Doctor Who star Alex Kingston will join Kenneth Branagh to play that famously bewitched couple the Macbeths.
The actors, who cut their theatrical teeth at the Royal Shakespeare Company, will lead the Manchester International Festival production of Macbeth, which will be performed in a deconsecrated church in the city centre, from July 5 for just a two-week run — though there will be a one-off live broadcast on July 20.
Alex often returns to the stage — she was in Michael Grandage’s production of Luisa Miller at the Donmar two years ago — but hasn’t been back to the Bard since playing Desdemona at the Birmingham Rep two decades ago.
John Barrowman and Alex Kingston on the set of Arrow.
Doctor Who star Alex Kingston has signed up to play Dinah Lance, the estranged mother Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) in Arrow.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Dinah Lance will make her debut later in 2013, seeking to make amends with the family she deserted following the death of her daughter – Laurel’s sister – Sarah (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) in the accident that marooned Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell).
As we’ve mentioned before, the Arrow executive producers are huge fans of Who. First they cast Jack in a key role, now they’ve cast River.
Last night was the first performance of the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular at the Sydney Opera House!
Get ready for an invasion as Sydney Opera House opens its doors to Doctor Who in a musical celebration of the iconic BBC series. Presented live on stage by special guests and Doctor Who stars Alex Kingston (“River Song”) and Mark Williams (“Brian Williams”), try and keep pace with the Doctor on the big screen whilst the concert hall is overrun by hordes of monsters - watch out for the Silence, Daleks and Cybermen!
Following sold out shows in Melbourne the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular features Murray Gold’s captivating music from the last two seasons of Doctor Who performed by The Metropolitan Orchestra, conducted by Ben Foster.
A wide range of Doctor Who merchandise is available including exclusive, limited edition items created by the BBC especially for this event. Stock is limited so pre-order a merchandise package with your tickets to ensure you don’t miss out and save $20 off the at-show prices!
Merchandise package includes:
Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular exclusive tote bag
Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular exclusive poster
Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular programme
Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular lanyard and laminate
As conventionalranger reminded us, Karen Gillan isn’t the only Pond on American television tonight.
Catch “Mystery Woman”
River Song Alex Kingston on NCIS (CBS) tonight at 8/7c.
BBC Worldwide Sales & Distribution Latin America anunció hoy un acuerdo con OnDIRECTV, canal exclusivo para los suscriptores de DIRECTV en Latinoamérica, para la sexta temporada del popular show de ciencia ficción Doctor Who.
La sexta temporada de Doctor Who de la BBC está repartida en dos partes, la primera empieza en Estados Unidos en 1960 y fue escrita por el autor principal y el productor ejecutivo Steven Moffat (Sherlock). La serie sigue las aventuras icónico del Doctor, un misterioso viajero que viaja a lo largo del espacio y del tiempo, enfrentándose a monstruos y recogiendo compañeros en el camino.
Los actores principales son Matt Smith (el Doctor), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond), Arthur Darvill (Rory) y Alex Kingston (River Song). Los actores invitados incluyen a Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Mark Sheppard (Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica), la supermodelo Lily Cole (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) y James Corden (Gavin & Stacey, The History Boys).
"Después de emitirse la reciente serie de Doctor Who, ¡nuestros suscriptores nos han pedido más!", señaló Willard Tressel, Gerente General de OnDIRECTV.
OnDIRECTV y OnDIRECTV HD es un canal exclusivo para los suscriptores de DIRECTV en Latinoamérica: OnDIRECTV: Canal 201y OnDIRECTV HD: canal 1004.
Latin America is getting Doctor Who Series 6 via OnDIRECTV. (Latin American Whovians rejoice!)
We’ll announce the premiere date once it’s available.
ER and Doctor Who vet Alex Kingston has been cast in a November sweeps episode of TV’s most watched drama series as Miranda Pennebaker, a “woman of questionable morals,” series boss Gary Glasberg tells TVLine exclusively.
Pennebaker, Glasberg previews, “deals in everything from high end weapons sales to priceless gems. Her connections go all the way up the ladder of D.C. politics, and Gibbs needs her for this very disturbing, emotional case.” In fact, Kingston’s character proves so valuable, she is already being eyed for an encore.
Matt, Arthur, Karen, and River talk about The Angels Take Manhattan.
Oh yeah, and Matt might be coming to get ya.
A beautiful behind the scenes look at Karen and Arthur’s last days on set.
You have to watch this. You really do.
First: MAJOR SPOILERS. You may want to save this interview for after Saturday night.
Second: it’s a really good piece about Alex and all that she has been up to including, of course, Doctor Who.
These days, Kingston is most recognizable for her role as fan favorite Professor River Song on Doctor Who. Originally slated to appear in just two episodes of the immensely popular science fiction series in 2008, the character proved to be so popular after her death that River’s creator, current Who head writer Steven Moffat, brought her back, enmeshing River and the Doctor (Matt Smith) in an ongoing storyline reminiscent of The Time Traveler’s Wife. As the two cross paths at different points in time, each is never sure what shared events have occurred yet or which way the other is traveling.
Alex Kingston was yesterday’s episode of the BBC One program 'Who Do You Think You Are' where she found out that her great great great grandmother ran a house of ‘ill repute’.
Best reaction ever, she is so bloody adorable.
<This lot [Matt, Karen and Arthur] are very different. The fact that Arthur is around as well - they’ve become this incredible little gang, this threesome. They go off and do things together on the weekends. They go to gigs together. They get drunk together.> - Alex Kingston
Prepare for the Premiere of DOCTOR WHO *** Saturday Sept 1 at 9pm/8c on BBC America *** with this Exclusive Insider look at the upcoming departure of Amy & Rory - AKA The Ponds - with never-before-seen interviews with stars Matt, Karen, Arthur & Alex.
Hear from the actors about the very special trust that they’ve developed over the three seasons working together - and find out what makes Karen say, “I don’t think my tear ducts work anymore.”