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Published on December 14th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

A Glass of Wine for the Lady

Opera singer and blonde bombshell Katherine Jenkins has spoken about her concern about reactions to her acting ability – A Christmas Carol is the Doctor Who guest star’s first screen role.

She also said that she would be enjoying a “large glass of wine” before watching the episode when it goes out.

“I haven’t had any training and I’ve not really had any experience of this kind of thing,” she said.

Following the BFI preview showing on Monday evening, we now know a few more details about the Christmas special which is based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Spoiler time for the sensitive among you…

Sir Michael Gambon’s Kazran Sardick is, it turns out, a rich and naturally lonely “Scrooge” who has control of the sky. To prove how rotten he is, he has frozen Jenkins’ character Abigail Pettigrew simply because her family cannot afford to pay their debts.

All of this hooks together nicely, we expect, with the fact that accoridng to clips Amy and Rory are on board a crashing spacecraft… To top it all off, the Doctor must some how defeat a flying shark.

Katherine Jenkins seems to have been suitably encouraged while on set – so there might be a chance of a repeat performance from a lady we can now call a “singer/actress”.

“Everyone in the whole Doctor Who team was brilliant and so encouraging and supportive that they made me feel like I could do it,” she said.

“By the end, I had a ball and I think that has now opened my mind to thinking if the right thing came along maybe I would like to do it again.”

Now if you don’t know this next bit, you really need to read Kasterborous a little more often: A Christmas Carol airs on Christmas Day at 6pm on BBC One and BBC HD!

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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+.




One Response to A Glass of Wine for the Lady

  1. mykalel says:

    Anyone worried about Jenkins’ acting abilities should just remember that little Caitlin Blackwood had no previous acting experience either, and look how well that turned out.

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