Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Doctor Who Vs. Pride


Co-produced by BBC Films and released by Pathé, Pride was first screened at the
Cannes Film Festival in 2014 (where it won the Queen Palm award), then was nominated for BAFTA and Golden Globe awards. A stage musical adaptation is also planned.
The film depicts the true story of the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign, founded in London by Mark Ashton (played here by Ben Schnetzer)
in 1984.
Because the National Union of Miners was reluctant to accept the group's support during the miner's strike, the LGSM instead 'adopted' the Welsh mining village of Onllwyn, and Pride examined the alliance between the two communities. Following the year-long strike, strong links were forged between the Labour party, their trade union affiliates and the LGBT movement.
Pride was shown on BBC2 last night, and starred Dominic West (The Wire),
Paddy Considine (The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher), Andrew Scott (Sherlock),
George MacKay (11.22.63), and seventeen Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

  • Faye Marsay (Steph) played Shona McCullough in Last Christmas
  • Bill Nighy (Cliff) was Dr. Black in Vincent and the Doctor
  • Imelda Staunton (Hefina) provided the Interface voice for The Girl Who Waited
  • Liz White (Margaret) was Alice in The Snowmen
  • Jessica Gunning (Sian) was Stacey Campbell in Partners in Crime
  • Rhodri Meilir (Martin) was Rhodri in The Runaway Bride
  • Lisa Palfrey (Maureen) was the Mum in Attack of the Graske
  • Russell Tovey (Tim) was Midshipman Alonso Frame in Voyage of the Damned and The End of Time, Part 2
  • Karina Fernandez (Stella) voiced Captain Tamasan for The Time War 1 (BF, 2017)
  • Emma Jason (Protester) was an Undercover Officer in Death in Heaven
  • Jim McManus (Old Man) was an Opthalmologist in The Invisible Enemy
  • Alan Bond (Rioter) was a UNIT Soldier in The Sound of Drums, Last of the Time Lords and Torchwood: Children of Earth
  • Liz Griffiths was also a set decorator on seven adventures (from Dalek to The Parting of the Ways)
  • SFX technician Mike Crowley was SFX supervisor on eight stories (from The Girl in the Fireplace to Doomsday)
  • Russ Perkin was also a SFX technician on eleven instalments (from The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe to The Husbands of River Song)
  • SFX supervisor Chris Reynolds was a technician on Terror of the Vervoids and Battlefield
  • Tony Gibson (sound FX editor) and Nigel Squibbs (sound mixer) both worked on An Adventure in Space and Time

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