Kirsty Wallace Staff Writer
As a long time Who fan I am just as excited for Mark Gatiss’s TV movie of the creation of Doctor Who called The Adventures of Space and Time as I am for the 50th anniversary episode.
There have already been pictures of Gatiss’s League of Gentleman co-star Reece Shearsmith as the second Doctor, played by Patrick Troughton. Now the BBC has released the first image of Harry Potter actor David Bradley who stars as the first Doctor played by the iconic William Hartnell. The first thought that has come to many people is how Bradley has definitely brought Hartnell back to life.
Mark Gatiss has said that, “David Bradley brings every ounce of his talent, humour and presence to the role of William Hartnell. It’s a wonderfully touching and subtle performance and I’m immensely proud of both him and the film.” He has also been quoted as saying that Gatiss “has done a really good rendering of that time and that story.” The British actor and comedian went on to say that Bradley, who is best known to many as Argus Filch in the Harry Potter movies, is “absolutely brilliant”
The movie, which tells the story of how our favourite Gallifreyan came to our TV screens, includes actors like Brian Cox as the Head of BBC drama Sydney Newman. There is also an on screen part for the man who currently voices the dreaded Daleks, Nick Briggs. The actor will be playing Peter Hawkins, the man who originally gave the Daleks a voice. Talk about “wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff”.
The Adventures of Space and Time will be shown on BBC2 later this year, and fans are in for a “real treat” according to Shearsmith.