Monday, February 29, 2016

In the Forest of the Night

The Doctor (Peter Capaldi), Danny
(Samuel Anderson) and Clara (Jenna
Coleman) lead the escape
One episode (In the Forest of the Night)
First broadcast Oct 25 2014
Average audience for story: 6.92m + 1.11m iPlayer = 8.03m

CAST

Peter Capaldi (The Doctor) Born Apr 14 1958
Doctor Who credits
Played: Caecilius in The Fires of Pompeii (2008)
Played: John Frobisher in Torchwood: Children of Earth (2009)
Played: The Doctor in The Day of the Doctor (uncredited), 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 Doctor's Meditation, 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, Friend from the Future, Class: For Tonight We Might Die, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, The Pilot, Smile, Thin Ice, Knock Knock, Oxygen, Extremis, The Pyramid at the End of the World, The Lie of the Land, Empress of Mars, The Eaters of Light, World Enough and Time/ The Doctor Falls, Twice Upon a Time (2013-17)
Career highlights
Peter made his screen acting debut in Living Apart Together (1982), followed by Local Hero (1983), Turtle Diary (1985), Minder (1985), Travelling Man (1985), John and Yoko: A Love Story (1985), The Love Child (1988), The Lair of the White Worm (1988), Dangerous Liaisons (1989), Chain (1990), Selling Hitler (1991), The Cloning of Joanna May (1992), Soft Top Hard Shoulder (1993), Prime Suspect 3 (1993), Chandler and Co (1994), Neverwhere (1996), The Crow Road (1996), The Vicar of Dibley (1996), Bean (1997), Shooting Fish (1997), Psychos (1999), Fortysomething (2003), Sea of Souls (2004), My Family (2004), Pinochet's Last Stand (1996), Magicians (2007), Skins (2007-08), The Devil's Whore (2008), Getting On (2009-10), The Suspicions of Mr Whicher (2010), The Field of Blood (2011), Big Fat Gypsy Gangster (2011), The Hour (2012), World War Z (2013, ironically playing W.H.O Doctor!), The Fifth Estate (2013), Shetland (2014) and The Complete Walk: Titus Andronicus (2016). He also played Cardinal Richelieu in the first series of The Musketeers (2014), and Mr Curry in the films Paddington (2014) and Paddington 2 (2017), but will be better known as the foul-mouthed Malcolm Tucker in 21 episodes of the comedy The Thick of It (2005-12) and its film spin-off In the Loop (2009).
Peter is also talented behind the cameras, having written the film Soft Top Hard Shoulder (which was, incidentally, directed by Stefan Schwartz, who appeared in the Doctor Who story Battlefield (1989)), as well as writing and directing the Oscar-winning short Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life (1995), which starred alternative Ninth Doctor (and later Great Intelligence) Richard E Grant, and Crispin Letts, son of 1970s Doctor Who producer Barry Letts. Peter also wrote and directed Strictly Sinatra (2001) and The Cricklewood Greats (2012), and wrote nine episodes of the series Getting On (2009-10).
Awards
1993: BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Short Film (Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life)
1993: BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor - Film (Soft Top Hard Shoulder)
1994: BAFTA Film Award for Best Short Film (Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life)
1995: Academy Award for Best Short Film, Live Action (Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life)
2009: BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Acting Performance in Film (In the Loop)
2010: BAFTA TV Award for Best Male Performance in a Comedy Role (The Thick Of It)
2010: British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Actor (The Thick Of It)
2012: British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Actor (The Thick Of It)
Facts
In 1973, a teenage Peter wrote to the Radio Times in tribute to the late Roger Delgado (the Master). In 1980 Peter (middle name Dougan) was the singer in a band called the Dreamboys (along with comedian Craig Ferguson and storyboard artist Temple Clark) and released an EP comprising the songs Bela Lugosi's Birthday, Outer Limits and Shall We Dance. It's a cross between punk and goth with some heavy Bowie influence. In 1997, Peter appeared in a TV commercial for Michelob beer, "playing with his model collection". Peter's wife is fellow actor Elaine Collins, who was producer on shows such as Shetland and Vera. Peter was offered an audition for the role of the Eighth Doctor in 1995 but did not take it up as he didn't think he'd get the job (Doctor 12 awaited!). Peter has reportedly declined an OBE for services to drama.

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.

Samuel Anderson (Danny Pink) Born 1982
Doctor Who credits
Played: Danny Pink in Into the Dalek, Listen, Time Heist (uncredited), The Caretaker, Kill the Moon, Mummy on the Orient Express, Flatline, In the Forest of the Night, Dark Water/ Death in Heaven, Last Christmas (all 2014)
Career highlights
Samuel made his debut in Doctors (2003), then Sons, Daughters and Lovers (2004), Hex (2004), Totally Frank (2005-06), The History Boys (2006), Highlight (2009), Gavin & Stacey (2007/09), DCI Banks (2011), Bedlam (2012), Midsomer Murders (2013), Death in Paradise (2014), Pleasure Island (2015), The Lady in the Van (2015) and Witless (2016). He also regularly played Daniel in Trollied (2014-15), but his breakthrough role was Ross Kirk in more than 100 episodes of soap Emmerdale (2007-09).
Facts
Samuel originated the character of Crowther in Alan Bennett's The History Boys when it was on stage at the National Theatre, London, in 2004, directed by Nicholas Hytner, then reprised the role in stage runs in the US, Australia and Hong Kong, as well as the movie adaptation. In 2011 he appeared as Mr Romantic in a series of TV commercials for Carte Noire coffee. Here he is on Twitter.

Abigail Eames (Maebh) Born 2003
Career highlights
Abigail made her debut in Lawless (2013), then found roles in The Tunnel (2013), The Crimson Field (2014), The Interceptor (2015), Mr Selfridge (2016), Alleycats (2016) and Shivaay (2016).
Facts
Abigail's sister is Daniella Eames, who appeared in The Bells of Saint John (2013). Here's Abigail on Twitter.

Jaydon Harris-Wallace (Samson) Born 2001
Career highlights
This is Jaydon's only acting work to date, although he has featured as a dancer on the Disney XD Channel (2010) and CITV's Text Santa (2012), as well as performances at the Spirit of London Awards in 2011.

Ashley Foster (Bradley)
Career highlights
Ashley's other work includes The Woman in Black (2012) and Blandings (2013).

Harley Bird (Ruby) Born 2002
Career highlights
Harley also appeared in the 2011 short Blueberry, The Dog Ate My Homework (2013) and How I Live Now (2013), but will be best known as the voice of children's character Peppa Pig (2009-12).
Awards
2011: BAFTA Children's Award for Best Performer (Peppa Pig)
Facts
Harley is the youngest person ever to win a BAFTA.

Harry Dickman (George) Born 1930
Career highlights
Debuted in No Hiding Place (1965), then took work in Z Cars (1965), Who Do You Do (1976, as an impressionist), The Smurfs and the Magic Flute (1976), Funny Man (1981), In Suspicious Circumstances (1992), All About George (2005), Doctors (2008) and Atlantis (2013).
Facts
Harry has recreated both Albert Steptoe from Steptoe and Son and Compo from Last of the Summer Wine in stage versions of the classic sitcoms.

Jenny Hill (Jenny Hill)
Career highlights
Jenny is a broadcast journalist who has worked for Central TV as a reporter, and the BBC in the Channel Islands, on Look North and BBC Breakfast, working as a North of England reporter and, since 2014, Berlin reporter. Here she is on Twitter.

Eloise Barnes (Annabel)
Career highlights
Eloise debuted in EastEnders (2009), then Ways to Live Forever (2010), A Thousand Kisses Deep (2011) ans Silent Witness (2012).

James Weber Brown (Minister) Born Sep 14 1971
Career highlights
James made his screen debut in No Bananas (1996), followed by roles in The Mill on the Floss (1997), Birds of a Feather (1998), Sword of Honour (2001), ER (2002), Meucci (2005), The Ghost Squad (2005), Hotel Babylon (2006), None de Codigo: Sintra (2007), The Oxford Murders (2008), Holby City (2007-08), Waterloo Road (2009), Spooks (2009), Not Going Out (2013), The Rise of the Krays (2015), Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015), Detectorists (2015) and The Fall of the Krays (2016).
Facts
Here's an interview with James, along with film director (and one-time Doctor Who actor!) Mark Greenstreet from 2015.

Michelle Asante (Neighbour)
Career highlights
Michelle debuted in Holby Blue (2007), followed by Midnight Man (2008), The Bill (2009), London Boulevard (2010), Verbo (2011), Stan Lee's Lucky Man (2016) and Father Brown (2016). Michelle regularly played Kitty Wilson in Monroe (2011-12).
Facts
Here's Michelle on Twitter.

Curtis Flowers (Emergency services officer)
Career highlights
Further work includes Girls in Love (2003), Homefront (2012), Vera (2013) and Urban and the Shed Crew (2015).
Facts
Here he is on Twitter!

Kate Tydman (Paris reporter)
Kate's only other screen credit is The Legend of Dick and Dom (2011)

Nana Amoo-Gottfried (Accra reporter)
Career highlights
Other work includes Cucumber (2015) and Narcopolis (2015).

Siwan Morris (Maebh's mum) Born Feb 7 1976
Career highlights
Debuted in Suckerfish (1999), followed by Scariest Places on Earth (2000-01), Belonging (2000), Tales from the Pleasure Beach (2001), A Mind to Kill (2002), Mine All Mine (2004), Skins (2007-08), All Shook Up! (2010), The Machine (2013), Our Girl (2014) and Dark Signal (2016). She also played Ceri in Wolfblood (2012-14).
Facts
Siwan appeared as a paranormal radio talk show host in webisodes made to accompany Torchwood in 2008. She is also a singer, having performed with the electropop band Clinigol. Here she is on Twitter.

Michelle Gomez (Missy) Born Nov 23 1966
Doctor Who credits
Played: Missy in Deep Breath (2014), Into the Dalek (2014, uncredited), The Caretaker (2014, uncredited), Flatline (2014), In the Forest of the Night (2014), Dark Water/ Death in Heaven (2014), The Magician's Apprentice/ The Witch's Familiar (2015), Extremis (2017), The Lie of the Land (2017), Empress of Mars (2017), The Eaters of Light (2017), World Enough and Time/ The Doctor Falls (2017)
Career highlights
Michelle made her debut in the 1989 TV movie First and Last, followed by roles in The Acid House (1998), Taggart (1992/99), Highlander: The Raven (1999), The Escort (1999), Offending Angels (2000), Rebus (2001), My Family (2002), Manchild (2003), Murder in Suburbia (2005), Carrie & Barry (2004-05), Feel the Force (2006, which she also sang the theme tune for), Oliver Twist (2007), Bad Education (2012-13), Psychobitches (2013-14), The Brink (2015) and Gotham (2015). She also played Janice McCann in The Book Group (2002-03) and Sue White in Green Wing (2004-06).
Facts
Michelle has been married to fellow actor Jack Davenport since 2000.

CREW

Frank Cottrell-Boyce (writer) Born Sep 23 1959
Doctor Who credits
Writer: In the Forest of the Night (2014), Smile (2017)
Career highlights
Screenwriter and novelist Frank started out writing for TV soap Brookside (1987/89) and its spin-off Damon and Debbie (1987), and continued to write for television programmes and films such as The Real Eddy English (1989), In Suspicious Circumstances (1992), Crime Story (1992), A Woman's Guide to Adultery (1993), Coronation Street (1991-95), New York Crossing (1996), Welcome to Sarajevo (1997), Hilary and Jackie (1998), 24 Hour Party People (2002), Grow Your Own (2007), Framed (2009) and The Railway Man (2013). Frank also wrote the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, Isles of Wonder, and has written several books for young readers, including Millions (2004), The Unforgotten Coat (2011) and three sequels to Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2011-13).
Awards
2004: Carnegie Medal (Millions)
Facts
Here's Frank on Twitter.

Sheree Folkson (director)
Career highlights
After working as an assistant floor manager on 1988's Sweet As You Are, after which she graduated to directing on productions such as The Late Show (1990), The Trials of Oz (1991), The Bill (1992), A Royal Scandal (1997, which she also produced), Band of Gold (1997), Love in the 21st Century (1999), Lock, Stock... (2000), Gypsy Woman (2001), Mine All Mine (2004), Casanova (2005), Ugly Betty (2006), Hope Springs (2009), Hit and Miss (2012), Truckers (2013), Graceland (2014), The Scandalous Lady W (2015) and Call the Midwife (2016).
Facts
Sheree studied as an actor before changing direction to study politics. She was a co-founder of BBC2's arts strand The Late Show. Here she is on Twitter.

Paul Frift (producer)
Doctor Who credits
Produced: In the Forest of the Night (2014), Last Christmas (2014)
Career highlights
Paul's career behind the camera began as an assistant director on Betrayal (1983), followed by work in this capacity on The Cold Room (1984), The Company of Wolves (1984), Underworld (1985), Aliens (1986), 84 Charing Cross Road (1987), The Accidental Tourist (1988), The Girl in the Cafe (2005) and Crooked House (2008). Paul has also worked as a location or production manager on Empire of the Sun (1987), Rob Roy (1995), The X-Files: Fight the Future (1998), CI5: The New Professionals (1999) and The Holiday (2006). His production CV stretches back to 1990's Anything for a Quiet Life, and he has also produced The Cormorant (1993), Demob (1993), Mrs Dalloway (1997), Alice Through the Looking Glass (1998), Essex Boys (2000), The Way We Live Now (2001), State of Play (2003), Primeval (2008), Crooked House (2008), Going Postal (2010), Room at the Top (2012), The Escape Artist (2013), That Day We Sang (2014) and Victoria (2016).
Awards
2013: BAFTA TV Award for Best Mini-Series (Room at the Top)
Facts
Here's Paul on Twitter.

David P Davis (script editor)
Doctor Who credits
Script edited: 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, The Zygon Invasion/ The Zygon Inversion, Sleep No More, Face the Raven, The Husbands of River Song (2014-15)
Career highlights
David has also edited scripts for Merlin (2010) and Casualty (2011-14), as well as being a researcher on Holby City (2009-10). He wrote an episode of Casualty in 2012.
Facts
Here's David on Twitter.

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