Doctor Who News Joanna Page cast in Doctor Who 50th anniversary special

Published on June 19th, 2013 | by Christian Cawley

Joanna Page: Hurt is “just fantastic”

Doctor Who 50th anniversary guest star Joanna Page has been talking about her co-stars this week – mainly man of mystery John Hurt…

Joanna Page cast in Doctor Who 50th anniversary special

“He is so much fun. He’s got the most amazing stories, he’s just fantastic. And you see him on set and he’s got that amazing voice and he doesn’t do anything – he just starts saying the lines and you’re like, ‘Oh my god, you are the best actor I’ve ever seen.’”

There really isn’t anything you can add to that. But we will, as Page’s chat with the Radio Times revealed that the Welsh actress was thrilled to have been asked – although you’ll note that she didn’t audition, so the production team clearly knew exactly who and what they wanted for her role (which may or may not be Queen Elizabeth I).

“I’ve wanted to be in Doctor Who for ages,” “They just phoned and said, ‘Will you be in it?’ and I said, ‘Oh my god, yes, definitely.’ It was so much fun getting to act with the different Doctors but it was quite scary and intimidating at first.”

What is it now, June? We’ve still got another five months to discover just what John Hurt’s character is all about…

(Via Radio Times.)


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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+.

2 Responses to Joanna Page: Hurt is “just fantastic”

  1. avatar Geoff says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing John Hurt enormously, his charisma, his voice. Having him I Doctor Who is incredible. That tiny teaser at the end of the series was just plain cruel!

  2. avatar Paul May says:

    I believe John Hurt’s character will in a throw away scene save 90 film reels from destruction in the Zygon ship and the BBC will come clean with their recovered treasure.

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