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July 2nd, 2012 32 comments

Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling In Doctor Who !

Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling In Doctor Who !

From BBC Twitter

Mother and daughter Dame Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling will star in the new series of DoctorWho!

Steven Moffat said ‘Dame Diana Rigg, Rachael Stirling and a Mark Gatiss script – a combination of talents you could only get in Doctor Who!’

Steven added, ‘Frankly, I’m terrified already!’ More news follows shortly!

Rachael Stirling said, ‘Mark Gatiss has written a gift of a script and an on-screen relationship between Ma and I that is truly delicious.’

Diana Rigg has appeared in numerous roles but is particularity well known for secret agent Mrs Emma Peel in The Avengers and the “Bond girl” in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), playing Tracy Bond, James Bond’s only wife.

BBC Press release…

Mother and daughter Dame Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling are set to star side by side in the BBC Wales drama Doctor Who, the first time the pair have ever worked together on screen.

Character details remain under wraps, but the episode penned by Mark Gatiss will see Dame Diana and Rachael recreate their off-screen relationship on-screen, as they play a mother and daughter with a dark secret.

Starring alongside the Doctor, Matt Smith and new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman, the episode will air on BBC One in 2013 and is directed by Saul Metzstein. Filming begins this week (2 July) at Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff.

Dame Diana Rigg, who will play a Yorkshire local, said: “The first time Rachie and I will be working together is on an episode of “Doctor Who” specially written for us by Mark Gatiss. How lucky is that?”

Rachael Stirling, on working on Doctor Who, said: “What joy. I am looking forward to the madness of Doctor Who enormously. Mark Gatiss has written a gift of a script and an on-screen relationship between Ma and I that is truly delicious. We have never before worked together because the offers have not been tempting, but when such a funny and original script comes through you know the time has come.”

Steven Moffat, executive producer and head writer on Doctor Who, said: “Dame Diana Rigg, Rachael Stirling and a Mark Gatiss script – a combination of talents you could only get in Doctor Who! Frankly, I’m terrified already!”


32 comments

  • The supreme

    July 11th, 2012 - 5:44pm

    TOM BAKER IS COMING BACK!!!4TH DOCTOR IS RETURNING

    Reply
    • booboo

      July 11th, 2012 - 7:24pm

      another tabloid rumour

    • the astronaut of death

      July 12th, 2012 - 3:41pm

      i know he is rumourd to be returning for the 50th

      but it s probly just a lie

    • matt smithy

      July 12th, 2012 - 10:01pm

      he said (at collectormania 18) that if he was asked then he WILL come back, but only when asked. He said as the fans had been so good for him he would repay the favor. He also said he would only come back if his scenes made sence (unlike dimentions in time).

  • Doctor Who DVD Collector

    July 10th, 2012 - 5:21pm

    LOOK BOOBOO! First episode of Series 7 is named on the BBC DW website!

    Reply
    • Give me a Dalek any day

      July 10th, 2012 - 6:30pm

      There’s already a page about that on this site (Doctor Who: Asylum of the Daleks) plus that was announced two weeks ago! 😉

  • Fox Moldur

    July 7th, 2012 - 4:53am

    Sounds like he’s describing a porno LOL

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      July 7th, 2012 - 10:47am

      give us some more spoilers I love spoilers and I don’t care what Mr. Moffat says GIVE US SOME NEW SPOILERS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      please

    • Anonymous

      July 7th, 2012 - 8:30pm

      what is the point of a spoiler it just ruins the story for you honistly I prefer a nice surprise

    • Anonymous

      July 7th, 2012 - 8:31pm

      I DONT LIKE SPOILERS THEY RUIN THE STORY

  • crazy guy

    July 6th, 2012 - 6:20pm

    (spoiler alert)

    madame vastra and jenny reappear in series 7
    and general strax is back he is in a suit

    Reply
    • the astronaut of death

      July 6th, 2012 - 7:10pm

      i know they will appear in episode 9

  • Hector Sandler

    July 5th, 2012 - 11:05am

    Well remembered Diana Rigg in The Avengers & she was a Bond girl in ON HER MAJESTY SECRET SERVICE opposite George Lazenby. She had 3rd Doctor Jon Pertwee as guest in 1 of Avengers role. She worked with 5th Doctor Peter Davidson in her Dectective series MRS BRADLEY MYSTERIES. Peter Davidson was Inspector Christmas. That all I can say.

    Reply
  • the astronaut of death

    July 4th, 2012 - 7:42pm

    the series 7 premier will be on

    the 25th of augest

    Reply
    • the astronaut of death

      July 4th, 2012 - 7:43pm

      on 1 month and 2 days to go

      please reply

  • Bigger on the Inside

    July 3rd, 2012 - 9:36pm

    SPOILER ALERT ( kind of )

    This ep is supposed to be called The Crimson Horror and Jenna Louise Coleman ( or Clara as some call her ) is wearing Period costume which looks amazing!
    Who prefers the companions wearing old costumes in stories set in the past?

    Reply
    • Bigger on the Inside

      July 3rd, 2012 - 9:36pm

      And matt has a hat, I’ve seen it on loads of sites!

  • Sebatron

    July 2nd, 2012 - 11:06pm

    In the small image she kind of look likes an older version of Sarah Jane Smith

    Reply
  • jedi jim

    July 2nd, 2012 - 9:50pm

    I had the honor of meeting her once, long before she was Dame Diana. A charming woman,very nice to fans, as well as a brilliant actor!

    Reply
  • the astronaut of death

    July 2nd, 2012 - 7:38pm

    series 7

    episode 1…Asylum of the Daleks

    episode 2…called Phantoms of the Hex.

    Reply
    • Give me a Dalek any day

      July 2nd, 2012 - 7:50pm

      Last I heard, Phantoms of the Hex was rumoured to be episode 11. ??

    • Anonymous

      July 3rd, 2012 - 4:37pm

      I heard episode 9 will be called The Crimson Horror

    • 4thdoctorforever

      July 3rd, 2012 - 7:37pm

      According to the Sun, episode three is rumoured to be called Cubed?

    • the astronaut of death

      July 3rd, 2012 - 8:08pm

      no thats episode 4

  • the astronaut of death

    July 2nd, 2012 - 7:37pm

    series 7

    episode 1…Asylum of the Daleks

    episode 2…called Phantoms of the Hex

    Reply
  • sheepinafez

    July 2nd, 2012 - 5:15pm

    who are they have they been on the show before

    Reply
    • booboo

      July 2nd, 2012 - 6:01pm

      no they haven’t, Diana Rigg is very well know

    • Jason doctorwhoone

      July 2nd, 2012 - 6:12pm

      Diana Rigg is best known for the 1960’s TV series ‘The Avengers’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10QW3Az1FTw

      Her daughter Rachel unfortunately I am unfamiliar with, in fact, I didn’t even know Diana had a daughter.

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    July 2nd, 2012 - 5:02pm

    The original Misses Emma Peel ???? . . . . NICE ONE 😀

    Should get her old Adventures co-star Patrick Macnee to star in Doctor Who as well, even if he is now 90. He could play a small part perhaps considering his age.

    Reply
    • Jason doctorwhoone

      July 2nd, 2012 - 5:03pm

      Avengers not Adventure, D’oh ! 😛

  • Tardis’nt

    July 2nd, 2012 - 4:20pm

    great! can’t wait ’till series 7, i am rxcited already! 😛

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    July 2nd, 2012 - 12:43pm

    cool

    Reply

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