Matt Smith as the Doctor

Shooting Until December?

Doctor Who star Matt Smith has appeared in a special video interview with The Guardian, partially to celebrate his appointment as patron of the Royal Court’s Young Writers festival.

Along the way he recalls some of his previous stage performances such as That Face, but of most interest to Doctor Who fans, of course, are what he reveals about Series 7 which enters full production shortly.

“It’s a long shoot, we’ve got four or five scripts that are in really good shape. The casting is going very well. I heard some exciting news this morning actually about someone who is going to be in it (but I can’t tell you!)… you’ll know him. Or her!

On the matter of the shoot, Matt seems happy enough to be working outdoors a lot of the time, with night shoots in quarries and streets where monsters shouldn’t be.

“A lot of it is outdoors but there are worse ways to spend your evenings. I’m shooting now until December on Doctor Who, depending on what happens thereafter, who knows, I’m itching to come back [to the Royal Court]”

Now what is interesting about this is that if the show is filming in December, that takes us to about a year from when Matt said “I’ve got another year“… which could of course mean that he’s got a few months off after that, or…


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