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Former Doctor Who Showrunner Says Journalists Invented Fuss Over Female Doctor

21 September 2017 12:16 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After Jodie Whittaker was cast as the Thirteenth Doctor back in July, column inches in newspapers (particularly in the UK) began filling up with talk of a “backlash” against the decision by a subset of Doctor Who fans. Quick to describe these stories as “completely imaginary” was outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat. It seems his predecessor in the role, Russell T. Davies, agrees with that as well.

Speaking to Radio Times, Davies – who presided over Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant’s tenures in the Tardis – had this to say:

“The only people making a fuss were, to be honest, journalists, saying ‘what about the fuss?’ There wasn’t one. There wasn’t one at all. What a different world we live in – how magical.”

To back up his point, he then went on to talk about the many Doctor Who fans he’s encountered recently. “Every single one of them is excited about it, »

- Christian Bone

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Women to Direct Royal Shakespeare Company’s Entire Summer 2018 Season

12 September 2017 12:01 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Fiona Laird, one of the directors slated for RSC’s summer 2018 season: fionalairdvoice.com

On the heels of the announcement of London’s new, all-female acting company, Dangerous Space, and the Royal Court’s majority female season, we have some more positive theater news from the UK. Per The Guardian, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has revealed that women will helm all the plays at its two main theaters during the summer 2018 season. Polly Findlay, Erica Whyman, Fiona Laird, Maria Aberg, and Jo Davies have all been tapped for the RSC’s first-ever all-women-directed lineup.

According to RSC artistic director Gregory Doran, there was no plan to feature solely female directors in the summer 2018 season. Instead, he told The Guardian, the company had “reached a point where those women directors had been with us and had grown, developed.”

Findlay, Whyman, and Laird will each take on a Shakespeare play next summer, a RSC press release details. Findlay will direct “The Leftovers” actor Christopher Eccleston as the titular scheming, violent king in “Macbeth.” Whyman will reframe the famous tale of star-crossed lovers, “Romeo and Juliet,” as a political story. It’s “about a group of grown ups who have let their young people down quite profoundly,” Whyman told The Guardian. Finally, Laird will take the reins on the comedy “The Merry Wives of Windsor.”

Doran selected “Macbeth,” “Romeo and Juliet,” and “The Merry Wives,” some of the Bard’s most popular works, “as part of a string of RSC initiatives to encourage a passion for Shakespeare in young people,” the source writes.

Whyman will also be directing on a non-Shakespeare production, the new musical “Miss Littlewood.” It tells the story of Joan Littlewood, “the anarchic revolutionary of 20th century theater.” “Born into poverty, she raged her way to have lasting influence on British culture,” the RSC summarizes. “Anti-establishment, communist, visionary, rude, and glorious, Joan fired the imagination of a generation.”

Aberg will helm John Webster’s 1612 tragedy “The Duchess of Malfi,” a story loosely based on the actual Duchess and the confrontation she has with her brothers after they prevent her from marrying for love. Davies is set to direct “The Fantastic Follies of Mrs. Rich,” based on Mary Pix’s “The Beau Defeated,” a comedy about a widow trying to rise through society’s ranks.

Head over to the RSC’s website for more information on its summer 2018 season.

Women to Direct Royal Shakespeare Company’s Entire Summer 2018 Season was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Rachel Montpelier

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The 20 Best Performances Not Nominated for an Emmy in the 21st Century, From Eva Green to Carrie Coon

12 September 2017 8:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Emmys have been getting better in recent years, with winners like Tatiana Maslany and Rami Malek being welcome and deserved surprises, but the Academy’s frustrating history of repeat nominees and winners has made it hard for deserving performances and series to make their mark. No awards show is ever going to be perfect, especially the Emmys when you consider just how many options there are to choose from each year, but it’s never not heartbreaking when you realize the likes of Kristen Bell, Carrie Coon, Michael K. Williams and more all went unnoticed for iconic TV performances.

With the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards airing this Sunday, IndieWire looks back at the 20 best performances that went unrecognized by the Television Academy over the last 17 years. The group is made up of actors both comedic and dramatic, in roles ranging from lead to supporting, but they’re all united in their greatness. »

- Liz Shannon Miller and Zack Sharf

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The 20 Best Performances Not Nominated for an Emmy in the 21st Century, From Eva Green to Carrie Coon

12 September 2017 8:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Emmys have been getting better in recent years, with winners like Tatiana Maslany and Rami Malek being welcome and deserved surprises, but the Academy’s frustrating history of repeat nominees and winners has made it hard for deserving performances and series to make their mark. No awards show is ever going to be perfect, especially the Emmys when you consider just how many options there are to choose from each year, but it’s never not heartbreaking when you realize the likes of Kristen Bell, Carrie Coon, Michael K. Williams and more all went unnoticed for iconic TV performances.

With the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards airing this Sunday, IndieWire looks back at the 20 best performances that went unrecognized by the Television Academy over the last 17 years. The group is made up of actors both comedic and dramatic, in roles ranging from lead to supporting, but they’re all united in their greatness. »

- Liz Shannon Miller and Zack Sharf

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The Week in Spandex – Thor: Ragnarok marketing blitz, Avengers 4 rumours, X-Force and Suicide Squad 2 get directors, Jared Leto confused over Joker plans and more

9 September 2017 9:46 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers 4, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Silver & Black, Nighthawk, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Inhumans, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Punisher, X-Force, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Justice League, Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad 2, Shazam, The Joker, Superman: Red Son, Gotham, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Titans and more…

With the release of Thor: Ragnarok fast approaching, Fandango has revealed that the Marvel threequel has edged out Warner Bros. Justice League in its poll to find the most anticipated movie of the fall, while early box office tracking is predicting that the film will open domestically with around $100 million. Should that project prove accurate, it would put Ragnarok ahead of the God of Thunder’s previous solo movies (which debuted to  $65 million and $85 million respectively), although it would be down on the McU’s two other releases this year, with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 »

- Gary Collinson

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Safe House review – abducted wife, copycat crime? Seen it all before

7 September 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The new series has new characters and a new location – but offers nothing new. Plus: tension from the off in Tin Star, with Christina Hendricks and Tim Roth

Remember that series a couple of years ago with Christopher Eccleston as Robert, the proprietor of a Lake District house as magnificently doomy and gloomy as his face, who gave shelter to crime victims in need of a secure place to stay? You do? Well, it’s back. You don’t? No matter – it’s not really back. It’s got a new protagonist – Tom, played by Stephen Moyer, who is more of a scrappy terrier than Eccleston’s rangy, watchful wolfhound – and a new location: Anglesey. It’s the television equivalent of the philosopher’s axe – if you replace all the parts, is it still the same thing?

The new Safe House (ITV) certainly performs the same function as the original, »

- Lucy Mangan

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The Leftovers: Is the HBO TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Four?

6 September 2017 1:02 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchWill the Garvey and Murphy families find the answers they seek? Has the The Leftovers TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on HBO? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Leftovers season four. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About?A fantasy drama series on the HBO premium channel, The Leftovers stars Justin Theroux, Carrie Coon, Amy Brenneman, Kevin Carroll, Christopher Eccleston, Scott Glenn, Lindsay Duncan, Regina King, Jovan Adepo, Janel Moloney, Margaret Qualley, Jasmin Savoy-Brown, Liv Tyler and Chris Zylka. An adaptation of the Tom Perrotta novel, this TV series explores what happens when 2% of the world’s population inexplicably vanishes. In the third and final season, the Garvey and Murphy families »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Billie Piper Says Rose Tyler Would Still Be In Love With A Female Doctor

5 September 2017 8:58 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In one fell swoop, the Powers That Be made history earlier this summer by announcing Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor in Doctor Who.

It’s a casting milestone that had been long on the cards – at one point, Han Solo actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge emerged as the out-and-out frontrunner – and this Christmas, we’ll see Peter Capaldi hand over the keys to the Tardis in the festive-themed “Twice Upon a Time.”

Of course, ever since the announcement that Whittaker would be portraying the character, a number of people involved with the sci-fi series, both past and present, have congratulated the actress – including Peter Capaldi, Colin BakerChristopher Eccleston and David Tennant. Now, Billie Piper has chimed in to give her thoughts, offering up quite a bit for fans to chew on.

For starters, during an appearance at DragCon, the actress revealed that she thinks her character on the show, Rose Tyler, »

- Matt Joseph

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Inhumans opens strong, Doctor Who in the McU, Bad Boys 3 still alive and more – Weekend News Roundup

4 September 2017 1:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Inhumans Opens Strong

It may have been demoted from a big screen blockbuster to a small screen TV show, but Marvel’s Inhumans has had a strong showing in its IMAX release. According to Boxofficemojo, Inhumans brought in around $2.6 million worldwide – pretty good considering the season four finale of Game of Thrones made $1.4 million, it’s has zero promotion and dreadful reviews. Read more here.

Ragnarok On Male Writers

Thor: Ragnarok star Tessa Thompson has thrown shade on male writers in Hollywood – calling them dumb in the way they portray female characters – and praised Taiki Waitii for deviating away from the comic book version of Valkyrie. “Obviously, it’s still a superhero movie and so you’ve got to figure out when you need to stand with your hands on your hips and what makes sense,” she told The L.A. Times. “But we wanted to create a character that occupied her own iconography. »

- Luke Owen

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Doctor Who’s Matt Smith interested in joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe

3 September 2017 10:50 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

While his days as the Eleventh Doctor on Doctor Who are long over, Matt Smith hasn’t taken his eyes off of joining yet another major franchise beloved by millions. The actor confirmed during a panel at Fan Expo Canada that he would be interested in taking on a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“I’d love to. They’ve got ask me though, the swines,” Smith said jokingly, putting the ball in Marvel’s court. “But it would have to be the right project.”

Smith wouldn’t be the first Doctor Who alum to journey into the Marvel Cinematic Universe – not by a long shot. In fact, Smith’s two predecessors as the sonic screwdriver-wielding Time Lord, Christopher Eccleston and David Tenant, portrayed the main antagonists in Thor: The Dark World and Jessica Jones, respectively.

Additionally, Karen Gillan, who played Smith’s sidekick Amy Pond during her several years on Doctor Who, »

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Former Doctor Who Star Matt Smith Wants A Role In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

3 September 2017 2:10 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though you may not think so, the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Doctor Who have a lot in common. Aside from them both being highly enjoyable and popular franchises, they also share a lot of the same actors. Most notably, we’ve seen Christopher Eccleston, Karen Gillan, David Tennant and Jenna Coleman all hold roles in each, but it might not end there. At least, not if Matt Smith has his way.

While appearing at Fan Expo in Toronto this weekend, the Eleventh Doctor was asked whether or not he’d be interested in joining some of his Who co-stars over in the McU, and here’s how he replied:

“I’d love to. They’ve gotta ask me though, the swines.” the actor joked. “But it would have to be the right project. It would have to be something that felt different enough to Doctor Who. I love so many »

- Matt Joseph

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‘Come Home’: Christopher Eccleston & Paula Malcomson To Star In BBC Family Drama

1 September 2017 8:44 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Christopher Eccleston (The A Word, Fortitude) and Paula Malcomson (Ray Donovan, Broken) are set to star in Come Home, an upcoming BBC family drama from Bafta- and International Emmy-winning screenwriter Danny Brocklehust. Set in North Ireland, the drama, produced by Red Production Company for BBC One, explores the messy realities of parenthood, marriage and what happens when a mother switches the reset button on her life. It focuses on a family reeling, from mother Marie… »

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Christopher Eccleston, Paula Malcomson to Star in BBC Family Drama ‘Come Home’

1 September 2017 2:59 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Christopher Eccleston will play a husband struggling to come to terms with his wife leaving him and their children in upcoming BBC drama “Come Home.”

Paula Malcomson (“Ray Donovan”) will play wife and mother, Marie, who ups and leaves her family in the three-part drama, which is currently being shot in Belfast, Northern Ireland. StudioCanal’s Manchester-based production company Red is making the series, which is part of BBC drama boss Piers Wenger’s first slate for the U.K. pubcaster.

“Come Home” examines what it takes for a mother to walk out on her family, leaving her children behind, the impact it has, and how others judge her. It centers on what made Marie leave Greg, and is billed as an emotional mystery.

Danny Brocklehurst (“The Five”) is writing the series and said: “Chris and Paula are two of the UK’s finest actors. The drama takes Greg and Marie on a hugely emotional journey as »

- Stewart Clarke

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Tuesday’s best TV: The Great British Bake Off; Manchester: 100 Days After the Attack

28 August 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Relax, they haven’t ruined it … plus a sober look back at the monstrous attack at the Ariana Grande concert in May

It is probably unwise to deem one terrorist attack more depraved than another, but there was something especially monstrous about the suicide bombing that occurred at Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert in May. In all, 22 people were killed and 59 seriously injured – mostly children attending the show and parents accompanying them. Narrated by Christopher Eccleston, this film reflects on the attack and the response that followed. Andrew Mueller

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- Andrew Mueller, Jack Seale, Sophie Harris, Phil Harrison, Mark Gibbings-Jones, Graeme Virtue, John Robinson

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Casting Jodie Whittaker In Doctor Who Was Not A Political Move

25 August 2017 7:35 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In one fell swoop, the Powers That Be made history early last month by announcing Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor in Doctor Who.

It’s a casting milestone that had been long on the cards – at one point, Han Solo actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge emerged as the out-and-out frontrunner – and this Christmas, we’ll see Peter Capaldi hand over the keys to the Tardis in the festive-themed “Twice Upon a Time.”

But for all of the excitement and often short-sighted furor that Whittaker’s casting has caused, one argument that keeps coming up is that choosing a female for the role was a political move. According to former showrunner Russell T. Davies though, that’s simply not true.

Of course, it’s Davies who fans have to thank for reimagining the series into the smash hit it is today, as he brought Doctor Who back in 2005 and saw it through »

- Matt Joseph

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Remembering the 9th Doctor

25 August 2017 11:23 AM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Remembering Christopher Eccleston’s brief and underrated run on Doctor Who

The post Remembering the 9th Doctor appeared first on ComingSoon.net. »

- dsimovic

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Doctor Who and tabloid rumours: when have they got it right?

23 August 2017 1:58 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Harrison Aug 24, 2017

When have tabloid rumours been spot on about Doctor Who, and when have they been, er, less accurate?

“Look Who's the Doc's new assistant!” On Tuesday, the Mirror's front page trumpeted an exclusive reveal that Bradley Walsh would be Jodie Whittaker's companion in the new series of Doctor Who.

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The one-time Sarah Jane Adventures guest star would be the first companion actor to have hosted a quiz show with the same name as a 1960s serial, but beyond trivia, the report has been fairly well received as far as we can see – Walsh is a decent actor, who's worked with incoming executive producer Chris Chibnall before on Law & Order UK, and a fun screen presence. But given the source, might it all be a load of bobbins? »

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Former Doctor Who Showrunner Regrets Not Considering A Female Doctor

23 August 2017 12:03 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The casting of Jodie Whittaker as the first ever female lead of Doctor Who has been met with widespread acclaim from the cast and crew of the sci-fi series. Practically all the previous Doctors and a bunch of companions have praised the decision, as has outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat, who will soon pass the reins over to Chris Chibnall.

Now, Moffat’s predecessor, Russell T. Davies, has thrown his hat into the ring as well. It’s Davies who fans have to thank for reimagining the series into the smash hit it is today, as he brought Doctor Who back in 2005 and saw it through the Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant eras before vacating the show in 2010. He made many progressive moves during his tenure as well, but Davies has admitted that he simply “didn’t think” of casting a woman when he was in charge. That doesn’t mean he’s against the decision, »

- Christian Bone

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How David Tennant Escaped Typecasting, From ‘Doctor Who’ to ‘DuckTales’

15 August 2017 1:17 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In recent years, David Tennant has proven that he’s much more than just “The Doctor.”

He’s been a detective (“Broadchurch”). A duck (“Duck Tales”). A “dastard” (“Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” in which he’ll appear for Season 2). And soon, a devil — having just been cast as co-lead character Crowley in Amazon’s limited series adaptation of the apocalyptic fantasy novel “Good Omens.”

Read More:David Tennant on Why ‘Broadchurch’ Is Like Nothing Else on TV, And Why He’s Glad It Has An Ending

Once upon a time an actor like Tennant would have been typecast forever as the time-traveling Doctor of “Doctor Who,” a classic sci-fi hero beloved by many. Once they’ve gone “genre,” actors have often found it tough to escape the label: “Star Trek: The Next Generation” star Sir Patrick Stewart has often told a story about auditioning for a well-known Hollywood director at »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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How David Tennant Escaped Typecasting, From ‘Doctor Who’ to ‘DuckTales’

15 August 2017 1:17 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In recent years, David Tennant has proven that he’s much more than just “The Doctor.”

He’s been a detective (“Broadchurch”). A duck (“Duck Tales”). A “dastard” (“Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” in which he’ll appear for Season 2). And soon, a devil — having just been cast as co-lead character Crowley in Amazon’s limited series adaptation of the apocalyptic fantasy novel “Good Omens.”

Read More:David Tennant on Why ‘Broadchurch’ Is Like Nothing Else on TV, And Why He’s Glad It Has An Ending

Once upon a time an actor like Tennant would have been typecast forever as the time-traveling Doctor of “Doctor Who,” a classic sci-fi hero beloved by many. Once they’ve gone “genre,” actors have often found it tough to escape the label: “Star Trek: The Next Generation” star Sir Patrick Stewart has often told a story about auditioning for a well-known Hollywood director at »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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