Alex is wonderful. Obviously we were both in Doctor Who. Our characters never crossed over in that show but I know there is a little buzz of excitement from some Doctor Who fans knowing we’re both in this series.
Noel Clarke [ITV Press Centre] (via spoilersweetie)
I think a “little buzz of excitement” is probably an understatement!
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Writers are supposed to fail, and then perhaps fail better, and then perhaps even to do something great: create something that is rare and true, that tells us what we did not know; something, most likely, that the writer learned only in the writing, a process that is terrifying and gloomy and, above all, without guarantees.
Miriam Markowitz, from “Here Comes Everybody,” The Nation (December 9, 2013)
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Thom: Really? That’s interesting. That’s really interesting that you’d actually get worried about that. It’s pretty pathetic, isn’t it? You’re really ‘Be nice to everybody, nice big grin, shake hands, worry about wasteful packaging, worry whether people are going to break into your home while you’re asleep. You worry about not having written back to fan mail. You worry about what to say to important people. You worry about what to say on stage in front of people. You’re just a worrier. You’re about as intuitive as a brick. You spend half your life worrying, more than half your life. You should fucking get a life, you should be enjoying what you’re doing. Get on with it, enjoy it. Suck it up. All those lovely people being nice to you. It’s what you always wanted.
Thom Yorke interviewing himself - Dazed and Confused 1996 (via oprosti)
I was at a BBC party in a nice basement somewhere, with loud music and a lot of sweaty middle-aged people complaining about the loudness of the music. I was feeling a bit good about myself, because The Empty Child (which is now so long ago, Quatermass is in it) had gone down rather well, and people thought I could write drama. And at events like this people would always talk to me about Doctor Who, which I loved so much. People, I say - not generally Comedy Gods.
A saturnine figure detached himself from the shadows, and in a moment Malcolm Tucker was looming over me, extending his hand and for some reason insisting on the name Peter Capaldi.
I loved - and still love - The Thick of It. I was in awe. Because this extraordinary actor, this star several times over, knew my name! That sort of thing never happened to me, and I couldn’t understand it - but very soon everything became clear.
"Peter Capaldi is a Doctor Who fan," I told my wife in the taxi a few hours later.
“You mean he watches it.”
“No I mean he’s a fan. Like me.”
“Not like you.”
“Yes like me.”
“…were you drinking?”
“Beside the point.”
From this month’s Doctor Who Magaizine Steven Moffat recounts his first meeting with Peter Capaldi in 2005. (via kitt66)
This so Steven Moffat!