Mayara • May 24, 2012

Jenna-Louise Coleman began her tenure as the new co-star of Doctor Who this week, with the actress spotted yesterday at the end of filming her first scenes on location at Plas Llanmihangel Manor House, South Glamorgan.

The read-through for her first episode to be recorded took place on Monday, with the BBC’s official Doctor Who Twitter feed stating: “History has been made! A new era begins! Jenna-Louise Coleman has just completed her first Doctor Who read-through. One word. Brilliant!”

Details of her character are being kept under wraps, at least for present. Speaking to Digital Spy, Steven Moffat said when we could expect to learn more:

Christmas! But don’t expect to learn everything! We’ve got a good story and there are some proper legitimate surprises in it. I’m excited by it. I think we’re going to do some fun stuff.

We can’t really contain everything, because people will crawl all over us with cameras and sneak views of scripts and call-sheets. Something will get out. But we’ve been fairly sly, so let’s wait and see.

Moffat also explained the later launch of the new series this year:

I don’t know, on this occasion, that the thinking particularly came from me, actually. I’ve always been open to anything that shakes [the series] up. I think that decision actually came from the BBC. But I’ve been well up for anything that we can do to shake up the transmission pattern, the way we deliver it to the audience and how long we make the audience wait, simply because that makes Doctor Who an event piece.

The more Doctor Who becomes a perennial, the faster it starts to die. You’ve got to shake it up, you’ve got to keep people on edge and wondering when it will come back. Sherlock is the prime example, as far as that goes. Sherlock almost exists on starving its audience. By the time it came back this year, Sherlock was like a rock star re-entering the building!

So keeping Doctor Who as an event, and never making people feel, ‘Oh, it’s lovely, reliable old Doctor Who – it’ll be on about this time, at that time of year’. Once you start to do that, just slowly, it becomes like any much-loved ornament in your house – ultimately invisible. And I don’t want that to ever be the case.

“We were really lucky to catch her. As we arrived, literally, she was leaving.” (Photo by: Gareth Bundy)

Source: Doctor Who News

Mayara • May 23, 2012

Just added 72 HD screencaptures of Jenna-Louise Coleman as Annie Desmond in ITV’s mini-series Titanic. Hope you enjoy!

Gallery Link:
Television Series > 2012: Titanic > Episodes Screencaps > Episode 1.01

Nicole • May 21, 2012

Jenna has completed her first Doctor Who read-through today!

History has been made! A new era begins! Jenna-Louise Coleman has just completed her first #DoctorWho read-through. One word. Brilliant! @bbcdoctorwho

Let’s hope she will start shooting soon so we will have some new shiny pics and sneak peeks of her character :D

Nicole • May 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?


Nicole • May 11, 2012

Those of us eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new series of Doctor Who had a massive indicator as to when we can expect the return of Matt Smith’s time traveler.

According to new reports, the first episode of the seventh series of the sci-fi drama will receive its premiere at the Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival sometime between the 23rd and 25th August, meaning that the TV air date should be around the first week in September as predicted by many.

If the lessons of the sixth series are learned, then a kick off at the beginning of September would possibly see a short break around mid-October, the Christmas special…well around Christmas, then the culmination of the series in the Spring. A sort of reverse of series six.

As well as news on the air date, it is thought the series premiere will see the return of the Daleks after Steven Moffat decided they needed a rest last year.

In addition to this, there have been quite a few snippets of information about the new series appearing on various sites and at conventions here there and everywhere. We know that the series will see the departure of Amy and Rory at the end of the first run of episodes before the Doctor gets a new companion in the form of Jenna-Louise Coleman, whose character is still to have her name revealed.

We also know that Steven Moffat has promised new monsters and some old fiends “as you’ve never seen them before.” This could link in to the rumours of some classic Who monsters of the 60s making a return to the show.