Alex’s Movie Trepidation

Like many people’s reactions to the news that Doctor Who was set to hit the big screen minus its current star and head writer Alex Kingston is filled with trepidation over Harry Potter director David Yates’ reboot.

Speaking on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson Alex shared her concern for the project:

“I can’t believe they’re doing it. Who are they going to get to write it who is any better than Steven Moffat and Russell T. Davies?…Honestly, they are the best aren’t they?

Alex also goes on to discuss having a crush on Neil Gaiman (a crush shared with Craig), just what is “steampunk” and naughty things that can’t be discussed in front of her daughter’s teachers.

Speaking of teachers, who’d like to see Little Miss Kingston judo-flipping a fellow pupil from a 1980’s episode of Grange Hill?

You’ll gasp at her voice! Be amazed at the dialogue! Wallow in the ‘gritty’ portrayal of life in an urban comprehensive school!

In the clips a 17 year-old Alex, playing school bully Jill Harcourt – a character that just fell short of Tucker-like worship – threatens to unleash her judo fury on fellow classmate Susi, played by Linda Slater, unless she does her homework for her, culminating in an outside of school battle for the ages.

There’s just something about Alex Kingston when she plays a bad girl…

Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

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