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Nicole   /   07.19.2012   •  

Doctor Who star Matt Smith has praised his new co-star Jenna-Louise Coleman.

The actor told SFX that Coleman’s new companion character – widely believed to be named Clara – will be “very different” to her predecessor Amy Pond (Karen Gillan).

“I think Steven’s writing her in a very interesting way – in a different way to Amy Pond,” he said. “I can’t really tell you too much about her and her story because it’s all top-secret as always… but we’re very excited and we’re planning to make the show with her bigger and better than ever and just keep moving forward. Jenna’s doing a wonderful job, she’s a wonderful actress and very dedicated.”

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Nicole   /   07.15.2012   •  

Matt, Karen and Arthur are promoting Doctor Who at the San Diego Comic Con. Former Captain Jack Harkness aka John Barrowman interviewd them, and he asked Matt about Jenna. The minute is 3.35 but the whole interview is great to watch :)

“Jenna-Louise Coleman is doing brilliantly well – I think people are really going to love her”

Nicole   /   05.31.2012   •  

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat reckons that Jenna-Louise Coleman arrival as the new companion on Doctor Who will have a major impact on the show.

Speaking on Radio 5 to Richard Bacon, he said, “It’s just very exciting. When a new companion comes in it sort of reboots the show a little bit, it makes you look at the Doctor differently, it makes the show feel different, that’s already happening. It’s literally a new beginning, you’re back to chapter one, in a way it’s always a story of someone getting to know the Doctor, and now it’s Jenna’s character. There’s a lot of ways (her character) will be different, but I’m not telling you what they are! Jenna is just wonderful and spiky and salty and clever: again – just as Doctor Who always does – it becomes a different show, and I’m thrilled with her, everyone’s going to be.” [via Doctor Who News]

Coleman has actually started work on her first episode, but it’s not the one she’ll first appear in on screen. Instead she been filming one of the episode due to air in 2013, after the Christmas special in which she’ll make her debut (Moffat’s still writing that, apparently). Locations filmed thus far have included the Manor House at Plas Llanmihangel, Margam Country Park and Gethin Woodland Park. [also via Doctor Who News]

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Nicole   /   05.29.2012   •  

The BBC have announced that the Maxine Peake starring drama Room At The Top will finally be shown on BBC Four over a year after it failed to materialise on it’s original air date.

Room At The Top was due to be broadcast in April 2011 but following a copyright dispute between Remus Films and the estate of writer John Braine the drama was pulled from the schedules.

Adapted from Braine’s 1950’s set novel it tells the story of Joe Lampton (Matthew McNulty) a working class boy who leaves his village for the mill town of Warley with plans to marry into high society. After joining the local amateur dramatic society he finds himself torn between two women.

Production company Great Meadow said, “the producer of the TV adaptation of Room At The Top, Great Meadow Productions, is pleased to announce that the issue of copyright between Remus Films and the estate of John Braine, represented by David Higham Associates, has been resolved.”

Great Meadow added that the two part drama will be shown on BBC Four, “in the near future.”

Amongst the cast are new Doctor’s companion Jenna-Louise Coleman, Kevin R McNally (Pirates of The Caribbean) and Zoe Telford (Sherlock).
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Nicole   /   05.18.2012   •  

There’s no finer tradition than the Christmas ghost story and joining the likes of A Christmas Carol and the BBC’s aptly named A Ghost Story at Christmas anthology, will be the 2012 Doctor Who Christmas Special.

As revealed in Doctor Who Adventures’ “Rumour Alert!” section Jenna Louise-Coleman will be making her debut in what will undoubtedly be both a shamelessly festive and, hopefully, spooktacular episode.

Those with long memories might recall Jenna’s audition where she and Matt Smith performed a few small scenes where ‘Jasmine’ and the Doctor investigated a haunted house – scenes which were reprinted in Moffat’s production notes in DWM. Well, you may also recall that Moffat was so impressed with his work on these small scenes that he planned to sneak them into a future episode.

So perhaps we’ve already read part of what will go on in the 2012 Christmas Special?

While, perhaps not that much of a shock, Alex Kingston has also been spotted filming scenes for a subsequent appearance in Series 7 – hinting that it’ll very much be a family affair when the Ponds depart the TARDIS for the last time.

And, perhaps even less shocking, is the return of Sherlock co-creator, friend of Moffat and potential, future Doctor Who show runner Mark Gatiss, who’ll be joining other returnees Chris Chibnall and Toby Whithouse, who’ll be writing an upcoming episode.

Excited about a haunted Christmas tale? Looking forward to the return of River Song? Hoping that Gatiss’ presence will result in another episode like The Unquiet Dead?

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