Thursday, August 06, 2015

The Time of Angels/ Flesh and Stone

They're even in the telly now!
Two episodes (The Time of Angels, Flesh and Stone)
First broadcast Apr 24 to May 1 2010
Average audience for story: 8.55m (9.72m with iPlayer)

CAST

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.

Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) Born Nov 28 1987
Doctor Who credits
Played: Soothsayer in The Fires of Pompeii (2008)
Played: Amy Pond 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, A Christmas Carol, Space/ Time, 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, Good As Gold, Pond Life, Asylum of the Daleks, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, A Town Called Mercy, The Power of Three, The Angels Take Manhattan (2010-12). Return appearance in The Time of the Doctor (2013).
She also provided the voice for Amy Pond in The Doctor Who Adventure Games (2010-11) and played Amy in the various Night and the Doctor shorts on the Series 6 DVD.
Career highlights
Karen debuted in Rebus (2006), then found roles in Harley Street (2008), Stacked (2008), New Town Killers (2008), The Kevin Bishop Show (2008-09), Outcast (2010), We'll Take Manhattan (2012), Not Another Happy Ending (2013), Oculus (2013), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), A Touch of Cloth (2014), Selfie (2014) and 7 Days in Hell (2015).
Facts
Karen has leant her vocal talent to TV commercials for eHarmonyWarburtons bread and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Her cousin is actress Caitlin Blackwood, who played the younger version of Amy Pond in Doctor Who. Her father is singer John Gillan. In 2008 Karen modelled at the launch party for the Dainty Doll make-up range, "created" by Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts. She can also be seen in the 2014 music video for TV on the Radio's Happy Idiot.

Alex Kingston (River Song) Born Mar 11 1963
Doctor Who credits
Played: River Song in Silence in the Library/ Forest of the Dead (2008), The Time of Angels/ Flesh and Stone (2010), The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang (2010), The Impossible Astronaut/ Day of the Moon (2011), A Good Man Goes to War (2011), Let's Kill Hitler (2011), Closing Time (2011), The Wedding of River Song (2011), The Angels Take Manhattan (2012), The Name of the Doctor (2013), The Husbands of River Song (2015)
Alex also appeared as River Song in the DVD extras Night and the Doctor (2011), and voiced her in the video game The Eternity Clock (2012).
Career highlights
Alex made her screen acting debut at the age of 17 in Grange Hill (1980), playing Jill Harcourt, then took roles in Henry's Leg (1986), Hannay (1989), The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989), Soldier Soldier (1993), Crocodile Shoes (1994), The Knock (1996), The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996, for which she was BAFTA-nominated), Croupier (1998), Warrior Queen (2003), Alpha Dog (2006), Lost in Austen (2008), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2008), Sordid Things (2009), Hope Springs (2009), Ben Hur (2010), FlashForward (2009-10), Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (2009-10, spookily playing Miranda Pond!), Marchlands (2011), Upstairs Downstairs (2012), NCIS (2012), Chasing Shadows (2014) and Bukowski (2015). Alex also played Dr Elizabeth Corday in 160 episodes of ER (1997-2004/09) and Dinah Lance in Arrow (2013-14).
Facts
Alex's first husband was fellow actor Ralph Fiennes between 1993-97, whom she met at drama school. In an interview she said she considered committing suicide following her separation from Fiennes, which was triggered by Fiennes having an affair with actress Francesca Annis (Fiennes and Annis stayed together for 11 years). Alex appeared in a TV commercial for QC sherry in 1990.

Simon Dutton (Alistair) Born 1958
Career highlights
Simon's earliest screen credit was Fair Stood the Wind for France (1980), after which he took roles in Strangers (1981), Harry's Game (1982), By the Sword Divided (1983), Robin of Sherwood (1984), Bergerac (1989), Downtown Lagos (1992), Dangerous Beauty (1998), Death Train (2005), Bones (2008), Garrow's Law (2010), EastEnders (2011), Dracula (2013) and Jupiter Ascending (2015). He also portrayed Simon Templar in a series of adaptations of The Saint in 1989, and played Guy in the sitcom Not Going Out (2007/14).
Facts
Simon not only played The Saint, but he was named after him too as his mother was a keen Leslie Charteris fan. His first wide was American actress Betsy Brantley, while his second wife was Tamsin Olivier (daughter of Sir Laurence Olivier and Dame Joan Plowright).

Mike Skinner (Security guard) Born Nov 27 1978
Career highlights
Mike is better known for his music project The Streets, an English hip hop and UK garage act which produced six albums between 2002-11 (including the British number one albums A Grand Don't Come for Free and The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living), and enjoyed UK singles chart success with Fit But You Know It (number four in April 2004), Dry Your Eyes (number one in May 2004) and When You Wasn't Famous (number eight in March 2006). After shelving The Streets in 2011, Mike launched a new project, The D.O.T, which has so far released two albums. He also wrote nine tracks for The Inbetweeners Movie soundtrack (2011).
Facts
Many of The Streets' music videos were directed by Adam Smith, director of The Time of Angels/ Flesh and Stone. His debut album Original Pirate Material (2002) was recorded on his laptop in his bedroom and cost no more than £4,000 to make. The album was nominated for a Mercury Music Prize. Mike has been diagnosed with ME, the chronic fatigue syndrome, and suffered from epilepsy as a child.

Iain Glen (Octavian) Born Jun 24 1961
Career highlights
Iain debuted in Ring of Keys (1983), followed by Taggart (1986), The Fear (1988), Gorillas in the Mist (1988), Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead (1990), Death of a Salesman (1996), Mararia (1998), Wives and Daughters (1999), Beautiful Creatures (2000), Glasgow Kiss (2000), Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), The Soul Keeper (2002), Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), The Last Legion (2007), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), City of Vice (2008), Law and Order UK (2009), Harry Brown (2009), Spooks (2010), Strike Back (2011), Downton Abbey (2011), The Iron Lady (2011), Haven (2012), Ripper Street (2013), Prisoners' Wives (2012-13), Kick-Ass 2 (2013), Cleverman (2015), What About Love (2016) and The Bad Education Movie (2016). He has also played the title character in a series of Jack Taylor TV movies between 2010-13 (some of which he has also produced), but will be best known as Ser Jorah Mormont in Game of Thrones since 2011.
Facts
Between 1993-2004 Iain was married to fellow actor Susannah Harker.

Mark Springer (Christian)
Career highlights
Debuted in The Merchant of Venice (2001), then The Bill (2003), Sea of Souls (2005), Sahara (2005), EastEnders (2006), Doctors (2010), Law and Order UK (2011) and One Night (2012).

Troy Glasgow (Angelo) Born Sep 11 1984
Career highlights
Troy debuted in Out of Control (2002), then Babyfather (2002), Judge John Deed (2005), Crossing Bridges (2005), Y Pris (2007), Ashes to Ashes (2008), Skins (2007-08), Adulthood (2008), The Day of the Triffids (2009), Piggy (2012) and World War Z (2013).
Facts
Here's Troy - who's also a lyricist and rapper - on Twitter, Soundcloud and Instagram.

David Atkins (Angel Bob)
Career highlights
David debuted in The Street (2009), then Shameless (2010) and Thinking Straight (2010). He also played Ron Edwards in more than 100 episodes of soap Hollyoaks between 2011-13.
Facts
David can be seen in the 2014 online branded film The Loop of Life showcasing the OPPO Find 7 smartphone, and in the 2015 TV commercial for the VW Golf. He's on Twitter here.

Darren Morfitt (Marco) Born Sep 12 1973
Career highlights
Darren debuted in Dream Team (1997), then Warriors (1999), Grafters (1998-99), A Dinner of Herbs (2000), Dog Soldiers (2002), Making Waves (2004), 55 Degrees North (2004-05), Doomsday (2008), The Passion (2008), Line of Duty (2012), Frankie (2013), Top Boy (2013), Atlantis (2013), In the Flesh (2014), The Driver (2014) and DCI Banks (2015).
Facts
Darren is married to actress Helen Latham.

Mark Monero (Pedro) Born May 12 1968
Career highlights
Mark made his debuted aged 12 in the Play for Today Kate the Good Neighbour (1980), followed by Bless Me Father (1981), Babylon (1981), Grange Hill (1982/83-84), Running Scared (1986), Lovejoy (1986), Sid and Nancy (1986), A Prayer for the Dying (1987), Young, Gifted and Broke (1989), Gimme Gimme Gimme (2001), Murphy's Law (2005), Somers Town (2008), Skins (2007-08), Wild Bill (2011), Mad About Dance (2014) and Blood and Carpet (2015). His most high profile role was as Steve Elliot in soap EastEnders between 1991-96.
Facts
Mark can be seen in the music video for Wham!'s Last Christmas (1985), and also appears in the visuals for the Chemical Brothers song Escape Velocity (2010), as well as the live visuals for Hey Boy Hey Girl and Do It Again (directed by The Time of Angels director Adam Smith). Nowadays he writes and performs for the band North of Ping Pong.

George Russo (Phillip)
Career highlights
Debuted in Me, You and Him (1992), then Oasis (1993), Little Napoleons (1994), Bramwell (1997), Maisie Raine (1999), Manchild (2003), Holby City (2010), Zebra Crossing (2011), Green Street 3: Never Back Down (2013), Top Dog (2014), Call the Midwife (2015) and Bonded by Blood 2 (2015).
Facts
George appeared in the 2002 music video for The Streets' The Irony of It All (also featuring The Time of Angels co-star Mike Skinner and directed by Adam Smith). Here he is on Twitter.

CREW

Steven Moffat (writer) Born Nov 18 1961
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: The Empty Child/ The Doctor Dances (2005), The Girl in the Fireplace (2006), Blink (2007), Time Crash (2007), Silence in the Library/ Forest of the Dead (2008), The End of Time Part Two (additional dialogue, uncredited, 2010), The Eleventh Hour (2010), The Beast Below (2010), The Time of Angels/ Flesh and Stone (2010), The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang (2010), A Christmas Carol (2010), The Impossible Astronaut/ Day of the Moon (2011), A Good Man Goes to War (2011), Let's Kill Hitler (2011), The Wedding of River Song (2011), The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe (2011), Asylum of the Daleks (2012), The Angels Take Manhattan (2012), The Snowmen (2012), The Bells of Saint John (2013), The Name of the Doctor (2013), The Night of the Doctor (2013), The Day of the Doctor (2013), The Time of the Doctor (2013), Deep Breath (2014), Into the Dalek (co-writer, 2014), Listen (2014), Time Heist (co-writer, 2014), The Caretaker (co-writer, 2014), Dark Water/ Death in Heaven (2014), Last Christmas (2014), The Magician's Apprentice/ The Witch's Familiar (2015), The Girl Who Died (co-writer, 2015), The Zygon Inversion (co-writer, 2015), Heaven Sent/ Hell Bent (2015), The Husbands of River Song (2015)
As well as being writer of these TV episodes, Steven has also written several of the minisodes and preludes accompanying them, as well as the 1999 Comic Relief special, The Curse of Fatal Death.
Executive producer: 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, 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 Night of the Doctor, The Day of the Doctor, The Time of the Doctor, Deep Breath, Into the Dalek, Robot of Sherwood, Listen, Time Heist, The Caretaker, Kill the Moon, Mummy on the Orient Express, Flatline, In the Forest of the Night, Dark Water/ Death in Heaven, Last Christmas, The Magician's Apprentice/ The Witch's Familiar, Under the Lake/ Before the Flood, The Girl Who Died, The Woman Who Lived, The Zygon Invasion/ The Zygon Inversion, Sleep No More, Face the Raven, Heaven Sent/ Hell Bent, The Husbands of River Song (2010-15)
As well as being executive producer of these TV episodes, Steven has also produced several of the minisodes, preludes and Adventure Games accompanying them, as well as Doctor Who Confidential (2010-11).
Career highlights
Steven's writing career stretches back to Stay Lucky in 1990, after which he wrote Exam Conditions (1992), 43 episodes of Press Gang (1989-93), Joking Apart (1991/93/95), The Office (1996), Chalk (1997), Murder Most Horrid (1994/96/99), Privates (1999), 34 episodes of Coupling (2000-04), Jekyll (2007), The Adventures of Tintin (2011) and Sherlock (2010-17). He has also acted as producer on Chalk, Coupling, Jekyll, Sherlock and An Adventure in Space and Time (2013). In 2001 he acted as script editor of Office Gossip.
Awards
1991: BAFTA TV Award for Best Children's Programme (Entertainment/ Drama) (Press Gang)
2008: BAFTA TV Award for Best Writer (Doctor Who)
2008: BAFTA Cymru Award for Best Screenwriter (Doctor Who)
2011: BAFTA TV Award for Best Drama Series (Sherlock)
2012: BAFTA Special Award
2012: BAFTA TV Award for Best Writer (Sherlock)
2014: Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special (Sherlock)
2015: Officer of the order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to drama
Facts
Steven is married to TV producer Sue Vertue (whose mother is TV producer Beryl Vertue).

Adam Smith (director)
Doctor Who credits
Directed: The Eleventh Hour (2010), The Time of Angels/ Flesh and Stone (2010)
Career highlights
Adam's other work includes Skins (2007), Little Dorrit (2008) and Desire (2013). Adam also directed the Chemical Brothers' concert film Don't Think (2012), and has directed video footage for Wiley (Wot Do U Call It?), Goldie Lookin' Chain (Guns Don't Kill People, Rappers Do and You Knows I Love You), Lady Sovereign (9-5), Jamie T (Sheila), Madness (Dust Devil) and The Streets (Give Me My Lighter Back, Too Much Brandy, All Got Our Runnings, Don't Mug Yourself, Fit But You Know It Remix, Banquet Bloc Party Remix, When You Wasn't Famous, Never Went to Church, The Irony of It All and Blinded By the Lights) - this last association might explain Mike Skinner's unexpected cameo in The Time of Angels.
Facts
Adam's partner is furniture and lighting designer Martha Freud (she is named after psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud's wife, and is journalist Clement Freud's granddaughter).

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.

Lindsey Alford (script editor)
Doctor Who credits
Script edited: Daleks in Manhattan/ Evolution of the Daleks, Human Nature/ The Family of Blood, 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, Partners in Crime, Planet of the Ood, The Doctor's Daughter, The Unicorn and the Wasp, The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End, Torchwood: Adrift, The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, The Eleventh Hour, The Time of Angels/ Flesh and Stone, The Hungry Earth/ Cold Blood, The Lodger, The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, 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 (2007-11; credited as script executive from A Christmas Carol onwards)
Lindsey also script edited Doctor Who - The Adventure Games (2010)
Career highlights
Lindsey's script editing career has been largely confined to the Doctor Who universe, although she did work on Casualty in 1992, 2001 and between 2004-06.
Facts
Lindsey is married to Brian Minchin, who became an executive producer on Doctor Who in 2013.

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