Monday, March 21, 2016

Face the Raven

Clara dies. She really does. But before
she does, she's got somewhere else to go...
One episode (Face the Raven)
First broadcast Nov 21 2015
Average audience for story: 6.05m

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.

Joivan Wade (Rigsy) Born Aug 2 1993
Doctor Who credits
Played: Rigsy in Flatline (2014), Face the Raven (2015)
Career highlights
Joivan made his debut in Casualty (2012), followed by Callum (2012), Big School (2013), Pompidou (2015), The Interceptor (2015) and Walliams and Friends (2015). He regularly played Failia in Youngers (2013-14) and joined the cast of EastEnders in 2016 as Jordan Johnson.
Facts
Joivan is co-founder of The Wall of Comedy, along with Percelle Ascott. Here's Joivan on Twitter.

Maisie Williams (Ashildr/ Me) Born Apr 15 1997
Doctor Who credits
Played: Ashildr/ Me in The Girl Who Died/ The Woman Who Lived, Face the Raven, Hell Bent (all 2015)
Career highlights
The role for which Maisie is known around the world for is Arya Stark in Game of Thrones, which she has been playing since 2011, when she was aged 14. Further work includes The Olympic Ticket Scalper (2012), The Secret of Crickley Hall (2012), Heatstroke (2013), Gold (2014), The Falling (2014), Cyberbully (2015), The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (2016) and A Storm in the Stars (2016).
Facts
Maisie's first name is really Margaret, but she goes by Maisie after the character in the Perishers comic strip. She also pops up in the music videos for Seafret's Oceans and the Vamps' Rest Your Love (both 2015). Here she is on Twitter.

Naomi Ackie (Jen)
Career highlights
Naomi's other work includes I Used to Be Famous (2015), The Five (2016) and Lady Macbeth (2016).
Facts
Here she is on Twitter.

Simon Manyonda (Kabel)
Career highlights
Debuted in How It's Done (2009), then Whitechapel (2012), Suspects (2015) and Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories (2016).
Facts
Here he is on Twitter.

Simon Paisley Day (Rump) Born Apr 13 1967
Doctor Who credits
Played: Steward in The End of the World (2005, as Simon Day)
Played: Rump in Face the Raven (2015)
Career highlights
Simon is more commonly known as Simon Paisley Day so as to distinguish him from the comedy actor of the same name. His acting career kicked off in 1992 in Red Dwarf, followed by London's Burning (1993), The Knock (1994), Wycliffe (1995), Spartacus (2004), He Knew He Was Right (2004), The Last Detective (2005), Hotel Babylon (2006), The Relief of Belsen (2007), Being Human (2010), The Eagle (2011), Doc Martin (2011), Sherlock (2012), Titanic (2012), Da Vinci's Demons (2013), The Musketeers (2014), Pudsey the Dog: The Movie (2014) and Stan Lee's Lucky Man (2016).
Facts
He is married to conservation biologist Dr Susy Paisley-Day, who specialises in studying the spectacled bear, native to the Andes.

Letitia Wright (Anahson) Born Oct 31 1993
Career highlights
Guyana born Letitia debuted in Holby City (2011), then took roles in Victim (2011), Top Boy (2011), Glasgow Girls (2014), Chasing Shadows (2014) and Urban Hymn (2015). She also played Vivienne Scott in several episodes of both Cucumber and Banana (2015).

Angela Clerkin (Alien woman)
Career highlights
Other work includes EastEnders (2000), The Office (2001), Sugar Rush (2005), My Family (2006), Holby City (2010) and Humans (2015).
Facts
Angela launched production company Clerkinworks in 2013, and also formed the Irish dancing act the Hairy Marys with her sister Maire. She also appeared in the 2009 music video for Fluke's song Absurd.

Jenny Lee (Elderly woman)
Career highlights
Jenny debuted in Dr Finlay's Casebook (1965), followed by Ape and Essence (1966), United! (1966), Riptide (1969), Paul Temple (1970), Matlock Police (1971-72), Division 4 (1974), The House on the Hill (1981), EastEnders (1986), Taggart (1987), Hot Metal (1988), The Dirtwater Dynasty (1988), Grange Hill (1989), On the Up (1990), Hope It Rains (1991-92), Monarch of the Glen (2001-03), Doctors (2005) and Holby City (1999/2015).

Robin Soans (Chronolock guy) Born 1947
Doctor Who credits
Played: Luvic in The Keeper of Traken (1981)
Played: Chronolock guy in Face the Raven (2015)
Career highlights
Robin debuted in 1972's The Reprieve, followed by Absolution (1978), Horse in the House (1979), Dream Stuffing (1984), The Last Place on Earth (1985), Tales of Sherwood Forest (1989), Bergerac (1991), So Haunt Me (1993), Blue Juice (1995), Jonathan Creek (1997), Dangerfield (1999), The Russian Bride (2001), Not Only But Always (2004), Waking the Dead (2005), The Queen (2006), Midsomer Murders (2005/10), Silk (2012) and Endeavour (2013).
Facts
In 2003 Robin travelled to Israel and Palestine to speak to people caught up in the conflict, then wrote the play The Arab-Israeli Cookbook, which premiered in 2005 to great acclaim. The play is just one of a number of hard-hitting plays by Soans, including A State Affair (2000) and Talking to Terrorists (2005), during the research for which he almost got beheaded!

Caroline Boulton (Habrian woman)
Career highlights
Caroline debuted in Time Trumpet (2006), followed by roles in Spirits of the Fall (2008), The Napoleon Complex (2009), Toothache (2011), World Without End (2012), Dracula (2013), Hercules (2014), Houdini (2014), Tyrant (2015) and Emerald City (2016).
Facts
Caroline trained as a ballet dancer and also works as a stand-up comedian and TV presenter. Here she is on Twitter.

CREW

Sarah Dollard (writer) Born Jan 21 1980
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: Face the Raven (2015), Thin Ice (2017)
Career highlights
Australian Sarah started her TV career as a script editor on Australian soap Neighbours (2005-08), and fulfilled similar script doctoring duties on The Saddle Club (2008), Merlin (2009), Primeval (2011) and Stella (2012). Her script writing work began with by writing episodes of Neighbours in 2007 through until 2013, as well as writing a series of Primeval webisodes in 2010, Being Human (2013), The Game (2014), Cara Fi (2014, which she also created and produced), You, Me and the Apocalypse (2015) and The Halcyon (2017).
Facts
Here's Sarah on Twitter.

Justin Molotnikov (director)
Doctor Who credits
Directed: Sleep No More (2015), Face the Raven (2015)
Career highlights
Justin's first directing work was on 1999's My Parents are Aliens, followed by Shoebox Zoo (2004-05), Taggart (2007), Shameless (2012), Merlin (2011-12) and Atlantis (2013-15). He is also a screenwriter, having co-created and written for Shoebox Zoo, and written for River City (2003/06) and Crying with Laughter (2009 - which he also directed, and appeared in as Big Hairy Gorilla!).
Awards
2009: BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Feature Film (Crying with Laughter)

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

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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