Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Katherine Jenkins finishes filming on Doctor Who Christmas special/Michael Gambon wasn't a Who fan

Katherine Jenkins has revealed that she has finished filming her scenes for the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special.

The award winning opera singer will star in the installment alongside Harry Potter star alongside Michael Gambon. According to Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning, the episode is a “clever twist on the much loved A Christmas Carol”.

Talking about the experience today, Katherine tweeted:

BTW, I’ve finished filming all my scenes for Dr Who now… Feel really sad as I enjoyed it way more than I thought I would! Lovely people!

As Doctor Who is filmed in Cardiff, Wales and Katherine’s mum lives just forty miles away in Neath, the star took the opportunity to pop home for a quick visit too.

She wrote on Twitter:

Yes Dr Who is filmed in Wales, in and around the Cardiff/Newport area in this case. Managed to see a bit of my mum too – bonus!

Steven Moffat: Michael Gambon wasn’t a Doctor Who fan!

Steven Moffat has admitted that Michael Gambon wasn’t a huge Doctor Who fan, prior to accepting a role on this year’s Christmas Special.

The 69 year old Harry Potter star will appear on the hit BBC show alongside Katherine Jenkins this December and on how he is fitting in on set, Moffat told Premium Hollywood that it was “exciting” to have him around.
“He’s brilliant,” said Moffat. “Of course he’s brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. What a voice.”

“I didn’t get the impression that he was a fan of Doctor Who, except insofar as everyone in Britain is at the moment,” he explained. “[But] if it’s a good script [and] they’re being offered prime-time on Christmas day… there’s a real chance you can get anyone for that.”

The Christmas special was previously reported to be “a clever twist” on the Charles Dickens classic ‘A Christmas Carol.’

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