Sunday, 1 November 2015

Dalek Day

Saturday 24 October 2015 I went to the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay as they were having a special Dalek Day.

Doctor Who Experience Daleks

I had a fantastic time. One highlight was when the Experience actually tweeted to welcome me.

Another highlight was the talk by Dalek Operators Barnaby Edwards and Jon Davey (who I had worked with on "The Magician's Apprentice" and "The Witch's Familiar"). They gave the audience a fascinating insight into what it's like to operate a Dalek on set, paying particular attention to the episodes "Doomsday" and "Victory of the Daleks". Barnaby told a particularly amusing anecdote about causing a five-Dalek-pile-up whilst shooting "Victory".

During their talk, to my surprise and delight, they actually introduced me to the audience and asked me to briefly recount my amazing experiences playing a Dalek in the show, which was very magnanimous of them, and a pleasure for me.

The occasion also afforded me an opportunity to do something I was not officially allowed to do on set - take photos!! My one regret from the show was not getting pics with any of the cast and crew, but at Dalek Day I made up for it.

Here I am with Barnaby Edwards.

And here with Jon Davey.

Thank you both for a fantastic day.

Now I just need to track down Nicholas Pegg, Nicholas Briggs, Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Michell Gomez and get photos with them too!