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PICTURE: Filming begins on Doctor Who series 9

January 14th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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The BBC have just revealed the above image, confirming that Doctor Season 9 is now officially underway…

As part of the announcement they also confirmed that actor and comedian Paul Kaye – who recently played Thoros of Myr in Game of Thrones Season 3 (below) – is filming at the minute.

Kaye, a fan of Who since childhood, had this to say: “As a kid of the 1970s, the two shows you always watched were ‘Top of the Pops’ and ‘Doctor Who,’ they were unmissable.

“I actually wrote a song called ‘Looking for Davros’’in my first punk band and I sang it like a demented Dalek. I got to present TOTP back in the mid ‘90’s and landing this role in Doctor Who completes the dream double. Peter is a perfect Doctor and I’m loving every minute of the experience, even the five hours in make-up. What a treat, best 50th birthday present ever!”

Also starring in the now-filming two-parter is Morven Christie (Grantchester) Arsher Ali (The Missing), Colin McFarlane (EastEnders) and stage and screen actress Sophie Stone. Zaqi Ismail, Steven Robertson and Neil Fingleton will also join Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman this series.

Showrunner Steven Moffat said: “An amazing guest cast for a brilliantly creepy two-parter by Toby Whithouse. Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are back in Cardiff, back in the box, and back in action – for one of our scariest adventures yet!”

The two-part episode is written by Being Human UK’s Toby Whithouse and is being directed by Being Human’s Daniel O’Hara.

As always, our hopes are high.

Source: Coming Soon

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….