Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Centurion

This British historical action film, written and
directed by Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers), was
loosely based on the legend of the massacre of 
the Roman Ninth Legion in Caledonia (ancient 
Scotland) in the early second century AD. 
The story was first popularised in the 1954 
children's novel, The Eagle of the Ninth which 
was later adapted as The Eagle in 2011. 
The cast here was led by Michael Fassbender 
and Dominic West as the titular Centurion, 
Quintus Dias and General Titus Flavius Virilus.
Centurion was screened on TCM last night, and 
featured Noel Clarke (as Macros) and twenty-
one other Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

  • David Morrissey (Bothos) played Jackson Lake in The Next Doctor
  • Liam Cunningham (Brick) was Captain Zhukov in Cold War
  • Lee Ross (Septus) was the Boatswain in The Curse of the Black Spot
  • Big Finish artist Rachael Stirling (Druzilla) was Ada Gillyflower in The Crimson Horror, and voiced Demesne Furze for Trail of the White Worm (2012), Adelaine Dutemps for Dark Eyes 4: The Monster of Montmartre (2015) and Jill Meadows for Technophobia (2016)
  • JJ Field (Thrax) voiced David McCallister for Blue Forgotten Planet (BF, 2009)
  • Dimitri Leonidas (Leonidas) was Howie Spragg (pictured) in The God Complex
  • Paul Freeman (Agricola) voiced Jalnik for The Foe from the Future (BF, 2012), an unused TV script by Robert Banks Stewart
  • Peter Guinness (Cassius) voiced Mr. Dread for Dreamland, Childeric for The Holy Terror (BF, 2000), Baron Teufel for The Beast of Orlok (BF, 2009) and Rovus for The Star Men (BF, 2017)
  • Michael Carter (Antoninus) began his acting career as both a Prisoner and UNIT Soldier in The Mind of Evil
  • Greg Bennett (Centurion) was a Sycorax Warrior and UNIT Soldier in The Christmas Invasion, and a Guest in The Lazarus Experiment
  • Sharon Colley was a make-up artist on An Adventure in Space and Time too
  • make-up assistant Vivienne Simpson was make-up artist on twenty-eight adventures (from A Christmas Carol to The Name of the Doctor)
  • Jim McCallum (dressing props) was stand-by art director on The Day of the Doctor
  • ADR recordist Simon Diggins was ADR mixer on fifteen stories (from the 50th anniversary special to The Husbands of River Song)
  • David Forman was also stuntman on Tooth and Claw, The Girl in the Fireplace, The Idiot's Lantern, Fear Her and The Runaway Bride
  • stunt double Jamie Edgell was stuntman on The End of the World, then stunt co-ordinator on Bad Wolf and The Parting of the Ways
  • stunt co-ordinator Paul Herbert was stuntman on The End of Time
  • George Cottle was also stuntman on Boom Town, The Runaway Bride and Smith and Jones 
  • Rob Cooper and Rick Englsih were stunt performers on Dinosaurs on a Spaceship and Tooth and Claw respectively
  • stuntman Gordon Seed was stunt co-ordinator on thirty-six episodes (from The Idiot's Lantern to Kill the Moon
  • Paul Kennington was also a stuntman on Rise of the CybermenThe Age of SteelArmy of GhostsDoomsday and The Doctor's Daughter

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