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July 12th, 2010 17 comments

Katherine Jenkins Michael Gambon in Xmas special

Katherine Jenkins Michael Gambon in Chrismas special

Michael Gambon (Dumbledore from the Harry potter films) and Katherine Jenkins are to star in the Doctor Who 2010 Christmas special which will be “a twist on Dickens’s A Christmas Carol”

Katherine Jenkins has announced via her official twitter page that she is to star in the 2010 Christmas special.

She Said..

I can now tell you my news. This Xmas in the year 2010 I will be joining the Time Lord in the Tardis. Filming starts today. Wish me luck!

Katherine Jenkins official twitter page can be found Here or you can visit her website Here

The full release from the BBC Press office…

Production started today (Monday 12 July) on the 2010 Doctor Who BBC One Christmas Special in which the thrilling adventures of the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) and newlyweds Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) will continue in a fun-filled and heartfelt festive story.

In the grand tradition of Doctor Who Christmas specials, this year the show has once again attracted stellar guest stars as veteran actor Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, The Singing Detective) and opera diva Katherine Jenkins, in her first acting role, join the Time Lord for what might be his most Christmassy adventure yet!

Arriving on set for her first day of filming, Katherine Jenkins said: “I’m over the moon to be involved in the Doctor Who Christmas Special – I can’t quite believe it as it’s a part of the family tradition at the Jenkins household. I heard the news that I got the role on my 30th birthday and it was the best birthday present ever!”

About the series, lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, commented: “Oh, we’re going for broke with this one. It’s all your favourite Christmas movies at once, in an hour, with monsters and the Doctor and a honeymoon and – oh, you’ll see. I’ve honestly never been so excited about writing anything. I was laughing madly as I typed along to Christmas songs in April. My neighbours loved it so much they all moved away and set up a website demanding my execution. But I’m fairly sure they did it ironically.”

The Christmas special follows on from Matt Smith’s first series as The Doctor, which attracted huge critical acclaim for Smith, his companion, Gillan, and lead writer Moffat, from press and legions of fans alike.

Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning, said: “Matt Smith and Karen Gillan captivated audiences in their debut series and Doctor Who’s clever twist on the much loved A Christmas Carol will thrill BBC One viewers this year with special guest stars Sir Michael Gambon and singing sensation Katherine Jenkins joining Amy and the Doctor for an unforgettable present!”

The series was co-commissioned by Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning for BBC One, and Jay Hunt, Controller of BBC One. Steven Moffat is lead writer and executive producer with Piers Wenger and Beth Willis also executive producing.

Filming on the Christmas special will continue until August 2010.


17 comments

  • Professor Rive Song

    August 10th, 2010 - 11:38pm

    Is Rose back ? cause this person on youtube is saying she was seen filming?

  • de379

    August 10th, 2010 - 10:57pm

    i think a new monster will be in the christmas speical
    maybye the racateen family the relatives of slitheen and they curse
    the planet

  • Laurainamerica

    August 4th, 2010 - 1:15am

    I find Karen(Amy) to be a great actress. I don’t even see her as a companion but as a sidekick! Her character is livley or full of life and Smith is energetic, quirky, strange yet fun and to balance the two out…Rory. He’s calm with a “lets think this through first” attitude. he is a great balance between the other two. This is what makes the three of them all work well together!And they are ALL fine actors/actress.

  • The Last Warrior

    July 15th, 2010 - 9:39pm

    no im afraid to say i didnt like it
    it was the whole american jizzed up way it was portrayed, no offence to any americans….

  • YourNewLodger

    July 15th, 2010 - 7:05pm

    you mean the paul mcgann one cos thats cool

  • The Last Warrior

    July 14th, 2010 - 8:59pm

    just watched the dr who Movie for the first time, man that was awful…

  • booboo

    July 14th, 2010 - 8:46am

    yes he did he palyed Bartemius Crouch or “Barty”

  • Hector Sadler

    July 14th, 2010 - 8:34am

    That a familer name. When I heard Harry Potter didn’t David Tennart star in one of the Harry Potter Movies?

  • M_L_D_WHO

    July 12th, 2010 - 6:40pm

    the Doc Who christmas specials are normally brilliant except from Voyage of the Damned what a lame story but some alright acting from Kylie and an exelent speach from the Doctor portrayed by David Tennant but this sounds goodd a twist on Dickens Christmas Carol and Dumbledore and also Kathrin Jenkins first acting role this sounds a bit wierd but Moffat has assured us this is going to be great like the other episodes of 2010. I can’t really see this story being called FATHER WHO doesn’t really fit in with a story of a Christmas Carol does it well its kinda stating to work on me mostly the Christmas part is the FATHER bit which is in place then Doctor but maybe Moffat got the title from his son again like FLESH AND STONE.

  • I Love Cybermen

    July 12th, 2010 - 6:02pm

    Sounds fun. Merry Christmas everybody!

  • the 11th doctor – used to be DRWHO?

    July 12th, 2010 - 4:58pm

    THE EPISODE TITLE IS CALLED FATHER WHO?

  • booboo

    July 12th, 2010 - 3:50pm

    No idea at this stage but she and Rory are defiantly in it

  • the flaw games

    July 12th, 2010 - 3:47pm

    is amy leaving in the special?

  • Dalek ironside

    July 12th, 2010 - 3:04pm

    as Its Katherine Jenkins first role we will have see, i’m sure she will be fine. Michael Gambon is great news

  • booboo

    July 12th, 2010 - 2:55pm

    Its Katherine Jenkins first acting role so we will have to wait and see, Maybe she is playing herself

  • alfie

    July 12th, 2010 - 2:52pm

    karens character rocks she is a great actress

  • The Last Warrior

    July 12th, 2010 - 12:55pm

    as much as i luv karen as a person, she really is an awful actress, when she says a line….. no emotion, ill be glad to see the back of her.

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