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New 'Doctor Who' star to be announced Sunday

New 'Doctor Who' star to be announced Sunday

LONDON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The next actor to play the Time Lord on the classic British television series "Doctor Who" will be announced on a live program Sunday, the BBC said.
Prince Charles visits 'Doctor Who' set in Wales

Prince Charles visits 'Doctor Who' set in Wales

CARDIFF, Wales, July 3 (UPI) -- British Prince Charles and his wife Camilla visited the set of TV's "Doctor Who" during their traditional summer tour of Wales, the BBC said Wednesday.

Matt Smith to leave cast of 'Doctor Who'

LONDON, June 2 (UPI) -- Matt Smith, the star of the BBC's "Doctor Who," will be leaving his role at the end of this year, the network announced.

'Doctor Who' to return for eighth season

LONDON, May 19 (UPI) -- The current version of "Doctor Who" will return for an eighth season with actor Matt Smith, who has played the Doctor since 2010, producer Steven Moffat said.

Tennant to star in 'Doctor Who' special

LONDON, March 31 (UPI) -- David Tennant and Billie Piper will appear in the 50th anniversary special of "Doctor Who," the BBC reported.
'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary postage stamps on the way

'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary postage stamps on the way

LONDON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- England's Royal Mail and BBC Worldwide say they have created a series of postage stamps commemorating the 50th anniversary of TV's "Doctor Who."
Matt Smith not leaving 'Who' in 2013

Matt Smith not leaving 'Who' in 2013

LONDON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The BBC says current "Doctor Who" star Matt Smith isn't leaving the British science-fiction series next year, despite a tabloid report claiming he is.
'Doctor Who' clip shows dinos in space

'Doctor Who' clip shows dinos in space

LONDON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A teaser trailer for the new season of the British series "Doctor Who" shows the titular time-traveler confronting dinosaurs and Daleks on a spaceship.
'Appropriate Adult' wins big at Bafta

'Appropriate Adult' wins big at Bafta

LONDON, May 28 (UPI) -- Emily Watson and Dominic West took home top acting awards at the British Academy Television Awards for their roles in ITV's drama "Appropriate Adult."
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Matt Smith not leaving 'Doctor Who'

Matt Smith not leaving 'Doctor Who'

LONDON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- British actor Matt Smith says he has no plans to follow his "Doctor Who" co-stars Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill off the show next season.
'Doctor Who' companions leaving show

'Doctor Who' companions leaving show

LONDON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- "Doctor Who" writer-producer Steven Moffat has confirmed characters Amy and Rory Pond are being written out of the British sci-fi show, the BBC said.

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Crude oil slides

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices fell Friday, losing $1.45 to $80.68 a barrel on the New York Mercantile exchange and ending September 10 percent lower.
BBC orders more 'Doctor Who'

BBC orders more 'Doctor Who'

LONDON, June 8 (UPI) -- The BBC says it has ordered 14 new episodes of its science-fiction series "Doctor Who," with Matt Smith set to return as the title character.
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Actor Matt Smith arrives on the red carpet before a screening of the British film "Fish Tank" at the 62nd annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 14, 2009. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Matthew Robert Smith (born 28 October 1982) is an English stage and television actor. An aspiring youth footballer, a back injury ended his time in the sport and he became an actor in 2003. His first performance was in Murder in the Cathedral as part of the National Youth Theatre. He also starred in Fresh Kills and alongside Christian Slater in the stage adaptation of Swimming with Sharks.

Smith's first television role came in 2006, as Jim Taylor in the BBC adaptations of Phillip Pullman's The Ruby in the Smoke and The Shadow in the North. His first major role in television came in 2007, as Danny in the BBC series Party Animals, and his first West End theatre role came in the same year in Swimming with Sharks, followed a year later by a critically acclaimed performance as Henry in That Face.

In January 2009, Smith was cast to play the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor in the famous British television series Doctor Who, first appearing in part two of The End of Time which aired on 1 January 2010. Smith is now the youngest person to play the Doctor, ahead of Peter Davison, who was 29 when he was cast in the role of the fifth Doctor.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Matt Smith."
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