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Published on February 11th, 2011 | by Patrick Riley

More Pirate Episode Casting

Casting news today directly from Auntie Beeb herself!

Yet another tall hot redhead has found her way into Doctor Who; supermodel Lily Cole who will portray “a mysterious creature that haunts a pirate ship,” according to the BBC’s official Doctor Who website.  Considering that everyone’s favourite longest-running-science-fiction-show-in-the-world has a lot to do with aliens, we think it’s a safe bet to predict that this “mysterious creature” is not from Earth.

Naturally, as a supermodel, Cole’s got about one million thirty-two pics of herself floating around on the internet, so if the accompanying photo makes you need to see more get a better sense of what she looks like, just Google her!  If you’re a film fanatic, you may have noticed her in St. Trinian’s as Polly and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus as Valentina.  Since judging by appearances is allwe everdo here at Kasterborous, we’re sure everyone will agree that Cole is a welcome addition to the cast.

She’ll appear in Episode 3 of Series 6/Season 32 alongside Matt Smith as the Doctor, Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, Arthur Darvill as Rory Williams, and Hugh Bonneville as a pirate.  Said series/season of Doctor Who should premiere within the next couple of months on BBC One.


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Patrick is a temporal hitchhiker who spends most of his time in the future. His favourite Doctor is the Fourteenth. If you're especially lucky, you might even hear him tweet to all you merry folk in the past @10PatrickRiley.

7 Responses to More Pirate Episode Casting

  1. avatar Paul Cavanagh says:

    Wa-hey! I very much hope that this means every series of Doctor Who from now on will have a special ginger episode! Vincent and the Doctor was awesome for it’s red-headed goodness, and now we have pirates of the scarlet follicles to look forward to!

    Special note to hysterical people who see gingerism everywhere. I’m exceptionally partial to pale-skinned freckly women with lovely ginger locks. The chaps aren’t so bad either. So hold your fire!

  2. avatar Paul Cavanagh says:

    Darn it! I managed to get a superfluous apostrophe in there! Shame on me!

  3. Fire held! I am 100% unfamiliar with this lady’s acting ability, but in terms of looks I wouldn’t mind seeing her as a permanent post-Amy companion!

  4. avatar Paul Cavanagh says:

    Patrick – you should definitely check out the Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus. Lily Cole is pretty darn good in it – she’s clearly not just a pretty face! It’s also noteworthy as being directed by the exceptional Terry Gilliam, and features the late Heath Ledger – the film’s completion was only made possible because Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law stepped in after Ledger’s death to film scenes originally intended for him. These three actors were close friends of Ledger, and my understanding is that they agreed to save the project in Ledger’s honour – appearing for vastly reduced fees. Basically, it’s a rather remarkable film…

  5. avatar Paul Cavanagh says:

    I’m going comment mad here! Surprisingly, it’s not all about the lovely Lily, I’m getting a bit sidetracked.

    According to Wikipeida – ” Depp, Farrell, and Law opted to redirect their wages for the role to Ledger’s young daughter, Matilda, who had been left out of an old version of Ledger’s will”

    Isn’t that nice?

  6. Wait so were they filming scenes as Ledger’s character at odd angles so the viewer couldn’t make out that it wasn’t Ledger or something? Gorgeous ginger aside, that in itself is intriguing enough to make me want to see that film! Plus Terry Gilliam. I’ll have to rent that or get it from a library next time I go into town.

  7. avatar Paul Cavanagh says:

    You can get away with it in a film as surreal as this Patrick. Remember we’re talking Terry Gilliam here! Basically, the main character goes through a magic mirror and comes out the other side looking differently. I recommend the wiki article – there’s a very good account of how the production team coped with Ledger’s death. Also, a producer died just after the film was in the can, and Gilliam was injured in a car crash. However, it’s easy to let all of this ditract from what is essentially a classic Gilliam film. If you’re a fan – watch it!

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