BBC Worldwide is delighted to announce that Arthur Darvill, who plays the Doctor’s companion Rory Williams in the BBC’s hit sci-fi show, will be joining The Doctor Matt Smith and the series’ Lead Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat at the ultimate Doctor Who fan event in Cardiff’s Millennium Centre next March.
Further additions to the all-star line-up today include long term Casting Director Andy Pryor, Author and Screenwriter Tom MacRae, Director of Photography Stephan Pehrsson, Script Editor Caroline Henry - and actors Stuart Milligan and Simon Fisher-Becker.
The Convention is a full day event that will give Doctor Who enthusiasts an amazing chance to delve into the inner workings of the hit TV show and learn how it is created – a journey from script to screen. With unique access to the cast and production crew, this event offers fans a rare chance to see behind-the-scenes of the world’s longest running sci-fi show.
Tickets include three panel discussions with key cast and crew and Doctor Who production teams showing live pyrotechnics and prosthetic demonstrations, PLUS a chance to talk to the creators of some of the iconic costumes in the props and costume exhibit.
Tickets are on general sale now, priced at £99 and available at: www.dwconvention.com.
All tickets include:
• Official Doctor Who Convention souvenir ticket.
• Official Doctor Who Convention souvenir lanyard and pass.
• Official Doctor Who Convention exclusive behind the scenes images postcard pack.
• Official Doctor Who Convention bag.
For more information, please contact:
Philip Fleming, Head of Communications, Brands, Consumers & New Ventures
T: 020 8433 2596
NOTES TO EDITORS
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Arthur Darvill currently plays companion, Rory Williams, in Doctor Who. Prior to this, Arthur appeared in a number of successful television series, including BBC One’s period drama, Little Dorrit. Arthur has also appeared on stage in Swimming With Sharks and Terre Haunt and more recently played the role of Mephistopheles in Doctor Faustus at The Globe. Arthur is also a musician and composer, he is currently working on several interesting projects.
Andy Pryor has been the Casting Director for Doctor Who since Rose, and has therefore had a hand in choosing the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctors, along with all modern companions. More broadly, he has cast and contracted every speaking part in the modern series. He was also the Casting Director for the first three series of Torchwood (and UK Casting Director for series four) and The Sarah Jane Adventures. Other work includes Trainspotting, Cracker, I’m Alan Partridge, The Long Firm, Moses Jones, Life on Mars, Shooting the Past, The Lost Prince and Upstairs Downstairs (for which he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Casting in September this year.)
Stephan Pehrsson began his Doctor Who career on The Pandorica Opens and The Big Bang — both directed by his former film school classmate, Toby Haynes. He also worked on The Impossible Astronaut, Day of the Moon, a Good Man Goes to War, a Christmas Carol and the Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe. Stephan has worked as Director of Photography on several TV series including Hustle, Vera, The Fades and upcoming drama Nemesis.
Caroline Henry was Script Editor for eight episodes of series 6 and the 2011 Christmas Special. Caroline has also worked as Script Editor on The Bill, Midsomer Murders and Ultimate Force.
Simon Fisher-Becker played Dorium Maldovar in four episodes of Doctor Who series 5 and 6. His other television credits include the Fat Friar in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Afterlife, Love Soup and One Foot in the Grave. Other film credits include Arrividerci Millwall and Beg.
Tom MacRae is an award winning author, BAFTA nominated screenwriter, producer and playwright. He wrote the Doctor Who episodes ‘The Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel’ and ‘The Girl Who Waited’, and is the writer and co-creator of the live Doctor Who show ‘The Crash Of The Elysium’. Tom has worked on a variety of TV dramas, and is the writer and creator of the hit comedy series ‘Threesome’. His new book for children ‘When I Woke Up I Was A Hippopotamus’, is about waking up, and hippopotamuses.
Stuart Milligan is a British based American who is a familiar face on television. He's best known as Adam Klaus in Jonathan Creek with Alan Davies and Crossroads as Max Sampson. He is frequent contributor to BBC Radio including many Doctor Who audio books and plays, and is currently appearing in Jersey Boys as Gyp DeCarlo in the West End. Stuart played President Nixon in Day of the Moon and the Impossible Astronaut.