Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Day of the Doctor

The Moment (Billie Piper), the Doctor (David
Tennant, John Hurt and Matt Smith) and Clara
(Jenna Coleman) with a Big Red Button!
One episode (The Day of the Doctor)
First broadcast Nov 23 2013
Average audience for story: 12.80m + 2.81m iPlayer = 15.61m

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.

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 Hurt (The War Doctor) Jan 22 1940 to Jan 25 2017 (pancreatic cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Played: The War Doctor in The Name of the Doctor (2013), The Night of the Doctor (2013), The Day of the Doctor (2013)
Career highlights
John is one of the world's busiest and most respected actors, having made his screen acting debut in Probation Officer in 1961, followed by roles in Z Cars (1962), Young and Willing (1962), This is My Street (1964), A Man for All Seasons (1966), Before Winter Comes (1969), 10 Rillington Place (1971), Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs (1974), The Ghoul (1975), Shades of Greene (1976), The Sweeney (1976), Midnight Express (1978), The Shout (1978), Watership Down (1978), The Lord of the Rings (1978), Alien (1979), The Elephant Man (1980), Champions (1984), Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984), The Black Cauldron (1985), White Mischief (1987), Spaceballs (1987), The Bengali Night (1988), Scandal (1989), King Ralph (1991), Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993), Rob Roy (1995), Contact (1997), Watership Down (1999-2000), Tabloid (2001), Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001), Hellboy (2004), The Skeleton Key (2005), V for Vendetta (2005), The Alan Clark Diaries (2004-06), The Oxford Murders (2008), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), Outlander (2008), Brighton Rock (2010), Harry Potter and the Deathly hallows Parts 1 and 2 (2010-11), Whistle and I'll Come to You (2010), The Confession (2011), Immortals (2011), The Hollow Crown (2012), Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), Hercules (2014), The Last Panthers (2015) and The Legend of Tarzan (2016). Some of his most memorable roles include Quentin Crisp in The Naked Civil Servant 91975) and its sequel An Englishman in New York (2009), Caligula in I, Claudius (1976), the title character in The Storyteller (1987-88) and the voice of the Dragon in Merlin (2008-12).
Facts
John, whose narration can be heard in The Art of Noise's 1999 concept album The Seduction of Claude Debussy, has a distinctive voice which has been used as voiceover on hundreds of productions over the years, notably the 1987 AIDS awareness campaign Don't Die of Ignorance (1987). In the music world, he can also be seen in the video for Paul McCartney's Take It Away (1982) and Suede's Attitude (2002 - in drag!). You can also hear him reading Shakespeare Sonnet No.147, When Love Speaks, here, and a clip of dialogue from Nineteen Eighty-Four can be heard at the start of the Manic Street Preachers' Faster (1994). John has been nominated for an Oscar twice (for Midnight Express and The Elephant Man), and a Golden Globe twice (the same films, but winning for Midnight Express). He's also been nominated for seven BAFTAs, winning for The Naked Civil Servant, Midnight Express and The Elephant Man, and being awarded a fourth for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema in 2012. John has been married four times - his first marriage was to actress Annette Robinson (who was in the Doctor Who story The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve (1966)), while his current marriage is to casting director Anwen Rees-Myers. In 1983 his then girlfriend of 16 years, the French model Marie-Lise Volpeliere-Pierrot, was killed in a horse riding accident. John was awarded a CBE in 2004 and was knighted with an OBE in 2015. John's brother Michael is now known as Brother Anselm, a Benedictine monk and writer at Glenstal Abbey in Ireland. In June 2015 John announced he was suffering from early-stage pancreatic cancer, but in the October confirmed he was in remission. In December 2015 John reprised the role of the War Doctor in the first of a series of audio adventures. Apparently, he holds the record for the most amount of on-screen character deaths in film history (47 and counting; followed by Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price and Sean Bean).

Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) Born Apr 27 1986
Doctor Who credits
Played: Oswin Oswald in Asylum of the Daleks (2012, as Jenna-Louise Coleman)
Played: Clara Oswald [Victorian splinter] in The Snowmen (2012, as Jenna-Louise Coleman)
Played: Clara Oswald [contemporary splinter] in The Snowmen, The Bells of Saint John, The Rings of Akhaten, Cold War, Hide, Journey to the Center of the TARDIS, The Crimson Horror, Nightmare in Silver, She Said, He Said, The Name 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 (2012-15 - credited as Jenna-Louise Coleman between The Snowmen and The Name of the Doctor; Jenna Coleman after that)
Jenna also played Clara in the DVD extra Clara and the TARDIS (2013, uncredited) and the Doctor Who Prom (2013)
Played: Bonnie in The Zygon Invasion/ The Zygon Inversion (2015, as Jenna Coleman)
Career highlights
Jenna debuted in the regular role of Jasmine Thomas in rural soap Emmerdale (2005-09), followed by roles in Waterloo Road (2009), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Titanic (2012), Room at the Top (2012), Dancing on the Edge (2013), Death Comes to Pemberley (2013) and Victoria (2016).
Facts
Jenna was twice nominated for a British Soap Award (Best Newcomer and Best Dramatic Performance). Jenna has been in a relationship with actor Richard Madden since 2011. Here she is on Twitter.

Billie Piper (Rose Tyler [The Moment]) 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), 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!

Tristan Beint (Tom) Born 1980
Career highlights
Tristan debuted in Afterlife (2005), then The Bill (2007), Shadows in the Sun (2009), EastEnders (2013), Downton Abbey (2013), The Musketeers (2015) and Father Brown (2016).
Facts
Tristan's grandfather is actor Michael Beint, while his brother is actor Lyndon Ogbourne. If you wonder what sort of Doctor Tristan would make, check this out. Here he is on Twitter.

Jemma Redgrave (Kate Stewart) Born Jan 14 1965
Doctor Who credits
Played: Kate Stewart in The Power of Three (2012), The Day of the Doctor (2013), Death in Heaven (2014), The Magician's Apprentice (2015), The Zygon Invasion/ The Zygon Inversion (2015)
Career highlights
Jemma (real name Jemima) made her debut in a 1988 episode of Tales of the Unexpected, followed by roles in Dream Demon (1988), All Good Things (1991), Howards End (1992), The Buddha of Suburbia (1993), Mosley (1998), Cry Wolf (2000), Fish (2000), My Family (2002), The Grid (2004), Lassie (2005), Mansfield Park (2007), Unforgiven (2009), Frankie (2013), Dracula (2013-14), The Afghan (2015) and Love and Friendship (2016). She had her greatest screen success playing Dr Eleanor Bramwell in the ITV series Bramwell (1995-2000), and also regularly played Eve Granger in Cold Blood (2007-08).
Facts
Jemma appeared in a TV commercial for Rover cars in 1989. She is from the famous Redgrave dynasty of actors - her grandparents were Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, her father was Corin Redgrave, her aunts Lynn and Vanessa Redgrave, and her cousins Joely Richardson and the Natasha Richardson (which makes actor Liam Neeson her brother-in-law). Jemma's brother is film and TV cameraman Luke Redgrave.

Ingrid Oliver (Osgood) Born Feb 25 1977
Doctor Who credits
Played: Petronella Osgood in The Day of the Doctor (2013), Death in Heaven (2014), The Zygon Invasion/ The Zygon Inversion (2015)
Played: Zygon Osgood in The Day of the Doctor (2013), The Zygon Invasion/ The Zygon Inversion (2015)
Career highlights
Ingrid debuted in the 2005 TV movie Footprints in the Snow, followed by work in Doc Martin (2005), Biffovision (2007), The Gym (2008), Peep Show (2008), Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008), The Wrong Door (2008), Plus One (2009), The Persuasionists (2010), Material Girl (2010), Lead Balloon (2011) and GameFace (2014). She has also played two characters in The Increasingly Poor Decision of Todd Margaret (2012/16 - including Yancy McPickles and Vanessa Blojabditz!). Ingrid also had her own comedy sketch series between 2012-13 called Watson & Oliver, co-starring Lorna Watson.
Facts
In 2014 Ingrid took part in a series of TV commercials for Maltesers. Here's Ingrid on Twitter.

Chris Finch (Time Lord soldier) Born 1979
Doctor Who credits
Played: Time Lord soldier in The Day of the Doctor (2013), The Last Day (minisode, 2013, uncredited)
Career highlights
Chris debuted in Band of Brothers (2001), and then secured the role of Karl Foster in soap Coronation Street (2003-04) before further work in Dead Man's Cards (2006), Grange Hill (2007), Waterloo Road (2007-08), Spooks: Code 9 (2008), Paradox (2009) and The Dumping Ground (2014).
Facts
Chris's character in Coronation Street was the gay lover of Bruno Langley's character (Bruno played Ninth Doctor companion Adam Mitchell in 2005). Here's Chris on Twitter.

Peter De Jersey (Androgar)
Career highlights
Debuted in The Choir (1995), then Out of Depth (2000), Urban Gothic (2000), The Merchant of Venice (2001), Waking the Dead (2004), Sugar Rush (2006), The Bank Job (2008), Without You (2011), The Hollow Crown (2012), Coronation Street (2013), Lightfields (2013), The Smoke (2014), Doctor Foster (2015) and Catastrophe (2015). Regular roles include Steve Waring in Holby City (2000-03), Jerome Taylor in The Bill (2004), SOCO Brian Young in Broadchurch (2013-15) and Goran in Atlantis (2014-15).

Ken Bones (The General)
Doctor Who credits
Played: The General in The Day of the Doctor (2013), The Time of the Doctor (2013, voice only), Hell Bent (2015)
Career highlights
Ken made his credited debut in 1977's Jubilee, followed by roles in Fox (1980), Spearhead (1981), Frankie and Johnnie (1986), Bellman and True (1987), London's Burning (1988), Jack the Ripper (1988), Seekers (1993), Cutthroat Island (1995), Crime Traveller (1997), Cold Feet (1998), In Deep (2002), Hustle (2004), Troy (2004), The Virgin Queen (2006), Doctors (2007), Law and Order UK (2009), Any Human Heart (2010), The Hour (2011), Upstairs Downstairs (2012), Da Vinci's Demons (2013), The World's End (2013) and Tyrant (2015). He regularly played Melas in Atlantis (2013-15) and Annas in A.D. The Bible Continues (2015).

Philip Buck (Arcadia father)
Career highlights
Philip has also appeared in River City (2010), Londongrad (2015) and Emmerdale (2015).
Facts
Here he is on Twitter.

Sophie Morgan-Price (Time Lord)
Career highlights
Sophie's other work includes The Indian Doctor (2013) and Black Mountain Poets (2015).
Facts
Here's Sophie on Twitter.

Joanna Page (Queen Elizabeth I) Born Mar 23 1978
Career highlights
Debuted in Miss Julie (1999), followed by David Copperfield (1999), Very Annie Mary (2001), The Cazalets (2001), From Hell (2001), Love Actually (2003), Mine All Mine (2004), Bye Bye Harry! (2006), Agatha Christie's Marple (2010), Bedlam (2011), The Syndicate (2012), Gates (2012) and Breathless (2013). Her voice can also be heard as Fly in Mist: Sheepdog Tales (2009), the title character in Poppy Cat (2011) and Oopsy in Q Pootle 5 (2013-14). However, she is best known for playing Stacey Shipman in the sitcom Gavin & Stacey (2007-10) opposite fellow Doctor Who alumni James Corden.
Facts
In 2007 Joanna was nominated for Best Female Comedy Newcomer at the British Comedy Awards (she lost to Gavin & Stacey co-star - and Torchwood alumni - Ruth Jones). Since 2003 Joanna has been married to actor James Thornton. She can be seen in the music video for Mark Owen's single Makin' Out (2005). In 2006 Joanna was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, for which she takes daily medication. Here she is on Twitter!

Orlando James (Lord Bentham)
Career highlights
This is Orlando's only screen acting credit, although he also works on stage and on radio. He is also artistic director of Conduit Visual Productions.
Facts
Orlando had this to say about his Doctor Who part when interviewed in 2014: "It was amazing! It was my television debut so I was nervous. I knew my scene was with John Hurt, Matt Smith, David Tennant and Joanna Page! Luckily everyone was so nice, I had my little chair next to John Hurt's chair, they really looked after me. The show has such a huge fan base and I was bowled away by the amount of letters I got sent. It's a really lovely thing to be a part of. I did a play over the summer and there were people at the stage door who had Doctor Who things. It's like you become a part of a family!" Here he is on Twitter.

Jonjo O'Neill (McGillop) Born Jul 11 1978
Career highlights
Jonjo debuted in Extremely Dangerous (1999), followed by parts in Sunburn (2000), Band of Brothers (2001), I Fought the Law (2003), Fakers (2004), Defiance (2008), The Assets (2014), The Fall (2014), Dragonheart 3: The Sorceror's Curse (2015), Constantine (2014-15) and Fortitude (2015).
Facts
Here's Jonjo on Twitter.
In 2016 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Jonjo here.

Tom Keller (Atkins)
Career highlights
Tom debuted in LA Streetfighters (1985), then Grange Hill (1986), Ladybird Ladybird (1994), Kavanagh QC (1996), Melissa (1997), Maybe Older (1999), Bad Girls (2002), Dream Team (2003), Hustle (2006), Wire in the Blood (2008), The Borgias (2013) and Cilla (2014).
Facts
You can see inside Tom's Broadwall home on the South Bank in London on this website, which he uses to show people who potentially want to house swap with his family during school holidays.

Aidan Cook (Zygon)
Doctor Who credits
Played: The Mummy in The Rings of Akhaten (2013)
Played: The Crooked Man in Hide (2013)
Played: Cyberman in Nightmare in Silver (2013), The Time of the Doctor (2013)
Played: Zygon in The Day of the Doctor (2013), The Zygon Invasion/ The Zygon Inversion (2015)
Played: Robot in The Husbands of River Song (2015)
Career highlights
Aidan started out as one of the animatronics operators on children's series Fimbles in 2002, for which he also provided voice work. He was also movement director on the 2009 adaptation of The Day of the Triffids, and was the children's acting coach on the 2011 film Horrid Henry. Further acting work includes Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), Warrioress (2011), Restless (2012) and Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 (2013).

Paul Kasey (Zygon) 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.

Nicholas Briggs (Voice of the Daleks & Zygons) 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), The Magician's Apprentice/ The Witch's Familiar (2015), Hell Bent (2015)
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), The Zygon Invasion/ The Zygon Inversion (2015)
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!

Barnaby Edwards (Dalek operator) Born 1969
Doctor Who credits
Played: Daleks in Thirty Years in the TARDIS (1993), Dalek (2005), Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways (2005), 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), Asylum of the Daleks (2012), The Day of the Doctor (2013), The Time of the Doctor (2013), Into the Dalek (2014), The Magician's Apprentice/ The Witch's Familiar (2015)
Career highlights
Barnaby has worked a lot in the world of Doctor Who apart from operating Daleks, including voicing the Krarg commander in the 2003 web series Shada, and providing a number of voices for the Doctor Who Adventure Games (2010-11). Non-Doctor Who work includes The Giblet Boys (2005), Children of Men (2006), The Merry Wives of Windsor (2011) and Shadows of a Stranger (2014).
Facts
Barnaby has also been an actor, writer and director for Big Finish Productions since the early days of Doctor Who audios, having directed (among others) Exotron, Doctor Who and the Pirates, Frozen Time and The Chimes of Midnight; he has written stories such as The Bride of Peladon, The wreck of the Titan and The Beast of Orlok. Barnaby is also an exhibited artist, as well as an art history lecturer.
Here he is on Twitter.

Nicholas Pegg (Dalek operator)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Daleks in Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways (2005), 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), Asylum of the Daleks (2012), The Day of the Doctor (2013), The Time of the Doctor (2013), The Magician's Apprentice/ The Witch's Familiar (2015)
Career highlights
Nicholas has featured highly in the Doctor Who universe since the 1980s when he began producing his own fanzines. He also played the Cyber Leader in the 1993 documentary Thirty Years in the TARDIS and voiced Think Tank in the 2003 audio adventure of Shada (which he also adapted and directed). Nicholas also contributed to many of the extras on the BBC's Doctor Who DVD range, and also writes and directs audios for Big Finish. Acting work outside Doctor Who has included two small roles in Doc Martin (2005/06).
Facts
Nicholas is an authority on the life and work of David Bowie, having written books on him, contributed to TV documentaries and helped curate the 2013 David Bowie Is... exhibition for the Victoria and Albert Museum. Nicholas's bio claims he could well be the only Equity member to have played Hamlet, a Dalek and an otter. Here's his Twitter feed.
In 2014 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Nicholas here.

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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).

Nick Hurran (director) Born 1959
Doctor Who credits
Directed: The Girl Who Waited (2011), The God Complex (2011), Asylum of the Daleks (2012), The Angels Take Manhattan (2012), The Day of the Doctor (2013)
Career highlights
Nick started out as a floor manager on the children's anthology series Dramarama (1983-84), as well as Lytton's Diary (1985), Chance in a Million (1984-86) and The Bill (1987/88). His screen directing career began on the quiz show Telly Addicts in the late 1980s, after which he secured work on Never the Twain (1989-90), Big Break (1991), Boon (1992), Outside Edge (1994-96), Virtual Sexuality (1999), The Last Detective (2003), Bonekickers (2008), The Prisoner (2009), Sherlock (2014, for which he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy), Fortitude (2015), Minority Report (2015) and Childhood's End (2015). Nick has also acted as director/ producer on Walk Away and I Stumble (2005) and A Class Apart (2007), as well as The Last Detective (2003-07).
Facts
Nick's wife is TV producer Michele Buck. Here's Nick on Twitter.

Marcus Wilson (producer) Born Jul 4 1973
Doctor Who credits
Produced: The Impossible Astronaut/ Day of the Moon, The Curse of the Black Spot, The Rebel Flesh/ The Almost People, A Good Man Goes to War, Let's Kill Hitler, 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 (2011-13)
Career highlights
Marcus's earliest screen credit is as unit manager on soap Emmerdale in 1997, followed by floor manager on Verdict (1998) and production manager on Cutting It (2002) and No Angels (2004). He also acted as first assistant director on At Home with the Braithwaites (2000-01), Heartbeat (2000-02), The Royal (2003), No Angels (2004) and All the Small Things (2009). Other producing work includes Cutting It, No Angels, Life on Mars (2006-07), True Dare Kiss (2007), Whitechapel (2009), Paradox (2009), Taggart (2010) and Our Zoo (2014).
Facts
Marcus's wife is film and TV sound recordist Helen McIlveen (she was sound recordist on the Doctor Who story Closing Time). Here he is on Twitter.

Richard Cookson (script editor)
Doctor Who credits
Script edited: The Night of the Doctor (2013), An Adventure in Space and Time (2013), The Day of the Doctor (2013), The Last Day (2013), Robot of Sherwood (2014), Time Heist (2014), Flatline (2014)
Wrote: Strax's cinema introduction to The Day of the Doctor (2013, uncredited)
Career highlights
Richard's earliest script doctoring duties were on Criminal Justice (2009), then Survivors (2010), Five Daughters (2010), The Fades (2011), Ripper Street (2012-13) and Peaky Blinders (2013). He has also worked as a production assistant on The Curse of Steptoe (2008), Hughie Green, Most Sincerely (2008), Frankie Howerd: Rather You Than Me (2008) and Consuming Passion (2008). In 2015 he also directed and produced an episode of current affairs show Panorama dealing with the tobacco industry.
Facts
Between 2012-13 Richard was also responsible for all of Doctor Who's spin-off fictional content through BBC Books, Penguin Books, IDW Comics, Immediate Media, Big Finish and Audio Go. In 2013, Richard became Head of Development for Lovely Day Productions, which makes programmes such as Grantchester and The Daltons.

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