Stars Interviewed

Camille Coduri – Rose’s mum Jackie Tyler – has spoken to The People about her latest part – an ex-porn star in thenew BBC3 drama “Synchronicity”. She’s certainly got plenty to say on a feew different issues, but her love of her Doctor Who role is evident:

“It has definitely been one of the happiest times in my life,” she says. “It’s hugely funny to film. More often than not you are tearing down the road screaming when you really want to be wetting yourself laughing.”

David Tennant, too, has been interviewed, in SFX Magazine. I can’t quote you any of it as I’ve mislaid my copy, however the wonderful site devoted to the Doctor Who actor has scans of the second installment of the interview which appears in the June 2006 issue of SFX

SFX Magazine’s website provided readers with a Fact Guide to the Cybermen recently. Well worth a look, in all honesty, not least for the following passage:

According to ‘The World Shapers’, a comic strip printed in Doctor Who Magazine in 1987 (and written by a certain Grant Morrison), the Cybermen were originally the Voord race from the 1964 story ‘The Keys of Marinus’. This is of course, barking mad fanwank.

News last week of Billie Piper’s appearance in a new series of dramas have it seems been the tip of the iceberg for the Swindon actress, who according the The Telegraph will be cast as Fanny Price, the heroine of Jane Austen’ Mansfield Park, in a new ITV adaptation of the novel. Apaprently in light of flagging ratings – and frankly atrocious programming throughout 2005 –

ITV plans to invest £300m this year in new drama, including Mansfield Park. The season of Austen adaptations will be one of the highlights of a new-look schedule that will contain more high-quality drama and comedy as well as a line-up of big-name stars such as Christopher Ecclestone, the Dr Who actor, and Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine, the fashion show presenters.

More can be found about Billie’s other new role in “The Ruby In The Smoke” in this BBC Press Release

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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