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles' (BBC).

Jodie has recently finished shooting 'Journeyman' written and directed by Paddy Considine as well as the lead in the new BBC drama series ‘Trust Me’. Her other film credits include 'Venus', (which earned her nominations for 'Best Newcomer' at the 'British Independent Film Awards', 'Best British Newcomer' at the 'Critic's Circle Awards' and 'Best Actress in a Motion Picture' at the 'Satellite Awards'), 'Attack the Block', 'One Day', 'Black Sea', 'Good Vibrations', 'St.Trinian's', 'Get Santa' and most recently 'Adult Life Skills' which she Executive Produced as well as starred in which received a number of BIFA nominations.
Jodie made her professional theatrical debut at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in ‘The Storm’. Other theatre credits include playing the title role in 'Antigone' at the Royal National Theatre, 'Bash' at the Trafalgar Studios 'Awake and Sing' and 'Enemies' at the Almeida, both directed by the then Artistic Director, Michael Attenborough.

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Introducing Jodie Whittaker - The Thirteenth Doctor

Jodie Whittaker has been announced as the Thirteenth Doctor.

The identity of the new Doctor was revealed exclusively on BBC One and on social media around the world after the Men’s Wimbledon Final on Sunday 16th July.

She will be the Thirteenth Time Lord and take over from Peter Capaldi who leaves the global hit show at Christmas.

New head writer and executive producer Chris Chibnall who takes over from Steven Moffat on the next series made the decision to cast the first ever woman in the iconic role.

Jodie Whittaker says: “I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey - with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet. It’s more than an honour to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.”

Chris Chibnall, New Head Writer and Executive Producer says :
“After months of lists, conversations, auditions, recalls, and a lot of secret-keeping, we’re excited to welcome Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor.
I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman and we're thrilled to have secured our number one choice. Her audition for The Doctor simply blew us all away. Jodie is an in-demand, funny, inspiring, super-smart force of nature and will bring loads of wit, strength and warmth to the role. The Thirteenth Doctor is on her way.”

Peter Capaldi says : “Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker’s work will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm. She has above all the huge heart to play this most special part. She’s going to be a fantastic Doctor.”

Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content says :
“Making history is what Doctor Who is all about and Chris Chibnall’s bold new take on the next Time Lord is exactly that. The nation is going to fall in love with Jodie Whittaker - and have lots of fun too!”

Piers Wenger, Controller BBC Drama says : "Jodie is not just a talented actor but she has a bold and brilliant vision for her Doctor. She aced it in her audition both technically and with the powerful female life force she brings to the role. She is destined to be an utterly iconic Doctor."

Matt Strevens, Executive Producer says : "I'm so thrilled that Jodie Whittaker said yes to playing the Doctor. I've been a fan for years and always hoped to work with her. She is an actor of great emotional range and inhabits every role with complete passion and conviction. Just thinking about what she will bring to the Doctor makes me as excited as a kid at Christmas. It's going to be a lot of fun."

Photographer: Colin Hutton © BBC

Jodie Whittaker Biography

Jodie Whittaker graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2005 with a gold medal in Acting. Since then she has worked continually in Film, Television and Theatre. Her TV credits include the critically acclaimed ITV drama 'Broadchurch' (for which she was nominated for ‘Best Actress’ for the RTS Television Awards), Emmy award-winning 'Black Mirror’, Sky 1’s 'The Smoke', BBC’s 'Cranford’, in which she starred opposite Judi Dench and Imelda Staunton, 'The Night Watch'(BBC), 'The Accused'(BBC), and 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles' (BBC).

Jodie has recently finished shooting 'Journeyman' written and directed by Paddy Considine as well as the lead in the new BBC drama series ‘Trust Me’. Her other film credits include 'Venus', (which earned her nominations for 'Best Newcomer' at the 'British Independent Film Awards', 'Best British Newcomer' at the 'Critic's Circle Awards' and 'Best Actress in a Motion Picture' at the 'Satellite Awards'), 'Attack the Block', 'One Day', 'Black Sea', 'Good Vibrations', 'St.Trinian's', 'Get Santa' and most recently 'Adult Life Skills' which she Executive Produced as well as starred in which received a number of BIFA nominations.

Jodie made her professional theatrical debut at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in ‘The Storm’. Other theatre credits include playing the title role in 'Antigone' at the Royal National Theatre, 'Bash' at the Trafalgar Studios 'Awake and Sing' and 'Enemies' at the Almeida, both directed by the then Artistic Director, Michael Attenborough.