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Update: The BBC has officially confirmed that Bhaskar will be appearing in the series eight finale. Read more about it, here.
This one comes straight from the horse's mouth, well, Twitter account. Actor and writer Sanjeev Bhaskar (Goodness Gracious Me, The Kumars At No. 42, The Indian Doctor) Tweeted the following not hours ago:
"So. I can finally reveal that I've spent part of this week flying about w/ this guy @bbcdoctorwho #DrWho #nospoilers" The Tweet was accompanied, for clarity, by a Peter Capaldi pic.
Though the as-yet-undisclosed guest role will be Bhaskar's first in the TV series, the actor previously provided the voice of Dr Avishka Sangakkara in Eighth Doctor Big Finish Audio Adventures The Eight Truths and Worldwide Web.
Doctor Who is also keeping it in the family with this particular guest star, »
A family owned textile shop on the verge of bankruptcy and an aspiring Muslim stand-up comedian feature in Material which was written and directed by Craig Freimond (Gums & Noses). The South African comedy screened at The World Film Festival in Montreal and Busan International Film Festival; originally released in 2012, the movie has now entered the digital realm of iTunes.
It’s Ebrahim’s (Vincent Ebrahim) dream for Cassim (Riaad Moosa) to take over the shop, but Cassim has discovered a talent for stand-up comedy, and he soon finds himself in direct conflict with his father, his family and his community.
Ebrahim Kaif has been embroiled with a 30 year feud with his brother which threatens to bankrupt him. Cassim seeks solace in humour where his experiences being a Muslim in South Africa provides him with satirical material that enables him to launch a career making club patrons laugh; he also with »
- Trevor Hogg
Vincent discussed with us the inspirational moments that led him on the path to acting, the role and influence of poetry, stepping out of his comfort zone, returning to work in South Africa and looking ahead to taking up the pen.
Why a career in acting? Was there that one inspirational moment?
There was not necessarily one inspirational moment, but rather a series of moments. When I was at school and considering a career I was originally planning to be a marine engineer. Then in high school I lost track of that ambition, and being good at English I became more interested in the drama society. So I began my performing life reading poetry in a poetry group. Then with marine engineering having gone out of the window, »
- Paul Risker
3 items from 2014
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