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Samuel Anderson joins cast of 'Doctor Who'

Samuel Anderson joins cast of 'Doctor Who'

LONDON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Samuel Anderson is joining the cast of the iconic British science-fiction series "Doctor Who," the BBC announced.

Crude oil settles at $93.96 a barrel on NYMEX

NEW YORK, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Crude oil settled at $93.96 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange Friday, off $1.48, on oil production-related news at home and abroad.
Downton Abbey falls, Doctor Who rises in UK Christmas ratings

Downton Abbey falls, Doctor Who rises in UK Christmas ratings

Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Christmas Day television experienced a bit of an upset this year, with regular ratings champs taking a tumble in favor of bawdy comedy "Mrs. Brown's Boys" and a big moment of transition for "Doctor Who."
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'Doctor Who' special seen by 8.29 million people in U.K.

'Doctor Who' special seen by 8.29 million people in U.K.

LONDON, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- "The Time of the Doctor," the BBC's "Doctor Who" Christmas special, was seen by 8.29 million people in the United Kingdom, Deadline.com reported.
'Doctor Who' special to air Christmas Day on BBC America

'Doctor Who' special to air Christmas Day on BBC America

NEW YORK, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- "The Time of the Doctor," a special to serve as the swan song for current "Doctor Who" star Matt Smith, is to air on BBC America Christmas Day.
'Doctor Who' anniversary draws more than 10 million viewers

'Doctor Who' anniversary draws more than 10 million viewers

LONDON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- The 50th anniversary special episode of "Doctor Who" drew more than 10 million viewers in Britain, overnight viewing figures indicate.
'Doctor Who' anniversary celebrated with Google doodle

'Doctor Who' anniversary celebrated with Google doodle

Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Fiftieth-anniversary of "Doctor Who" was celebrated by Google with an interactive doodle.
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Bill Nighy says he turned down 'Doctor Who' offer

Bill Nighy says he turned down 'Doctor Who' offer

LONDON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- British actor Bill Nighy says he turned down the opportunity to play the titular Time Lord in TV's "Doctor Who."

Tennant, Baker tie in favorite 'Doctor Who' portrayer poll

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- David Tennant and Tom Baker tied as the favorite star of the iconic British science-fiction series "Doctor Who," results of a Harris poll indicate.
Peter Capaldi tapped to be the next 'Doctor Who'

Peter Capaldi tapped to be the next 'Doctor Who'

LONDON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Scottish actor Peter Capaldi was named Sunday as the 12th incarnation of the Doctor in BBC's "Doctor Who."
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.
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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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