So… we were just reading all of the amazing reaction Tweets and Tumblr posts after the 50th Anniversary and then we were just checking our email and then we noticed that MATT SMITH SENT US A SPECIAL VIDEO FOR ALL OF THE WHOVIANS ALL AROUND THE WORLD WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY DOCTOR WHO 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Matt also sent us a second video that you guise can see in the 7pm ET pre-show for the encore airing of Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor.
Today is the start of the Doctor Who Celebration at the ExCeL center in London! We’ll be posting updates all weekend.
Here are a bunch of photos of some people who happened to be in attendance.
And while we’re at it, The Guardian also has a new series of photos of Jenna by photographer Lara Jade.
Click through for the full set.
Coleman does not come from a long line of performers. She was born in Blackpool (“a great place for a Doctor Who episode: it’s weird, quite romantic, but it’s not found what it’s supposed to be now”) and her dad – who has a business, with her brother, fitting the interiors of bars and shops – would watch her in school productions and wonder where the acting bug had come from. Aged 11, Coleman appeared as a bridesmaid in the musical Summer Holiday with Darren Day, and the singer gave her a Debenhams voucher as a thank you.
I never ever considered myself a sci fi geek, but the more I talk about it with people I’ve worked with, I think I am!
My mum watched Star Trek a lot and I watched it growing up so I know a lot about it. I worked with Kate Mulgrew recently, she played Captain Kathryn Janeway, the only female captain on Voyager, and I was so starstruck - that was when I realised I am actually a nerd.
I went to the dubbing of one of the Star Trek films - I went to listen to the music being recorded by the orchestra, it was the coolest thing ever. OK, yes, I’m definitely a nerd!
She’s still got at least one more series of Doctor Who to come, but Jenna Colemanis already exploring life outside the doors of the TARDIS, as she’s been stepping before cameras on location in Yorkshire over the last week for her latest project Death Comes To Pemberley.
Based on crime author P.D. James‘ 2011 novel of the same name, Pemberley is a belated sequel to Jane Austen‘s Pride and Prejudice, set some years after the marriage of Lizzy Bennet and Mr Darcy, in which the characters are drawn into a complex murder mystery. Jenna is playing Lizzy’s younger sister, Lydia Wickham, alongside Watchmen star Matthew Goode as her husband – with both characters integral to the whodunit plot.
ARTHUR DARVILL: 3 Questions, 2 Biscuits + 1 Cup of Tea
Settle in, and make a cuppa: it’s 3 Questions, 2 Biscuits and 1 Cup of Tea… with ARTHUR DARVILL, star of BBC America’s critically-acclaimed new drama BROADCHURCH premiering WED AUG 7 at 10/9c, immediately following a new episode of LAW & ORDER: UK and past DOCTOR WHO companion.
Hear from ARTHUR about why he’s still chasing the dream life… of Scrooge McDuck - and what old Hollywood talent he wishes he had.
he was in an Eighties punk rock band called the Dreamboys. He was the lead vocalist. And Craig Ferguson, one of the biggest chatshow hosts in the US, played the drums. (Some other people who aren’t famous - Roderick Murray! Temple Clark! Robert Livsey! - were in it too.)
Welcome to the family, Peter Capaldi.
Peter Capaldi has been announced as the Twelfth Doctor, succeeding Matt Smith as star of Doctor Who. The 55-year-old star is the same age that William Hartnell was when he first appeared in the TARDIS back in 1963. The actor is best known for his role as Malcolm Tucker, the cantankerous and foul-mouthed spin doctor Malcolm Tucker from The Thick Of It, as well his role on the ’60s BBC newsroom saga The Hour.