Posts tagged with "Russell T Davies"

Stellar Cast For BBC’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Stellar Cast For BBC’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The BBC has announced a diverse and starry cast for former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a 90-minute extravaganza to be directed by directed by David Kerr. Maxine Peake (Silk, The Village, Room At The Top) will sstar as Titania; Matt Lucas (Little Britain, Bridesmaids) is Bottom, John Hannah (The Mummy, Atlantis, Damages, Spartacus) is Theseus, Eleanor Matsuura (Spooks, Cuffs)... 

Russell T Davies To Create A Lavish TV Version Of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Russell T Davies To Create A Lavish TV Version Of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Doctor Who’s recreator Russell T Davies – the man who relaunched it from cult favourite to national treasure back in 2005 – is returning to BBC Wales to adapt and oversee a TV production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. That’s the one about faeries. elves and a man with a name that launched a multitude of smutty gags who gets turned into a donkey. Or an ass if you want to stretch the gag even further. He’s called Bottom,... 

Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams to Guest Star in Doctor Who

Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams to Guest Star in Doctor Who
In a surprise announcement this afternoon, the BBC have revealed that Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams will be putting in a guest appearance in the upcoming ninth series of Doctor Who. In addition to playing GoT fan favourite Arya Stark, Williams has also recently appeared in Carol Morley’s The Falling and Ben Chanan’s docu-drama Cyberbully, and is rumoured to be involved in the upcoming movie adaptation of The Last of Us.... 

Doctor Who, Series 8 Cinema Screenings, Plus Peter Capaldi’s “No Flirting” Policy

Doctor Who, Series 8 Cinema Screenings, Plus Peter Capaldi’s “No Flirting” Policy
Following the huge popularity of the worldwide, big-screen broadcasts of last year’s 50th anniversary special, “The Day of the Doctor”, the BBC has now revealed that the first episode of Doctor Who Series 8 will also be coming to a cinema near you. Called “Deep Breath”, Peter Capaldi’s first full episode in the role of the Doctor will feature the popular Paternoster trio, Madame Vastra, Jenny Flint and Strax,... 

Writers Turned Celebrities – Showrunners Panel at MCM London Comic Con

Writers Turned Celebrities – Showrunners Panel at MCM London Comic Con
Having observed certain power shifts within the television industry throughout the 80s and 90s, self-proclaimed “die-hard TV geeks” Des Doyle, John Wallace and Ryan Patrick McGuffey hit upon the idea of creating a film that would document the rise of the TV showrunner. Widespread interest in the topic enabled them to fund the project through Kickstarter, and at this May’s MCM London Comic Con, the creators of the now completed... 

Adapt All the Gaiman – American Gods & Anansi Boys Coming to a TV Near You

Adapt All the Gaiman – American Gods & Anansi Boys Coming to a TV Near You
Earlier this month, an adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s acclaimed fantasy novel American Gods was picked up by FremantleMedia, having been previously dropped from development by HBO for reasons unknown. News has also emerged that Anansi Boys – American Gods’ sort-of-sequel-but-not is also being made into a BBC mini-series by RED Productions. It was three months ago that HBO dropped American Gods. FremantleMedia, known mainly for entertainment... 

Torchwood, the TARDIS & the 59th Doctor – Kai Owen at MCM Birmingham Comic Con

Torchwood, the TARDIS & the 59th Doctor – Kai Owen at MCM Birmingham Comic Con
One of the stars of the hugely popular Doctor Who spin-off series Torchwood, Kai Owen plays Rhys Williams, the loveable, long-suffering husband of Gwen Cooper. Just a day after the Doctor Who 50th anniversary celebrations, the actor attended the MCM Birmingham Comic Con to talk about his experience of working on the show. In an unconventional start, Owen kicked off the conversation himself by asking the audience a question. Naturally, he wanted... 

No Classics? No 50th! – The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot Review

No Classics? No 50th! – The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot Review
Initially born out of a joke made by fifth Doctor Peter Davison that if he wasn’t asked to be part of the 50th anniversary special he would “jolly well make [his] own”, The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot is probably one of the best things to ever happen to Doctor Who. Packed full of quotes, references, in-jokes and music from various eras of the show, and featuring perfectly-timed comic performances from Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester... 

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary – 50 Years Behind The Sofa

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary – 50 Years Behind The Sofa
The following article is by Scott Fellowes and can be found in the MCM Birmingham Comic Con November 2013 Booklet.   “It all started out as a mild curiosity in the junkyard and now it’s turned out to be quite a great spirit of adventure.”  The Doctor, “The Sensorites”   Hey you! Yes you. Do you really know what it means to be wearing that fez, or scarf, or even those Converse trainers? Do you have any idea of the legacy behind... 

Freema Agyeman talk at Memorabilia

Freema Agyeman talk at Memorabilia
The Memorabilia stage was teeming with sci-fi fans earlier as Freema Agyeman took to the stage for her first ever Expo talk. The actress behind roles such as Martha Jones in Doctor Who and Torchwood, and Alesha Phillips in Law & Order, arrived to a warm welcome with a smile on her face. Fans wasted no time in questioning the former Tardis traveller, but not before she aped around with a cheeky cosplayer! A cosplayer approaches Freema at the... 
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