Monday, 1 May 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Lesbian Vampire Killers

This British comedy-horror film, shown 
again on the Horror channel last night,
was essentially a big-screen vehicle for 
BBC double-act James Corden and 
Matthew Horne, that ultimately received 
mainly negative reviews.
Horne (pictured left as Jimmy) is best
known for his roles on three series of
The Catherine Tate Show and Nan, whilst
Corden now hosts The Late Late Show on CBS. Paul McGann co-starred here as 
the Vicar of Cragwych (pictured right), the 
Norfolk village cursed by a centuries-old 
vampire. 
Northern Actors Bernard Hill (Boys from 
the Black StuffTitanic) and Andrew Lee Potts (StrangePrimeval) were originally 
set to play the Vicar and Jimmy. 
Released by Momentum Pictures in 2009, the film also featured these 
twenty-seven other Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

  • Corden (Fletch) played Craig Owens in The Lodger and Closing Time
  • Ripper Street actress MyAnna Buring (Lotte) was Scooti Manista in The Impossible Planet 
  • Lucy Gaskell (Judy) was Kathy Nightingale in Blink
  • Big Finish actor Travis Oliver (Steve) was Milo in Gridlock, and voiced Chris Cweji for Damaged Goods (2015), Original Sin and Cold Fusion (both 2016)
  • SFX designer Neill Gorton, of Millennium FX has worked on seventy-five instalments of the revived run (from The Christmas Invasion to Last Christmas), thirty-five episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures, and Torchwood
  • Rob Mayor was also SFX supervisor on seventy-one adventures (from The Girl in the Fireplace to last year's festive special), and the programme's two spin-off series
  • Martina Hawkins was also an effects administrator on forty stories (from The Next Doctor to Last Christmas), The Sarah Jane Adventures and Torchwood
  • mould maker Claire Green held that post on eleven episodes, from The Girl Who Waited to the 2014 Christmas special
  • make-up effects technician Paula Eden was a painter on A Good Man Goes to WarThe God Complex and Deep Breath
  • stunt co-ordinator Derek Lea and Stuart Clark were both stuntmen on DalekBad Wolf and The Parting of the Ways, whilst Lea also worked on The Age of Steel and Partners in Crime
  • Martin Rezard was also a prosthetics technician on ten stories (from The Girl in the Fireplace to The Sontaran Stratagem)
  • make-up FX technicians Jon Moore, Darren Nevin, Fiona Walshe, Alexandra Wathey and Lauren Wellman were all prosthetics technicians on twenty-two episodes (from Rose to Deep Breath), four others (The Next DoctorThe Waters of Mars and The End of Time), another eight (fromThe Doctor's Daughter to The Time of the Doctor), twenty-seven parts (from The Lazarus Experiment to Heist) and seven more (from The Doctor's Daughter to The Bells of Saint John) respectively
  • technicians Gill Reeves (was a SFX make-up artist on The Next Doctor and The Time of Angels) and Adrian Rigby (was the hair technician on The God Complex)
  • make-up FX co-ordinator Kate Walshe was part of the prosthetics and SFX crews (in various roles) on forty-one installments (from The Next Doctor to Series 8), The Sarah Jane Adventures and Torchwood
  • Mandy Gold was a make-up artist on The Curse of Fatal Death too
  • Roger Tarry was also the carpenter on Midnight and The Lodger
  • Louise Bohling was a scenic artist on New Earth too
  • John Whalley was also a scenic artist on seventeen adventures, from Voyage of the Damned to The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
  • draughtsman Silas Williams was the stand-by carpenter on eight stories (from The Christmas Invasion to A Christmas Carol)
  • Nick Foley was the ADR mixer on The Snowmen too
  • Stephanie Carey was also a stunt performer on Voyage of the Damned, The Beast BelowThe Curse of the Black SpotLet's Kill HitlerThe Girl Who WaitedThe Angels Take Manhattan and The Crimson Horror

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