Alex Kingston with a special note for Doctor Who fans from the BAFTA LA Britannia Awards currently airing on BBC America.
A special ‘Happy 50th Anniversary!’ napkin from Alex Kingston.
Alex Kingston at the 2013 Britannia Awards, Los Angeles.
The Britannia Awards premieres tonight, Sunday November 10 at 9/8c on BBC America.
Alex Kingston’s response to winning the Anglophenia Fan Favorite’s Tornament
The big news: after a men’s final populated by former winners, there will be a brand-new champion in this year’s Anglo Fan Favorites women’s tournament. Two first-time finalists will vie for the ultimate title – Woman of 2013.
We have the wild card-turned-frontrunner Alex Kingston, who plays River Song on Doctor Who. It shouldn’t be that shocking that she’s popular – after all, she’s Whovian royalty in her role as the Doctor’s wife, and she’s a very familiar face to global audiences from her years as Dr. Elizabeth Corday on ER.
What a performance by her fans, the mighty, mighty Kinglets, a group we didn’t know existed until this year. Consider us now educated: they are as strong as 10,000 River Songs with regenerative powers intact. In this year’s semis, they built a massive lead early on against Helena Bonham Carter, no small feat considering HBC’s enviable following. Sure, Kingston’s lead eroded significantly over the weekend, but they still managed a commanding victory.
Mighty, mighty Kinglets -AND- Whovians: VOTE FOR ALEX!
We will see this through! VOTE! (Every hour, every DAY, every device - to the finish!)
MIGHTY KINGLETS, TAKE THE CROWN FOR OUR QUEEN!
We gave the last round 10,000 VOTES. W O W. Proud of you all. Let’s do it again! You know we can!!
Anglophenia’s Anglo Fan Favorites tourney is in the semifinal round and look who’s made it —
River Song Alex Kingston.
Meet this year’s wild card. No Doctor Who actress has ever made our Final Four — until now. Alex Kingston, who plays River Song on the series, has been carried through this year’s tournament on a wave of renewed fan love, and her Kinglets are out for blood. Their dismantling of 2011 finalist JK Rowling in this year’s Round of 16 demonstrated their fearlessness, and they are going to need every ounce of that courage to take on Ms. Bonham Carter.
The rules remain the same: each week you’ll vote for winners in a round of matchups, narrowing down the field until we have one woman left — the Anglo Fan Favorites Woman of 2013. Each round is re-seeded so that the previous round’s top vote-getter faces the woman advancing with the lowest vote total. Vote hourly to make sure your favorites move on to the next round.
Semifinals voting ends Thursday, September 26 at 11 am ET.
Alex Kingston: Gold Coast Film Festival - Red Carpet - Pacific Fair - 18.04.13
Hey, remember that time last summer when I was bored and made a model of the TARDIS, and then Alex Kingston signed it?
HAPPY RIVER SONG DAY !!
5 YEARS TODAY
Tomorrow - Friday, 31 May, 2013 - is the fifth anniversary of River Song’s very first appearance in Doctor Who. The buccaneering archaeologist made her debut in Silence in the Library, crashing into the Doctor’s life with a flirtatious smile and a soon-to-be trademark, ‘Hello, sweetie!’
And so tomorrow we celebrate half a decade of River. We’ll have a special quiz that we promise not to call ‘name that Song’ plus wallpapers, some of our favourite River quotes, exclusive ‘spot the difference’ games, a new gallery and more.
Don’t forget, BBC iPlayer users can still catch River’s most recent appearance in The Name of the Doctor and if you want to get ready for tomorrow, why not download one of our new River Song wallpapers now?
We’ll also be supporting #River Song Day here on the Doctor Who Tumblr. Details in a bit.
In a moment of pressure, he doesn’t hesitate to identify River as “an ex” and, later, she and we realise the depth of his feelings for her, the pain he suffers. “You’re always here to me,” he tells River. “And I always listen and I can always see you.” He opens his heart and for once seizes the chance to kiss her, even though she is now only “an echo”.
Alex Kingston and Matt Smith play these scenes with convincing tenderness.
‘The other coverage of that scene was River actually landing in the TARDIS, which we shot in the TARDIS. In fact it was Matt’s idea - it’s not like it’s scripted that she lands on top of him, but it was something Matt came up with in rehearsals.’