Doctor Who star Jenna-Louise Coleman has admitted filming her final scenes opposite Matt Smith will be an emotional experience.
"I don’t even want to pick up that script just yet!" she said in one of her first interviews since Smith announced he was leaving the BBC show.
She insisted she has no idea who will play the next Doctor.
The actress was speaking after meeting The Queen at the official opening of the BBC’s Broadcasting House.
Coleman, who plays the Doctor’s assistant Clara, said it was “such an honour” to meet Queen, and that she was the only person who did not try to quiz her about the identity of the next Doctor.
"Everybody else in the building has asked me who the next Doctor is, and I can tell you honestly we don’t know. It’s going to be a long, long search. But yes, I’m being asked that question a lot."
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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“I think I’ll direct a lot of things in that vein,” he adds. “I’d like to direct a science-fiction film, too. Kubrick’s the man to follow: a film in every genre.”
BAFTAs: Steven Moffat on ‘Doctor Who’ Season Finale, 50th Anniversary, and New ‘Sherlock’ | Anglophenia
Doctor Who was feted with a special 50th anniversary tribute at Sunday’s BAFTA TV awards in London, and lead writer/executive producer Steven Moffat was on hand on the red carpet, where he chatted with our own Alan Moloney about Saturday’s highly anticipated season finale, “The Name of the Doctor,” the show’s 50th anniversary special, and the upcoming third season of Sherlock, the PBS adaptation he co-created with Mark Gatiss.
Huge secrets about Clara and The Doctor will be revealed in the final episode of Doctor Who (Saturday 7pm). In an exclusive chat with What’s On TV, Jenna-Louise Coleman, who plays the Time Lord’s latest companion, explains what to be prepared for and about her experiences in the show so far…
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DOCTOR WHO Inside Look: Fast Cybermen in “Nightmare in Silver” - BBC AMERICA
Watch an All New DOCTOR WHO INSIDE LOOK at “Nightmare in Silver” - featuring Exclusive Interviews with lead writer & executive producer STEVEN MOFFAT and star MATT SMITH.
Hear from MATT about “what if the Doctor was a real evil dude,” and from STEVEN about having the Cybermen back: “Apart from that handle head, everything else is up for grabs.”
Behind the scenes of Nightmare in Silver with Matt Smith, Neil Gaiman, Steven Moffat, and Jenna-Louise Coleman. Narrated by Richard Bacon.