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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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New Award Launched in Honor of Veteran Cinematographer Sue Gibson

Sue Gibson: Nfts

A new award has been organized in honor of veteran cinematographer Sue Gibson. The National Film and Television School (Nfts) has introduced the Sue Gibson Bsc Cinematography Award, a prize celebrating an Nfts Cinematography alum “who has advanced the profession of Cinematography in a significant way.” Nfts has also announced the award’s inaugural nominees, selected by its Cinematography Alumni members.

The female nominees for the Sue Gibson Award are Natasha Braier for “Neon Demon,” Charlotte Bruus Christensen for “Fences” and “Girl on the Train,” Ula Pontikos for “Marcella,” and Vanessa Whyte for her work at illuminatrix, the UK’s first all-female collective of cinematographers which she co-founded.

The winner of the Sue Gibson Award will be announced in September and receive the prize at an event later in 2017. The award ceremony will also see the recipient present a masterclass in cinematography.

“We are delighted that the Nfts has chosen to honor Sue’s memory in this way,” stated Gibson’s partner, Mike Roberts. “She was passionate about passing her skills on to a younger generation of cinematographers and this is truly a fitting tribute.”

Throughout her 30-plus year career, Gibson worked on projects like “The Forsythe Saga,” Marleen Gorris’ “Mrs. Dalloway,” and Nancy Meyers’ “The Holiday.” She most recently shot four episodes of mystery drama “Death in Paradise.” Gibson served as the first female president of the British Society of Cinematographers (Bsc) and was herself an alumna of Nfts Cinematography. In 2010 she received the The Cinematographer Award from the Women’s International Film & Television Showcase.

Gibson passed away in July 2016.

New Award Launched in Honor of Veteran Cinematographer Sue Gibson 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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Nfts reveals nominees for first cinematography award

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Nominees for inaugural Sue Gibson award revealed.

The National Film and Television School (Nfts) has announced the launch of the Sue Gibson Bsc Cinematography Award, which will recognise an Nfts cinematography alumni who has “advanced the profession of cinematography in a significant way”.

Sue Gibson, who passed away last year, was an award-winning Nfts alumna and also the first female president of the British Society of Cinematographers (Bsc).

She was known for her work on feature films including Alien v Predator, The Holiday, Hear My Song and Mrs Dalloway as well as numerous TV series such as The Forsythe Saga, Spooks, Lewis, Poirot and Death in Paradise.

The five nominees have been voted for by Nfts cinematography alumni including Roger Deakins and Suzie Lavelle.

The winner of the award will be announced in September 2017 and the presentation will follow at an event which will include a masterclass by the winner.

The nominees
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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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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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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.

See Also: 13 Questions for the 13th Doctor

See Also: Why Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor Is the Hero We Need Right Now

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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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BBC Studios Names Simon Winstone as Head of Drama, Wales

Simon Winstone has been appointed as the head of drama in Wales for BBC Studios, the broadcaster’s television production arm. Winstone will oversee BBC Studios’ drama and serials business out of its Roath Lock Studios base in the Welsh capital, Cardiff.

The role will see Winstone take charge of the drama series and serials team overseeing all productions based in Cardiff, which include “Doctor Who” (pictured). He is charged with building on creative successes and seeking new opportunities offered by BBC Studios’ new ability to produce programming for alternate broadcasters both in the U.K. and internationally since launching this month as a commercial subsidiary of the BBC, a move which was approved in December last year.

“Simon is a highly talented and experienced creative, who has already contributed to the success of two of BBC Studios’ biggest dramas over the years – ‘EastEnders’ and ‘Doctor Who.’ I am delighted to be welcoming him to BBC Studios at
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Rumour: Kris Marshall replacing Peter Capaldi in Doctor Who

Doctor Who returned to our TV screens last night for Peter Capaldi’s final series as the Doctor [read our review of ‘The Pilot’ here], and if a new report from The Mirror is to be believed, the BBC has already found his replacement.

According to the paper, Kris Marshall – who has long been rumoured as a contender for Capaldi’s successor – has already been cast as the Thirteenth Doctor, and that he will make his debut in the show during the current tenth series, rather than the Christmas Special.

Kris Marshall has already joined the cast and will regenerate at the end of this series, not in the Christmas special,” claim’s the paper’s ‘source’. “They won’t risk a woman Doctor. They want a David Tennant type.”

Speculation that Marshall could be up for the role of The Doctor first began when it was announced that he was leaving the BBC’s Death in Paradise,
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Ralf Little webchat – your questions answered on football, The Royle Family and Caroline Aherne

The actor and producer joined us live from the National Theatre to weigh in everything from his most-coveted role to which packet of crisps goes best with two pints of lager

1.09pm GMT

Really sorry I've got to go, a real shame because I'm quite enjoying myself. Great questions and a lot of fun - thanks for taking the time.

1.09pm GMT

eastofhampstead asks:

Did working with Jim Royle give you a head-start when Monkey Life came along?

You could say that - watching Jim Royle is like a study in anthropology. So yes, doing the voiceover for Monkey Life came pretty naturally after that.

1.08pm GMT

Have to phrase this as a question or it’ll just look rude. How hard did you laugh when Jim said: “Finger, My Arse!”?

About as hard as I laughed at every other thing Jim said, whether I was supposed to or not.
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Tilda Swinton is the new favorite to replace Peter Capaldi in Doctor Who

Ladbrokes has updated its odds with regards Peter Capaldi’s replacement in Doctor Who. According to the bookmaker, the new favourite is Doctor Strange star Tilda Swinton, which would put her in the history books as the first ever female Doctor.

Keep in mind that these are just betting odds founded on a great degree of research, taking into account statements from actors, historical trends, and the push to finally give audiences a female Doctor (Ladbrokes are offering just 5/4 that a female actress will be cast).

Some other interesting names under consideration are Olivia Colman, Ben Whishaw, and Richard Ayoade, while Kris Marshall is 4/1 second favourite following his departure from Death in Paradise.

See Also: Danny Dyer wants to take over from Peter Capaldi on Doctor Who

Who would you like to see as the Thirteenth Doctor? Let us know in the comments below…
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Doctor Who: new Doctor is announced on Sunday

Rob Leane Simon Brew Jul 14, 2017

The next Doctor Who will be revealed on Sunday, the BBC confirms...

A big update here, as the BBC has revealed that we'll know who's replacing Peter Capaldi in the Tardis by the other side of the weekend. The announcement as to who the next Doctor is will be made on BBC One following the Wimbledon Men's Singles final. Best guess is somewhere around 6.30pm at the moment. Let's hope it doesn't rain.

See related Doctor Who, and the casting of Jodie Whittaker Doctor Who stars react to Jodie Whittaker casting Star Wars: Rey, & her absence from Force Awakens merchandise

Here's the BBC announcement that it's making an announcement...

Exclusive News: It%u2019s Almost Time. #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/rB4t1RH8Dx

Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) July 14, 2017

From Wednesday

Peter Capaldi is leaving Doctor Who at the end of the year,
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Death in Paradise actor says he contracted Zika virus while filming

Tony Gardner tells of catching virus on island of Guadeloupe and says BBC show’s crew may form part of a study into disease

The Death in Paradise actor Tony Gardner contracted the Zika virus while filming the BBC1 crime series in the Caribbean, and the show’s crew could be part of a study into the disease.

Gardner, who has also appeared in The Thick of It and Fresh Meat, revealed he and other crew members could have made up “quite a lot” of the more than 250 people from the UK who are known to have caught the virus.

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Horror Highlights: Exclusive Tell Me How I Die Clip, YouTube Spaces & Blumhouse’s Horror Vr, Child Eater, Mountain Monsters, Kill Pill

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Ahead of the theatrical and VOD release of Tell Me How I Die on September 16th, Daily Dead has an exclusive clip from the film. Also: details on YouTube Spaces and Blumhouse's horror Vr collaboration, Child Eater's world premiere at Brooklyn Horror Fest, Destination America's Mountain Monsters season five renewal, and Iris Prize Festival screening details for Kill Pill.

Watch an Exclusive Clip from Tell Me How I Die: "When a group of college students takes part in an experimental drug study, an unexpected side effect gives them terrifying visions of their own murders… which begin to come true. As they scramble to outsmart and outmaneuver their date with death, they realize that the killer is among them and shares their ability to see the future – only he seems to be one step ahead in their race to survive."

Ryan Higa (YouTube's NigaHiga), Nathan Kress (iCarly), Virginia Gardner
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First images from Sky 1’s new action adventure series Hooten & The Lady

The first images from Sky 1’s new action adventure series Hooten & The Lady landed online today, which you can check out below:

From the makers of Death In Paradise and Dickensian, original British drama Hooten & The Lady follows the nail-biting escapades of maverick adventurer Hooten (Michael Landes) who teams up with fearless historical expert Lady Alexandra (Ophelia Lovibond) to travel the globe in search of hidden treasures from the past.

The series also stars Jane Seymour (Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman), Jessica Hynes (W1A), Shaun Parkes (Da Vinci’s Demons) and Jonathan Bailey (Broadchurch).

Brand new action adventure series Hooten & The Lady launches on Sky 1 in September
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BBC's Death In Paradise to visit London for two episodes

The hugely popular detective comedy drama will move from fictional Saint Marie as part of complex investigation

Its sun-dappled tropical setting is one of the factors behind its staggering success. But BBC1’s hit drama, Death in Paradise, will – for two episodes at least – leave behind its fictional Caribbean home in its new series in exchange for the distinctly colder climes of London.

It will be a return home for maladroit detective Humphrey Goodman, played by Kris Marshall, a fish out of water on the fictional paradise island of Saint Marie.

Related: What is the secret to Death in Paradise's success?

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Iff Panama: Caribbean to See ‘Major Boom’ in Production

Panama City — Media lawyer Ken Dhaliwal and producer-lawyer Romola Lucas addressed the opportunities for co-productions with Central America and the Caribbean, in a panel held during Iff Panama.

Dhaliwal is a partner at the Toronto legal office of Dentons and has represented producers on large-scale productions such as “Resident Evil and “The Twilight Saga,” and also smaller producers who put together co-productions. He has recently repped three co-productions between Canada and Colombia and several co-productions with Brazil. He has been in negotiations with co-productions involving Central America and the Caribbean but with no deal secured to date.

Lucas founded the New York-based Caribbean Film Academy and has been involved in various initiatives with filmmakers from the region.

Dhaliwal began by stating that a co-production agreement has many similarities with a marriage agreement – it’s important to get all the details in place at the outset because the situation can get
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France’s New 30% Tax Rate Expected to Lure More U.S. Productions

France’s New 30% Tax Rate Expected to Lure More U.S. Productions
Since Jan. 1, France’s tax rebate programs for international and domestic productions have been hiked from 20% to 30%, with a new ceiling of €30 million ($33 million).

In early February, Fleur Pellerin, then-French minister of culture, traveled to Los Angeles, where she met with the heads of Warner Bros., Disney, 20th Century Fox, Universal Studios, Sony Pictures and Lionsgate, to publicize the new 30% rate and entice more U.S. shoots to France.

Frederique Bredin, president of national film agency the Cnc, says Pellerin’s visit provoked renewed interest from U.S. majors, including ongoing discussions with Disney to film a Marvel Studios movie in France.

Bredin says the new 30% rates “contribute to making France one of the most attractive shooting locations in the world, thanks to competitive tax incentives and the quality of French infrastructures and crews.”

She adds that key reasons for introducing the rates were to curb domestic runaway productions and
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Laura Whitmore's live TV fear

'Death in Paradise' is set to return for its sixth series. The light-hearted crime drama has been given the go-ahead for another sun-soaked season next year following a ratings success of over six million throughout its fifth run. Tim Key, executive producer at the BBC, said: ''I'm delighted that the fifth series of 'Death In Paradise' has proved so popular. We've got more ambitious plans for series six, with a whole host of intriguing puzzles as well as the joy of working with our amazing cast and guest stars. We can't wait to get back to Guadeloupe and start shooting.'' The next
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