Monday, December 31, 2018

RECENT UPDATES

February 25th 2019
RIP Graeme Curry (Sep 17 1957 to Feb 24 2019) - writer of The Happiness Patrol
February 21st 2019
RIP Pat Gorman (died Oct 9 2018) - various roles, 1964-1985
RIP Sheena Marshe (1936 to 2019) - Kate Fisher in The Gunfighters
February 9th 2019
RIP Robert Ashby (1940 to Feb 7 2019) - The Borad in Timelash
February 2nd 2019
RIP Clive Swift (Feb 9 1936 to Feb 1 2019) - Jobel in Revelation of the Daleks and Mr Copper in Voyage of the Damned

Resolution

One episode (Resolution)
First broadcast: Jan 1 2019
Audience for story: ???

REGULAR CAST

Jodie Whittaker (The Doctor) Born Jun 17 1982 Click here for Jodie Whittaker's entry on Twice Upon a Time

Mandip Gill (Yasmin Khan) Born Jan 5 1988 Click here for Mandip Gill's entry on The Woman Who Fell to Earth

Tosin Cole (Ryan Sinclair) Born Jul 23 1992 Click here for Tosin Cole's entry on The Woman Who Fell to Earth

Bradley Walsh (Graham O'Brien) Born Jun 4 1960 Click here for Bradley Walsh's entry on The Woman Who Fell to Earth

GUEST CAST

Daniel Adegboyega (Aaron)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Guard in Torchwood: Miracle Day - The Categories of Life (2011)
Played: Aaron in Resolution (2019)
Career highlights
Nigerian Daniel's screen debut came in 2008's Broken Lines, followed by parts in Spooks (2010), Skyfall (2012), Atlantis (2013), Episodes (2014), The Interceptor (2015), Casualty (2017), Father Brown (2017), Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), Man Down (2015-17), Save Me (2018), The Marine 6: Close Quarters (2018), Nightflyers (2018) and Sex Education (2019).
Facts
Daniel runs his own personal fitness company. His Twitter handle is @Daniel Adeg.

Michael Ballard (Sergeant)
Career highlights
Other work includes Crimewatch (2004), The Bill (2008), Merlin (2009), Law and Order UK (2010), Common People (2013), Dirtymoney (2013), Jekyll and Hyde (2015), The Musketeers (2016), The Death of Stalin (2017) and Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).
Facts
Here's Michael on Twitter.

Nick Briggs (Voice of the Dalek)
Coming soon...

Connor Calland (Security guard Richard) Born 1997
Career highlights
Connor has also worked several times for Big Finish, particularly on the Torchwood dramas. When not acting, Connor works in retail for Manchester United FC

Darryl Clark (Police officer Will) Born 1975
Career highlights
Debuted in Gold (1997), then Stanton Blues (1998), Where the Heart Is (1999), Clocking Off (2000), Holby City (2003), The Royal (2006), Emmerdale (2008), Spooks: Code 9 (2008), Coronation Street (2009), Shameless (2011), DCI Banks (2014), several episodes of Doctors (2004/11/14), Murder on the Orient Express (2017) and Father Brown (2018).

Sophie Duval (Mum)
Career highlights
Further work includes Topsy-Turvy (1999), Dickens (2002), Ashes to Ashes (2009), Holby City (2012), Don't Take My Baby (2015), The Coroner (2015), EastEnders (2016), Chewing Gum (2017), Father Brown (2018) and Emmerdale (2018).

Laura Evelyn (Call centre Polly) Born 1983
Career highlights
Laura debuted in the short film Scratch (2008), followed by work in Popular Unrest (2010), Wilby Park (2011), Doctors (2015), Denial (2016), Lovesick (2018), Silent Witness (2018), Black Mirror (2018) and Good Omens (2019). She also wrote two short films, Parents Evening (2015) and Frolic (2019).
Facts
Here's Laura on Twitter.

James Lewis (Farmer Dinkle)
Under research...

Callum McDonald (Teen)
Career highlights
Child actor Callum also played Augustus Gloop in Sam Mendes's stage version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in 2016-17.

Nikesh Patel (Mitch) Born 1986
Career highlights
Nikesh's first role was as Dan in the series Bedlam (2012), followed by roles in Jadoo (2013), Midsomer Murders (2013), Law and Order UK (2014), Honour (2014), London Has Fallen (2016), Halal Daddy (2017), Artemis Fowl (2019) and Four Weddings and a Funeral (2019). He also played Aafrin Dalal in 19 episodes of Indian Summers (2015-16).
Facts
Here he is on Twitter.

Charlotte Ritchie (Lin) Born Aug 29 1989
Career highlights
Charlotte debuted in the 2004 short film The Open Doors before appearing as an uncredited student in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). She then secured roles in Life of Riley (2009), Death in Paradise (2011), Doctors (2012), Raised by Wolves (2016), Level Up Norge (2017) and Dead Pixels (2019). She has also enjoyed regular roles as Hannah in Siblings (2014-16) and Oregon in Fresh Meat (2011-16), but will be best recognised as Nurse Barbara Hereward (nee Gilbert) in Call the Midwife (2015-18). Charlotte has also appeared as herself on various shows, such as 8 Out of 10 Cats (2014), Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2016) and The Last Leg (2017).
Facts
Charlotte is also a member of the classical/ close harmony band All Angels, who have released three albums, performed the National Anthem at Twickenham and Wembley, and supported Katherine Jenkins (guest star of A Christmas Carol) on tour. Her brother is Luke Ritchie, head of innovation and partnerships at the Philharmonia Orchestra. Here she is on Twitter.

Harry Vallance (Teen)
Career highlights
Child actor Harry played Mike Teavee in Sam Mendes's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and also appeared in the West End's School of Rock.
Facts
His mum is lifestyle and travel journalist Donna Vallance.

CREW

Chris Chibnall (writer)

Wayne Yip (director)
Doctor Who credits
Directed: Class: The Metaphysical Engine, or What Quill Did (2016), Class: Detained (2016), The Lie of the Land (2017), Empress of Mars (2017), Resolution (2019)
Career highlights
Wayne (sometimes credited as Wayne Che Yip) did his first work as a director on the 2008 short Samantha, followed by Coming Up (2010), Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2011), Utopia (2013), Misfits (2011-13), Tatau (2015), Salem (2016) and Imposters (2017). Wayne has also worked as a producer and writer on various film shorts.
Facts
Wayne has also co-directed a number of music videos, including Groove Armada's Drop the Tough (2009).







Thursday, December 06, 2018

The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos

What next for Ryan (Tosin Cole)?
One episode (The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos)
First broadcast: Dec 9 2018
Audience for story: 6.65m

REGULAR CAST

Jodie Whittaker (The Doctor) Born Jun 17 1982 Click here for Jodie Whittaker's entry on Twice Upon a Time

Mandip Gill (Yasmin Khan) Born Jan 5 1988 Click here for Mandip Gill's entry on The Woman Who Fell to Earth

Tosin Cole (Ryan Sinclair) Born Jul 23 1992 Click here for Tosin Cole's entry on The Woman Who Fell to Earth

Bradley Walsh (Graham O'Brien) Born Jun 4 1960 Click here for Bradley Walsh's entry on The Woman Who Fell to Earth

GUEST CAST

Mark Addy (Paltraki) Born Jan 14 1964
Career highlights
Mark's earliest screen appearance was as Tony in The Ritz (1987), after which he appeared in The Continental (1987), A Very Peculiar Practice (1988), Married with Children (1992), Between the Lines (1994), Band of Gold (1995), Peak Practice (1995), Ghostbusters of East Finchley (1995), Heartbeat (1995/96), The Thin Blue Line (1996), Sunnyside Farm (1997), The Full Monty (1997), Jack Frost (1998), The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000), Married 2 Malcolm (2000), Too Much Sun (2000), A Knight's Tale (2001), The Time Machine (2002), Around the World in 80 Days (2004), Bonkers (2007), It's a Wonderful Afterlife (2010), Robin Hood (2010), Game of Thrones (2011), Great Expectations (2011), The Syndicate (2013), New Blood (2016), Young Hyacinth (2016), The More You Ignore Me (2018) and Undercliffe (2018). Mark also had recurring roles as Bill Miller in 88 episodes of Still Standing (2002-06), Andy in Trollied (2011-13), and Hercules in Atlantis (2013-15).
Facts
Here's Mark on Twitter.

Percelle Ascott (Delph) Born Jun 10 1993
Career highlights
Zimbabwe-born Percelle debuted in Excluded (2010), then Silent Witness (2012), Beat Girl (2013), A Brilliant Young Mind (2014), Pompidou (2015), Walliams and Friend (2015), Doctors (2016), The Coroner (2016), The Weekend Movie (2016), Casualty (2017), The Innocents (2018) and The Dare (2019). He also regularly played Yungah Baby Tinie Winie in Youngers (2013-14) and Benny Sherwood in Wizards vs Aliens (2012-14).
Facts
Here's Percelle on Twitter.

Jan Le (Umsang)
Jan's only other screen work includes Queens of Mystery (2019). This is her Twitter.

Phyllis Logan (Andinio) Born Jan 11 1956
Career highlights
Debuted in The Red Dress (1977), followed by Shoestring (1980), Every Picture Tells a Story (1983), The Chain (1984), The Doctor and the Devils (1985), The Inquiry (1987), The Kitchen Toto (1987), Bust (1987), Hannay (1988), The Angry Earth (1989), Soft Top Hard Shoulder (1992), Chiller (1995), Secrets & Lies (1996), Shooting Fish (1997), Invasion: Earth (1998), Holby City (1999), Rab C Nesbitt (1999), Hope and Glory (2000), Dickens (2002), Poirot (2003), Murder in Suburbia (2004), Sea of Souls (2006), Honest (2008), The Royal (2008), Nativity! (2009), A Touch of Frost (2010), Vera (2012), Bones (2014), Girlfriends (2018), The Good Karma Hospital (2017-18) and Misbehaviour (2020). She may also be remembered for playing Lady Jane Felsham in 47 episodes of Lovejoy (1986-94) and Mrs Hughes in 52 episodes of Downton Abbey (2010-15).
Awards
1984: BAFTA Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer to Film (Another Time, Another Place)
Facts
Phyllis is married to actor Kevin McNally, who appeared in the 1984 Doctor Who story The Twin Dilemma.

Samuel Oatley (Tim Shaw)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Tim Shaw in The Woman Who Fell to Earth (2018), The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos (2018)
Career highlights
Debuted in No Sweat (1997), followed by roles in Foyle's War (2004), Pickles: The Dog Who Won the World Cup (2006), Bad Girls (2006), Hush Your Mouth (2007), Little Devil (2007), Midsomer Murders (2008), Law and Order UK (2009), Endeavour (2014), New Tricks (2015), Witless (2016) and Man Down (2017).
Facts
Samuel also works as a boxing agent and writer. Here he is on Twitter.

CREW

Chris Chibnall (writer)
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: Torchwood: Day One (2006), Torchwood: Cyberwoman (2006), Torchwood: Countrycide (2006), Torchwood: End of Days (2007), 42 (2007), Torchwood: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2008), Torchwood: Adrift (2008), Torchwood: Fragments (2008), Torchwood: Exit Wounds (2008), The Hungry Earth/ Cold Blood (2010), Pond Life (2012), Dinosaurs on a Spaceship (2012), The Power of Three (2012)
Produced: Torchwood: Everything Changes, Torchwood: Day One, Torchwood: Ghost Machine, Torchwood: Cyberwoman, Torchwood: Small Worlds, Torchwood: Countrycide, Torchwood: Greeks Bearing Gifts, Torchwood: They Keep Killing Suzie, Torchwood: Random Shoes, Torchwood: Out of Time, Torchwood: Combat, Torchwood: Captain Jack Harkness, Torchwood: End of Days, Torchwood: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Torchwood: Sleeper, Torchwood: To the Last Man, Torchwood: Meat, Torchwood: Adam, Torchwood: Reset, Torchwood: Dead Man Walking, Torchwood: A Day in the Death, Torchwood: Something Borrowed, Torchwood: From Out of the Rain, Torchwood: Adrift, Torchwood: Fragments, Torchwood: Exit Wounds
Chris also received on-screen thanks on Torchwood: Miracle Day (The Blood Line) (2011)
Career highlights
Chris's first writing job was for Born and Bred, which he also created (2002-05), followed by All About George (2005), Life on Mars (2006-07), Spooks: Code 9 (2008), Law and Order UK (2009), United (2011), Camelot (2011, which he also created) and The Great Train Robbery (2013). He is also one of the major writers and co-creator behind the smash hit series Broadchurch (2013/15, for which he was nominated for a Royal Television Society Award for Best Writer) and its American adaptation Gracepoint (2014). Chris was also a producer on most of these productions.
Facts
Chris's career began as a football archivist and floor manager for Sky Sports. In 1986, Chris appeared on the BBC discussion programme Open Air criticising what he saw as the poor quality of Doctor Who's Season 23. This footage can be seen on the DVD of The Trial of a Time Lord. Here he is on Twitter.

Jamie Childs (director)
Doctor Who credits
Directed: The Woman Who Fell to Earth (2018), Demons of the Punjab (2018), It Takes You Away (2018), The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos (2018), as well as the Thirteenth Doctor's reveal trailer (2017)
Career highlights
Jamie started out (credited as Jamie Catchpole Childs) as a production coordinator on First Cut: How to Snare a Millionaire (2009), moving on to second unit director on The Seasoning House (2012) and Poldark (2015). Dropping the Catchpole, he worked as director on Vera (2016-17), Stan Lee's Lucky Man (2017), Next of Kin (2018) and His Dark Materials (2019). He also wrote, directed and produced the short films The Bond (2012) and Crows House (2016).
Facts
Jamie's career began when he won a competition to direct a trailer for Patricia Cornwell's novel Book of the Dead (2007), after which he directed several ad campaigns, including for the BBC (The White Queen, Strictly Come Dancing), ITV (Encore) and Dove soap's sponsorship of the Four Nations rugby tournament in 2016. Here's Jamie on Twitter.

Nikki Wilson (producer)
Doctor Who credits
Script edited: The Sontaran Stratagem/ The Poison Sky (2008)
Produced: The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Last Sontaran (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Day of the Clown (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Secrets of the Stars (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Mark of the Berserker (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Enemy of the Bane (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Prisoner of the Judoon (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Mad Woman in the Attic (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Eternity Trap (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Mona Lisa's Revenge (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Gift (2009), The Waters of Mars (2009), Deep Breath (2014), Into the Dalek (2014), Robot of Sherwood (2014), The Caretaker (2014), Flatline (2014), Sleep No More (2015), Face the Raven (2015), The Husbands of River Song (2015), Thin Ice (2017), Knock Knock (2017), Oxygen (2017), The Eaters of Light (2017), The Lie of the Land (2017), The Empress of Mars (2017)
Executive producer: The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Nightmare Man (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Vault of Secrets (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Empty Planet (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Lost in Time (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith (2010)
Career highlights
Nikki's other credits include script editing duties on Mind Games (2001), Trial and Retribution (1999-2000), The Bill (2003) and New Street Law (2006), while she performed producing duties on New Street Law (2007), Upstairs, Downstairs (2010), Casualty (2011-13) and Wizards vs Aliens (2014).
Facts
In 2009 Nikki changed her screen name from Nikki Smith to Nikki Wilson.