Clara was last seen leaving in a stolen TARDIS with Ashildr, after wiping The Doctor’s memories.
‘Doctor Who’ fans might not have seen the last of Jenna Coleman’s Clara Oswald, according The Doctor himself Peter Capaldi. Speaking at Awesome Con in Washington on Monday (June 7) the actor might have let slip a little too much when it comes to Clara’s future on the show.
Could Jenna Coleman be returning to ‘Doctor Who’?
“I’m not sure how successfully Clara was able to wipe his mind,” Capaldi told the crowd while sitting with Coleman, according to the Radio Times. “I just… I was about to tell you something I can’t tell you.” But that wasn’t all Capaldi had to say.
Continue reading: Peter Capaldi And Jenna Coleman Hint At Clara's Return To 'Doctor Who'
With a story that links together every cliche from the weepy chick-flick library, this movie uses its doomed romance premise to reduce every woman in the audience into floods of tears. Adapted by author Jojo Moyes from her bestselling novel, the movie will work its trickery on its target audience, and it will just about keep others interested, thanks to engaging central performances by Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin.
It's set in a picture-perfect British village located next to the ruins of a picturesque castle, where the quirky Louisa (Clarke) has just lost her job as a waitress in a tearoom. But her parents (Brendan Coyle and Samantha Spiro) need her income to make ends meet, so she takes a job with the village's most prominent couple (Janet McTeer and Charles Dance), caring for their son Will (Claflin), who was a high-flying banker until he was hit by a motorbike and paralysed. Working alongside Will's nurse Nathan (Stephen Peacocke), Louisa struggles to connect with the relentlessly surly Will, who believes that there's no point with going on with his life. But Louisa is determined to help him find some hope.
Everything that happens on the way to the unnerving conclusion is deeply predictable, because we've seen it all in movies from Bridget Jones to The Fault in Our Stars. Even the gently wacky romance feels oddly by-the-book, shifting from interested sideways glances to another smiley montage sequence to contrived comedy and gloomy drama. Thankfully, Clarke and Claflin breathe life into these characters, adding personality details and a spark of chemistry that helps the audience feel the connection developing between Louisa and Will. Of the supporting cast, only Peacocke manages to give his character a sense that he has a life off the screen. And it's nice to see Downton Abbey's Coyle against type.
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The theatre actress replaces Jenna Coleman’s Clara Oswald.
Newcomer Pearl Mackie has been unveiled as the new assistant in BBC series ‘Doctor Who’. Mackie will play Bill, the companion of Peter Capaldi’s Doctor, with her first episodes set to air in spring 2017. The announcement was made yesterday, during the FA Cup semi-final match.
Continue reading: 'Doctor Who': Pearl Mackie Revealed As The Doctor's New Companion
Up until his recent accident that left him almost entirely paralysed, William Traynor has had a perfect life. He's rich, intelligent and always seeking a new adventure, though now he feels like his life has come to an end. He finds himself in the family house being nannied by his mother and staff. To put an end to his current state, Will decides that he wants to end his life in a clinic. With his mother understandably distraught over his choice, Will agrees to wait six months before committing to his decision.
Louisa Clark is a young local woman who lives a life completely different to Will. Though she doesn't have much self-belief, she's incredibly upbeat, likes her small town ways and has never felt the need to go out and discover the world. When Louisa is left jobless, she pays a visit to the job centre (a place that she's a little too accustom to) and her advisor finds a new listing (for a care giver) that might just be a perfect job for Louisa. Louisa visits the Traynor family estate and Will's mum decides that Louisa and her positivity might just be the ray of sunshine that he needs.
Whilst Will is initially reluctant to allow Louisa into his life, over the course of the following weeks, he can't help but be enamoured by her charm. Their relationship grows and grows but when Lousia finds out about Will's choices for the future, will she be able to convince Will that there is something to live for?
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Who will replace Clara Oswald?
‘Doctor Who’s’ Peter Capaldi has revealed the show is looking for someone ‘different’ to take over from Jenna Coleman as the Timelord’s companion. Coleman, who played Clara Oswald in the BBC series, departed in December and her replacement has still not been found.
‘Doctor Who’ are looking for someone 'different' to be the Timelord’s new assistant.
Speaking to the Radio Times, Capaldi said: "We’ve just had some brief talks about it, we haven’t actually chosen someone yet — that I know of. Perhaps someone has been chosen but I would expect that I would meet them before we finalised all that."
The long-serving showrunner has stepped down and will be replaced by ‘Broadchurch’s’ Chris Chibnall.
‘Doctor Who’ showrunner Steven Moffat has stepped down as the show’s lead writer and executive producer after six series in charge. According to the Radio Times, Moffat will hand over to ‘Broadchurch’s’ Chris Chibnall at the end of the next series, scheduled to be in 2017.
Steven Moffat is to step down as ‘Doctor Who’s’ showrunner.
The BBC will air Moffat’s final 12 part series in spring 2017, but he will also helm a Christmas special later this year. Chibnall’s debut series will then launch in 2018. It’s unclear wether Moffat’s Christmas special will feature the Doctor’s new companion, but sources say Jenna Coleman’s replacement will definitely appear in the spring 2017 series.
Continue reading: Steven Moffat's 'Timey-Wimey' Has Run Out On 'Doctor Who'
The writer has been accused of making the show more ‘misogynist’ since he took over from Russell T. Davies in 2010.
‘Doctor Who’ showrunner Steven Moffat has spoken out over claims that the show has become ‘misogynist’ since he took over as lead writer. In a survey carried out last year by group of US university students, it was found that women on the show had less speaking time and fewer speaking roles under Moffatt.
Peter Capaldi in 'Doctor Who'.
Speaking to the Radio Times, Moffatt said it was a “complicated issue”, adding: “The general point being made by these people is correct. We need better female role models on screen.” However the writer said he doesn't understand why his show is the one being single out as ‘misogynist’.
Following the tragic death of Jenna Coleman's character, there's an assistant place up for grabs
It was a big night for Doctor Who fans on Saturday (21 Nov) as the main man’s assistant, Clara Oswald, met an untimely and particularly gruesome end. But grief doesn’t hang around for long in television and already there have been whispers about who could be Clara’s replacement.
Who will be the new person standing by the side of Doctor Who?
Continue reading: Could Maisie Williams Be The Doctor's New Assistant?
We could still be a long way off from learning who the Doctor’s new companion will be.
'Doctor Who' showrunner Steven Moffat has revealed he still hasn't decided on a replacement for Clara Oswald, despite Jenna Coleman set to leave the show before the end of the current series. Moffat made the revelation during the 'Doctor Who' festival on Friday, where the showrunner was joined by stars Peter Capaldi, Michelle Gomez, Ingrid Oliver and writer Mark Gatiss.
'Doctor Who’ stars Peter Capaldi, Michelle Gomez and Ingrid Oliverat the ‘Doctor Who’ festival in London.
“We went to the BBC yesterday to talk about the type of person we might be looking at,” Moffat said. “To my unending terror, we have not yet finished episode 11 and episode 12 is nowhere near finished so we haven’t actually delivered the show yet.”
Capaldi thinks ‘Doctor Who’ is a kid’s show which should be aired at an earlier time.
'Doctor Who' star Peter Capaldi has criticised the BBC for treating the show "as a pawn" in a the Saturday night ratings war. The current series airs around on 8pm Saturday nights, after 'Strictly Come Danicng', but Capaldi thinks it would be better suited to a 7.30pm time slot, to make it easier for families to watch together.
Peter Capaldi has criticised ‘Doctor Who’s’ timeslot.
"I feel it's slightly used as a pawn in a Saturday night warfare. I feel as if it should go out at 7.30pm or around that time,” Capaldi said. "I see a lot of kids and a lot of families and these families who all love ‘Doctor Who’ want to sit down and watch it together.”
Just one day to go, Whovians. This is your time.
With T minus one day to the season premiere of Doctor Who, the show is inescapable – particularly if you’re in Central London The TARDIS landed in the middle of Parliament Square, because apparently, with all of space and time at your disposal, 2014 London is the place to be.
New Doctor, same companion. At least for now.
Situated in front of Big Ben, the blue spacecraft looked as though it had risen from the ground thanks to surrounding rubble and dinosaur fossils. Peter Capaldi (aka the 12th Doctor, aka actually the 13th Doctor, but not really, because wibbly wobbly timey wimey) and Jenna Coleman were there for a photo op, along with a bunch of rubble and dinosaur fossils.
Excitement surrounds Doctor Who as the new series airs later this month. But what do we know about the newest member of the team, Peter Capaldi?
Peter Capaldiwill make his debut series appearance as the twelfth doctor when series eight ofDoctor Whobegins on 23 August 2014. At 55 years old when cast, Capaldi will be the oldest actor to play the titular role since the first doctor, William Hartnell, in direct contrast to his predecessor, Matt Smith, who was the youngest actor to take on the iconic role.
Peter Capaldi is the twelfth Doctor in the eighth series set to air on 23 August
While fans have been left in the dark about plot lines, they have been treated to some personality teasers about this new incarnation. On Doctor Who TV, Capaldi revealed: "He’s more alien than he’s been for a while. He doesn’t quite understand human beings or really care very much about their approval."
Continue reading: So, What Did Peter Capaldi Do Before 'Doctor Who'?
An adamant Capaldi sets the tone
Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman won't be flirting, according to the twelfth Doctor
The actor, giving his first official interview surrounding all things Who since he was chosen to take the mantle from Matt Smith, was adamant that there would be no suggestive dialogue or action between he and Coleman to imply that her and the twelfth doctor are anything but inter-galactic, time-hopping companions.
Leaked scripts and footage have threatened to derail the new series
The BBC has issued a statement surrounding the now infamous Doctor Who script leaking, blaming the whole disaster on a “mistake” and ensuring that the requisite punishments have been doled out.
“We would like to thank Doctor Who fans everywhere for their amazing efforts in helping us contain the recent leaks,” a statement from BBC Worldwide read. “The mistake was damaging and resulted in the exposure of five scripts and the first six unfinished episodes from Series 8 on a publicly accessible FTP site.”
The broadcaster issues a plea to discourage people from circulating the leaked 'Doctor Who' scripts.
The BBC has been compelled to issue a public plea to discourage people from sharing details from five Doctor Who scripts that have been leaked recently. The broadcaster made its appeal to fans after the full scripts from Peter Capaldi's first series as the Doctor somehow surfaced after being sent to Miami.
"BBC Worldwide is currently investigating a security issue around Doctor Who series eight where unfinished material has inadvertently been made public. We deeply regret this and apologize to all the show's fans, the BBC and the cast and crew who have worked tirelessly making the series," BBC said in a statement.
"We would like to make a plea to anyone who might have any of this material and spoilers associated with it not to share it with a wider audience so that everyone can enjoy the show as it should be seen when it launches. We know only too well that Doctor Who fans are the best in the world and we thank them for their help with this and their continued loyalty," via Radio Times.
Continue reading: BBC Appeals To Fans After Five ‘Doctor Who’ Scripts Leaked
Before the new series of Dr. Who, Capaldi must travel the earth
The new series of Doctor Who, featuring the full series debut of the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi, will be preceded by a world tour. Alongside his sidekick Jenna Coleman and showrunner Steven Moffat, he’ll visit Cardiff, London, Seoul, Sydney, New York, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro this August.
Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman will star in the new series of Doctor Who, and the world tour before it
The world tour will mostly comprise media events to plug the new series, but the serious fandom of Doctor Who hasn’t gone unnoticed, so Capaldi et al will be attending fan events where hardcore followers of the franchise can quiz the new incumbent of the Tardis.
After the Christmas regeneration, it's business as usual for the 'Doctor Who' team.
Doctor Who fans have gathered in Cardiff to watch new Doctor Peter Capaldi take the training wheels off the role he inherited from Matt Smith in the Christmas Day regeneration episode. The latest fan footage shows the new Doctor clad in long pyjamas charging down the street upon a mechanical horse.
Peter Capaldi & Jenna Louise Coleman Strengthen Their 'Doctor Who' Partnership.
The bizarre and hilarious scene will presumably be explained when the new series, which is expected to premiere in late summer this year, begins airing. Though watching Capaldi grow into his eccentric new role was a novelty for fans, for the Doctor Who crew the shoot was just another day at the office as they went about their tasks whilst Capaldi's bonkers horse scene played out.
The special edition of the show was aired across the globe simultaneously for the the world's largest ever simulcast of a TV drama
Doctor Who has landed itself in the Guinness World Record books after the show's fans tuned in to the special 50th anniversary edition of the show in their millions, with fans from almost 100 countries watching the Saturday (23 Nov.) night bonanza. The special, titled 'The Day of the Doctor,' aired on the BBC in the UK and averaged over 10 million viewers in its homeland, but that figure didn't reflect the huge amount of foreign viewers who tuned into the show too.
Matt Smith starred in one of his last appearances as the Doctor
The highly-anticipated episode, which starred current Time Lord Matt Smith alongside two previous Doctors in David Tennant and John Hurt, was simultaneously aired in 94 countries around the world so that all fans could all follow the story 'live.' The viewing figures gathered by the BBC and the Guinness World Records do not take into account the millions who are estimated to have tuned in via online streaming, which are predicted to have made the final figures even more impressive.
Matt Smith will make way for Peter Capaldi on Christmas Day.
Matt Smith's Doctor Who regeneration scene with Peter Capaldi is "brutal" and "traumatic," according to actress Jenna Coleman. Smith makes way for the 12th Doctor Capaldi during the Doctor Who special on Christmas Day.
Matt Smith Regenerates Into Peter Capaldi On Christmas Day
Coleman spoke about the regeneration during an appearance on ITV's Daybreak this morning (November 19).
Continue reading: Matt Smith's Doctor Who Regeneration Is "Traumatic," Says Jenna Coleman
Steven Moffat discusses accents, flirting, the new costume and how the change of Who will affect Clara.
Actor Peter Capaldi will become the first identifiably Scottish Timelord when he takes over from current Doc Matt Smith during the eagerly awaited Christmas regeneration episode of Doctor Who. Smith's recently announced successor will be retaining the distinctive Glaswegian tones that helped give his foul mouthed The Thick of It character Malcolm Tucker his distinctive voice.
Does This Mean Peter's Amazing 'Tache Will Stay Too?
During a recent Q&A event in Edinburgh with DW showrunner and writer, Steven Moffat, the issue of the new Doctor's identity were addressed, with Moffat responding to the question of accent. "I'd be very surprised if he didn't," he replied when asked if Capaldi would keep his Scottish tones, reports Blogtor Who.
Continue reading: Peter Capaldi Will Stay Scottish As "Trickier & Fiercer" Doctor Who
The 'Lord of the Rings' director and serious "whovian" wants to try his hand at directing an episode of Timelord antics.
Director Peter Jackson expressed an interest in directing an episode of the BBC's long-running time travel drama, Doctor Who, to Entertainment Weekly. The Hobbit director said he'd direct an entire episode with just a golden dalek for pay even though he's known to already have two daleks. The Kiwi filmmaker said "They don't even have to pay me, but I have got my eye on one of those nice new gold-coloured Daleks. They must have a spare one."
Peter Jackson Directing A DW Episode: Is It Too Much To Hope For?
However, there has now been a development to Jackson's aspirations: it seems that DW writer Steven Moffat has given a one-off episode the nod. During a recent Q & A event in Edinburgh, the showrunner addressed Jackson's request. "He's serious about it. We talked at The Hobbit premiere - he just wants a Dalek. So we'll give him a Dalek and he'll direct an episode. I think he'd like to us to go to New Zealand. I think it's entirely possible," he said via Blogtor Who.
Continue reading: Peter Jackson May Direct 'Doctor Who' Episode, For A Golden Dalek
Peter Capaldi has been revealed as the next Doctor Who. The announcement was made on Sunday 4th August on a special BBC broadcast, Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor.
Peter Capaldi at the 2013 BAFTA's held at the Royal Festival Hall, London.
Capaldi is a "life-long Doctor Who fan" and his appointment as The Doctor has fulfilled his life's ambition. The 55-year-old actor has appeared in Doctor Who before in the episode 'The Fires of Pompeii' in season 4 of the revitalised science fiction series.
Continue reading: Peter Capaldi Cast As The Next Doctor Who
Jenna-louise Coleman - The cast of the BBC One's drama 'Death Comes to Pemberley' filming in York - York, United Kingdom - Sunday 4th August 2013
Peter Capaldi is the new Doctor Who. The announcement was made on 'Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor', a special programme broadcast on BBC1 on Sunday 4th August. Celebrity guests included previous Doctor Who actors, their assistants and famous fans of the show.
Peter Capaldi at the 2013 BAFTA's held at the Royal Festival Hall, London.
The show, broadcast on BBC1 at 7pm and BBC America at 2.30pm, was hosted by Zoe Ball and featured appearances by the current Doctor Matt Smith, his assistant Jenna Coleman, Bonnie Langford, Anneke Wills, Katy Manning, Shappi Khorsandi, Professor Brian Cox, Professor Robert Winston, Jo Whiley, Daniel Roche, Lisa Tarbuck, Stephen Hawking, Bernard Cribbins and Rufus Hound. The cast members and celebrity fans discussed their favourite Doctor, the costumes and the process of regeneration.
Continue reading: Peter Capaldi Revealed As The Next Time Lord
Who could have even known.
Let’s say it together now: NEW DOCTOR! The iconic BBC series Doctor Who is gearing up to reveal its chosen replacement for current star Matt Smith, who will depart after this year’s Christmas special (tear). The announcement will be made in a half hour special on BBC1 this Sunday. However, you won’t see the programme in any printed or online TV Guide.
It's almost time to say goodbye to Smith...
It seems that the DW team is so keen on keeping the secret of the new Doctor’s identity, that they did not even want to write the actor’s name or give away any hints in the programmes, so instead of billing the programme under its actual name Doctor Who: The New Doctor, it was billed as an episode of Celebrity Mastermind. At the time of the article this was still the listing.
The twelfth incarnation of Doctor Who will be revealed on a special half hour episode to be aired on Sunday 4th August on BBC1 and BBC America.
The next Doctor Who will be announced on a special half hour episode on Sunday 4th August. Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor, presented by Zoe Ball and broadcast on BBC1, will reveal who will play the twelfth incarnation of Doctor Who. For the US audience, the same show will be broadcast on Sunday on BBC America at 2.30pm.
Smith bade goodbye to his role as Doctor Who in a statement made to the BBC. He described his time in the role as "the most brilliant experience" and thanked "the cast, crew and fans of the show." He continued by saying he was "incredibly grateful" and "proud" of his colleagues. He paid special tribute to Stephen Moffat whose scripts are "varied, funny, mind bending and brilliant."
Continue reading: 12th 'Doctor Who' Actor To Be Revealed On Live Sunday Special
The 'Doctor Who' Proms, held this weekend, were met with favourable reviews. Fans turned out to see the current Doctor and his assistant, Matt Smith and Jenna Louise Coleman, as well as past cast members. The 50th Anniversary of the show is this year and the proms were filmed to be aired in November as part of these celebrations.
The Doctor Who Proms were held in the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday (13th July). The performances have received positive reviews. This is the 5th of the Doctor Who BBC Proms, they will not be the only ones this year as a special weekend has been scheduled to celebrate 50 years of the British television show.
Fans showed up mainly to see current Doctor Who stars Matt Smith and Jenna Louise Coleman. According to reviews in The Telegraph, fans turned up dressed in a bizarre combination of clothes in homage to the Smith's version of the Doctor.
Continue reading: Matt Smith Praises Fans At The 'Doctor Who' Proms
Actor Ben Daniels is the new favourite to replace Matt Smith as Doctor Who this Christmas.
Ben Daniels is the latest name to become the favourite to inherit the role of Doctor Who in the long-running BBC series. Very soon there'll be very few British male actors who haven't been rumoured to be taking over the controls to the TARDIS as the Merlin actor now has the most favourable odds at 6/1. With previous odds of 16/1, Chiwetel Ejiofor (Salt, American Gangster) now closely follows Daniels at 7/1.
Could Ben Daniels Take Over From Matt Smith As The New Doctor?
However, chances are the new Who may not be a male actor at all; there have been calls for the new Doctor to be female, which would mark a first for the series which has run since 1963.
Continue reading: Ben Daniels Is New Favourite For 'Doctor Who' Job: Could He Be The One?
The first showing of Sam Mendes' 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Musical' has been met with mixed reviews but that didn't stop celebrities from turning out en masse for the premiere after-party (Tuesday 25th June).
The opening night of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory: The Musical turned out to be a star studded occasion. The after party pictures show the turnout of celebrities in support of director Sam Mendes, who directed this latest production. Stars included Uma Thurman (Kill Bill), Doctor Who side-kick Jenna Louise Coleman and presenter Graham Norton. Other actors present were Maxine Peake (The Village), Andrew Scott (Sherlock), Summer Strallen (Land Girls) and Danny Mac (Hollyoaks).
Uma Thurman arriving at the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Musical after party
Also attending was Glee actor Matthew Morrison who truly got into the spirit of the occasion by joyous celebrating his own golden ticket. Morrison was not the only American actor present as Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City) made an appearance along with her husband, actor Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller's Day Off), and their son James Wilkie Broderick. Both Uma Thurman and singer Sinitta brought along their offspring.
It's official - David Tennant and Billie Piper will return for Doctor Who's 50th anniversary special.
BBC themselves have announced that the tenth doctor and his most beloved companion Rose will be back in the 50th anniversary episode, due to air this November, but they will be under different direction from last time, since this time Steven Moffat is behind the wheel. Ten and Rose will cross paths with Matt Smith’s eleventh doctor in a plot, which Moffat is so far keeping under very tight wraps. In fact, all eleven of the Doctor’s incarnations are rumoured to make an appearance in the episode.
Matt Smith, who plays the current doctor, praised Moffat’s writing for the anniversary episode. Smith has said the show "manages to pay homage to everything - and look forward".
Continue reading: David Tennant Doctor Who Anniversary
In what’s fast becoming a Christmas tradition for families up and down the UK, the Doctor Who Christmas Special will once again be landing on BBC TV screens, and it seems like the broadcasting company are fully aware of its popular status, with first a new trailer and now poster making the production values of the forthcoming episodes look like something out of a Hollywood blockbuster.
The Daily Mail reports that the promotional poster shows the Time Lord, played again by Matt Smith, clinging on to a ladder, held on to in turn by his new assistant Clara, played by Jenna-louise Coleman. The pair look like they’re trying to climb the ladder in order to reach a sky-bound Tardis, whilst snowflakes fall around them to London below – Big Ben sticking out of the murk. This year the enemy that the Doctor must overcome is played by Richard E. Grant; as Dr. Simeon, he commands an army of vicious snowmen to do his bidding.
Normally cocksure and plucky as the Doctor, Smith’s character will have a somewhat different demeanor this time round, given that previous assistant Amy Pond was lost to him at the end of the last series. As executive producer Steven Moffat explained in a previous statement, "The Doctor at Christmas is one of my favorite things -- but this year it's different. He's lost Amy and Rory to the Weeping Angels, and he's not in a good place: in fact, he's Scrooge. He's withdrawn from the world and no longer cares what happens to it. So when all of humanity hangs in the balance, can anyone persuade a tired and heartbroken Doctor that it's time to return to the good fight. Enter Jenna-Louise Coleman..."
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