Doctor Who News Paul McGann and Daphne Ashbrook - together again at the BFI!

Published on September 9th, 2013 | by Christian Cawley

Daphne Ashbrook Joins Paul McGann at BFI!

There are few women who instil such devotion in fans of a certain age as the utterly charming and beautiful Daphne Ashbrook – and she’s just confirmed that she will be at the BFI on October 5th for the Doctor Who at 50 screening of the 1996 TV movie!

Paul McGann and Daphne Ashbrook - together again at the BFI!

Ashbrook – who played Dr Grace Holloway in the movie and would have been the Eighth Doctor’s companion had a TV series arisen – tweeted yesterday:

Via the link to her blog, she continued:

I can’t wait to see Paul McGann, Gary Russell, Jason Haigh Ellory and Andrew Cartmel. And Geoffrey Sax, whom I haven’t seen since we shot the movie in 1996! And I’ll be lucky enough to see my great friend and funny man, Charlie Ross!

I’m getting very excited!

As if there wasn’t already a fantastic reason enough to attend the Eighth Doctor event, now Amazing Grace is on the panel!


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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+.

6 Responses to Daphne Ashbrook Joins Paul McGann at BFI!

  1. She has also tweeted that she will be at the BBC 50th event at Excel – at least on Saturday 23rd November

    • Hi Douglas

      I actually saw that a little later and decided I would dedicate a second article to it :)

      • From the tweets it sounds like Katy Manning is there too

  2. avatar Bob James says:

    Daphne is awesome!

  3. avatar FrancoPabloDiablo says:

    I loved Chang Lee too and hope The Doctor would have picked him up too had a series arisen. Very glad to hear she’ll be taking part at the BFI event!

  4. avatar Al says:

    Seeing Grace in the recent issue of Prisoners of Time reminded me how much I liked the character. I wish Big Finish could sort out the rights issues so she could reprise Grace for the audios (I think she and Jackie Lane are the only surviving companion actors who haven’t played their original roles for audio.)

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