Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The End of Time

Farewell Ten(nant)
Two episodes (Part One, Part Two)
First broadcast Dec 25 2009 to Jan 1 2010
Average audience for story: 11.68m

CAST

David Tennant (The Doctor) Born Apr 18 1971
Doctor Who credits
Played: Caretaker in Scream of the Shalka (2003, uncredited)
Played: The Doctor in Children in Need special, The Christmas Invasion, Attack of the Graske, New Earth, Tooth and Claw, School Reunion, The Girl in the Fireplace, Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel, The Idiot's Lantern, The Impossible Planet/ The Satan Pit, Love & Monsters, Fear Her, Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday, The Runaway Bride, Smith and Jones, The Shakespeare Code, Gridlock, Daleks in Manhattan/ Evolution of the Daleks, The Lazarus Experiment, 42, Human Nature/ The Family of Blood, Blink, Utopia/ The Sound of Drums/ Last of the Time Lords, The Infinite Quest, Time Crash, Voyage of the Damned, Music of the Spheres, Partners in Crime, The Fires of Pompeii, Planet of the Ood, The Sontaran Stratagem/ The Poison Sky, The Doctor's Daughter, The Unicorn and the Wasp, Silence in the Library/ Forest of the Dead, Midnight, Turn Left, The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End, The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, Dreamland, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith, The Waters of Mars, The End of Time (2005-10). Return appearance in The Day of the Doctor (2013).
Career highlights
Debuted in the Dramarama episode The Secret of Croftmore (1988), followed by Strathblair (1992), The Brown Man (1993), Rab C Nesbitt (1993), Takin' Over the Asylum (1994), Jude (1996), Holding the Baby (1997), Duck Patrol (1998), Love in the 21st Century (1999), The Mrs Bradley Mysteries (2000), Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (2000), Foyle's War (2002), Posh Nosh (2003), Bright Young Things (2003), Terri McIntyre (2003), He Knew He Was Right (2004), Blackpool (2004), Casanova (2005), The Quatermass Experiment (2005), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Secret Smile (2005), The Chatterley Affair (2006), Recovery (2007), Learners (2007), Extras (2007), Einstein and Eddington (2008), St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold (2009), Rex is Not Your Lawyer (2010), Single Father (2010), United (2011), The Decoy Bride (2011), Fright Night (2011), True Love (2012), Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2012), Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger (2012), Spies of Warsaw (2013), The Politician's Husband (2013), Postman Pat: The Movie (2014), AKA Jessica Jones (2015) and I Feel Fine (2016). He has also provided narration for Twenty Twelve (2011-12) and its follow-up W1A (2014- ), voiced Twigs in the animation Tree Fu Tom (2012-13, alongside former Doctor Who companion Sophie Aldred), and played Alec Hardy and his US equivalent Emmett Carver in Broadchurch (2013-15) and Gracepoint (2014).
Facts
David has been nominated for countless awards over the years, and has won a Daytime Emmy for his performance in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a Scottish BAFTA for The Escape Artist (2013), a Welsh BAFTA for Doctor Who (2006), a Crime Thriller Award for Broadchurch (2013), four National Television Awards for Best Actor for Doctor Who (2006/07/08/10) and five TV Quick Awards for Best Actor for Doctor Who (2006-08), Single father (2011) and Broadchurch (2013). On New Year's Eve 2011, David married actress Georgia Moffett, whom he'd met when she was a guest star in Doctor Who playing the Doctor's "daughter" Jenny. Georgia is also the real-life daughter of Fifth Doctor actor Peter Davison, making the Tenth Doctor the Fifth Doctor's son-in-law, and the Doctor's daughter also his wife. David and Georgia have had two children together; these children now have Doctor Who for both their father and their grandfather! David's real surname is McDonald, but he changed his name to get into Equity, inspired by Pet Shop Boy singer Neil Tennant's surname (he changed his name to Tennant by deed poll in 2011 at Georgia's request). David's father Sandy appeared in the Doctor Who episode The Unicorn and the Wasp (2008).

John Simm (The Master) Born Jul 10 1970
Doctor Who credits
Played: The Master in Utopia/ The Sound of Drums/ Last of the Time Lords (2007), The End of Time (2009-10), World Enough and Time/ The Doctor Falls (2017)
Career highlights
John made his TV debut in a 1992 episode of Rumpole of the Bailey, after which he appeared in Oasis (1993), Heartbeat (1993), Men of the World (1994-95), Boston Kickout (1995), Cracker (1995), The Locksmith (1997), Wonderland (1999), Human Traffic (1999), Spaced (2001), Miranda (2002), 24 Hour Party People (2002), State of Play (2003), Sex Traffic (2004), The Devil's Whore (2008), Moving On (2010), Prey (2014), Intruders (2014) and Code of a Killer (2015). John's leading roles include Danny Kavanagh in The Lakes (1997-99), Sam Tyler in Life on Mars (2006-07), Baxter in Mad Dogs (2011-13) and John Middleton in The Village (2013-14).
Facts
John, along with co-star David Threlfall, sang the main title theme to the sitcom Men of the World. He also played guitar for the band Magic Alex, who twice supported Echo and the Bunnymen on tour (John plays electric guitar on Bunnymen lead singer Ian McCulloch's solo album Slideling (2003), and also played live with him at Wembley when McCulloch was support act to Coldplay). John is married to actress Kate Magowan (best known as Sadie Young in EastEnders). He's been nominated for a Best Actor BAFTA twice - for Life on Mars (2007) and Exile (2012).

Catherine Tate (Donna Noble) Born May 12 1968
Doctor Who credits
Played: Donna Noble in Doomsday (2006, as The Bride), The Runaway Bride (2006), Partners in Crime (2008), The Fires of Pompeii (2008), Planet of the Ood (2008), The Sontaran Stratagem/ The Poison Sky (2008), The Doctor's Daughter (2008), The Unicorn and the Wasp (2008), Silence in the Library/ Forest of the Dead (2008), Midnight (2008), Turn Left (2008), The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End (2008), The End of Time (2009-10)
Career highlights
Catherine's CV begins with Surgical Spirit in 1991, followed by Men Behaving Badly (1994), Barking (1998), London's Burning (1998), That Peter Kay Thing (2000), Harry Hill (2000), Attention Scum (2001), Big Train (1998-2002), Wild West (2002-04), Twisted Tales (2005), Bleak House (2005), Starter for 10 (2006), Scenes of a Sexual Nature (2006), Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution (2007), Gulliver's Travels (2010), Monte Carlo (2011), Psychobitches (2012), Big School (2013-14) and Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey? (2014). She is most remembered for her own sketch show, The Catherine Tate Show, which ran between 2004-9, and more recently for playing Nellie Bertram in the US version of The Office (2011-13). She has also written comedy material for herself and for the various sketch shows she has appeared in, and directed her own Little Cracker in 2010 for Sky TV.
Facts
Catherine's sketch show was nominated for a BAFTA five times between 2005-11 and has won Best Comedy TV Actress at the British Comedy Awards twice (as well as being nominated a further three times). Her sketch show has also been nominated for an International Emmy Award. As a child Catherine suffered from an obsessive compulsive disorder.

Jacqueline King (Sylvia Noble)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Sylvia Noble in The Runaway Bride (2006), Partners in Crime (2008), The Sontaran Stratagem/ The Poison Sky (2008), Turn Left (2008), The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End (2008), The End of Time (2009/10)
Career highlights
Debuted in The New Adventures of Lucky Jim in 1982, followed by Andy Robson (1983), First and Last (1989), Deacon Brodie (1997), Casualty (2001), Lawless (2004), 55 Degrees North (2004-05), House of Saddam (2008), Missing (2009), Come Fly with Me (2010), Coronation Street (2011-12), Doctors (2005/07/13), Silk (2014) and Give Out Girls (2014).

Bernard Cribbins (Wilfred Mott) Born Dec 29 1928
Doctor Who credits
Played: Tom Campbell in Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 AD (1966)
Played: Wilf Mott in Voyage of the Damned (2007), Partners in Crime (2008), The Sontaran Stratagem/ The Poison Sky (2008), Turn Left (2008), The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End (2008), The End of Time (2009-10)
Career highlights
Bernard is one of the most recognisable and well-loved faces on British TV and film of the last 60 years. He made his screen acting debut in The Black Tulip (1956), then took roles in David Copperfield (1956), Make Mine a Million (1959), Two Way Stretch (1960), The Army Game (1960), The World of Suzie Wong (1960), The Wrong Arm of the Law (1963), The Mouse on the Moon (1963), Carry On Jack (1963), Carry On Spying (1964), Crooks in Cloisters (1964), She (1965), The Sandwich Man (1966), Casino Royale (1967), The Avengers (1966/68), It's Tommy Cooper (1970), Cribbins (1969-70), The Railway Children (1970), Frenzy (1972), Fawlty Towers (1975), Space 1999 (1976), The Water Babies (1978), The Plank (1979), Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective (1981), Shillingbury Tales (1981), Worzel Gummidge (1981), Cuffy (1983), Alice in Wonderland (1985), Langley Bottom (1986), High and Dry (1987), Super Gran (1987), Carry On Columbus (1992), Last of the Summer Wine (2003), Blackball (2003), Coronation Street (2003), Down to Earth (2005) and Midsomer Murders (2014). He also regularly played the title character in the children's series Old Jack's Boat (2013-14). Bernard's voice is also well known thanks to narration duties on The Wombles (1973-75), Moschops (1983), Edward and Friends (1987) and Bertie the Bat (1990). He was also a prolific and popular host on children's storytelling series Jackanory (1966-70/74/79/91).
Facts
As well as narrating children's favourites, Bernard's voice may also be remembered as that of Buzby in TV commercials for British Telecom in the 1970s and 80s, as well as the narrator on the BBC's public safety films of the 1970s featuring Tufty the squirrel. His voice has also been used for singing too - he enjoyed a brief pop career in 1962 with the singles The Hole in the Ground (which peaked at number 9 in the UK singles chart), Right Said Fred (number 10) and Gossip Calypso (number 25; all songs were produced by the Beatles' producer George Martin). Bernard was awarded an OBE in 2011 for services to drama.
This is Your Life: Bernard was the subject of Thames TV's This is Your Life on February 25th, 1981, surprised by host Eamonn Andrews dressed as a Womble in central London. Fellow Doctor Who actor Dinah Sheridan was a guest on the show.

Timothy Dalton (Lord President [Rassilon]) Born Mar 21 1944
Career highlights
Timothy debuted in Troilus and Cressida (1966), followed by Sat'day While Sunday (1967), Wuthering Heights (1970), Cromwell (1970), Mary, Queen of Scots (1971), The Executioner (1975), The Man Who Knew Love (1978), Centennial (1978-79), Charlie's Angels (1979), Flash Gordon (1980), Jane Eyre (1983), Mistral's Daughter (1984), The Doctor and the Devils (1985), Sins (1986), Hawks (1988), The Rocketeer (1991), Framed (1992), Scarlett (1994), Cleopatra (1999), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), Hot Fuzz (2007), The Tourist (2010) and Chuck (2010-11). He has provided the voice of Mr Pricklepants in the Toy Story franchise since 2010, and regularly plays Sir Malcolm Murray in Penny Dreadful (2014-15), but he is best known for his two cinema outings as 007 James Bond - The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989).
Facts
Timothy was always destined to play Bond: he was first offered the part in 1968 when Sean Connery left, but he turned it down as he believed he was too young at 24 (he probably was!). He was offered it again in 1980 but said no as he disliked the comedic direction the franchise had taken. He was offered it a third time in 1985 when Roger Moore announced he was leaving the role, but declined due to other commitments. Pierce Brosnan was then offered the role, but couldn't get out of his Remington Steele contract, so Timothy was offered it a second time, by which point he was free to take it up - almost 20 years after first being asked! In the end, Brosnan took over from Timothy with 1995's GoldenEye. Here's Timothy in a Bond-themed commercial for Lark cigarettes. Timothy was the partner of actress Vanessa Redgrave between 1971-86; in 1997 he had a son, Alexander, with Russian musician Oksana Grigorieva. In March 2015, the 17-year-old Alexander threw a raucous party at his father's Hollywood home resulting in the Los Angeles police being called out.

Claire Bloom (The Woman) Born Feb 15 1931
Career highlights
Debuting aged 17 in 1948's The Blind Goddess, Claire became one of British cinema's shining starlets, later taking roles in Martine (1952), Limelight (1952), Innocents in Paris (1953), Alexander the Great (1956), The Brothers Karamazov (1958), Look Back in Anger (1959), Anna Karenina (1961), The Haunting (1963), The Outrage (1964), The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1964), The Match Game (1967), Charly (1968), The Illustrated Man (1969), A Doll's House (1973), A Legacy (1975), Backstairs at the White House (1979), Clash of the Titans (1981), Brideshead Revisited (1981), Shadowlands (1985), Intimate Contact (1987), The Lady and the Highwayman (1989), The Camomile Lawn (1992), Mad Dogs and Englishmen (1995), Mighty Aphrodite (1995), The Book of Eve (2002), The Chatterley Affair (2006), New Tricks (2008), The King's Speech (2010), Doc Martin (2013) and Midsomer Murders (2015).
Facts
Claire has won two BAFTAs - Most Promising Newcomer for Chaplin's Limelight, and Best Actress for Shadowlands. She was also nominated for a BAFTA and Primetime Emmy for Brideshead Revisited. Between 1959-69 she was married to actor Rod Steiger, with whom she had a daughter, opera singer Anna Steiger; her second husband was producer and talent scout Hillard Elkins (1969-72); and her third was author Philip Roth (1990-95). She also had an affair, and lost her virginity to, Richard Burton between 1949-57. In 2013 Claire was awarded a CBE. Her brother is the film editor John Bloom (who won an Oscar in 1982 for his work on Gandhi). In his book The Writer's Tale, Russell T Davies revealed that his intention was that The Woman is actually the Doctor's mother.

June Whitfield (Minnie Hooper) Born Nov 11 1925
Career highlights
June is one of the UK's best loved comedy actors, having made her uncredited debut in 1946's Quiet Weekend. She then appeared in The Passing Show (1951), Love from Judy (1953), Fast and Loose (1954-55), The Tony Hancock Show (1956-57), Hancock's Half Hour (1957), Before Your Very Eyes (1955-58), Whack-O! (1958/59), Friends and Neighbours (1959), The Arthur Askey Show (1961), Hancock (1961), Benny Hill (1961-68), The Rag Trade (1962), Steptoe and Son (1964), Frankie Howerd (1966), Hancock's (1967), Father Dear Father (1968), According to Dora (1969), The Goodies (1971), Bless This House (1972/73), The Pallisers (1974), The Dick Emery Show (1969-74), Bernie (1980), It Ain't Half Hot Mum (1980), Minder (1984), Cluedo (1990), Terry and Julian (1992), Jude (1996), Out of Sight (1997), Friends (1998), The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2000), New Tricks (2007), Kingdom (2009), Coronation Street (2010), Jonathan Creek (2014), Boomers (2014) and EastEnders (2015). June's most high profile roles include Rose Garvey in Beggar My Neighbour (1966-68), Mabel Pollard in The Best Things in Life (1969-70), various characters in Scott On... (1968-74), June Fletcher in Happy Ever After (1974-79), June Medford in Terry and June (1979-87), Nelly in Last of the Summer Wine (2005-10) and, perhaps most famously, Mother in Absolutely Fabulous (1992-2012) and its 2016 film spin-off. She also appeared in four Carry On films (1958/72/73/92).
Facts
June's daughter is actress Suzy Aitchison (seen recently as Grandma in Topsy and Tim 2013-14)). She was awarded an OBE in 1985, and a CBE in 1998.
This is Your Life: June was twice the subject of Thames TV's This is Your Life, firstly on April 14th, 1976, surprised by host Eamonn Andrews at her home in Wimbledon, and secondly by Michael Aspel on March 8th, 1995 at BBC TV Centre. Three Doctor Who actors were guests for the first tribute (Lynda Baron, Colin Jeavons and Peter Butterworth), while Honor Blackman was a guest for the second tribute. Link to The Big Red Book entry.

David Harewood (Joshua Naismith) Born Dec 8 1965
Career highlights
Debuted in South of the Border (1988), then Minder (1991), Anna Lee (1993), Medics (1993), Spatz (1991-93), Harnessing Peacocks (1993), Hearts and Minds (1995), Agony Again (1995), Ballykissangel (1998), Always and Everyone (1999-2001), Babyfather (2001), Silent Witness (2004), New Street Law (2006), Blood Diamond (2006), The Palace (2008), Gunrush (2009), Mrs Mandela (2010), The Body Farm (2011), Anatomy of Violence (2013), The Wrong Mans (2013), Selfie (2014), Supergirl (2015), The Night Manager (2015) and Tulip Fever (2015). He played Joe Robinson in The Vice (1999-2003), Max Robertson in Fat Friends (2004-05), Tuck in Robin Hood (2009) and David Estes in Homeland (2011-12).
Facts
David received an MBE in 2012. Here he is on Twitter.

Tracy Ifeachor (Abigail Naismith) Born Feb 13 1985
Career highlights
Debuted in Casualty (2009), then Blooded (2011), Strike Back (2012), Crossbones (2014), Hawaii 5-0 (2014) and The Originals (2015).
Facts
Tracy's Twitter feed.

Sinead Keenan (Addams) Born Dec 27 1977
Career highlights
Irish Sinead made her debut playing Farrah Phelan in the soap Fair City between 1998-2003. Further work includes Sunburn (1999), The Cassidys (2001), Murder City (2004), Trouble with Sex (2005), Doctors (2008), Moving Wallpaper (2008-09), Victoria Wood's Mid Life Christmas (2009), Silent Witness (2011), Lip Service (2012), London Irish (2013) and Uncle (2015). She also played Nina in Being Human between 2009-11.
Facts
Sinead's sister and brother are actors too - Grainne and Rory Keenan. She is 5ft 1.5in tall, and allergic to chocolate! Here she is on Twitter.

Lawry Lewin (Rossiter) Born Nov 28 1985
Career highlights
Debuted aged three in Grange Hill (1988-89), then Extras (2006), Touch Me, I'm Karen Taylor (2006-07), The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle (2007), Zimbani (2010), Horrible Histories (2009-11), Mr Sloane (2014) and Some Girls (2014).
In 2016 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Lawry here.

Karl Collins (Shaun Temple) Born 1971
Career highlights
Karl debuted at the age of 12 in the 1983 Dramarama Because I Say So (credited as Carl Myers), then made appearances in the children's series Your Mother Wouldn't Like It (1985), Hard Cases (1988), As Time Goes By (1992), EastEnders (1992), Metrosexuality (1999), Grease Monkeys (2004), Silent Witness (2008), Shelfstackers (2010), Come Fly With Me (2011), Attack the Block (2011), Twenty Twelve (2011), The Fades (2011), The Slammer (2011), Black Mirror (2011), Blackout (2012), Our Zoo (2014), Transporter: The Series (2014) and The Driver (2014). He has also had two regular roles, as DC Danny Glaze in The Bill (1999-2003) and Louis Loveday in Hollyoaks (2015).
Facts
Karl's brother is fellow actor Johann Myers. Here he is on Twitter.

Alexandra Moen (Lucy Saxon) Born 1978
Doctor Who credits
Played: Lucy Saxon in The Sound of Drums/ Last of the Time Lords (2007), The End of Time Part One (2009)
Career highlights
Italian born Alexandra made her screen acting debut in Foyle's War (2004), then Falling (2005), Whatever Love Means (2005), Tripping Over (2006), Doctors (2010), Bert and Dickie (2012), Luther (2013) and The haunting of Ellie Rose (2015). She also regularly played Emily James in Hotel Babylon (2008-09), Kerry Stonebridge in Strike Back (2011-12) and Petra in Fortitude (2015).

Teresa Banham (Governor) Born 1964
Career highlights
Debuted in The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986), then After the War (1989), Frankenstein's Baby (1990), Ghosts (1995), Coogan's Run (1995), Roughnecks (1994-95), Gentleman's Relish (2001), Trust (2003), Vincent (2006), Robin Hood (2009), Casualty (2012), Utopia (2013) and Vera (2014)

Barry Howard (Oliver Barnes) Jul 9 1937 to Apr 28 2016 (cancer)
Career highlights
Barry debuted in Terry and June (1979), then Kelly Monteith (1981), You Rang, M'Lord? (1990), The House of Windsor (1994), Dad (1997) and Beautiful People (2009). He will forever be remembered as ballroom dancer Barry Stuart-Hargreaves in 46 episodes of the sitcom Hi-De-Hi! (1980-86).
Facts
For many years Barry was the partner and fellow pantomime dame of actor John Inman (from Are You Being Served?).

Allister Bain (Winston Katusi) Born Jan 1 1935
Career highlights
Born in Grenada, Allister debuted in Theatre 625 (1964), then Dixon of Dock Green (1969), Quiller (1975), Love Thy Neighbour (1976), The Professionals (1977), The Chiffy Kids (1978), Empire Road (1978-79), World's End (1981), Dream Stuffing (1984), Black Silk (1985), Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987), Vanity Fair (1987), Us Girls (1992), Bugs (1996) and The Bill (1986/94/2005).
Facts
Allister moved to the UK in 1958, after having taught actress Dorothy Dandridge to limbo dance for the film Island in the Sun (1957)! Before becoming an actor he led his own dance troupe called the Bee Wee Ballet of Grenada, who were among the first to perform at what became the Notting Hill Carnival (they performed at the Caribbean Carnival in January 1959 at St Pancras town hall). Allister is also a playwright.

Simon Thomas (Mr Danes)
Career highlights
Simon debuted in Bigga Than Ben (2008), then The 7th Dimension (2009), Into the Woods (2011), Jonathan Creek (2014), Badults (2014), The Royals (2015) and Holby City (2015).
Facts
Here he is on Twitter.

Sylvia Seymour (Miss Trefusis)
Career highlights
Other work includes Non People (2004), Clive Hole (2008), The Maid (2014) and The Milky Way (2015).

Pete Lee-Wilson (Tommo)
Career highlights
Debuted in Shoestring (1979), then Dick Turpin (1980), Metal Mickey (1980), Maybury (1981), Big Jim and the Figaro Club (1981), The Bounty (1984), CATS Eyes (1985), Strike It Rich (1987), Drummonds (1987), The Paradise Club (1989), She-Wolf of London (1990), Moon and Son (1992), Joseph in Egypt (1995), Our Friends in the North (1996), Bugs (1996), Newborn (2000), Blade II (2002), Down to Earth (2003), Spooks (2007), Spiders (2013), Downton Abbey (2013) and Kick (2015).

Dwayne Scantlebury (Ginger)
Career highlights
Debuted in Father and Son (2009), then Doctors (2010), Lost Christmas (2011), Prisoners' Wives (2012) and Scott and bailey (2014).

Lacey Bond (Serving woman)
Career highlights
Other work includes The Calcium Kid (2004), The Shadow Within (2007), Whitechapel (2010), Call the Midwife (2012) and Law and Order UK (2014).
Facts
Lacey is a former member of the band Toto Coelo, who had a number 8 UK hit single in 1982 with I Eat Cannibals Part 1. They had further singles, and an album, but could not reproduce this initial success. Here she is on Twitter.

Paul Kasey (Ood Sigma) Born Aug 5 1973
Doctor Who credits
Played: Auton in Rose (2005)
Played: Coffa (Forest of Cheem) in The End of the World (2005, uncredited)
Played: Slitheen in Aliens of London/ World War Three (2005), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Revenge of the Slitheen (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Lost Boy (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Gift (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Nightmare Man (2010)
Played: Zu-Zana in Bad Wolf (2005)
Played: Clockwork man in The Girl in the Fireplace (2006)
Played: Cyber-Leader in Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel (2006), Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday (2006), The Next Doctor (2008)
Played: Ood in The Impossible Planet/ The Satan Pit (2006), Death is the Only Answer (2011)
Played: The Hoix in Love & Monsters (2006), Torchwood: Exit Wounds (2008, uncredited)
Played: Weevil in Torchwood: Everything Changes, Torchwood: Day One (uncredited), Torchwood: Greeks Bearing Gifts, Torchwood: Combat, Torchwood: End of Days, Torchwood: Sleeper, Torchwood: Adam, Torchwood: Reset (uncredited), Torchwood: Dead Man Walking, Torchwood: A Day in the Death (uncredited), Torchwood: Fragments, Torchwood: Exit Wounds (2006-08)
Played: Blowfish in Torchwood: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2008), Torchwood: Fragments (2008)
Played: Robot Santa in The Runaway Bride (2006)
Played: Judoon in Smith and Jones (2007), The Stolen Earth (2008), The Pandorica Opens (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Prisoner of the Judoon (2009)
Played: Hero pig man in Daleks in Manhattan/ Evolution of the Daleks (2007)
Played: Kudlak in The Sarah Jane Adventures: Warriors of Kudlak (2007)
Played: The Host in Voyage of the Damned (2007)
Played: Ood Sigma in Planet of the Ood (2008), The Waters of Mars (2009), The End of Time (2009-10)
Played: Hath Peck in The Doctor's Daughter (2008)
Played: Sorvin in Planet of the Dead (2009)
Played: Highwayman in The Sarah Jane Adventures: Mona Lisa's Revenge (2009)
Played: Shansheeth in The Sarah Jane Adventurers: Death of the Doctor (2010)
Played: Red robot in The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Empty Planet (2010)
Played: Nephew in The Doctor's Wife (2011)
Played: Cyberman in Closing Time (2011)
Played: The Metalkind in The Sarah Jane Adventures: Sky (2011)
Played: Wooden Queen in The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe (2011)
Played: Time zombie in Journey to the Center of the TARDIS (2013)
Played: Whisper Man in The Name of the Doctor (2013)
Played: Zygon in The Day of the Doctor (2013)
Played: Footman in Deep Breath (2014)
Career highlights
Paul's earliest role was in Blade II (2002), followed by 28 Days Later (2002, on which he was also movement advisor), 1408 (2007), Inkheart (2008) and Scoop (2009). He also played the George in werewolf form in Being Human (2009-12), and has performed as various monsters at the BBC Proms and Symphonic Spectacular events. He has also donned costumes for TV commercials such as Foxy Bingo and Butlins and was a performer and movement advisor for London's 2012 Olympics opening ceremony.

Ruari Mears (Elder Ood)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Monk in Tooth and Claw (2006, uncredited)
Played: Cyberman in Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel (2006, uncredited), The Pandorica Opens (2010)
Played: Ood in The Impossible Planet/ The Satan Pit (2006, uncredited) and their respective TARDISodes, The End of Time (2009-10)
Played: Judoon Captain in Smith and Jones (2007, uncredited)
Played: Pig man in Daleks in Manhattan/ Evolution of the Daleks (2007, uncredited)
Played: Scarecrow in Human Nature/ The Family of Blood (2007, uncredited)
Played: Slitheen/ Blathereen in The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Lost Boy (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Gift (2009)
Played: Host in Voyage of the Damned (2007, uncredited)
Played: Miss Foster's guard in Partners in Crime (2008, uncredited)
Played: Clone - developing stage in The Sontaran Stratagem (2008, uncredited)
Played: Hath Gable in The Doctor's Daughter (2008)
Played: Cybershade in The Next Doctor (2008)
Played: Praygat in Planet of the Dead (2009)
Played: Smiler in The Beast Below (2010, uncredited)
Played: Spaceship guard in The Time of Angels (2010, uncredited)
Played: Shansheeth in The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor (2010)
Played: Yellow robot in The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Empty Planet (2010)
Played: Time zombie in Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS (2013)
Ruari also played a creature at the 2009, 2010 and 2013 BBC Doctor Who Proms.
Career highlights
Ruari's other work includes playing the werewolf incarnation of Tom in Being Human (2011-13).

Max Benjamin (Teenager)
Max's only other credit is Living It (2006).

Brian Cox (Voice of Elder Ood) Born Jun 1 1946
Career highlights
Brian is one of the UK's most prestigious and experienced actors, debuting in 1965's A Knight in Tarnished Armour, then Redcap (1966), Z Cars (1969), Doomwatch (1970), Manhunt (1970), Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), The Master of Ballantrae (1975), Rooms (1977), The Devil's Crown (1978), The House on the Hill (1981), Jemima Shore Investigates (1983), Scotland's Story (1984), Manhunter (1986), Perfect Scoundrels (1990), The Lost Language of Cranes (1991, for which he was BAFTA nominated), The Cloning of Joanna May (1992), Iron Will (1994), Grushko (1994), Rob Roy (1995), Braveheart (1995), Chain Reaction (1996), The Glimmer Man (1996), Kiss the Girls (1997), Rushmore (1998), Nuremberg (2000, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe and won a Primetime Emmy), The Affair of the Necklace (2001), Frasier (2002), The Bourne Identity (2002), The Ring (2002), X-Men 2 (2003), Troy (2004), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), Match Point (2005), Deadwood (2006), Zodiac (2007), The Water Horse (2007), Trick 'r Treat (2007), Tell Tale (2009), The Day of the Triffids (2009), Ironclad (2011), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), The Straits (2012), Bob Servant Independent (2013-14), Blumenthal (2013), Anna (2013), The Anomaly (2014), The Game (2014), The Slap (2015) and Forsaken (2015). He has also provided the voice of Scolar Visari in the Killzone video game franchise (2004/09/11).
Awards
1984: Olivier Award for Actor in a New Play (Rat in the Skull)
1988: Olivier Award for Actor of the Year in a Revival (Titus Andronicus)
2001: Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Nuremberg)
2002: Commander of the order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to drama
2004: BAFTA Scotland Award for Outstanding Achievement
2008: BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Acting Performance in a Film (The Escapist)
Facts
Brian, who was awarded a CBE in 2003, has an actor son named Alan (best known for playing Watson in 1985's Young Sherlock Holmes).

Billie Piper (Rose Tyler) Born Sep 22 1982
Doctor Who credits
Played: Rose Tyler in Rose, The End of the World, The Unquiet Dead, Aliens of London/ World War Three, Dalek, The Long Game, Father's Day, The Empty Child/ The Doctor Dances, Boom Town, Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways, Children in Need special (uncredited), The Christmas Invasion, New Earth, Tooth and Claw, School Reunion, The Girl in the Fireplace, Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel, The Idiot's Lantern, The Impossible Planet/ The Satan Pit, Love & Monsters, Fear Her, Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday (2005-06). Return appearances in Partners in Crime (2008), The Poison Sky (2008), Midnight (2008), Turn Left (2008), The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End (2008), The End of Time Part Two (2010) and The Day of the Doctor (2013).
Career highlights
Billie - birthname Lianne Paul Piper - started out as a poster girl in an advertising campaign for teen music magazine Smash Hits in 1997 ("100% pure pop!"). Record producers looking for a young female pop star to launch in the UK charts thought Billie would be ideal, and it wasn't long until she became the youngest artist ever to debut at number one hit in Britain, with Because We Want To. Billie went on to have two albums - Honey to the B (1998) and Walk of Life (2000) - and eight Top 30 hits, including the number ones Girlfriend (1998) and Day & Night (2000). She retired from the music industry following a court case in 2001 in which a woman named Juliet Peters was convicted of stalking and threatening her family.
Billie returned to her first love of acting. Her first role had been uncredited in 1996's The Leading Man, after which she found roles in Music Chronicles (1999), Canterbury Tales (2003), Bella and the Boys (2004), The Calcium Kid (2004), Things to Do Before You're 30 (2005), Spirit Trap (2005), Mansfield Park (2007), A Passionate Woman (2010), True Love (2012) and Foxtrot (2014). She has also enjoyed a handful of regular roles, including Sally Lockhart in The Ruby in the Smoke 2006) and The Shadow in the North (2007) - in which she starred alongside a pre-Doctor Matt Smith - Belle/ Hannah in The Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2007-11, on which she was also credited as an executive producer) and Brona Croft in Penny Dreadful (2014).
Facts
Billie performed at the 1999 Brit Awards as part of the performance of an ABBA medley, along with Steps, B*Witched, Tina Cousins and Cleopatra (she's the one in scarlet red!). Between 2001-07 Billie was married to British TV presenter and DJ Chris Evans (16 years her senior); her second husband is actor Laurence Fox, with whom she has two children. Here she is, on Twitter!

Noel Clarke (Mickey Smith) Born Dec 6 1975
Doctor Who credits
Played: Mickey Smith in Rose, Aliens of London/ World War Three, Boom Town, The Parting of the Ways, The Christmas Invasion, New Earth, School Reunion TARDISode (uncredited), School Reunion, The Girl in the Fireplace, Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel, Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday (2005-06). Return appearances in Journey's End (2008) and The End of Time Part Two (2010).
Played: Ricky Smith in Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel, The Age of Steel TARDISode (2006, uncredited)
Wrote: Torchwood: Combat (2006)
Career highlights
Noel's earliest acting work was on the 1999 short Take 2, after which he appeared in Metrosexuality (1999), The Bill (2000), Waking the Dead (2001), Casualty (2001), Adventure Inc (2003), Holby City (2004), Kidulthood (2006), Jane Hall (2006), Dubplate Drama (2007), Adulthood (2008), Doghouse (2009), Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010), Centurion (2010), Screwed (2011), Storage 24 (2012, which he also wrote and produced), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), The Assets (2014), Chasing Shadows (2014) and The Throwaways (2015). He regularly played Wyman Norris in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (2002-04). Noel has also been a success behind the cameras, having written Kidulthood and Adulthood (which he also directed), as well as West 10 LDN (2008), 4.3.2.1. (2010, which he also directed and produced) and The Knot (2012). Further producing duties include We Are Monster (2014), Legacy (2015) and Scottish Mussel (2015).
Facts
In 2003 he was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer, and in 2009 Noel won a Rising Star BAFTA. Noel appears in The Prodigy's 2008 music video for Invaders Must Die. In 2015, rapper and Adulthood actor Adam Deacon appeared in court to deny charges he had harassed Noel in various abusive messages on social media. Here's Noel, on Twitter!

Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler) Born Apr 18 1965
Doctor Who credits
Played: Jackie Tyler in Rose, The End of the World, Aliens of London/ World War Three, Father's Day, The Parting of the Ways, The Christmas Invasion, New Earth, Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel, Love & Monsters, Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday (2005-06). Return appearances in Journey's End (2008) and The End of Time Part Two (2010).
Career highlights
Camille's debut came in Life Without George (1987), after which she appeared in A Prayer for the Dying (1987), Campaign (1988), Morris Minor's Marvellous Motors (1989), Strapless (1989), Nuns on the Run (1990), King Ralph (1991), Rumpole of the Bailey (1992), The Famous Five (1996), The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1997), Mrs Caldicott's Cabbage War (2002), Family (2003), Pickles: The Dog Who Won the World Cup (2006), Sinchronicity (2006), The Last Detective (2007), Lark Rise to Candleford (2008), Adulthood (2008), The Firm (2009), Ashes to Ashes (2010), Secrets and Words (2012), Edge of Heaven (2014), Flim: The Movie (2014) and Scottish Mussel (2015). She also had recurring roles as Lorraine Wilde in the sitcom Nelson's Column (1994-95) and Shelly in Him & Her (2010-13).
Facts
Camille is married to fellow actor Christopher Fulford, with whom she has two children - one of which is coincidentally named Rosa.

Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones) Born Mar 20 1979
Doctor Who credits
Played: Adeola in Army of Ghosts (2006)
Played: Martha Jones in Smith and Jones, The Shakespeare Code, Gridlock, Daleks in Manhattan/ Evolution of the Daleks, The Lazarus Experiment, 42, Human Nature/ The Family of Blood, Blink, Utopia/ The Sound of Drums/ Last of the Time Lords, The Infinite Quest (all 2007), Torchwood: Reset (2008), Torchwood: Dead Man Walking (2008), Torchwood: A Day in the Death (2008), The Sontaran Stratagem/ The Poison Sky (2008), The Doctor's Daughter (2008), The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End (2008), The End of Time Part Two (2010)
Career highlights
Freema's first acting part was playing Lola Wise in the rebooted soap Crossroads in 2003, after which she appeared in Casualty (2004), Silent Witness (2005), Rulers and Dealers (2006), Little Dorrit (2008), Survivors (2008), Rubenesque (2013), North v South (2015) and Sense8 (2015). Regular roles include Alesha Phillips in 39 episodes of Law and Order UK (2009-11), Shelly Periwinkle in children's series Old Jack's Boat (2013) and Larissa Loughton in The Carrie Diaries (2013-14). She also narrated 30 episodes of Bizarre ER (2008-10).
Facts
If you've ever wondered what Freema's favourite films are, they're The Matrix, Labyrinth and Napoleon Dynamite. Here's Freema on Twitter.

John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness) Born Mar 11 1967
Doctor Who credits
Played: Captain Jack Harkness in The Empty Child/ The Doctor Dances, Boom Town, Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways, 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, Utopia/ The Sound of Drums/ Last of the Time Lords, 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, The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End, Torchwood: Children of Earth (Days 1-5), The End of Time Part Two, Torchwood: Miracle Day (The New World, Rendition, Dead of Night, Escape to LA, The Categories of Life, The Middle Men, Immortal Sins, End of the Road, The Gathering, The Blood Line) (2005-11)
Career highlights
Scotsman John's screen acting career began uncredited in The Untouchables (1987), followed by roles in Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (2003), De-Lovely (2004), The Producers (2005), Hotel Babylon (2008), My Family (2009), Desperate Housewives (2010), Hustle (2012), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), All Stars (2013), Scandal (2013) and Gilded Lilys (2013). He has had recurring roles as Peter Fairchild in CPW (1995-96), Peter Williams in Titans (2000-01) and has played Malcolm Merlyn in Arrow since 2012.
However, John is nothing if not multi-talented and prolific, and has also presented a great many TV shows, such as Live and Kicking (1993-94), The Movie Game (1994-95), The Kids are All Right (2008), Tonight's the Night (2009-11), Animals at Work (2011), Attack of the Show! (2012), Pressure Pad (2013), Sing Your Face Off (2014) and Small Animal Hospital (2014). He was also a judge on the talent search shows How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? (2006), Any Dream Will Do (2007) and I'd Do Anything (2008), and a contestant on Dancing On Ice (2006) and Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special (2010).
John also has a well-established career in musical theatre, appearing in everything from Anything Goes and Miss Saigon to Sunset Boulevard and The Phantom of the Opera. He has also recorded several of his own albums, including Songs from Grease (1994), Aspects of Lloyd Webber (1997), Music Music Music (2008) and You Raise Me Up (2014).
He has also, along with his sister Carole, written fiction books, including Hollow Earth (2012), Torchwood: Exodus Code (2012), Bone Quill (2013) and The Book of Beasts (2014).
Facts
John made the final three in auditions for the role of Will in the US sitcom Will and Grace; when he asked why he didn't get the part and straight actor Eric McCormack did, he was told he "wasn't gay enough"! He was awarded the MBE in 2014 for services to light entertainment and charity.

Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith) Feb 1 1946 to Apr 19 2011 (pancreatic cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Sarah Jane Smith in The Time Warrior (1973-74), Invasion of the Dinosaurs (1974), Death to the Daleks (1974), The Monster of Peladon (1974), Planet of the Spiders (1974), Robot (1974-75), The Ark in Space (1975), The Sontaran Experiment (1975), Genesis of the Daleks (1975), Revenge of the Cybermen (1975), Terror of the Zygons (1975), Planet of Evil (1975), Pyramids of Mars (1975), The Android Invasion (1975), The Brain of Morbius (1976), The Seeds of Doom (1976), The Masque of Mandragora (1976), The Hand of Fear (1976), K9 & Company (1981), The Five Doctors (1983), Dimensions in Time (1993), School Reunion (2006), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Invasion of the Bane (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Revenge of the Slitheen (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Eye of the Gorgon (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Warriors of Kudlak (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Lost Boy (2007), The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End (2008), 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 End of Time Part Two (2010), 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), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Sky (2011), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Curse of Clyde Langer (2011), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Man Who Never Was (2011).
Elisabeth also played Sarah in the 1975 audio story Doctor Who and the Pescatons, two BBC Radio stories - The Paradise of Death (1993) and The Ghosts of N-Space (1996) - and the fan video production Downtime (1995), as well as reprising the role for various Big Finish audio plays.
Career highlights
Elisabeth's earliest (uncredited) role was in Ferry Cross the Mersey (1965), then Coronation Street (1970), Z Cars (1971/72), Doomwatch (1972), Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973), Hickory House (1973), Merry-Go-Round (1977), Send in the Girls (1978), Take My Wife (1979), Silver Dream Racer (1980), In Loving Memory (1980), Name for the Day (1980), Gulliver in Lilliput (1982), Dempsey and Makepeace (1985), Alice in Wonderland (1986), The Bill (1989), Men of the World (1994), Peak Practice (1996) and Faith in the Future (1996).
Facts
She was married to actor Brian Miller, also a Doctor Who alumni. Elisabeth appeared alongside seven of the TV Doctors (Doctors 1-5 either during her own era or in The Five Doctors, plus the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors in either 21st century Doctor Who or her own spin-off series). The Impossible Astronaut (2011) was dedicated to Elisabeth on its transmission, while a special programme entitled My Sarah Jane: A Tribute to Elisabeth Sladen aired on Children's BBC. BBC4 also repeated The Hand of Fear (1976) as a tribute.

Tommy Knight (Luke Smith) Born Jan 22 1993
Doctor Who credits
Played: Luke Smith in The Sarah Jane Adventures: Invasion of the Bane, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Revenge of the Slitheen, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Eye of the Gorgon, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Warriors of Kudlak, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Lost Boy, The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Last Sontaran, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Day of the Clown, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Secrets of the Stars, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Mark of the Berserker, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Enemy of the Bane, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Prisoner of the Judoon, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Mad Woman in the Attic, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Mona Lisa's Revenge, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Gift, The End of Time Part Two, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Nightmare Man, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Vault of Secrets, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Sky, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Man Who Never Was (2007-11)
Tommy also played Luke in The Sarah Jane Adventures Comic Relief special (2009) and SJA: Alien Files (2010)
Career highlights
Debuted in TV to Go (2002), then The Impressionists (2006), Doctors (2006), Sorted (2006), Casualty (2005/08), Myths (2009), The Bill (2006/10), Stitches (2012) and Glue (2014). He also played Kevin Chalk in 52 episodes of Waterloo Road (2012-15).
Facts
As from 2014 Tommy's professional name has been Tommy Lawrence Knight. Here he is on Twitter.

Jessica Hynes (Verity Newman) Born Oct 30 1972
Doctor Who credits
Played: Joan Redfern in Human Nature/ The Family of Blood (2007)
Played: Verity Newman in The End of Time Part Two (2010)
Career highlights
Jessica (real first name Tallulah) went by her maiden name of Jessica Stevenson until 2007. She debuted in Swing Kids in 1993, followed by The House of Eliott (1994), Six Pairs of Pants (1995), Crown Prosecutor (1995), Asylum (1996), Staying Alive (1996-97), The Armstrong and Miller Show (1997), Harry Enfield and Chums (1997), People Like Us (1999), Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (2000), Bob and Rose (2001), Black Books (2002), Shaun of the Dead (2004), Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004), According to Bex (2005), Confetti (2006), Son of Rambow (2007), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Lizzie and Sarah (2010), Burke and Hare (2010), Skins (2011), The Hour (2011), Moone Boy (2012), Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger (2012), Blandings (2013), Pudsey the Dog: The Movie (2014), Winter (2015) and Cider with Rosie (2015). Jessica's breakthrough role was as Daisy Steiner in the sitcom Spaced (1999-2001); other recurring roles include Cheryl Carroll in The Royle Family (1998-2010), Siobhan Sharpe in Twenty Twelve (2011-12) and its spin-off W1A (2014-16), and Margaret in Up the Women (2013-15). She is also a screenwriter, having put pen to paper for Six Pairs of Pants, Asylum, Spaced, Learners (2007), Lizzie and Sarah (which she also produced), Common Ground (2013) and Up the Women (also producer).
Facts
In 1995 she appeared in a TV commercial for Kodak cameras. Here she is on Twitter.

Russell Tovey (Midshipman Frame) Born Nov 14 1982
Doctor Who credits
Played: Midshipman Alonso Frame in Voyage of the Damned (2007), The End of Time Part Two (2010)
Narrated: Doctor Who Confidential (2010-11)
Career highlights
Russell's acting debut came aged 12 playing Bill in Mud (1994-95), followed by Look and Read: Spywatch (1996), The Mrs Bradley Mysteries (1998), Ultimate Force (2002), Servants (2003), My Family and Other Animals (2005), Annually Retentive (2007), Ashes to Ashes (2008), Little Dorrit (2008), Gavin and Stacey (2007-08), Mike the Knight (2011-12), Sherlock (2012), In Love with Wilde (2012), Tower Block (2012), What Remains (2013), Muppets Most Wanted (2014), Pride (2014), Blackwood (2014) and Banished (2015). His recurring roles include George Sands in Being Human (2008-12), Steve in Him & Her (2010-13), Karl Lyndhurst in The Job Lot (2013-14) and Kevin Matheson in Looking (2014-16).
Facts
Russell can be found on Twitter here.

Joe Dixon (Chancellor) Born Oct 10 1965
Career highlights
Debuted in The Bill (1989), then The Manageress (1990), Comics (1993), Little Napoleons (1994), Holding On (1997), Always and Everyone (1999), The Mummy Returns (2001), Rise of the Footsoldier (2007), Criminal Justice (2008), 32 Brinkburn Street (2011), Atlantis (2013), Lewis (2014), A.D: The Bible Continues (2015) and The Carrier (2015).
Facts
Between 2000-04 Joe was married to fellow actor Lesley Manville. Here's his Twitter feed.

Julie Legrand (Partisan)
Career highlights
Julie's earliest credit is on Angels (1980), followed by Water (1985), Prick Up Your Ears (1987), Coasting (1990), Turbulence (1991), Anglo Saxon Attitudes (1992), Bad Girls (2000), Night and Day (2002), Doctors (2009), Edge of Heaven (2014) and Holby City (1999/2010/2014). She also played Jeanette Dunkley in 17 episodes of Footballers' Wives and spin-off Footballer$' Wives: Overtime (2002-06).
Facts
Julie is married to sound recordist Simon Clark (who worked on 2013's An Adventure in Space and Time).

Brid Brennan (Visionary) Born 1955
Career highlights
Debuted in Excalibur (1981), then Maeve (1982), Anne Devlin (1984), Who Bombed Birmingham? (1990), South of the Border (1990), Ghostwatch (1992), Guinevere (1994), Cracker (1995), Dancing at Lughnasa (1998), Topsy-Turvy (1999), The Clinic (2004), South Riding (2011), The Escape Artist (2013), Quirke (2014) and Brooklyn (2015). In the 1980s she played Lorna Martin in a series of three Play for Todays written by Graham Reid and made by BBC Northern Ireland - Too Late to Talk to Billy (1982), A Matter of Choice for Billy (1983) and A Coming to Terms for Billy (1984), plus the 1987 TV movie Lorna.
Facts
Brid won Irish Film and Television Awards for her work on both Dancing at Lughnasa and Shadow Dancer (2012), and won a Tony Award for originating the role of Agnes Mundy in the 1992 stage version of Dancing at Lughnasa, which she reprised for the film adaptation.

Krystal Archer (Nerys)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Nerys in The Runaway Bride (2006) and The End of Time Part Two (2010).
Career highlights
Krystal has also appeared in Genie in the House (2006), and various musical stage productions, as well as being a stunt double in The Mummy Returns (2001). She is also a DJ and dancer, and has appeared in TV commercials and even a music video for Goldie Lookin' Chain!

Lachele Carl (Reporter [Trinity Wells])
Doctor Who credits
Played: Reporter/ Trinity Wells in Aliens of London/ World War Three (2005), The Christmas Invasion (2005), The Sound of Drums (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Revenge of the Slitheen (2007), The Poison Sky (2008), Turn Left (2008), The Stolen Earth (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Secrets of the Stars (2008), Torchwood: Children of Earth (Days 3 & 4) (2009), The End of Time (2009-10)
Career highlights
American Lachele's debut came in Midnight (1982), after which she secured work in Star Cops (1987), Maigret (1988), Batman (1989), Firestar: First Contact (1991), Grange Hill (1991), A Kiss Before Dying (1991), Guru in Seven (1998), Superstition (2001), Murder in Mind (2002), Alien Autopsy (2006), MI High (2007), The Philanthropist (2009), Tati's Hotel (2011), Ambassadors (2013) and The Honourable Woman (2014). Lachele is also a voice artist, playing Muck in the Bob the Builder cartoons (2009-12) and Mayor Pullman in the US dub of Chuggington (2010-14).
Facts
Lachele is one of only two actors to play the same (assumed) character in Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures (the other being Anthony Debaeck, who plays the French newsreader). She is married to the Argentinean composer Alejandro Vinao. If you've ever wondered what Lachele's top 10 favourite recipes are, you're in luck.

Nicholas Briggs (Voice of the Judoon) Born Sep 29 1961
Doctor Who credits
Played: Voice of the Nestene Consciousness in Rose (2005)
Played: Dalek voices in Dalek (2005), Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways (2005), Doomsday TARDISode (2006), Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday (2006), Daleks in Manhattan/ Evolution of the Daleks (2007), The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End (2008), Victory of the Daleks (2010), The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang (2010), The Wedding of River Song (2011), Asylum of the Daleks (2012), The Day of the Doctor (2013), The Time of the Doctor (2013), Into the Dalek (2014)
Played: Voice of the Jagrafess in The Long Game (2005, uncredited)
Played: Cybermen voices in Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel (2006), Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday (2006), The Next Doctor (2008), The Pandorica Opens (2010, uncredited), A Good Man Goes to War (2011), Closing Time (2011), Nightmare in Silver (2013), The Time of the Doctor (2013), Death in Heaven (2014)
Played: Voice of the Judoon in Smith and Jones (2007), The Stolen Earth (2008, uncredited), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Prisoner of the Judoon (2009), The End of Time Part Two (2010, uncredited), The Pandorica Opens (2010, uncredited)
Played: Rick Yates in Torchwood: Children of Earth (2009)
Played: National Museum Pandorica video narrator in The Big Bang (2010, uncredited)
Played: Voice of Skaldak in Cold War (2013)
Played: Voice of the Zygons in The Day of the Doctor (2013)
Career highlights
Nicholas's career has been principally within the world of Doctor Who, starting out as the producer of the Myth Makers series of videos in the 1980s and 90s interviewing Doctor Who alumni. Also on video, Nicholas has been involved with Wartime (1987), The Airzone Solution (1993) and the Auton trilogy (1997-99), and was present for the infancy of what we now know as Big Finish Productions with his Audio Visuals unofficial audio dramas. Nicholas has been involved with Big Finish all through its life, from its birth in 1996 to being its current executive producer. He also writes, directs and composes for the Big Finish audios, and has also written Doctor Who books, including The Dalek Generation (2013).
Screen acting credits come in the form of The League of Gentlemen (2002), Adulthood (2008), Lewis (2009), 4.3.2.1. (2010), Cleaning Up (2011) and An Adventure in Space and Time (2013 - in which he played original voice of the Daleks, Peter Hawkins).
Nicholas has also provided voices for a number of video games, namely Judge Dredd: Dredd vs Death (2003) and Doctor Who: The Adventure Games (2010), and provided optional 21st century voices for the Daleks in the special edition DVD of the 1972 Doctor Who story Day of the Daleks.
Facts
In his 1980s Audio Visuals series he played an indeterminate future version of the Doctor, who went on to immortalised in the Doctor Who Magazine comic strip Party Animals in 1991. Here he is, on Twitter!

Matt Smith (The Doctor) Born Oct 28 1982
Doctor Who credits
Played: The Doctor in The Eleventh Hour, The Beast Below, Victory of the Daleks, The Time of Angels/ Flesh and Stone, The Vampires of Venice, Amy's Choice, The Hungry Earth/ Cold Blood, Vincent and the Doctor, The Lodger, The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor, A Christmas Carol, The Impossible Astronaut/ Day of the Moon, The Curse of the Black Spot, The Doctor's Wife, The Rebel Flesh/ The Almost People, A Good Man Goes to War, Let's Kill Hitler, Night Terrors, The Girl Who Waited, The God Complex, Closing Time, The Wedding of River Song, The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe, Asylum of the Daleks, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, A Town Called Mercy, The Power of Three, The Angels Take Manhattan, The Snowmen, The Bells of Saint John, The Rings of Akhaten, Cold War, Hide, Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS, The Crimson Horror, Nightmare in Silver, The Name of the Doctor, The Day of the Doctor, The Time of the Doctor (2010-13). Return appearance in Deep Breath (2014)
Matt also played the Doctor in Doctor Who: The Adventure Games (2010-11), various video games (2010-12), Space/ Time (2011), Night and the Doctor (2011), Good as Gold (2012), Pond Life (2012), An Adventure in Space and Time (2013) and various other cameo appearances and DVD extras between 2010-13.
Career highlights
Matt made his debut playing Jim Taylor opposite Billie Piper in The Ruby in the Smoke (2006), a role he reprised for 2007's The Shadow in the North. Other work includes Party Animals (2007), Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2007, again with Billie Piper), The Street (2007), In Bruges (2008, deleted scene), Moses Jones (2009), Womb (2010), Christopher and His Kind (2011), Bert and Dickie (2012), Lost River (2014), Terminator Genisys (2015), Patient Zero (2015) and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016). He also directed an episode of Playhouse Presents called Cargese in 2013.
Facts
Matt was nominated for a BAFTA in 2011 for Best Actor for Doctor Who (he lost to Daniel Rigby, but was the first to be BAFTA-nominated for playing the Doctor). Matt was discovered by acting agent Wendy Padbury (who played companion Zoe in Doctor Who 1968-69)). In May 2012 Matt carried the Olympic Torch through Cardiff, an honour the Tenth Doctor has in the TV episode Fear Her (2006). Matt's sister Laura Jayne was a dancer in the music video for Eric Prydz's 2004 song Call On Me.

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Russell T Davies (writer) Born Apr 27 1963
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: Rose, The End of the World, Aliens of London/ World War Three, The Long Game, Boom Town, Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways, Children in Need special, The Christmas Invasion, New Earth, Tooth and Claw, Love & Monsters, Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday, Torchwood: Everything Changes, The Runaway Bride, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Invasion of the Bane, Smith and Jones, Gridlock, Utopia/ The Sound of Drums/ Last of the Time Lords, Voyage of the Damned, Partners in Crime, Midnight, Turn Left, The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End, Music of the Spheres, The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, Torchwood: Children of Earth (Days 1, 3 and 5), The Waters of Mars, The End of Time, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor, Torchwood: Miracle Day (The New World and The Blood Line) (2005-11)
Executive producer: Rose, The End of the World, The Unquiet Dead, Aliens of London/ World War Three, Dalek, The Long Game, Father's Day, The Empty Child/ The Doctor Dances, Boom Town, Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways, The Christmas Invasion, Attack of the Graske, New Earth, Tooth and Claw, School Reunion, The Girl in the Fireplace, Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel, The Idiot's Lantern, The Impossible Planet/ The Satan Pit, Love & Monsters, Fear Her, Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday, 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, The Runaway Bride, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Invasion of the Bane, Smith and Jones, The Shakespeare Code, Gridlock, Daleks in Manhattan/ Evolution of the Daleks, The Lazarus Experiment, 42, Human Nature/ The Family of Blood, Blink, Utopia/ The Sound of Drums/ Last of the Time Lords, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Revenge of the Slitheen, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Eye of the Gorgon, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Warriors of Kudlak, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Lost Boy, Time Crash, Voyage of the Damned, 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, Partners in Crime, The Fires of Pompeii, Planet of the Ood, The Sontaran Stratagem/ The Poison Sky, The Doctor's Daughter, The Unicorn and the Wasp, Silence in the Library/ Forest of the Dead, Midnight, Turn Left, The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Last Sontaran, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Day of the Clown, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Secrets of the Stars, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Mark of the Berserker, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Enemy of the Bane, The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, Torchwood: Children of Earth (Days 1-5), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Prisoner of the Judoon, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Mad Woman in the Attic, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Eternity Trap, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Mona Lisa's Revenge, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Gift, The Waters of Mars, The End of Time, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Nightmare Man, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Vault of Secrets, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Empty Planet, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Lost in Time, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith, Torchwood: Miracle Day (The New World, Rendition, Dead of Night, Escape to LA, The Categories of Life, The Middle Men, Immortal Sins, End of the Road, The Gathering, The Blood Line), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Sky, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Curse of Clyde Langer, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Man Who Never Was (2005-11)
As well as being executive producer on Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, Russell also acted in this capacity on TARDISodes (2006), Totally Doctor Who (2006-07), The Infinite Quest (2007), Torchwood Declassified (2006-09), Doctor Who Greatest Moments (2009), Dreamland (2009), Doctor Who Confidential (2005-10) and SJA: Alien Files (2010).
Career highlights
The ridiculous list of Doctor Who universe programmes Russell has been involved with provides the bulk of his television output, but it is by no means representative of it. He started out working in children's TV, even presenting an edition of Play School in 1987 before becoming producer, writer and various other roles on the activity series Why Don't You...? (1986-88). In 1988 he became script editor and writer on the children's magazine show On the Waterfront, after which he wrote for Breakfast Serials (1990), Dark Season (1991), ChuckleVision (1992), Def II (1992), Century Falls (1993), Cluedo (1993), Children's Ward (1994), Revelations (1994-95), Springhill (1996), Touching Evil (1997), The Grand (1997-98), Queer as Folk (1999-2000, which got its own US remake 2000-05), Bob & Rose (2001), Linda Green (2001), The Second Coming (2003), Mine All Mine (2004), Casanova (2005), Wizards vs Aliens (2012-13), Old Jack's Boat (2013), Cucumber (2015) and Banana (2015).
Facts
The T in his name does not stand for anything but does distinguish him from radio presenter Russell Davies (his real name is Stephen Russell Davies). He was awarded an OBE in 2008 for services to drama. He has been nominated for a BAFTA award nine times, and has won three, including the Dennis Potter Award in 2006. He also won the 2001 Writer of the Year British Comedy Award, and has been nominated five times for a Hugo Award (he won in 2010 for Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars). In 2009 Russell was approached by Lucasfilm to contribute to the proposed (but ultimately never made) Star Wars live action TV series.

Euros Lyn (director) Born 1971
Doctor Who credits
Directed: The End of the World (2005), The Unquiet Dead (2005), Children in Need special (2005), Tooth and Claw (2006), The Girl in the Fireplace (2006), The Idiot's Lantern (2006), Fear Her (2006), The Runaway Bride (2006), Music of the Spheres (2008), Silence in the Library/ Forest of the Dead (2008), Torchwood: Children of Earth (Days 1-5) (2009), The End of Time (2009-10)
Career highlights
Euros began directing in 1997 with Sunday Stories and the Welsh series Pam Fi Duw?, after which he directed episodes of Belonging (2000), A Mind to Kill (2002), Casualty (2002-03), All About George (2005), Jane Hall (2006), Sherlock (2010), Upstairs, Downstairs (2010), Black Mirror (2011), Broadchurch (2013), Last Tango in Halifax (2012-13), Happy Valley (2014), Gracepoint (2014) and Cucumber (2015) and The Library Suicides (2015).
Facts
Euros won a BAFTA Cymru award for Best Director on Silence in the Library/ Forest of the Dead, as well as two more for Sherlock and Belonging. He also scooped a Hugo Award for The Girl in the Fireplace. Here's his Twitter account!

Tracie Simpson (producer)
Doctor Who credits
Production manager: Rose, The End of the World, The Unquiet Dead, Aliens of London/ World War Three, Dalek, The Long Game, Father's Day, The Empty Child/ The Doctor Dances, Boom Town, Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways, The Christmas Invasion, New Earth, School Reunion, Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel, The Impossible Planet/ The Satan Pit, Love & Monsters, Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday, The Runaway Bride, Gridlock, The Lazarus Experiment, Human Nature/ The Family of Blood, The Sound of Drums/ Last of the Time Lords, Voyage of the Damned, Partners in Crime, The Fires of Pompeii, Turn Left (2005-08)
Produced: Planet of the Dead (2009), The End of Time (2009), The Eleventh Hour (2010), The Time of Angels/ Flesh and Stone (2010), Vampires of Venice (2010), Amy's Choice (2010), Vincent and the Doctor (2010), The Lodger (2010), Deep Breath (2014), Kill the Moon (2014), Mummy on the Orient Express (2014)
Career highlights
Tracie has also acted as production coordinator on Tiger Bay (1997), Jack of Hearts (1999) and Care (2000), and been a producer on The Bench (2001), Baker Boys (2011) and Casualty (2011-13).
Facts
It was Tracie's red-varnished hand seen picking up the Master's ring from the flames at the end of Last of the Time Lords (2007). She also made an uncredited cameo as a horrified party guest in 2007's The Lazarus Experiment.

Gary Russell (script editor) Born Sep 18 1963
Doctor Who credits
Script edited: Torchwood: Dead Man Walking (2008), Torchwood: A Day in the Death (2008), Torchwood: Something Borrowed (2008), Torchwood: Fragments (2008), Music of the Spheres (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Enemy of the Bane (2008), The Waters of Mars (2009), The End of Time (2009-10)
Directed: The Infinite Quest (2007), Dreamland (2009)
Career highlights
Lifelong Doctor Who fan Gary started out as a child actor, appearing in The Phoenix and the Carpet (1976-77), then The Famous Five (1978-79), Look and Read: Dark Towers (1981), Schoolgirl Chums (1982) and Octopussy (1983, uncredited). His achievements in the Doctor Who universe are legion - apart from working on the series itself, as well as its two spin-offs, Gary edited Doctor Who Magazine between 1992-95, and has written several novels, including Virgin New and Missing Adventures, BBC Eighth and Past Doctor books, and books for the new series of Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. He has also written Doctor Who and Torchwood comic strips, and was producer for the Big Finish audio adventures from their inception in 1998 until 2006. Beyond Doctor Who he has written books about The Lord of the Rings, Frasier and The Simpsons (the latter two as Warren Martyn). After leaving the BBC in 2011 Gary moved to Australia to become executive producer of the Planet 55 animation company, the firm responsible for the animated reconstructed episodes of The Tenth Planet and The Moonbase on DVD.

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