Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Knock Knock

Eliza (Mariah Gale) was feeling
rotten this morning
One episode (Knock Knock)
First broadcast: May 6 2017
Average audience for story: 5.73m

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, The Empress of Mars, The Eaters of Light, World Enough and Time/ The Doctor Falls (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 Hour (2012), World War Z (2013, ironically playing W.H.O Doctor!), The Fifth Estate (2013) and Paddington (2014). He also played Cardinal Richelieu in the first series of The Musketeers (2014), but will be better known as the foul-mouthed Malcolm Tucker in 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 short Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life (1995), which won an Oscar for Best Short Film, Live Action, and 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 Male Actor (Soft Top Hard Shoulder)
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 1986, Peter appeared in the video for the intensely annoying Alexei Sayle single Didn't You Kill My Brother?, but this wasn't his first brush with music. In 1980 he 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 more recently has become a 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!).

Pearl Mackie (Bill Potts) Born May 29 1987
Doctor Who credits
Played: Bill Potts in Friend from the Future, 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 (2016-17)
Career highlights
Pearl's only other screen work includes Svengali (2013), an episode of Doctors (2014) and Date Aid (2015), although she has also worked on stage extensively since 2010.
Facts
Pearl can be seen as a clubber in the music video for Years & Years' Real (2014). Here she is on Twitter.

Matt Lucas (Nardole) Born Mar 5 1974
Doctor Who credits
Played: Nardole in The Husbands of River Song, 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 (2015-17)
Career highlights
Matt first came to prominence playing George Dawes the giant baby (as well as George's mother, future Little Britain character Marjorie Dawes) on the madcap quiz show Shooting Stars (1995-2009), after which he made appearances in The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer (1995), Mash and Peas (1996), Sunnyside Farm (1997), It's Ulrika! (1997), Dennis Pennis RIP (1997), Barking (1998), Plunkett and Macleane (1999), Sir Bernard's Stately Homes (1999), Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (2001), Fun at the Funeral Parlour (2001-02), Catterick (2004), Shaun of the Dead (2004), French and Saunders (2004), Casanova (2005), The Wind in the Willows (2006), Kath and Kim (2007), Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire (2009), Alice in Wonderland (2010), The Infidel (2010), Bridesmaids (2011), The Look of Love (2013), Community (2013), The Harry Hill Movie (2013), Paddington (2014), Pompidou (2015), Bull (2015), The Labyrinth (2016) and Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016). It is for his comedy partnership with David Walliams that he is most known, working with him on Little Britain (2003-06), Little Britain USA (2008) and Come Fly with Me (2010-11). He also writes much of the material he appears in, such as Little Britain, Come Fly with Me, Mash and Peas and Pompidou.
Awards
2004: BAFTA TV Award for Best Comedy Programme or Series (Little Britain)
2004: British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Actor (Little Britain)
2005: BAFTA TV Award for Best Comedy Programme or Series (Little Britain)
2005: BAFTA TV Award for Best Comedy Performance (Little Britain)
Facts
Matt began to lose his hair when he was six years old, suffering from alopecia universalis, the loss of all hair, including eyebrows and eyelashes. Matt's cousin Alexa Tilley took part in the 2005 series of The Apprentice. He was best man at the wedding of David Walliams to Lara Stone in 2010. Matt appeared in the music videos for Blur's number one single Country House (1995), Ben Folds' Jesusland (2005), and Pet Shop Boys' I'm with Stupid (2006). Matt's first husband Kevin McGee was found hanged in 2009, just 10 months after the couple divorced. Between 2012-15 he shared a Hollywood home with comedy actor Rebel Wilson. Here he is on Twitter.

David Suchet (Landlord) Born May 2 1946
Career highlights
David began his screen acting career with a reading of Emil and the Detectives on Jackanory in 1966, followed by roles in The Mating Machine (1970), Public Eye (1971), The Protectors (1973), The Professionals (1978), A Tale of Two Cities (1980), Oppenheimer (1980), The Missionary (1982), Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983), Freud (1984), Blott on the Landscape (1985), Iron Eagle (1986), Tales of the Unexpected (1988), The Secret Agent (1992), Executive Decision (1996), Solomon (1997), The Phoenix and the Carpet (1997), Seesaw (1998), Murder in Mind (2001), The Way We Live Now (2001), The In-Laws (2003), Dracula (2006), Maxwell (2007), The Bank Job (2008), Going Postal (2010), Hidden (2011), Great Expectations (2011), Effie Gray (2014), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (2016), Decline and Fall (2017) and American Assassin (2017). He also had the regular role of DI John Borne in NCS Manhunt (2001-02), but will forever be associated with the role of Agatha Christie's Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in 70 episodes between 1989-2013, which he also co-produced from 2003 onwards.
Awards
1985: Royal Television Society Award for Best Male Actor (A Song for Europe; Blott on the Landscape; Freud)
2002: Royal Television Society Award for Best Male Actor (The Way We Live Now)
2002: Officer of the order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to drama
2008: International Emmy Award for Best Actor (Maxwell)
2011: Commander of the order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to drama
Facts
David's wife is retired actor Sheila Ferris, while his younger brother is journalist and news broadcaster John Suchet. David's father Jack was an obstetrician and gynaecologist who carried out research into the use of penicillin in the treatment of venereal disease alongside Sir Alexander Fleming. David's father-in-law was James Jarche, a Fleet Street photographer who took the first photos of Edward VIII and the then-unknown Wallis Simpson, as well as illicit colour photos of Elizabeth II's coronation. With the exception of one short story, David has played Poirot in adaptations of every novel and story written by Christie which features him. In 2009, David was awarded the Freedom of the City of London. Here he is on Twitter!

Mariah Gale (Eliza) Born 1979
Career highlights
Mariah debuted in Oliver Twist (2007), then Skins (2008), The Diary of Anne Frank (2009), Frankie (2013), Death Comes to Pemberley (2013), Stan Lee's Lucky Man (2016), The Hollow Crown (2016) and Broadchurch (2017).

Mandeep Dhillon (Shireen) Born Dec 21 1990
Career highlights
Mandeep debuted in Some Dogs Bite (2010), then The Thick of It (2012), Whitechapel (2013), 24: Live Another Day (2014), Wolfblood (2014), A Wonderful Christmas Time (2014), The Revolution Will Be Televised (2015), Nina Forever (2015), Fried (2014-15), Hospital People (2016-17), Stan Lee's Lucky Man (2016), David Brent: Life on the Road (2016), Damned (2016), Finding Fatimah (2017) and Songbird (2018). She also regularly played Saz Kaur in the series Some Girls (2012-14).
Facts
Here's Mandeep on Twitter.

Colin Ryan (Harry) Born Jun 23 1986
Career highlights
Colin's earliest screen credit was in Shelfstackers (2010), but he might be best recognised as either Barry/ Buck in children's sitcom Hounded (2010) or Lorenzo de Medici in 26 episodes of the series Leonardo (2011-12).
Facts
Here's Colin on Twitter.

Ben Presley (Paul) Born Oct 21 1992
Career highlights
After debuting in the short Reverb (2010), 6ft 5in Ben appeared in Outnumbered (2011), What We Did on Our Holiday (2014), Ashes (2015) and 14 episodes of Galavant as the Jester (2015-16).
Facts
Here's Ben on Twitter.

Alice Hewkin (Felicity)
Career highlights
Debuted in Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars (2007), followed by Game of Thrones (2014), Teacup Travels (2015), The Vote (2015), Stella (2015-16), Doctors (2016), Cuckoo (2016) and Soul Broken Sky (2016).
Facts
Here's Alice on Twitter.

Bart Suavek (Pavel)
Career highlights
Bart's other work includes New Blood (2016) and No Offence (2017).
Facts
Here's Bart on Twitter.

Sam Benjamin (Estate agent)
Career highlights
Sam made his debut in Andy McNab's Tour of Duty (2008), after which he secured roles in Doctors (2011), Implementation (2012), Old Jack's Boat (2013, as Young Jack), The Crimson Field (2014), The Smoke (2014), Hot Pepper (2015), Fresh Meat (2016), Peaky Blinders (2016), The Few (2016), Stan Lee's Lucky Man (2017) and Welcome to Curiosity (2017). Sam is also a scriptwriter and producer, having written several short films (including The Offender (2014), Double Cross (2015) and Cold Blood (2016), and six episodes of the miniseries The Few.
Facts
Sam can also be found on Twitter.

Tate Pitchie-Cooper (Young Landlord) Born 2007
Tate's only other work to date has been on Murder on the Orient Express (2017) and Zee (2017).

CREW

Mike Bartlett (writer) Born Oct 7 1980
Career highlights
Mike's TV writing debut came with The Town (2012), followed by Doctor Foster (2015-17, which he also created) and King Charles III (2017). He was also producer on Doctor Foster and King Charles III. He is also a renowned and respected stage playwright and director, having written Comfort, My Child, Artefacts, Earthquakes in London, 13, Bull, Cock and many others.
Awards
2010: Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre (Cock)
2013: National Theatre Award for Best Play (Bull)
2015: Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play (King Charles III)
2015: Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre (Bull)

Bill Anderson (director)
Doctor Who credits
Directed: Thin Ice (2017), Knock Knock (2017)
Career highlights
Bill's directing work began with King of Jazz (1991), then Creatures of Light (1992), Guardians (1996), Melissa (1997), Silent Witness (1998), The Lakes (1999), Fields of Gold (2002), Spooks (2004), Lewis (2006-10), Taggart (2010), DCI Banks (2011), The Mill (2014) and Mr Selfridge (2016).
Facts
Bill joint-won the Edinburgh International Film Festival's Chaplin Award in 1992 for Best First Feature for Creatures of Light.

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), Thin Ice (2017), Knock Knock (2017), Oxygen (2017), The Eaters of Light (2017), The Lie of the Land (2017), The Empress of Mars (2017)
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.

Nick Lambon (script editor)
Doctor Who credits
Script edited: Under the Lake/ Before the Flood, The Girl Who Died/ The Woman Who Lived, Heaven Sent/ Hell Bent, 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, The Empress of Mars, The Eaters of Light, World Enough and Time/ The Doctor Falls (2015-17)
Career highlights
Nick has also script edited DCI Banks (2012-14) and Wizards vs Aliens (2014), after acting as a story researcher on Holby City (2012).
Facts
In 2006 Nick joined Power Television and helped in the development of programmes such as Crusoe (2008-09) and The Day of the Triffids (2009). He became a script editor for Left Bank Pictures in 2011.

Emma Genders (assistant script editor)
Doctor Who credits
Script edited: Class: For Tonight We Might Die, Class: The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo, Class: Nightvisiting, Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart, Class: Brave-ish Heart, Class: Detained, Class: The Metaphysical Engine, or What Quill Did, Class: The Lost (all 2016)
Assistant script editor: 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, The Empress of Mars, The Eaters of Light, World Enough and Time/ The Doctor Falls (2016-17)
Facts
Emma is also a part-time amateur potter and ceramicist.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Your comments are welcome! If you have corrections or amendments, please quote/ link to your source.