Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Sleep No More

Rassmussen (Reece Shearsmith) goes
to pieces at the end of the episode...
One episode (Sleep No More)
First broadcast Nov 14 2015
Average audience for story: 5.61m

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.

Reece Shearsmith (Rassmussen) Born Aug 27 1969
Doctor Who credits
Played: Patrick Troughton in An Adventure in Space and Time (2013)
Played: Rassmussen in Sleep No More (2015)
Career highlights
Reece is best known as one quarter of the comedy group The League of Gentlemen, alongside Mark Gatiss (prolific Doctor Who writer), Steve Pemberton (who appeared in the 2008 story Silence in the Library/ Forest of the Dead) and Jeremy Dyson. Reece began his acting career with London's Burning (1995), after which he played Andrew Powell in the PROBE series of Doctor Who spin-off videos (1995-96) and Dr Daniel Matthews in the Auton series of spin-offs (1997-98). Further work includes In the Red (1998), This Year's Love (1999), Spaced (2001), Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (2001), tlc (2002), Catterick (2004), Shaun of the Dead (2004), The Abbey (2007), The Cottage (2008), Mid Life Christmas (2009), The First Men in the Moon (2010), Burke and Hare (2010), Eric and Ernie (2011), The Hollow Crown (2012), A Field in England (2013), The World's End (2013), The Widower (2014), Chasing Shadows (2014), House of Fools (2014), Peter Kay's Care Share (2015), Hunderby (2015), Galavant (2016), Borley Rectory (2016) and Stag (2016). He played various roles in The League of Gentlemen radio series (1997), TV series (1999-2002), the Live at Drury Lane video (2001) and the film The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005). Other regular work includes various roles in Psychoville (2009-11) and Inside No.9 (2014-16). Reece also wrote material for The League of Gentlemen, Psychoville and Inside No.9, and also directs and produces too.
Awards
1997: Perrier Award at Edinburgh Fringe Festival (as The League of Gentlemen)
2000: BAFTA TV Award for Best Comedy Programme or Series (The League of Gentlemen)
2009: British Comedy Award for Best New TV Comedy (Psychoville)
2011: British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Drama (Psychoville)
Facts
Here's Reece's website and Twitter feed.

Elaine Tan (Nagata) Born Jun 28 1979
Career highlights
Debuted in Playbus (1988) at the age of nine, followed by roles in Infantile Disorders (1988), Alfonso Bonzo (1990), Uncle Jack and the Dark side of the Moon (1992), Search (2000), Risk (2001), Trust (2003), Nighty Night (2004), Footballers' Wives (2004), Starter for 10 (2006), In the City (2006), Boston Legal (2008), Entourage (2011), Jewtopia (2012), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2011/12), Person of Interest (2014), Hawaii Five-O (2014), Acquitted (2015), Hand of God (2014-15) and Grandfathered (2015). She also played Stacey in Harry and Cosh (2002-03) and Li in EastEnders (2006-07).

Neet Mohan (Chopra) Born 1986
Career highlights
Neet's other work includes Everywhere and Nowhere (2011), Strike Back (2010-11), Trishna (2011), Fresh Meat (2011), Line of Duty (2012), The Magnificent Eleven (2014), No Offence (2015) and Lies We Tell (2016).
Facts
Here's Neet on Twitter.

Bethany Black (474) Born Dec 24 1978
Career highlights
Bethany's other acting work includes Milites Christi (2009), Banana (2015) and Cucumber (2015). She also appeared in the Banana/ Cucumber companion series Tofu (2015).
Facts
Bethany is the first transgender actor to appear in Doctor Who, and was the first transgender woman to play a transgender woman in a lead role on British TV (in Banana). She is also a stand-up comedian. Bethany's material is often confessional, and deals with her depression, alcoholism and drug abuse while growing up. She also attempted suicide (once she tried to hang herself but the ceiling gave way, and another time she tried to gas herself, but the car ran out of petrol). Bethany began to feel happier after undergoing gender reassignment surgery.

Paul Courtenay Hyu (Deep-Ando) Born 1968
Career highlights
Debuted in Doctor at the Top (1991), followed by Magic (1991), An Actor's Life for Me (1991), One Foot in the Grave (1992), The Blackheath Poisonings (1992), Echt Harder (1995), Bugs (1996), Wing Commander (1999), North Square (2000), Dr Terrible's House of Horrible (2001), Clocking Off (2002), Manchild (2003), The Missing Chink (2004, which he also wrote), Dead Fish (2005), Funland (2005), EastEnders (2008), Not Going Out (2011), Kevin Lemon: The Film (2012), Happy Valley (2014) and Vera (2016).
Facts
First his couple of years, Paul was credited as Paul Courtney-Hugh. In 2007 Paul won an Elvis Presley Impersonators special of the quiz show The Weakest Link, as his alter ego Chinese Elvis.

Paul Davis (King Sandman) Born Mar 18 1981
Career highlights
Paul's other work includes Burke and Hare (2010), and the short films Dumped (2011), Halloween H33 (2011), Escape from London (2011) and The Other Side (2012). He has also written and directed the shorts Him Indoors (2012) and The Body (2013).
Facts
Paul, who is 6ft 8in tall, is a keen horror movie fan and is also a film journalist specialising in retrospectives of classic horror movies, having been published in HorrorHound Magazine and created the documentary Beware the Moon: Remembering An American Werewolf in London (2009). Here he is on Twitter.

Tom Wilton (Sandman)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Zygon in The Zygon Invasion/ The Zygon Inversion (2015)
Played: Sandman in Sleep No More (2015)
Career highlights
Tom is also a puppeteer, physical actor and movement director, and worked on Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), as the Luggabeast, droid B-U4D and Sarco Plank.

Matthew Doman (Sandman) Born 1982
Doctor Who credits
Played: Man in Black in The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Vault of Secrets (2010, uncredited)
Played: Dark Horde in The Sarah Jane Adventures: Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith (2010, uncredited)
Played: Roman soldier in The Pandorica Opens (2010, uncredited)
Played: Dalek operator in Victory of the Daleks (2010, uncredited), Asylum of the Daleks (2012, uncredited)
Played: Headless monk in A Good Man Goes to War (2011, uncredited)
Played: Anderson in The Wedding of River Song (2011, uncredited)
Played: The Vigil in The Rings of Akhaten (2013, uncredited)
Played: Whisper Man in The Name of the Doctor (2013, uncredited)
Played: Droid in Deep Breath (2014, uncredited)
Played: "The Doctor's father" in Listen (2014, uncredited)
Played: Cyberman in Dark Water/ Death in Heaven (2014, uncredited)
Played: Sandman in Sleep No More (2015)
Matthew was also a monster performer at the 2010 and 2013 Doctor Who Proms, and the 2014 Earth Conquest world tour, as well as several other live promotional appearances
Career highlights
His other work includes Casualty (2010), Wizards vs Aliens (2013), DaiVerso (2013), Valley of the Demon (2013) and Kerb Crawlers (2013) and The Dream (2016).
Facts
In 2008 Matthew, who is 6ft 2in tall, won Welsh Male Model of the Year.

Zina Badran (Morpheus presenter)
Career highlights
Zina's other work includes The Phoenix and the Carpet (1997), The Wrong Door (2008), EastEnders (2010), Will (2011), Stella (2012), Pramface (2013), A Touch of Cloth (2013) and Tyrant (2015).

Natasha Patel (Hologram singer)
Career highlights
Natasha is an actor, singer and dancer and has also worked in these capacities for Indian Pop Idol (2014), Psychobitches (2014), Ultrabeat's music video for Waiting for a Girl Like You (2014), ZingZillas (2014), and has also danced during a performance by Rita Ora on The X Factor in 2013. More recently she's been seen in The Tracey Ullman Show (2015) and Holby City (2015).

Elizabeth Chong (Hologram singer)
Career highlights
Singer and dancer Elizabeth's other work includes performing alongside Olly Murs on The X Factor and Take That at the Brit Awards.

Nikkita Chadha (Hologram singer)
Career highlights
Singer and dancer Nikkita's other work includes performing on Strictly Come Dancing and Britain's Got Talent, as well as at the 2016 Brit Awards with Jess Glynne.
Facts
Here's Nikkita on Twitter.

Gracie Lai (Hologram singer) Born 1990
Career highlights
Singer and dancer Gracie has also appeared in musical theatre, including Avenue Q.
Facts
Here she is on Twitter.

CREW

Mark Gatiss (writer) Born Oct 17 1966
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: The Unquiet Dead (2005), The Idiot's Lantern (2006), Victory of the Daleks (2010), Night Terrors (2011), Cold War (2013), The Crimson Horror (2013), Robot of Sherwood (2014), Sleep No More (2015)
Played: Professor Lazarus in The Lazarus Experiment (2007)
Played: Voice of Danny Boy in Victory of the Daleks (2010, uncredited)
Played: Gantok in The Wedding of River Song (2011, as Rondo Haxton)
Career highlights
The frighteningly prolific and multi-talented Mark began his acting career in Harry (1993), after which he appeared in The Dwelling Place (1994), In the Red (1998), Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (2000), Barbara (2000), Spaced (2001), Dr Terrible's House of Horrible (2001), Bright Young Things (2003), Sex Lives of the Potato Men (2004), Agatha Christie's Marple (2004), The Quatermass Experiment (2005), Funland (2005), Starter for 10 (2006), Fear of Fanny (2006), Jekyll (2007), Consenting Adults (2007), Sense and Sensibility (2008), Clone (2008), Crooked House (2008), Psychoville (2009), The First Men in the Moon (2010), The Crimson Petal and the White (2011), Being Human (2012), Horrible Histories (2012), Psychobitches (2013), Mapp & Lucia (2014), Wolf Hall (2015), Games of Thrones (2014-15) and Dad's Army (2016). He also regularly plays Mycroft Holmes in Sherlock (2010-15) and had a recurring role as Glenn Bulb in Nighty Night (2004-05), but will forever be known as a member of the League of Gentlemen comedy team, who had three series between 1999-2002 as well as the film The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005).
Mark is also a prolific writer, having written various Doctor Who novels and audio adventures since the 1990s, as well as spin-off video productions such as The Zero Imperative (1994) and Unnatural Selection (1996). For the screen he has written Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (2001), The League of Gentlemen (1999-2002), The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005), Nighty Night (2004-05), Crooked House (2008), A History of Horror (2010), Agatha Christie's Poirot (2008/10/13), An Adventure in Space and Time (2013), The Tractate Middoth (2013) and Sherlock (2010-16). He has also been producer on a number of these productions, and also directed The Tractate Middoth. Mark acted as script editor on the sketch series Little Britain (2003).
Awards
1997: Perrier Award at Edinburgh Fringe Festival (as The League of Gentlemen)
2000: BAFTA TV Award for Best Comedy Programme or Series (The League of Gentlemen)
2011: BAFTA TV Award for Best Drama Series (Sherlock)
Facts
Mark is married to the actor Ian Hallard, who appeared in his Doctor Who story Robot of Sherwood (2014). Along with his fellow League of Gentlemen Mark won the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Perrier Award in 1997. In 1999 Mark played a new incarnation of the Doctor in the sketch The Web of Caves, filmed for Doctor Who Night on BBC2 (this can be seen either here, or on the Doctor Who: The Beginning DVD collection - you may recognise the alien in it too!). He has also used the pseudonym Sam Kisgart when writing for Doctor Who Magazine, and when playing the Master in the Big Finish audio Sympathy for the Devil (2003) and for his cameo in Psychoville (it's an anagram of his name). Mark has also published a trilogy of books featuring the detective Lucifer Box - The Vesuvius Club (2004), The Devil in Amber (2006) and Black Butterfly (2008). Mark is 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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