Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
First Teaser For Pixar's The Good Dinosaur
A brief glimpse of jurassic larks
Jason Isaacs Cast In A Cure For Wellness
Gore Verbinski has found the film's villain
Clint Eastwood Finds A New Biopic To Direct
He may tackle hero pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger
Christina Hodson And Lindsey Beer Join The Transformers Writing Team
They'll work on new films for the franchise
A Royal Affair's Nikolaj Arcel Chosen To Direct The Dark Tower
He's starting talks for the Stephen King adaptation
Roger Christian Turning Star Wars Companion Short Black Angel Into A Movie
He has Rutger Hauer and John Rhys-Davies ready to star
Tim Roth Joins Life At These Speeds
He's on board the novel adaptation
The Rock To Headline Big Trouble In Little China Remake
X-Men writers are working on the script
Sofia Coppola Abandons The Little Mermaid
Director tosses live-action remake back in the sea
New Poster For The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Down with President Snow!
24 Spin-Off In Development
With a new hero as the focus
Arielle Holmes Joins Shia LaBeouf In American Honey
The hard-hitting world of magazine subscriptions beckons
Eddie Redmayne Eyed As Fantastic Beasts Lead
Update: He's signed!
Eli Roth's Green Inferno Finally Gets Release Date
Blumhouse to the rescue!
Miranda Otto Joins Homeland For Season 5
As Carrie Mathison heads to Berlin
Terminator Genisys Clip Drives Online
Everything has changed...
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
YESTERDAY
Terminator Genisys Clip Drives Online
Everything has changed...
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Terminator: Genisys
26 June 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Lost River (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Big Stories Small Flashes
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Doctor Who Leads Empire's TV Preview
Exclusive: Matt Smith does David Bowie

30 August 2012  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Exclusive

submit to reddit

Though Daniel Craig's James Bond may lead the ultimate film preview in this month's Empire, Matt Smith's Doctor Who is charged with fronting our massive TV special and he does so brilliantly.

Channeling his inner Thin White Duke "I’m a huge Bowie fan. I loved the Olympic Opening Ceremony because I thought, ‘How amazing, the plethora and heritage of music we have. Incredible! Wonderful!’" Smith lit up our special Doctor Who photoshoot with infectious enthusiasm to talk about the latest series of the much-loved time-travelling favourite.

Film fans who have skipped the BBC's wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey funtimes of late may be intrigued to hear of his new adventures taking him to Sergio Leone’s old stomping ground of Almeria, Spain, in a Western-themed episode, as well as an Avengers-like New York special.

There, companions Amy and Rory Pond (Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill), part company with the good Doctor as recurring villains the Weeping Angels attack.

“It’s terribly exciting because they’re my favourite monster and it’s one of my favourite cities,” says Smith. “If I had my way I’d shoot the whole thing in New York.” 

You can find out more about Matt Smith and his Bowie-esque moves in the latest issue of Empire, but just to tease you a little more, here's Mr. Smith explaining just how much he loves his job and just why playing the Gallifreyian is such good fun.

“He’s endless, he’s boundless, he’s limitless! He constantly allows you to reinvent him. That’s what’s interesting about this year. It’s about what a new companion (Clara, Emmerdale actress Jenna-Louise Coleman) reveals in him. It’s like a Shakespearian tragedy, Doctor Who. There’s a theatre to it. Because every day you’re either facing the end of the world, or the loss of the person you love most, or the invasion of the most appalling creature or alien that you can ever imagine. But in the face of that tragedy there is also comedy. It’s about adventure.”

Empire Magazine

The October issue of Empire is out today, August 30 - and for more details on it, be sure to head this away, and if you have the appropriate hardware, download the latest US or UK iPad edition over here.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Ben Foster Ready For Red Light Winter
A new indie drama
Arrested Development S4 Extended?
Update: More episodes will be shot!

Your Comments

Massive TV preview? Can't wait to read all about this in the film magazine to which I subscribe every month... More

Posted by Biggus at 21:46 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post

karen is a beauty. the best companion since billie piper. But the new one is gorgeous. i met that chick who regenerated into alex kingston (my future wife lol) at collectormania in glasgow, she was a babe too. Is it true sherlock is going to be the new Master? More

Posted by JimmyThe Saint at 20:56 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Enter The B-Team: Who's Left For Marvel And DC To Adapt?
12 supporting superheroes ripe for the jump from cell to screen

Empire Meets Leigh Whannell
On Insidious Chapter 3, the fate of Jigsaw and dropping the f-bomb

Classic Feature: The Change-Up
High-concept interview where Jason becomes Ryan and vice versa. Hilarity ensues

A Guide To Rick Baker: Monster Maker
Bidding farewell to a visual effects legend

Podcast #162: Hugh Laurie
Is there a doctor in the house?

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)