Lots more photos of Michelle Gomez filming series 9 of Doctor Who have surfaced! Click ‘read more’ for a summary of links to photos (and videos!) from the set – warning, there may be spoilers.
Michelle is currently filming her scenes for the opening two-parter, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar. I will not be uploading any filming photos to the gallery as I know a lot of people – myself included – do not like spoilers! Instead, I shall be directing you to sites where you can view the photos if you would like to.
For more details, and potential spoilers, click ‘read more’.
Michelle Gomez arrives in Cardiff this week to re-join the Doctor Who cast and reclaim the role of ‘Missy’ for series 9. She joins Peter Capaldi (the Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) for the opening episode of the series.
Speaking in Cardiff, Michelle Gomez said: “Things have been a little beige since I left Missy behind, so I’m delighted to be putting my Lippie back on. I’m positively dying to see the Doctor again!”
The second two-part adventure to be filmed, ‘The Magician’s Apprentice’ and ‘The Witch’s Familiar’, is written by the show’s lead writer Steven Moffat, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Hettie Macdonald (Blink, the Hugo Award-winning Doctor Who episode).
Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer, said: “Everybody hide – Michelle Gomez as Missy was an instant hit last year, so she’s straight back to plague the Doctor and Clara in the series opener. But what brings her back into their lives is the last thing they’d expect.”
Having filmed ‘The Day of the Doctor’ in the series’ 50th anniversary special and ‘Dark Water’ and ‘Death in Heaven’ in series 8, Jemma Redgrave returns to the guest cast for series 9, alongside the Laurence Olivier Award nominee and film, television, radio and stage actress Kelly Hunter.
A familiar theatre and television actress and one of the UK’s most proficient performers, Clare Higgins also joins the guest cast for the opening of the series. Jaye Griffiths has been gracing our screens in some of the nation’s favourite TV programmes such as Silent Witness and Casualty and also takes up a guest role in the opening episode.
Other guest stars confirmed for the new series include Daniel Hoffmann-Gill, Jami Reid-Quarrell, Aaron Neil, India Ria Amarteifio, Joey Price, Dasharn Anderson, Harki Bhambra, Demi Papaminas.
Doctor Who is a BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC One and will be back on-air this Autumn.
I have added a mixture of HQ and MQ pictures of Michelle attending premieres of the Pirates of the Caribbean films with her husband, Jack Davenport.
I have added 2 HQ portraits from the 2007 television BAFTAs.
Gallery link: Photoshoots & Portraits >> 012
Thanks to the awesome Far, Far Away site, I have added 21 HQ promotional shots of the mighty Gomez playing various characters in Psychobitches. Sadly, I could only find 2 MQ pictures of her more…controversial role as Margaret Thatcher.
I have added 8 HQ pictures of Michelle with fellow actresses, Ruthie Henshall and Loretta Swit at the cast change announcement photocall for The Vagina Monologues.
I have added 3 HQ photos from the 1999 theatre production, Sleep With Me.
Gallery link: Sleep With Me >> Official Photography
I have added 40 images to the gallery of Michelle filming scenes for Dark Water and Death In Heaven with Peter Capaldi at St. Paul’s Cathedral, many of which are from Blogtor Who.
Big thanks to Laura for the HQ Martin Hunter shoot, and MQ David Gamble session, which I hope to have in HQ soon! I have also added a photoshoot by Scott Cadenhead, and an additional shoot by a photographer I haven’t managed to identify yet. I also noticed that the gallery had been resizing images, so I’m in the process of re-uploading them.