Quote: "Number four has arrived! It's a bit of a brood!" Former Doctor Who star David Tennant confirms reports he and his wife Georgia Moffett have welcomed a baby girl. The newborn joins older siblings Wilfred and Olive, and half-brother Ty, from Moffett's previous relationship.
Fact: Former Doctor Who star Matt Smith is set to play Queen Elizabeth II's husband PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH in upcoming Netflix series THE CROWN. The 10-episode series is inspired by stage play The Audience and will chart the monarch's interactions with various Prime Ministers. John Lithgow is set to play wartime leader Sir Winston Churchill and Claire Foy will play the young Queen.
Fact: Former Doctor Who star David Tennant will host a live celebration of William Shakespeare's work to celebrate 400 years since the legendary writer's death. The Scottish actor will appear at the Royal Shakespeare Company's theatre in the writer's native Stratford-upon-Avon, England next year (16). The show will air on U.K. network BBC2.
Fact: A college in England is giving fans of Doctor Who the chance to study their favourite show by staging classes on the history of the sci-fi series. The cult show will be the subject of an 11-week course at Aquinas College in Stockport, led by Who expert Michael Herbert, who has been a fan of the show since it debuted in 1963.
Fact: Former Doctor Who star ARTHUR DARVILL is getting a second chance to travel through time as the latest cast member on hit superhero show ARROW. The actor, who played the TV Timelord's companion Rory Williams in 2012, has been cast as Rip Hunter in the next season of Arrow. Hunter travels through time righting wrongs in history.
Quote: "It's the easiest thing I've ever done in my life! It's not hard, it's fun... People keep saying to me, 'Is it weird suddenly being recognised in a way I wasn't before?' I walk down the street, and people say 'Look, there's Doctor Who,' not, 'Look, there's Peter.' They see me and smile, as they are happy to see Doctor Who, and that's lovely." Scottish actor Peter Capaldi finds his role as Doctor Who the "easiest thing" he's ever done in his life.
Fact: A fairground ride based on Tv series Doctor Who could become a possibility after officials at Bbc Worldwide set up a partnership with bosses of a proposed theme park in Kent, England. A number of Bbc shows will be the basis for attractions, and the park, named London Paramount Entertainment Resort, will also featured rides based on movies produced by Paramount Studios. It is set to open in 2020.
Quote: "A writer asked me to watch a particular episode about a month ago, in hopes of helping us break story on a project. An incredible series. Anything's possible." Robert Downey, Jr. on playing Doctor Who on the big screen.
Quote: "Fans of the show would come up to me and say, 'Swear at me, please, please swear at me,' so I would have to stand in the street and abuse them with the worst possible language." Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi is happy to please fans of his foul-mouthed political spin doctor character in award-winning British satire The Thick of It.
Quote: "He's tough to be around, but you do want to be around him. You know those people - you think, 'I like that guy, he's really exciting, but he's a bit exhausting and I'm glad I'm not married to him'." Peter Capaldi insists his new Doctor Who will be cranky and "trickier" than his predecessors.
Quote: "I was brought up on Doctor Who. They are all in me. They taught me how to act because I spent all my time trying to be them." Peter Capaldi has been preparing for the role as the Time Lord his entire life, and has previous Doctor Who actors to thank for his success.
Fact: British singer Foxes will make her acting debut in beloved sci-fi Tv series Doctor Who. She will perform a song in an episode in the upcoming series, but it has not been revealed if she will play herself or take on a character. The show starts in the U.K. in August (14).
Quote: "The monsters on Doctor Who were never so amazing as the monsters on the sixth floor of the Bbc. There were some improbable looking people there." Veteran British actor Tom Baker was more scared of his television bosses than he was of the monsters he had to face while playing Doctor Who between 1974 and 1981.
Quote: "It's nice they are going back to a more mature doctor. When I was growing up, there was always a slightly older doctor. That brings a whole different feel to it." Torchwood star John Barrowman is thrilled by Peter Capaldi's appointment to the role of Doctor Who.
Quote: "He's such an amazing actor and completely right for the part. We went out for lunch to talk Doctor tactics. I'm not sure if I gave him any real ideas because it's not like he needs much help. He'll play the Doctor in his own way - and do it brilliantly." British actor Matt Smith can't wait to see Peter Capaldi replace him as the title character in cult U.K. series Doctor Who.
Fact: Bbc bosses will announce Matt Smith's replacement on cult U.K. show Doctor Who live on Tv on Sunday (04Aug13). Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw and Rory Kinnear have all been tipped as favourites to play the next Time Lord.
Quote: "They were quite apprehensive about working with each other, actually. but they got on pretty much instantly, and they are a very, very funny double act on screen." Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat on teaming up the current TV Time Lord, Matt Smith, with his predecessor David Tennant in the upcoming season of the sci-fi series, which will be Smith's last as the 11th Doctor.
Quote: "It's just terrifying. I won't go into any details, but it does feel absolutely chilling. One false move and the show's over." Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat on replacing Matt Smith as the Tv time lord. Actor Smith will quit as The Doctor after this year's (13) upcoming Christmas episode.
Quote: "My brother sent me a text saying, 'Congratulations, they've released odds on you being the new Doctor Who' - which we thought was very funny. It's all on Twitter, isn't it? I don't have Twitter. No-one's ever asked me about it. I assume they would have to ask me for it to be true." British actress Olivia Colman dismisses rumours she is in line to play the next Doctor Who after Matt Smith steps down as the TV Time Lord.
Quote: "What does Doctor Who do, actually? Travels through time and kills insects. Are we obsessed with Doctor Who in this country? In America it's huge, too. But no, I'm definitely not obsessed with Doctor Who. If they offered it to me, I wouldn't know what to say. The idea of playing something for so long isn't... why I do what I do." British actor Dominic Cooper has ruled himself out of the race to become the next Doctor Who as he doesn't want a long-running role on Tv.
Fact: Singer Emeli Sande and Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat have been awarded honours at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. The Scottish singer, who studied neuroscience at the university between 2006 and 2009, was awarded an honorary degree for her outstanding contribution to the music industry on Wednesday (12Jun13). Moffat was handed a Doctor of Letters.
Quote: "I'd love to be him, I'd be like a Tom Baker one, like a sort of long scarf, flouncy, wistful, quoting occasional poems, kicking cyber-men in the nuts. This is what the country needs." Funnyman Russell Brand puts himself forward as a possible replacement for British actor Matt Smith, who is bowing out of playing Doctor Who.
Tweet: "After a barrage of tweets on the matter, allow me to clarify, I am not in the running for, nor do I have any desire to be the next Doctor." Simon Pegg shoots down online speculation suggesting he is set to take over from Matt Smith in Doctor Who. Smith announced he will be stepping down from the iconic Time Lord role over the weekend (01-02Jun13). He will make his last appearance in December (13).
Fact: Welsh actress Joanna Page has signed up to star alongside David Tennant and Billie Piper in a special 3D episode of hit U.K. Tv series Doctor Who, to celebrate the cult show's 50th anniversary later this year (13).
Quote: "I didn't stop crying between scenes for the whole two weeks it took to film my final episode. Anything was setting me off. I just didn't hold it together." Actress Karen Gillan was emotional as she shot her last scenes in sci-fi series Doctor Who.
Quote: "Yes, I did an episode of Doctor Who... I'm about to go to Canada for six months to film, but that got pushed by a month, so I had an extra month and they asked me to do an episode of Doctor Who and I love Doctor Who, I think it's fantastic." Actor Dougray Scott was delighted when filming for his latest project was delayed - because it allowed him to film a cameo for cult U.K. show Doctor Who.
Fact: Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat will be honoured at this year's (12) British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) TV awards with a special trophy for his "outstanding creative writing contribution to television" at the ceremony in London on 27 May (12).
Fact: A special three-minute, mini-episode of Doctor Who, written by young English school pupils, is to be aired in the U.K.
Quote: "When I was a boy, the music and Jon Pertwee's doctor had me peeking out from behind the sofa every Saturday. I am thrilled to be appearing in the new series." Notting Hill star Hugh Bonneville is delighted to have landed a role in cult U.K. sci-fi show Doctor Who.
Quote: "I would never rule out a role in Doctor Who or Torchwood. I'd love to play a villain. I'm a much nastier person than people think." Oscar nominated actor Colin Firth is keen to show off his bad side on U.K. TV's cult classic DOCTOR WHO or its spin-off series, Torchwood.
Quote: "If you're ill, it's just tough. I think your head would have to be falling off before you could take a day off." British actor Matt Smith on the punishing filming schedule for cult sci-fi show Doctor Who.
Quote: "My son would ask, 'Dad, are you going to be the next Doctor?' and I'd say, 'Do your homework and I might tell you.' 'If you go to bed, if you turn off your Playstation, I might tell you." British actor David Morrissey used rumours he was set to become the next Dr Who to persuade his son to do his chores.
Fact: A sale of Doctor Who memorabilia has raised more than $104,000 (£65,000) at auction in London. One fan paid $8,060 (£5,040) for a suit worn by David Tennant, while another devotee paid $4,990 (£3,120) for the outfit donned by Kylie Minogue in the 2007 Christmas special.
Fact: Sci-fi fans will be able to get their hands on props from cult British TV show Doctor Who at an auction in London later this month (Feb10). Props and costumes set to go under the hammer include the outfit worn by singer Kylie Minogue during her 2007 guest appearance and suits worn by former Time Lord David Tennant.
Quote: "He's brilliant, which is annoying. There is no one who has worked with Matt in the U.K. who doesn't rave about him." Actor David Tennant is envious his Doctor Who replacement Matt Smith is proving a hit on-set.
Fact: Doctor Who star David Tennant has landed a job on U.S. TV. The Scottish actor will follow in the footsteps of Laura Linney and Alan Cumming by starring in long-running TV anthology MASTERPIECE CONTEMPORARY this autumn (09).
Quote: "I know a lot of people really like it. But I can't get over the really sh**ty special effects and the hammy acting." Former Lost star Dominic Monaghan refuses to watch cult British sci-fi show Doctor Who.
Fact: Producers of a special, one-off episode of cult British TV show Doctor Who have been forced to re-write the plot - after a London bus central to the story was wrecked by a crane operator on location in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Fact: Doctor Who producer RUSSELL T DAVIES has been awarded the Order of the British Empire. The writer was presented with the accolade by British royal Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, at a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London on Friday (28Nov08).
Fact: Dr Who writer RUSSELL T DAVIES has stepped down from his role as executive producer on the legendary British Sci-fi show. He will remain in charge of the BBC series until 2009.
Quote: "I love the way people go, 'When you know, you know.' It's so true. You just do. You just go, 'Wow, yeah! Yes please, and thank you.' And it's the best. I'm really lucky." Actor Laurence Fox on how he knew his new wife, Dr Who star Billie Piper, was the one for him.
Fact: Doctor Who star Billie Piper and actor husband Laurence Fox have gone under the tattooist's needle to celebrate their December (07) marriage name. Piper has 'Mr Fox 31.12.07' (the date of their wedding) on her arm while Fox has 'Mrs Fox 31.12.07' inked on his limb.
Fact: The outfit worn by pop star Kylie Minogue in an episode of BBC TV show Doctor Who has gone on display at an exhibition in Wales. The black and white waitress uniform takes pride of place next to a Dalek, a Cyberman and the legendary Tardis from the hit programme. The exhibition in Cardiff is expected to attract around 80,000 visitors a month.
Fact: Kylie Minogue's appearance in British sci-fi TV series Doctor Who on Christmas Day (25Dec07) recorded the show's highest viewing figures for 30 years - with 14 million viewers tuning in to see the Australian pop princess on the show.
Fact: British actress Billie Piper is to return to her role as ROSE in Doctor Who alongside David Tennant for a film version of the BBC sci-fi show next year (08). Piper will also reprise her role for three TV specials in 2009.
Fact: Actor Patrick Stewart is to be joined onstage for an upcoming production of HAMLET by Doctor Who star David Tennant. The former Star Trek actor will play Claudius, the uncle to Tennant's Danish prince in the Royal Shakespeare Company's summer 2008 production.
Quote: "I feel slightly disturbed by the whole thing. But I'm definitely going to see his play. I'd really like to get a peek." Former Doctor Who star Billie Piper is keen to catch a glimpse of Daniel Radcliffe's privates in new play Equus.
Fact: Doctor Who star David Tennant and British DEAL OR NO DEAL host NOEL EDMONDS are celebrating after being included in this year's (07) edition of Who's Who, which lists noteworthy and influential people. Also featured are SIR Elton John and David Furnish in a new gay marriages section.
Fact: British actor BERNARD KAY has picked up a GBP5,000 ($9,000) literary prize for non-fiction work about growing up in Bolton, northern England. The original Doctor Who star, 78, was praised by chief judge, novelist ALI SMITH, for penning "a perfect piece of explication".
Fact: Thirteen 60-second episodes of Doctor Who, known as 'Tardisodes', will be available to be downloaded onto mobile phones from 15 April (06).