30 Jul 2014

New Guests Announced

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Gallifrey One is delighted to announce a brand new group of guests making appearances at our forthcoming convention, The 26 Seasons of Gallifrey One, next February:

2015-gormanBurn Gorman

Best known for playing the role of scientist Owen Harper on Torchwood, Burn Gorman has become a well known character actor on both sides of the Atlantic, being seen more recently as Karl Tanner in Game of Thrones, Major Richard Hewlett in AMC’s Turn: Washington Spies, and for guest starring roles in such recent films as Pacific Rim and The Dark Knight Rises; he’s also been on the stage in the West End, done voiceover roles including for Star Wars: The Old Republic, and is a talented musician. This is his first visit to Gallifrey One, courtesy Showmasters Events.

2015-kingJacqueline King

Jacqueline King portrayed Sylvia Noble, the disapproving mother of Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) during the David Tennant era of Doctor Who. Her television appearances include Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, Casualty, Coronation Street, Doctors, The Bill and 55 Degrees North. Originally scheduled to be with us last year, we are delighted to welcome her to her first visit to Gallifrey One sponsored by Showmasters Events.

2015-sheppardMark Sheppard

One of television’s most prominent character actors, Mark Sheppard is a legend in the science fiction genre from his many roles in Doctor Who (as Canton Everett Delaware), Firefly, Supernatural, Warehouse 13, Battlestar Galactica, The Middleman, Dollhouse, Leverage, 24 and Soldier of Fortune. A popular guest at conventions all over the world, Mark has become one of Gallifrey One’s most anticipated guests the past few years and we are delighted to welcome him back for 2015.

2015-royDeep Roy

Actor, stuntman and puppeteer Deep Roy is a Hollywood legend on both sides of the screen and in both the US and UK. His many appearances include portraying the “Peking Homunculus” Mr. Sin in Doctor Who: “The Talons of Weng-Chiang,” as well as appearances on Blake’s 7 and The X-Files, and in films such as Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (as the Oompa-Loompas), Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness (as Scotty’s sidekick Keenser), Planet of the Apes, The Haunted Mansion and many others. Deep Roy, who had to postpone his 2014 appearance, joins us courtesy Coolwaters Productions.

2015-hagonGarrick Hagon

Character actor Garrick Hagon made two Doctor Who appearances 40 years apart: as Ky in “The Mutants” with Jon Pertwee, and more recently as Abraham in “A Town Called Mercy” opposite Matt Smith. Best known as Luke Skywalker’s childhood friend Biggs Darklighter in Star Wars, Hagon has appeared in starring and guest-starring roles dozens of films and TV series for nearly 60 years, and is an accomplished stage actor (playing opposite Alec Guinness in Richard III in 1963). He joins us courtesy Coolwaters Productions.

2015-tuckerMike Tucker

Mike Tucker’s contributions to Doctor Who spans two eras, as both a visual effects assistant for the final season of the classic show with Sylvester McCoy, and as model unit supervisor on the new series beginning with Christopher Eccleston’s tenure. Tucker’s work with his team has earned him several BAFTA craft awards. Mike also penned the non-fiction book “Ace!” about his work in the late 80s with Sophie Aldred, and then became a prolific Doctor Who novelist for both Virgin and BBC Books; his latest, “The Crawling Terror,” will be one of the first books to feature Capaldi’s Doctor. Mike returns to Gallifrey One after a long absence and we’re delighted to welcome him back.

2015-vandenbroekeMarnix van den Broeke

Marnix van den Broeke is a character actor who brought to life the character of the Silent, one of the Doctor’s foes during the sixth series, in “The Impossible Astronaut,” “Day of the Moon” and “The Wedding of River Song”, and has spoken about his experiences on Doctor Who Confidential. As a background and stunt performer, he brings insight into the production of the series and we are thrilled to welcome him to talk about his experiences, appearing courtesy Coolwaters Productions.

Phil Ford

Longtime guest and friend of Gallifrey One, Phil Ford is an accomplished screenwriter and producer whose credits include co-writing “The Waters of Mars” with Russell T. Davies for David Tennant’s Doctor, and the second episode of the eighth series starring Peter Capaldi (as well as the animated story “Dreamland”). Phil is also the former co-producer and head writer of The Sarah Jane Adventures, and more recently on Wizards vs. Aliens; he’s also written for such series as Bad Girls, The Bill and Coronation Street. Phil makes his sixth visit to Gallifrey One.

Derek Ritchie

Making his second visit to Gallifrey One after a popular appearance last year, Derek Ritchie has served as Doctor Who’s script editor during Matt Smith’s final year and also the forthcoming new series with Peter Capaldi, as well as serving as producer and script editor on Wizards vs Aliens, script editing Peter Davison’s raucous The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, and as assistant director on a variety of recent shows including Being Human and Still Game, and we’re thrilled to welcome him back.

And of course, we’d like to remind everyone that this is is nowhere near complete.  We still have many guests to be confirmed over the next six months including some of our major headliners, so we invite you to stay tuned…

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