Articles by Andrew Reynolds

Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.


Barrowman Sings BBC’s Praises

Torchwood’s John Barrowman praised the BBC’s diversity with a glitzy Proms in the Park performance at Salford. Barrowman, who was accompanied by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestr a- whom the Salford Council have pledged over £20 million to – was in fine voice as he wowed crowds with a series of showstoppers from Mancini’s Pink Panther…

Mastering Hamlet

To actors, it is the ultimate test of one’s ability- to play the ‘Black Prince’ of Denmark. To get inside the ‘conscious revenger’ and make Hamlet’s emotional and spiritual dilemma palatable to the cheap seats is something both legends and pretenders have tried. You will recall how the Tenth Doctor actor David Tennant rejoined the RSC…

Changing Amy

Karen Gillan has described playing highland hottie, Amy Pond as ‘emotionally draining’. Gillan who’s rumoured to be involved in a major change for the new series said while signing boxes Amy action figures and posters for more than 200 fans at Hamleys toy store in Glasgow’s St Enoch Centre; “It’s been pretty emotionally draining. Just…

Horn: Who ‘a bizarre dream’

Perennial unknown Danny Horn has said working on Doctor Who was like ‘a bizarre dream.’ The actor, who only recently graduated from drama school, has been cast in the Christmas Special – playing a younger version of Sir Michael Gambon’s character Kazran. Horn told the Ilkley Gazette: “I finished the Central School of Speech and Drama…

Teacher Builds K-9 Replica

Take recycled material, add a splash of technical know-how from Shepperton and a frisson of a charity cabal of Daleks and Bob’s your fathers brother, you get Wiltshire-based school teacher and amateur robot builder Mark Enright’s fantastic hobby. Mark’s models are full-scale, operational copies of both the R-6 unit from Star Wars and Doctor Who’s very…

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