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Why my Doctor had to be northern

Posted by goldenplum on January 22, 2016 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)

From Radio Times -

 

I wanted to move him away from the RP (received pronunciation) for the first time because we shouldn't make a correlation between intellect and accent" he says, "although that still needs addressing".

The self-described working-class actor also says that cultural inequality is "much more pronounced" in Britain than it used to be, and that it would be difficult for a young actor with his background to succeed in the industry today.

"You can't blame Eddie Redmayne or Benedict Cumberbatch but inequality will lead to a milky, anodyne culture. To an extent that's already happened," he argues.

Eccleston stresses that it's not just about the working class though. "There's not enough writing for women or people of colour" he says. "It frustrates me when they insist on doing all-male Shakespearean productions – a wonderful intellectual exercise, maybe, but it's outrageous because it's putting a lot of women out of work."


Cavan Scott

Posted by goldenplum on April 1, 2015 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

From Den of Geek - Just released from Titan Comics, Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor - Weapons of Past Destruction is a five-part mini-series set between the episodes "The Doctor Dances" and "Boom Town." In the adventure, the Doctor, Rose, and Captain Jack Harkness stumble upon an adventure in which, obviously, the fate of the entire universe hangs in the balance.

The reason this comic succeeds so perfectly is the writing of Cavan Scott and the art of Blair Shedd. Along with co-writing the reference book Doctor Who: Who-logy, Scott worked on a variety of Doctor Who audio adventures (including co-producing several featuring the wonderful Iris Wildthyme expanded universe character).

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