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Christian Slater In West End Revival of David Mamet’s ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’

Mr. Robot‘s Christian Slater will star in the Sam Yates-directed revival of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross. Slater will play the lead role of Ricky Roma (Al Pacino played him in the 1992 film) alongside a cut throat sales team played by Robert Glenister, Kris Marshall Stanley Townsend, and Don Warrington. It’s the first time the play will have been staged on the West End in a decade, and it will run for 14 weeks at the Playhouse Theatre, from October 26 to February 3…
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Christian Slater In West End Revival of David Mamet’s ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’

Christian Slater In West End Revival of David Mamet’s ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’
Mr. Robot‘s Christian Slater will star in the Sam Yates-directed revival of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross. Slater will play the lead role of Ricky Roma (Al Pacino played him in the 1992 film) alongside a cut throat sales team played by Robert Glenister, Kris Marshall Stanley Townsend, and Don Warrington. It’s the first time the play will have been staged on the West End in a decade, and it will run for 14 weeks at the Playhouse Theatre, from October 26 to February 3…
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Doctor Who and tabloid rumours: when have they got it right?

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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Rumour: Bradley Walsh to play Jodie Whittaker’s companion in Doctor Who

If The Mirror is to be believed, Jodie Whittaker’s female Time Lord will have a male companion when the adventures of the Thirteenth Doctor get underway next year, with the tabloid reporting that former Coronation Street star and The Chase host Bradley Walsh is set to join the cast of Doctor Who.

Walsh has previously worked with new Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall on the ITV drama Law & Order UK, where Walsh portrayed DS Ronnie Brooks and Chibnall was the lead writer.

“Bradley is super excited to be joining the cast of Doctor Who in such a key role,” reads the Mirror’s alleged source. “It means that his schedule over the coming months will be jam-packed – so he won’t be able to continue with the full range of programmes he currently makes for ITV. But, crucially, it won’t affect his role as presenter of The Chase.
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Jodie Whittaker Opens Up About Doctor Who Secrecy, Apologizes To Phoebe Waller-Bridge For Bearing The Brunt Of Rumors

It’s fair to say that the commotion preceding Doctor Who‘s unveiling of Jodie Whittaker almost brought the Internet to a standstill.

Before it became public knowledge that the Thirteenth Doctor was, in fact, a woman, scores of big-name Hollywood actors were linked with the hit BBC series – Kris Marshall, Ben Wishaw, Tom Rosenthal, Vicky McClure…you name it – including Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

The soon-to-be Han Solo actress came into contention two months ago, before being ruled out of the race altogether due to her ongoing commitment to that galaxy far, far away. But in that brief period of time, Waller-Bridge was arguably the hot-tipped favorite to become the next Time Lord, and that’s something Jodie Whittaker addressed while appearing on BBC Radio 2 (via Digital Spy).

Not unlike the recent James Bond news, Whittaker was sworn to secrecy before the BBC announced her to be the first female Doctor,
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‘Death in Paradise’ Star Kris Marshall Breaks Ankle, Pulls Out of Movie

‘Death in Paradise’ Star Kris Marshall Breaks Ankle, Pulls Out of Movie
British actor Kris Marshall (“Love Actually”) has been forced to pull out of upcoming movie “HeadShop” by writer-director Kim Bass (“In Living Color”) after breaking his ankle in an accident. Marshall has starred in four seasons of British cop series “Death in Paradise.”

The agency representing Marshall confirmed the accident. They did not specify how it happened but said it did not occur while he was working. “He has injured his ankle – it’s a simple injury, but means he’s not up and about,” a spokesman for the actor said. “It’s relatively minor, but unfortunately means he can’t travel.”

His reps wouldn’t say if the injury would affect any other upcoming work commitments. He has left “Death in Paradise,” and U.K. reports have linked him to the role of assistant to Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor in the next season of “Doctor Who.”

Marshall’s mishap has forced him off of “HeadShop,” a
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‘Death in Paradise’ Star Kris Marshall Breaks Ankle, Pulls Out of Movie

British actor Kris Marshall (“Love Actually”) has been forced to pull out of upcoming movie “HeadShop” by writer-director Kim Bass (“In Living Color”) after breaking his ankle in an accident. Marshall has starred in four seasons of British cop series “Death in Paradise.”

The agency representing Marshall confirmed the accident. They did not specify how it happened but said it did not occur while he was working. “He has injured his ankle – it’s a simple injury, but means he’s not up and about,” a spokesman for the actor said. “It’s relatively minor, but unfortunately means he can’t travel.”

His reps wouldn’t say if the injury would affect any other upcoming work commitments. He has left “Death in Paradise,” and U.K. reports have linked him to the role of assistant to Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor in the next season of “Doctor Who.”

Marshall’s mishap has forced him off of “HeadShop,” a
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Doctor Who: could a live episode work?

Scott Varnham Aug 3, 2017

If Doctor Who were to take on the challenge of broadcasting a future episode live, what might be involved?

It’s all change in the world of Doctor Who at the moment. The 13th Doctor has been revealed to be Jodie Whittaker (off Broadchurch) and Kris Marshall has gone from being the rumoured new Doctor to being the rumoured new companion. So we’re taking a look at a bold step that the production team could take, if they decided to: putting on Doctor Who’s first live television episode. (Watch this get leaked to the Sun as insider information.)

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In a way, this would be going back to Who’s roots in ‘as-live’ television. While the episodes were never broadcast live, the difficulty of editing footage in those days meant that directors
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Stupid, dull and unsexy? Then you could be the next Doctor Who companion!

With the news that Bill Potts is leaving, the field is wide open for the first female Doctor’s new companion. But should they be young, old, male, female or – dare we say it – Kris Marshall?

Pearl Mackie has officially confirmed her exit from Doctor Who, and it’s a huge loss. By playing Bill Potts as an actual person – a questioning, clever, funny viewer analogue who was seduced by the Doctor’s responsibilities as much as his power – Mackie had the potential to be one of the all-time great companions.

But now she is no more. After the Christmas special, everything will change. And while Chris Chibnall might see Potts as surplus to the requirements of his new vision, he’ll hopefully be able to take plenty from her. Using her, and others, as an example, here are all the qualities he should be looking to bring to her replacement companion.
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Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Deon Cole & More Cast In ‘Headshop’

Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Deon Cole & More Cast In ‘Headshop’
The Carmichael Show‘s Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Deon Cole (ABC’s Black-ish), are set to co-star in the upcoming indie comedy Headshop, directed by Kim Bass. Michael Jai White, Reno Wilson, Marla Gibbs, Tony Plana, Kris Marshall, Donis Leonard Jr., and Claudia Zevallos round out the cast of the film, which is currently shooting in Los Angles. Written by Bass, the pic follows therapist Dr. Latrice Monroe who, after a devastating loss, tries to reconnect to her roots…
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Jodie Whittaker Becomes the First Female “Doctor Who” Lead

Jodie Whittaker in “Doctor Who” promo

After decades on the air and 12 Doctors, a female actor has finally been cast as Doctor Who. The BBC has revealed that Jodie Whittaker will take on the iconic role after the series’ current star, Peter Capaldi, says goodbye to the sci-fi show in this year’s Christmas special.

“The BBC had on Friday announced that it would unveil the new Doctor after the men’s Wimbledon final, taking fans by surprise,” The Hollywood Reporter writes. “Among the various names thrown out by bookies as contenders for the ‘Doctor Who’ lead role have been the likes of ‘Fleabag’ creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, ‘Death in Paradise’ actor Kris Marshall, and even Tilda Swinton.”

Broadchurch,” “Adult Life Skills,” and “Venus” are among Whittaker’s previous credits.

Whittaker steps into the role as showrunner Steven Moffat exits. Moffat has spoken about the pressure he received from different types of fans — those advocating against a woman Doctor and those advocating for one. “One saying, ‘It would never work.’ What do you mean, it would never fucking work?” he asked. “How the hell would you know that? The other one, ‘It’s absolutely necessary it happens now.’ No it’s not! It’s not necessary! It may never happen! Don’t be silly. There are no absolutes.” It may have taken years and years for a woman to take charge of the Tardis, but fortunately the moment has — finally — come. Also, is it really so “silly” to want to see a woman have the opportunity to take on one of the most beloved characters of all time? It bears noting that it was “Doctor Who’s” new writer and executive producer, Chis Chibnall, who decided to cast Whittaker. The pair previously worked together on “Broadchurch.”

“After months of lists, conversations, auditions, recalls, and a lot of secret-keeping, we’re excited to welcome Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor. I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman and we’re thrilled to have secured our number one choice,” emphasized Chibnall. “Her audition for The Doctor simply blew us all away. Jodie is an in-demand, funny, inspiring, super-smart force of nature and will bring loads of wit, strength, and warmth to the role. The Thirteenth Doctor is on her way.”

Whittaker said, “I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey — with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet,” commented Whittaker. “It’s more than an honor to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.”

Online reaction to Whittaker’s casting has been mixed, and predictably so — there’s plenty of sexist rants but also inspiring tributes. The Mary Sue has collected some of the the best and worst reactions to the news. Check out this vid of a young girl watching the promo revealing Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor:

My daughter watching the #DoctorWho announcement. #doctor13 #DoctorWho13 https://t.co/eX0w1rW4E9

— @Jenny_Trout

Earlier this year Pearl Mackie made herstory as the first openly gay companion on the time traveling series.

Check out Whittaker’s big debut in the “Doctor Who” promo below.

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Jodie Whittaker Becomes the First Female “Doctor Who” Lead was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Why Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor Is the Hero We Need Right Now

Tony Black on Jodie Whitaker’s casting as the Thirteenth Doctor…

So there we go. The 13th (or should that be 14th?) Doctor, hero of legendary British institution Doctor Who, is for the first time in history going to be a woman. More specifically Jodie Whittaker, who just went from being a critically acclaimed British TV and occasional film actress to global household name in the space of a tennis-filled afternoon.

Let’s be honest – this is a great thing, right? That’s not even a question. It *is* a great thing. End of. Doctor Who is a show that prides itself on positive messages for children and adults alike, messages of hope and freedom and liberal thought; it prides itself on the central hero, effectively a wizard in space, refusing to use weapons to fight his enemies, rather using words and where possible compassion. Most recently, it’s a
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Jodie Whittaker cast as the Thirteenth Doctor in Doctor Who

After months of speculation finally today, at the close of the Wimbledon, it has been revealed by the BBC that the Thirteenth Doctor will be played by the actress Jodie Whittaker. Millions will already know Whittaker from the hugely successful crime drama Broadchurch, which also starred former Time Lord David Tennant.

Numerous guesses had been made at who may be taking up the mantle of the 13th incarnation of the most famous Time Lord, with Kris Marshall thought to have been the favourite after suddenly departing Death in Paradise. However, names including Olivia Coleman (also from Broadchurch), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) and Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange) were also strongly tipped, before Whittaker’s name suddenly appeared yesterday and became the firm favourite to win the coveted role.

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What do
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Phoebe Waller-Bridge now bookmakers’ favourite for the next Doctor in Doctor Who

With Peter Capaldi set to make his exit from Doctor Who in this year’s Christmas Special, the speculation as to who will be the next actor to take on the iconic role of the Time Lord is really heating up.

Although Death Valley star Kris Marshall was widely tipped to have already secured the role of the Thirteenth Doctor, we now have a new bookies’ favourite in Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, while Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum) and Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) have both entered the betting after an influx of bets pointing towards the first ever female Doctor.

“A female Doctor Who definitely looks to be in the making as women dominate the betting after a massive reshuffle off the back of Peter Capaldi filming his final scenes as the time lord,” said Aoife Heffron of BoyleSports. “When the news broke that Capaldi would be stepping down as Doctor Who,
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David Tennant doesn’t think Olivia Colman is “a serious option” for Doctor Who

With Peter Capaldi’s tenure as The Doctor coming to an end, there’s been intense speculation as to who’ll be the next actor to take on the role of the Time Lord in the long-running sci-fi series Doctor Who.

As always when a regeneration is on the horizon, there’s been calls for the BBC to introduce a female Doctor, with Olivia Colman seemingly a heavy favourite for the role. However, according to her Broadchurch co-star and former Doctor David Tennant, Colman is not “a serious option” – and not because she’d not be a good fit for the role, but rather she’s simply to busy to commit.

“I really don’t think that’s a serious option,” said Tennant in an interview with EW. “Olivia is busier than any other actor on Earth. I don’t think she’d be able to suddenly take four years to go to Cardiff.
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Doctor Who: just who is in the vault?

Simon Brew May 31, 2017

Is the person in the Vault in Doctor Who series 10 really who we all think it is? Speculation ahead...

This article contains spoilers up to and including The Pyramid At The End Of The World (we've not seen beyond that at the time of writing).

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We also talk about someone known to be returning, whose appearance has been revealed in promotions for the show. Still, scroll below the spoiler-squirrel at your peril…

As Steven Moffat has admitted, it’s the ultimate simple mystery: a locked door, and the question of just who is behind it? And by the end of The Pyramid At The End Of The World, seven episodes into Doctor Who series 10, it seemed as though we’d had our answers. Missy was in the vault. It was all
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Luke Treadaway and Sacha Dhawan tipped as candidates to replace Peter Capaldi in Doctor Who

With Peter Capaldi set to call time on his role as the Doctor following the current tenth series of Doctor Who, there’s been a lot of speculation as to who will be the next actor to take on the role of the iconic Time Lord in the long-running BBC sci-fi.

Last month, The Mirror claimed that Death in Paradise’s Kris Marshall had already been cast as the Thirteenth Doctor. However, the Radio Times is now disputing that report, stating that Marshall is no longer a shoe-in for the part, and that Luke Treadaway has caught the eye of the production team thanks to his work in the Sky Atlantic series Fortitude and his role in the feature film A Street Cat Named Bob.

The article also goes on to suggest that Sacha Dhawan – who played director Waris Hussein in the BBC’s Doctor Who dramatisation An Adventure in Space and Time
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‘Doctor Who’: The Next Doctor Rumored to Be ‘Chewing Gum’s’ Black Female Star — Report

‘Doctor Who’: The Next Doctor Rumored to Be ‘Chewing Gum’s’ Black Female Star — Report
Every time the star of “Doctor Who” has announced they’re stepping down, speculation regenerates about his possible replacement. Ah, but what if this time, instead of a white male Doctor, the BBC finally listened to fans who’ve been seeking some diversity for the role?

According to a Nerdist, a source close to production insists that Michaela Coel will replace Peter Capaldi as the next Doctor, which would make her the first female and first black actor to play the role. This source is not an official BBC spokesperson though, and the statement the BBC released to Nerdist didn’t confirm anything: “No casting decisions have been made yet for ‘Doctor Who’ Season 11.”

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Although Coel was not one of the people that IndieWire had suggested for casting, she would make a fantastic Thirteen. The
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‘Doctor Who’: The Next Doctor Rumored to Be ‘Chewing Gum’s’ Black Female Star — Report

‘Doctor Who’: The Next Doctor Rumored to Be ‘Chewing Gum’s’ Black Female Star — Report
Every time the star of “Doctor Who” has announced they’re stepping down, speculation regenerates about his possible replacement. Ah, but what if this time, instead of a white male Doctor, the BBC finally listened to fans who’ve been seeking some diversity for the role?

According to a Nerdist, a source close to production insists that Michaela Coel will replace Peter Capaldi as the next Doctor, which would make her the first female and first black actor to play the role. This source is not an official BBC spokesperson though, and the statement the BBC released to Nerdist didn’t confirm anything: “No casting decisions have been made yet for ‘Doctor Who’ Season 11.”

Read More: ‘Doctor Who’ Review: New Companion Bill Gets a Charming Introduction in Season 10 Premiere

Although Coel was not one of the people that IndieWire had suggested for casting, she would make a fantastic Thirteen. The
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David Bradley to play the First Doctor in Doctor Who Christmas Special

It looks like David Bradley is set for another adventure in space and time, with The Mirror reporting that the Game of Thrones actor is set to portray the First Doctor in this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, which will mark the final appearance of Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor.

Bradley previously portrayed William Hartnell, the actor behind the First Doctor, in the BBC’s Doctor Who 50th anniversary drama An Adventure in Space and Time. The plot will reportedly see the First Doctor joining forces with the Twelfth in order to save their home planet Gallifrey by moving it to another dimension.

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Bradley will become the third actor to portray the First Doctor on screen, with Richard Hurndall taking on the role for 1983’s ‘The Five Doctors’ following Hartnell’s death in 1975.

Series ten of Doctor Who
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