Who’s That Man?

If you want the low down on Mr Dekker (TW: CoE), we’ve got the interview for you!

Cynical – devious – ambiguous – disturbed – weird – whatever words you chose to describe him, Dekker was all that and more!

Played by the talented Ian Gelder, he helps us burrow deep into the strange psyche of that strange CoE character. Revelations and reveals await!

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Huge thank you’s to Ian Gelder for indulging Torchwood Australia, and especially myself, in our curiosity of a very curious one of a kind curiosity. Thank you!

Photo courtesy – EvilRuthy

Undercover With Ben Loyd-Holmes

Ben Loyd-Holmes (‘The Operative’ – TW:COE) shares his Torchwood and Hub Con experiences with us. Plus we find out what other projects he’s got going on.

This self-confessed geek (science, TV and other stuff) goes one-on-one with Torchwood Australia’s Administrator Ruthy, as she gets to the bottom of this philosophically deep, optimistic and rather quite versatile actor.

A terrific read, so don’t miss this one!

Much thanks to Ben, and also to Samantha at Simon & How for her help.

Photo courtesy – EvilRuthy

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Katy Wix Tickles Our Funnybone

The delightful and comical Katy Wix (Rhiannon Davies – Children of Earth) spends some time with Torchwood Australia.

We get the insider gossip from Ianto’s sister … and find out what else Katy’s been up to lately, including Hub Con appearances and comedy fest updates!

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Big thanks to Katy for sparing us the time.

Also much thanks to Ben Nolan from Avalon Entertainment Limited for his help.

Photo copyright -> Avalon Entertainment Limited (UK)

TA 3rd Anniversary In Full Swing

The Torchwood Australia Anniversary fun and games are now in full swing.

Here is what is in store for members:

* An Auction

* The TA Inaugural Challenge

* Triva Competition

* Find-A-Word Competition (Doctor Who related)

* Random member draw (just by logging into the Forum)

* The always hilarious Caption Game Competition

and for the first time …

* vote for the TA Member of the Year

A bunch of Torchwood and Doctor Who related goodies and prizes to be awarded!!

These competitions are only open to Torchwood Australia members, so if you would like to participate, come on along and join our great Forum! We’re a pretty friendly bunch and we welcome members from all over the world, not just Australia! And there’s more than just Torchwood talk too … there’s Who for a start!

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So come help Torchwood Australia celebrate its 3rd Anniversary!

Doctor Who at the TA Forum

If you thought the Torchwood Australia Forum was only about Torchwood … think again!

We’ve recently expanded our Whoniverse Chat board and right now, the Forum is abuzz with conversation about the newest Doctor Who (11th Doctor, Matt Smith / Steven Moffat series).

We are catering to both UK (BBC) and Aus (ABC) television viewers, with individual episode comment threads and also several fun polls.

So … come on by and tell us what you think of the NEW Doctor Who!

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In Deep With Paul Copley

Paul Copley, award winning star of stage, screen and radiowaves, joins Torchwood Australia for a detailed discussion.

We unravel the depths of traumatized, vulnerable Clem McDonald (Children of Earth), set sail on the high seas (Hornblower) and delve into British social history (Days of Hope). With theatreland in his blood, Paul shares with us his love for acting, Bonneville bikes and travelling the world.

A wonderful, insightful look into a wonderful, interesting man.

Thanks so much Paul for allowing us to interview you. And thanks also to Chloe Brayfield of Amanda Howard Associates for all your help.

Photo courtesy – EvilRuthy, taken at The Hub 3 Convention, Birmingham, Oct 2009

Calling Bernard Cribbins …

What’s it like speaking to a real life British TV legend?

Well … ask Ruthy, who hasn’t quite come back down to Earth just yet!

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On behalf of Torchwood Australia, our Administrator Ruthy was granted the immense privilege of speaking to Bernard Cribbins, via phone.

Chatting about his decades in the British film, radio, music and television industries, Bernard gleefully regales us with personal anecdotes and insights into the craft of acting and the life of stage, screen and theatre. We reminisce about his narration work in The Wombles and Jackanory before returning to the present day and his role of Wilfred Mott in the current incarnation of Doctor Who.

He may not easily be able to keep up with David Tennant’s (incessant) running and poor Wilf has to wear those “funny” hats … but Bernard Cribbins proves that the older you are, the better you get!

Plus you get to dish the goss on stars AND you get away with it! *g*

A must read interview! Whatever you do, don’t miss this one!

TA is deeply honoured to have spent time with such a wonderful, charming, far-from-old man. Thank you, Mister Bernard Cribbins!

And a massive thank you also to Katie Harper of Gavin Barker Associates Ltd, for all your work in setting up this interview.

Photo courtesy of Gavin Barker Associates Ltd

Interview … With A Weevil

You may not be familiar with his face.

You may not recognise his name — unless you’re in the habit of sitting through TV show end credits.

But you certainly know this man’s body of work !!

Paul Kasey, the man with all the right Doctor Who, Torchwood and SJA moves, joins Torchwood Australia for a chat.

Find out how he started in the ‘movement’ acting biz. Learn what it takes to develop and perfect a character’s moves for the small screen. And just how do people react when he’s in a Cyberman, Ood, Hath, Robot Santa, Judoon Captain, Weevil, Blowfish, Slitheen, etc, etc, etc, costume?

Thanks so much Paul for really giving us insight into another part of that mysterious creature called ‘Show Business’.

Thank you also to Jenny Hutchinson, of Second Skin Agency, for your help in facilitating this interview.

Photo courtesy – Second Skin Agency

So Dear Readers … scurry, slip, creep or dance your way on over to the TA Forum and check out this monstrously marvellous interview — otherwise we’ll send Janet the Weevil around to your house, if you don’t!

And that, I’m happy to say, is no longer an empty threat!

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