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2 items from 2008

Lloyd To Play Scrooge

9 November 2008 5:27 PM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Back To The Future star Christopher Lloyd is the latest star to play 'humbug' onstage as Ebenezer Scrooge in an all-star version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

The actor will play the Victorian miser in a production that will also feature Gene Wilder, John Goodman, Jane Seymour and former Frasier star Jane Leeves.

Lloyd joins the likes of Patrick Stewart, Michael Caine, Alistair Sim and Albert Finney among the big name actors who have portrayed Scrooge on stage and screen.

The beloved festive story will be acted out onstage at Los Angeles' home of the Oscars, the Kodak Theatre, for 14 performances, beginning 22 December. »

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Albert Finney to Appear in 'Doctor Who'

23 September 2008 8:48 AM, PDT | | See recent Comicmix news »

With the news that Albert Finney has been cast for one of the Doctor Who 2009 Specials, speculation is running at Blogtorwho that he will reprise Winston Churchill, a part he’s played on television in the past.

So, it’s probably best to sum up all that we know to date about the four Specials and the annual Christmas story so we can keep fact from fiction straight.

The 2008 Christmas Special, entitled "The Next Doctor" according to the BBC, will guest star David Morrissey (The Other Boleyn Girl) and Dervla Kirwan (True Dare Kiss) and air on the BBC in December.  No American airdate has been announced.

The four 2009 specials have two written by producer Russell T. Davies, one written by Davies and Phil Ford and one by Davies and Gareth Roberts. Two are expected to be filmed in the United States.  One will feature the characters of Donna Noble(Catherine Tate) and her grandfather, »

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