So when I first heard about it, I was out running - I run a lot - and I was trying to think of a way into the Doctor’s character. So I was thinking, Time Lord, what does Time Lord mean? And I thought he’s falling through time, he’s never at home and he’s lost - I could play that. It was a way in. So I emailed Russell. And of course, although it’s all about the ride and the fun of all of that, part of the fascination that the show had is something to do with that character. Yes, he’s heroic and he’s brave, but he’s also an outsider and there are all sorts of minority groups who fasten on the Doctor, precisely because he’s an outsider who insists on inclusiveness. So, without turning it into a Ken Loach film, I thought I could do something like that.
theartsdesk april 2011
via Radio Times:
It’s now just under two weeks away, but RadioTimes.com is pleased to announce the four guests who’ll be attending the screening of Bad Wolf and The Parting of the Ways – the story chosen by the British Film Institute to celebrate the ninth Doctor, Christopher Eccleston.
Our friends at the BFI have just confirmed the guests as:
Phil Collinson, (producer 2005-2008), Bruno Langley, who played Adam Mitchell in Dalek and The Long Game, director Joe Ahearne, and Dave Houghton, who served as visual effects supervisor on more than 60 episodes between 2005 and 2010.
Bad Wolf and The Parting of the Ways will be screened at the BFI in London on Saturday 24 August at 2pm.