New images from the Doctor Who Christmas Special, ‘The Time of the Doctor’.
Premiering December 25th at 9pm ET, on BBC America.
New images from 'The Time of the Doctor'.
New images from the Doctor Who Christmas special, Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor. This is Matt Smith, The Eleventh Doctor’s final episode.
The Time of the Doctor premieres December 25th at 9/8c on BBC America.
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It’s been announced that Jenna Coleman will play Lydia Wickham in Death Comes To Pemberley, a major new 3x60-minute serial that will be made for BBC One and directed by the BAFTA award-winning Daniel Percival.
Based on the bestselling novel by P.D. James, the story returns to the world of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and involves its characters in a new tale of murder and emotional mayhem.
Producer David Thompson said, ‘We’re delighted to be filming this witty, original and beautifully imagined book from Britain’s best loved crime writer - murder and Jane Austen, a delicious combination! This will be a very unexpected and audacious period drama. And we are so pleased with the cast that have been drawn to it…’
Aside from Jenna Coleman that cast includes Matthew Rhys who stars as Mr Darcy and Anna Maxwell Martin – Suki in the Ninth Doctor adventure The Long Game - who plays Elizabeth. Doctor Who fans will also recognise Tom Ward – Captain Latimer in The Snowmen and here playing Colonel Fitzwilliam, and James Norton who recently appeared as Onegin in Cold War. Eleanor Tomlinson - Eve in The Sarah Jane Adventures two-parter, The Mad Woman in the Attic – is also on board playing Georgiana Darcy.
Filming on Death Comes To Pemberleywill begin this month on location in Yorkshire. The drama was commissioned by Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning, Ben Stephenson and former Controller of BBC One, now Director of Television, Danny Cohen.
Coleman has decided to drop the Louise, meaning she will be credited as simply Jenna Coleman in all future roles, including as the Impossible Girl in Doctor Who.
The first public nod to the name change came when Coleman was introduced to the Queen as Jenna Coleman during Her Majesty’s visit to BBC Broadcasting House earlier this month.
Since then, the Louise has been conspicuously absent from press releases arriving on RadioTimes.com’s desk – including a recent announcement of her upcoming role in Pride and Prejudice sequel Death Comes to Pemberley – as well as tweets from the official Doctor Who Twitter account.
Exactly what prompted the decision to lose the Louise remains a mystery. Perhaps the actress feels Jenna Coleman is snappier, or easier to remember. Possibly it is seen as more grown-up. Or maybe it’s simply to stop her being confused with the other JLC, Justin Lee Collins.
An insider tells RadioTimes.com “There’s no big story behind it – it’s just what she’s called now. There’s been no formal announcement. She was introduced to the Queen as that andDoctor Who credits will now read Jenna Coleman, as will Death Comes to Pemberley and all of the rest.
"That’s just her, going forward…"
Jenna is going by just “Jenna Coleman” now! But we’re going to go back and tag everything both “Jenna Coleman” and “Jenna Louise Coleman” so that it’s easy to find.
Jenna-Louise Coleman starring roles
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."
Jenna Coleman was presented to Her Majesty The Queen today when the major new extension of the BBC’s Broadcasting House was officially opened.
The Queen, who previously re-opened the refurbished old Broadcasting House in April 2006, toured the new building including the BBC Newsroom at the heart of the complex. The Director of Television, Danny Cohen, introduced The Queen to a selection of BBC presenters including Sir Bruce Forsyth and David Dimbleby. Jenna Coleman, who returns as Clara in the Doctor Who anniversary special in November, had the honour of meeting The Queen, appropriately enough by the TARDIS!
The Queen first toured the old Broadcasting House in 1939 while still Princess Elizabeth, with King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, and a highlight of her latest visit was her unveiling of a contemporary commemorative plaque embedded with the iconic image of the early BBC microphone.