Thursday, 8 March 2018

Doctor Who Vs. Strike, Part 2: Career of Evil

This two-part thriller from Bronte 
Films was based on the third 
crime novel from JJK Rowling, 
written under the pseudonym 
of Robert Galbraith.
 Plans to adapt the Cormoran 
Strike books were announced 
in late 2014, and Harry Potter 
author Rowling acted as an 
executive producer. Actors Tom 
Burke and Holliday Grainger 
were cast as Strike and Robin 
Ellacott in 2016. Adaptations of 
The Cuckoo's Calling and The 
Silkworm (originally shown last 
August and September) were 
repeated on BBC Four last month, whilst Rowling's work on the fourth 
Strike mystery, Lethal White continues.
Career of Evil (published in 2015) concluded on BBC One last Sunday, and featured thirteen Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

  • Jessica Gunning (Holly) was Stacey Campbell in Partners in Crime
  • Cosima Shaw (Ellen) was Steffi Ehrlich in The Waters of Mars
  • Andrew Brooke (Brockbank) was Kahler-Tek the Gunslinger in A Town Called Mercy
  • Matt King (Whittaker) was Peter Streete in The Shakespeare Code
  • Tilly Steele (WPC) was Willa Twiston in The Witchfinders 
  • Claire Lawrence was a stunt performer on The Return of Doctor Mysterio too
  • Dani Biernat was also a stunt performer on The Christmas Invasion, New Earth, The Sound of Drums and Amy's Choice
  • camera operator James Layton was Sergeant Ian Jenner in Planet of the Dead
  • Peter Lowden was camera assistant on The Time of the Doctor too
  • SFX supervisor Scott McIntyre was the armourer on The Day of the Doctor
  • for Ben Crompton (Shanker), Suzanne Cave (costume designer) and Nigel Squibbs (mixer) see my blog for The Cuckoo's Calling

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