Doctor Who News Frank Skinner guests in Doctor Who Series 8

Published on May 23rd, 2014 | by Alex Skerratt

Skinner Misses Son’s Birthday for Doctor Who Appearance

As we all know, comedian Frank Skinner has landed a role in Series 8 of Doctor Who… “But at what cost, I wonder…?”

Well, it turns out he will have to miss his son Buzz’s birthday if he is to make the filming dates!

In an interview with Absolute Radio, Skinner said:

“I thought about being in Doctor Who about every four-and-a-half minutes years before this happened! However, I’m afraid I’ve gone deep into ‘bad dad’ territory, because in order to be in Doctor Who, one of the filming days is Buzz’s birthday. So I’m having to miss it.”

The star also revealed that he had previously missed Buzz’s first steps, as he was attending a screening of Remembrance of the Daleks! That said, hopefully all will be forgiven when he makes his debut alongside Peter Capaldi later in the year, which he is overjoyed about…

“I was in Nando’s when I got the phone call to say that I had got the part. I went outside and there were loads of people around, it was a sunny day… I’m on the phone and he was telling me that I got the Doctor Who job and I did a football volley mime, a really big one.”

I think that’s a completely justifiable reaction given the circumstances…! Let’s face it, little Buzz is going to get quite a surprise when his dad turns up in Doctor Who

Look out for Frank Skinner in Series 8 of Doctor Who, which is due to materialise in Autumn.

(Irish Examiner.)

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5 Responses to Skinner Misses Son’s Birthday for Doctor Who Appearance

  1. Francis Cave says:

    This man is clearly one serious hardcore fan!

  2. Chronomalix says:

    William Hartnell had to miss an important funeral to meet a film date, Patrick Troughton got tired of the demanding schedule, and Christopher Eccleston apparently got upset at the treatment of the filming crew. We think the filming’s all done in a matter of days, but you do roll with some big punches if you want to film DW.

  3. TonyS says:

    Christopher Barry had to miss his sister’s wedding because of filming commitments on The Daemons.

  4. Random Comments says:

    “Let’s face it, little Buzz is going to get quite a surprise when his dad turns up in Doctor Who…”
    Twice, in fact!

    (See: Cameo in Dark Eyes 2)

  5. krumstets says:

    “I was in Nando’s when I got the phone call to say that I had got the part. I went outside and there were loads of people around, it was a sunny day… ”

    Er..in previous interviews he said he was on a tour bus watching episode 3 of The Sensorites..when he got the call.

    Timey Wimey…..

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