As you probably know already by now, the Official Doctor Who Convention taking place on the 24th and 25th March at Cardiff’s Millennium Centre with Matt Smith and Steven Moffat the main guests – but more have been announced today, including Mark Sheppard!
Sheppard was of course an instant hit with fans playing the role of Agent Canton Delaware III in the opening episodes of Series 6 The Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon, helping the Doctor to eliminate one of his creepiest foes, The Silence. He’s happy to be involved, as you might expect…
“I grew up watching Doctor Who, and the fans are a huge part of what really makes the show so very special. I can’t wait to come back to Cardiff for this unprecedented behind-the-scenes event – a unique chance for fans to meet the amazing people responsible for so much of the show we all love and get to experience their talent and creativity in a totally new way”
It’s great to see that voice of the Daleks Nick Briggs and Millenium FX honcho Neill Gorton have also been announced, alongside Churchill actor Ian McNeice and Raquel Cassidy who played Cleaves in The Almost People and The Rebel Flesh (and appeared as Diana in this evening’s episode of Midsomer Murders…)
Already confirmed with Smith and Moffat are Arthur Darvill; Danny Hargreaves; Tom MacRae; Barnaby Edwards; Caroline Henry; Stephen Pehrsson; Michael Pickwoad; Andy Pryor; Gary Russell and Marcus Wilson.
Excitingly, further announcements are expected to follow in the next two weeks!
The Convention is a full day event that will reveal the inner workings of Doctor Who, showing the journey from script to screen: Live special effects and pyrotechnic demonstrations; prosthetic masterclasses and in-depth Q & A sessions with the makers of the show will give an unrivalled glimpse into the behind-the-scenes world of Doctor Who.
For more information about the event and for tickets please visit: www.dwconvention.com.