Liam Cunningham Comments On Matt Smith; Paul McGann Talks DOCTOR WHO Anniversary

Liam Cunningham Comments On Matt Smith; Paul McGann Talks DOCTOR WHO Anniversary

Liam Cunningham Comments On Matt Smith; Paul McGann Talks DOCTOR WHO Anniversary

Game Of Thrones star Liam Cunningham comments on his guest appearance on Doctor Who and main actor Matt Smith. Additionally, the Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann, talks about the possibility of being involved in the show's 50th Anniversary.

Actor Liam Cunningham (Game Of Thrones) appears in this weekend's episode of the popular British sci-fi show Doctor Who, and has talked to Access Hollywood about his role and his co-stars of the episode Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman.
'Cold War' is the latest instalment of the show penned by Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), and features the Doctor (Smith) and Clara (Coleman) facing off with an Ice Warrior aboard a Russian submarine.

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Doctor Who star Matt Smith has been described as a "wonderful Doctor" by Cunningham. The Game Of Thrones actor - who plays Captain Zhukov in this weeks episode - told Access Hollywood that he greatly enjoyed seeing Smith embody the role of the Eleventh Doctor.
"Matt Smith is a wonderful Doctor. He's wonderful. He's a very quirky character both in real life and as Doctor Who. I'd seriously say, I think he's gonna go down as - definitely one of the classics of the Doctors, definitely, definitely, and a delightful human being - as is Jenna-Louise."

Cunningham is well known for his portrayal of Davos Seaworth in Game of Thrones, which kicked off its third season last weekend in the US.
His casting in 'Cold War' came alongside David Warner, Tobias Menzies and Spencer Wilding.
This episode will also mark the first appearance of an Ice Warrior in Doctor Who since 'The Monster of Peladon' in 1974.

Paul McGann (Eighth Doctor) Talks 50th Anniversary

The Doctor Who actor Paul McGann has said that he will not rule out any involvement in the show's 50th anniversary special.
McGann, who played the Eighth Doctor, offered his own opinions on the anniversary to ZBTV and suggested that Christopher Eccleston's (the Ninth Doctor) decision not to appear could mean changes to showrunner Steven Moffat's plans.

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"I think Chris Eccleston is probably a big factor in it. I don't want to speak for him...he's probably reluctant to get involved in anything that's ongoing. So that's something that they have to somehow get over and deal with. I'm guessing they've got time to do it. It's not quite the anniversary yet. The anniversary doesn't start until November. Whatever it is that they're planning and they are making, they've got time to do it. It's my feeling [and] this is just a personal thing, once they resolve Chris Eccleston's participation or non-participation either way, then they're free to [figure it out]...Being actors anyway, they'll call us on the Friday and say, 'You're starting on a Monday. We're not going to know until the 11th hour. Half past 11...I can't count the times as an actor, when [you're] offered something and you start next week!"

Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman will be joined by returning stars David Tennant (Tenth Doctor) and Billie Piper (past companion Rose Tyler) for the special, but a BBC source recently told Digital Spy that Christopher Eccleston (Ninth Doctor) has chosen not to take part.
Past Doctors Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy have both recently suggested that they are unlikely to return for the anniversary, with past companions John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness) and Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones) making similar comments.

Doctor Who's 50th anniversary will include several nods to the show's heritage, including bringing back Jemma Redgrave as UNIT's Kate Stewart and a revival for original series villains the Zygons.
John Hurt and Joanna Paige have also been cast in unspecified roles in the celebratory episode, which is being filmed now in the UK.


Doctor Who will be back with the third of the 7-Part 2 Series, 'Cold War' written by Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and directed by Douglas Mackinnon ('The Sontaran Stratagem'/'The Poison Sky' and 'The Power Of Three') on BBC One, Saturday April 13th in the UK and BBC America.
The air date for the Anniversary Special is still unconfirmed but expected sometime in November.

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