Matt Smith Hits The Rowing Machine For New BBC Drama

After finishing work on the current season of Doctor Who, Matt Smith is set to star in a new BBC drama called Bert And Dickie, about the 1948 London Olympics, in which he plays the gold medal-winning British rower Bert Bushnell, who died last year.
Bert, who came from a humble background, left school at 14 to become  an apprentice engineer in Southampton. Having been brought up on the  Thames, he was a skilled oarsman from a very young age, and was  considered (not least by himself) as the finest single sculler in  Britain. His partner in the double sculls rowing event was Dickie  Burnell, a graduate first of Eton and then Oxford University.
So the drama will focus on how the two men, from such different  backgrounds worked together to form a winning team. And if that sounds a  little like The King’s Speech in rowing boats, well maybe that’s what  it will be.
In any case, as soon as his Doctor Who commitments ceased, Matt had  to rush off and learn how to row so well that he can pass musters as an  Olympic champion. So he’s been training and building up his muscles.
The good news is that as soon as he’s finished filming this project,  he’s back to the TARDIS again, which raises the question, are we going  to see our very first properly buff Doctor?

via Anglophenia

Matt Smith Hits The Rowing Machine For New BBC Drama

After finishing work on the current season of Doctor Who, Matt Smith is set to star in a new BBC drama called Bert And Dickie, about the 1948 London Olympics, in which he plays the gold medal-winning British rower Bert Bushnell, who died last year.

Bert, who came from a humble background, left school at 14 to become an apprentice engineer in Southampton. Having been brought up on the Thames, he was a skilled oarsman from a very young age, and was considered (not least by himself) as the finest single sculler in Britain. His partner in the double sculls rowing event was Dickie Burnell, a graduate first of Eton and then Oxford University.

So the drama will focus on how the two men, from such different backgrounds worked together to form a winning team. And if that sounds a little like The King’s Speech in rowing boats, well maybe that’s what it will be.

In any case, as soon as his Doctor Who commitments ceased, Matt had to rush off and learn how to row so well that he can pass musters as an Olympic champion. So he’s been training and building up his muscles.

The good news is that as soon as he’s finished filming this project, he’s back to the TARDIS again, which raises the question, are we going to see our very first properly buff Doctor?

via Anglophenia

  1. explaaaaaaain reblogged this from doctorwho
  2. mccoyquialisms reblogged this from captaintightshirt
  3. doctorteneleven reblogged this from doctorwho
  4. silas216 reblogged this from doctorwho
  5. indigoredroulette reblogged this from stormsking
  6. jennhoney reblogged this from doctorwho
  7. elliemayphippsy reblogged this from sunflowerbrooke
  8. virginwhocannotdrive reblogged this from doctorwho
  9. theeyebrowofspock reblogged this from doctorwho
  10. sunflowerbrooke reblogged this from romanticyoungkissablelips and added:
    My need for a rowing show is complete.
  11. stormsking reblogged this from doctorspookybooty
  12. romanticyoungkissablelips reblogged this from big-city-living
  13. big-city-living reblogged this from power10forarmiehammer and added:
    XUASDBVUAHBVON. Ohmygosh… :D
  14. ricekripkes reblogged this from captaintightshirt
  15. captaintightshirt reblogged this from doctorspookybooty
  16. thereisnosafesideoflife reblogged this from doctorspookybooty
  17. doctorspookybooty reblogged this from doctorwho
  18. tyfg reblogged this from soul-in-the-starlight
  19. whorevian reblogged this from doctorwho
  20. iquitedislikeithere reblogged this from doctorwho
  21. ohfuuuudge reblogged this from doctorwho
  22. nearlytectonic reblogged this from doctorwho



RSS Twitter YouTube Facebook BBC America

DOCTORWHO.TUMBLR.COM/ARCHIVE





IF YOU ARE NEW TO WHO, Check out these posts.



WONDERING WHERE TO WATCH?
Check out our guide.


DoctorWho_BBCA