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‘Doctor Who’s’ new Time Lord will be gay and sexier than ever, star confirms

Doctor Who fans—excuse us, Whovians—know to expect the unexpected when it comes to the adventures of their beloved Time Lord. The long-running BBC series regularly fiddles with its own formula, and will be doing so in a big way in 2023 when it introduces Sex Education‘s Ncuti Gatwa as its new Doctor.As per usual, not much is known about this upcoming “regeneration,” except that Russell T Davies (Queer As Folk, It’s A Sin) will be returning as the showrunner for the first time in over a decade, with Heartstopper breakout Yasmin Finney as the Doctor’s companion, and Neil Patrick Harris in a mysterious villain role.But it’s the latter who has given us perhaps our most intriguing hint at what’s to come: In addition to being played by a Black actor for the first time, this time around, the Doctor will be—spoilers!—gay.  A post shared by Ncuti Gatwa (@ncutigatwa)While guesting on the Just For Variety podcast in support of Uncoupled, Harris spilled some tea about Gatwa’s Doctor that had yet to be confirmed:“I got to meet and interact with him a bit and he’s glorious,” Harris said of Gatwa.

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Russell T Davies (Queer As Folk, Doctor Who) transported audiences back to London in the ’80s with It’s A Sin, imagining the uplifting yet tragic tale of a fictional group of queer friends living through the AIDS epidemic.Now, a new documentary series revisits that monumental time and place in gay history, but AIDS: The Unheard Tapes brings audiences face-to-face with the real stories of the people who lived through it—and those who didn’t.Related: And the films played on: 17 essential movies about HIV/AIDSNarrated by Russell Tovey—who, coincidentally, worked with Davies on the miniseries Years And Years—the three-part series gives modern audiences an unparalleled look at the LGBTQ community’s struggle to survive and defiant will to live during this dark time in queer history.In an exercise that proves both heart-wrenching and eye-opening, AIDS: The Unheard Tapes enlists a handful of actors, dressed in period-accurate costuming, to lip-sync to interviews with people who contracted HIV in the epidemic’s early days, recordings that were kept in the British Library and never broadcast until now.More than a gimmick, the effect is astonishing, offering windows into the lives that were taken from us too soon, telling a story of grief, but also one of hope, pride, and celebration.AIDS: The Unheard Tapes‘ first episode debuted January 27 on BBC Two and the BBC iPlayer, with its remaining episodes airing the following Mondays.
Where is Gentleman Jack filmed? BBC One show’s filming locations revealed
Peaky Blinders’ Sophie Rundle as Ann Walker, with the pair now living together at Anne’s family home in Shibden.Anne and Ann are continuing to navigate the trials and tribulations of a secret lesbian romance in 1834, whether that’s Ann’s mental health struggles, appearances from Anne’s former flames, or disapproving comments from their relatives.As the episodes continue there is, understandably, a great deal of interest in where the show is filmed, with some truly picturesque locations popping up on our screens in recent weeks.Luckily, we have all the answers for you, which might come in handy should you find yourself near York and wanting to see the filming locations with your own eyes.Series 2 of Gentleman Jack is set in Halifax with the episodes filmed widely across Yorkshire, including at the iconic historic home where Anne Lister (known now as the first modern lesbian) actually lived.The Hall is shut down for public visits during filming months but, at all other times of the year, fans of Gentleman Jack are free to take a stroll around its beautiful gardens and see the very room where Anne and Ann slept.Ms Lister inherited the medieval manor on the outskirts of Halifax from her aunt and she lived there until her death in 1840.Vigil star Suranne has spoken previously about what it was like to film in the diarist’s home, saying: ‘When I’m walking in Anne Lister’s footsteps, I am literally walking into her house, eating in her dining room, doing business deals where she did business deals, surveying the same land, and walking where she walked.’However, not all scenes based at Shibden were shot in the original house.
Gentleman Jack’s Suranne Jones reveals playing ‘first modern lesbian’ has ‘changed people’s lives’: ‘There’s no other period drama like this’
Gentleman Jack star Suranne Jones revealed she was amazed to learn that her character in the BBC period drama was hailed as an LGBT icon.The 43-year-old actress stars as the intriguing landowner Anne Lister in the popular programme – which is based on the true story of real-life diarist Anne – who in the first series began a romance with another woman.Season one of the series ended with her and Ann Walker (Sophie Rundle) declaring their love for each other and running off to get married, but what trouble awaits them in the second chapter?Well, fans won’t have long to wait as series two makes its debut on the small screen tomorrow (April 10).Speaking about the show’s highly-anticipated return at the London launch, Suranne was overwhelmed that her starring role has made a powerful impact.‘The fact that it’s changed people’s lives is extraordinary,’ she said.‘I think when we first talked about what Sally’s Gentleman Jack was going to be, it was almost like a steampunk period drama.‘There’s no other period drama like this,’ she added.The upcoming eight-parter will pick up in Yorkshire in 1834, as all eyes turn to the happily married Anne and Ann, as they’re determined to combine their estates and make their mark as a power couple.Fans were treated to the official promo pictures in February this year, and the snaps show the Vigil star, actress Gemma Whelan (Marian Lister), and Lydia Leonard (Mariana Lawton) rocking the historical attire.57 new EastEnders spoiler pictures reveal Sam's major secret and attack outcomeEastEnders star Tanya Franks 'thrilled' by Rainie and Stuart pairing HIGNFY: Ian Hislop rips into Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak and calls for them to resignGemma Jones, Timothy West, Katherine Kelly, Derek Riddell,
Joan Collins praised by Catherine Zeta Jones as she aims savage dig at the Kardashians
Fans were quick to comment on Joan’s post and send their well wishes.Among them was Catherine Zeta Jones. The actress wrote: “I dare you!!!!!!” Missfamenyc also said: “Yessss.”Stacey_Garvey31 penned: “The kartrashians don’t even come near your league QUEEN!”Alongside four flame emojis, Victoriasmurfit wrote: “Amen.”Joan is an actress best known for her roles as provocative female characters, most notably as manipulative seductress Alexis Carrington in soap opera Dynasty. In December, Joan spoke up about her feelings during the first COVID-19 lockdown. She explained that she felt there was nothing she could do as she addressed her weight gain over the course of the pandemic. Joan spent the first few months of the lockdown in London.Following the easing of travel restrictions, she moved house with husband Percy Gibson. She said she became frustrated with the intense restrictions, and decided to move to her home in the South of France instead.Speaking to the Daily Mail in December, the actress said: "I found London difficult because I felt like I was in jail, not knowing when I was going to get out.”She admitted that at first, she spent a "ridiculous" amount of time watching TV and added that she gained weight as a result of excessive eating and sitting down.Joan continued: "Of course I was [in tracksuits] weren’t we all?“I gained about half a stone.“I was eating as much as possible because aside from drinking bottles of wine and polishing off chocolates – what else was there to do?"