Neil Gaiman and Arthur Darvill, backstage at Once the Musical
When asked who should become the Twelfth Doctor, former Doctor Who companion Arthur Darvill says: “I think they should go for someone older.” The affable Darvill was discussing Matt Smith’s successor backstage at New York’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, where he recently took over one of the leading roles in the award-winning Broadway production Once the Musical. But Darvill didn’t express specific preferences for a replacement actor for the Time Lord role — and he’s undecided on gender. (via
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“It’s been an honour to … helm the TARDIS for a spell with the ginger, the nose, and the impossible one.” - Matt Smith
In case you missed Saturday’s news, The BBC has announced that Matt Smith is to leave Doctor Who after four years on the show.
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Broadway “Once” Backstage - May 21, 2013
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Relevant to our interests:
BROADCHURCH is coming August 7 to BBC America
“The drama of the year” - Mirror
“Britain’s biggest new drama since Downton Abbey” - The Guardian
“Full of bravura acting… Impeccable” - London Metro
BBC America’s BROADCHURCH, which earned critical acclaim and broke records on Twitter in the UK, centers on the investigation into the murder of a young boy in a British seaside town.
Leading the investigation are two detectives — the strong yet compassionate local Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller (OLIVIA COLMAN, Twenty Twelve, The Iron Lady), and the by-the-book Detective Inspector Alec Hardy (DAVID TENNANT, Doctor Who, Spies of Warsaw), Ellie’s newly appointed boss.
By circumstance they are partnered to solve the murder, keeping the newspapers from derailing the investigation and trying to prevent the crime from impacting tourism at the beach where the boy was murdered.
Don’t miss Doctor Who’s DAVID TENNANT & ARTHUR DARVILL in critically-acclaimed new drama BROADCHURCH Premiering Wednesday Aug 7 at 10pm/9c on BBC America.
Arthur Darvill and Neil Gaiman on Twitter
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