Dame Diana Rigg and Daughter Rachael Stirling Cast in Series 7
It's been revealed that Dame Diana Rigg and her daughter Rachael Stirling have been cast in a Mark Gatiss episode for the 2013 half of Series 7.
The Official BBC Doctor Who Website revealed the news yesterday along with this 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!”
Series 7 Preview for San Diego Comic Con 2012
It has been announced that Doctor Who will feature at this years San Diego Comic Con once again on Sunday 15th July 2012. Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill will be there with Executive Producers Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner joining them. As well as a panel, an exclusive preview of Series 7 will also be shown. Details Below:
2:30-1:30 BBC America’s Doctor Who— The Doctor and the Ponds land in San Diego. BBC America’s Doctor Who stars Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Arthur Darvill join award-winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat (Sherlock) and award-winning executive producer Caroline Skinner (The Fades) for a Comic-Con panel and Q&A. As fans eagerly await the new season’s premiere, BBC America is making sure Steven Moffat brings new footage to reveal on the big screens in Hall H. Ahead of the new season, BBC America will premiere new Doctor Who specials-The Science of Doctor Who, The Women of Doctor Who, The Timey-Wimey Stuff of Doctor Who, and The Destinations of Doctor Who-as part of the Supernatural Saturday programming block starting Saturday, August 4 at 9pm/8c. For those new to Who, the previous two seasons from Steven Moffat are available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download. Hall H
Catrin Stewart to return as Jenny
According to Set reports, Catrin Stewart will reprise her role as Jenny in Mark Gatiss' episode 9 of series 7.
She was spotted on set alongside Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman in an episode rumoured to be titled The Crimson Horror which featured Dame Diana Rigg.
It is also thought that Neve McIntosh will also reprise her role as Madame Vastra although she was not spotted on set.
to see some photos from set go here
Other Series 7 Details:
- Mark Gatiss will write two episodes of the 2013 half of Series seven, reported to by Episode 7 and Episode 9.
- Diana Rigg will play a Character called Mrs Gillyflower and referred to as 'the Ice Lady'
- Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman were both spotted on set wearing period (19th Century) Costumes with Matt sporting a new hat - this time a bowler hat.