Wednesday 28 August 2013

Hobbit's Peter Jackson May Take Dr Who Tardis to New Zealand

There is mounting speculation that Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings and King Kong director Peter Jackson may have agreed to take charge of an episode of the forthcoming series of the BBC's sci-fi series Doctor Who. Link

Monday 19 August 2013

Thursday 8 August 2013

Straw Dalek

This monumental 35′ tall straw Dalek was designed by Mike Harper and built with the help of a team of volunteers.  It took them around 700 man hours to build this colossal Doctor Who monument but not only does it look amazing, but the head and weapons move and it even has audio!  Apparently, it required around 6 tons of straw and 5 tons of steel to build.
An ice cream shop called Snugbury’s near Nantwich in Cheshire has apparently been doing giant straw builds like this every year for over a decade and with the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who just a couple months away, they decided to do a giant straw Dalek.

Wednesday 7 August 2013

Who Is Pater Capaldi

Peter Capaldi is an award winning actor, film maker and lifelong Doctor Who fan. He has enjoyed an illustrious career to date in both film and television. Before securing the coveted role of the Twelfth Doctor, Peter first appeared in Doctor Who in 2008, playing Caecilius in the episode "The Fires of Pompeii".

Peter grew up in Glasgow and attended the Glasgow School of Art, while studying there he secured his first breakthrough role in Local Hero (1983). He has also had roles in Dangerous Liaisons, The Crow Road, The Devil’s Whore and Torchwood: Children of Earth. It is his role as Government spin doctor Malcolm Tucker in the BBC comedy series, The Thick of It , that has earned Peter both international and award success. In 2010 he won the BAFTA Television Award for Best Male Performance in a Comedy Role and the BPG Best Actor Award. In both 2010 and 2012, Peter won the British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Actor. A film spin-off from The Thick of It, entitled In the Loop, was released in 2009.

As well as appearing in front of the camera, Peter is an award winning film maker. In 1995, he won the Oscar for Best Short Film (Live Action) for Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life. He also wrote Soft Top, Hard Shoulder, which won the audience award at the London Film Festival, and wrote and directed Strictly Sinatra. Peter's stage credits include Professor Marcus in The Ladykillers at the Liverpool Playhouse, which saw the play transfer to the Gielgud Theatre in London. 2013 has been a busy year for Peter who has been seen on screen in the film World War Z and in BBC Two drama series The Hour, for which he was BAFTA nominated.

Not only will Peter film his first scenes for Doctor Who this Autumn, but he will appear in the forthcoming film The Fifth Estate and the Disney film Maleficent. Peter is currently filming new BBC One drama series The Musketeers, in which he plays Cardinal Richelieu which will launch in early 2014. bbc

Monday 5 August 2013

Doctor Who: The Thick Of It Star Peter Capaldi Is Revealed As The Twelfth Time Lord

Will appear on screen in 2014 following eleventh Doctor Matt Smith's departure in this year's Christmas special BAFTA-winning actor will join existing Doctor's Assistant Jenna Coleman At 55, he is the oldest actor to play the Time Lord since the First Doctor William Hartnell in 1963 Previously guest-starred in a 2008 episode of Doctor Who

 Peter, a lifelong Doctor Who fan who won an Oscar for Live Action Short Film in 1995, admitted he found it difficult to keep his new job a secret from his 16-year-old daughter Cecily. He said: 'It's so wonderful not to keep this secret any longer. dailymail