Published on December 3rd, 2013 | by Rebecca Crockett0
Gatiss’ Rhubarb Approach to Rachael Stirling
Doctor Who is so beloved that most actors would go to great lengths to get a role, even a just as an extra, on the show. Those same actors would love to quiz anyone that has been in an episode on just how they went about getting that role in the hopes that the method might work for them, too.
So how do you get a role on Doctor Who?
Try being in a stage production with Who writer Mark Gatiss.
Rachel Stirling, daughter of the lovely Dame Diana Rigg, was in a production early last year of George Farquhar’s The Recruiting Officer with Gatiss. During one scene, the two were supposed to be in conversation in the background. But instead of the more typical nonsensical noise made to mimic conversation, Gatiss asked if Stirling had ever appeared on Who.
Later that year both Stirling and her mother Dame Rigg were cast in Gatiss’ The Crimson Horror episode of the show as mother and daughter!
Guess the old saying ‘It’s not who you know…’ really was true in this case!
(via Radio Times)