I never expected such a response! Thank you all so much for your warmth and congratulations!
WHOVIANS! Here is another very special message from Matt Smith, The Eleventh Doctor that just aired on BBC America during the pre-show for the encore airing of ‘Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor’.
Happy Doctor Who 50th Anniversary, everyone!
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!