Matt Smith, set to film his last episode as the Doctor, offered fans a sincere “Thank you for your support” today at Doctor Who 50th anniversary panel at San Diego Comic-Con. It was a bittersweet farewell tour for an actor who has won many fans in his four years on the long-running series.
The festivities played to a packed house in San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H, a 6,500-seat venue. Smith did a balletic leap onto the stage destined to made into a thousand animated GIFs. And he was joined by his companion Jenna Coleman, executive producer and lead writer Steven Moffat, and producer Marcus Wilson. As the panel was also a celebration of An Adventure in Space and Time — BBC AMERICA’s upcoming dramatic film depicting the behind-the-scenes early days of Who — writer Mark Gatiss and actor David Bradley were on stage as well.
Craig Ferguson, Scottish funnyman, host of CBS’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and a lifelong Whovian, moderated the proceedings, kicking things off with River Song’s trademark “Hello, sweeties.” The panel was dotted with dollops of Ferguson’s brand of cheeky humor. “The people waiting for the Sons of Anarchy panel are very confused right now,” he said…
Here is a picture of David Bradley riding a skateboard at the Wired Cafe. Just because.
Um, forget our screengrab — here’s Jenna, Matt, David & Mark at the EW Studio.
(L-R) Actors Nick Frost and David Bradley, director/writer Edgar Wright, writer/actor Simon Pegg and writer/producer/actor Mark Gatiss attend IGN And Focus Features Comic-Con 2013 Party Presented By The World’s End at Float at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 18, 2013 in San Diego, California.
Here’s a first look at David Bradley as First Doctor William Hartnell in upcoming drama ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’, written by Mark Gatiss.
We were going to post the picture, and then we realized that it would no longer be a Radio Times Exclusive. So clicken this linken.
BBC AMERICA is set to premiere An Adventure in Space and Time, a film drama about the creation of Doctor Who, as part of the channel’s celebration of the long-running sci-fi series’ 50th anniversary. Frequent Who scriptwriter Mark Gatiss has already been announced as writer, and he’s also serving as executive producer alongside current Doctor Who execs Steven Moffat andCaroline Skinner. The film is a co-production between BBC AMERICA and BBC Cymru Wales and will air later in 2013.
Doctor Who first hit the BBC airwaves on November 23, 1963, and an impressive cast has been assembled to play the personalities behind the show’s earliest days. David Bradley, best known as Argus Filch in the Harry Potter movies, has taken on the role as actor William Hartnell, who played the series’ very first Doctor. Call the Midwife star Jessica Raine, already cast in the Season 7, Part 2 premiere of Doctor Who, is set to play producer Verity Lambert, and the great Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy, Adaptation.) is on board as Sydney Newman, BBC’s then-Head of Drama. Meanwhile, The History Boys‘ Sacha Dhawan will play Waris Hussein, director of Doctor Who‘s premiere episode, “An Unearthly Child.”
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via our ever so well informed siblings at the Doctor Who Facebook page, three new guest stars have been confirmed for Doctor Who Series 7!
David Bradley of Harry Potter fame (Argus Filch), Rupert Graves known for his work as DI “Not my division” Lestrade in Sherlock and Mark Williams who played Arthur “What exactly is the function of a rubber duck” Weasley in Harry Potter.
Have you seen the list of actors who have appeared in both Harry Potter and Doctor Who? That list is about to grow. Again.