OK, maybe raids is a little strong but the star has come away from his special guest turn in the new series loaded up like a bandit apparently.
Ben, who is set to play what he calls “a dastardly villain with considerable sideburns” in an episode penned by Mark Gatiss, told Spectator magazine that as a Whovian himself he couldn’t resist storing up on items while he was there.
I’ve taken stuff from set including loads of photos which is very naughty because you’re not allowed to. I’ve kept everything; schedules and all the things you’ve got to wear and the scripts. I’m hording it, I’m seeing it as my pension.
Quite frankly if I was in his shoes I would have done the same thing. But whats most interesting about this is the nugget of info regarding his appearance. We now know he’s in a Gatiss episode as a villain, promising start, the sideburns could imply period setting as does the use of the word dastardly so fingers crossed we are looking at something along the lines of The Unquiet Dead and The Crimson Horror. Throw in the Robin Hood episode shooting we’ve seen on location…
What are your thoughts, is the idea of another period piece from Gatiss appealing, or are you more interested in seeing what Mr Miller has acquired from the set and hoping it turns up on eBay if times get tough?
And could the actor and comedian be planning some future convention appearances, with props in tow?
Drop us a line and let us know.