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5.5″ Bill Pots Figure available as Amazon exclusive

Character Options has been treating us a lot lately, with a new sonic screwdriver toy and a Thirteenth Doctor doll, but they just keep the treats coming, as they’ve now announced a Bill figure! The 5″ Bill Potts figure is based on her costume from the Series 10 episode Smile. Pearl Mackie, who played Bill,…

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Doctor Who nominated for British LGBT Award

Doctor Who has been nominated for a British LGBT Award for its portrayal of Twelfth Doctor companion Bill Potts, played by actress Pearl Mackie. Bill’s introduction to Doctor Who last year as the show’s first openly gay regular companion has been nominated as one of the British LGBT Awards’ top ten media moments of the…

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Pearl Mackie Talks One on One to Fans in Live Web Chat

Mackie At Guardian HQ Ever wanted to ask actress Pearl Mackie about her experience playing Bill in Doctor Who, but aren’t able to travel to a convention for the opportunity? On the 5th of February, The Guardian gave fans a chance to ask the former Doctor Who actress questions in a live chat online. Here…

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Pearl Mackie: Twice Upon a Time is ‘pretty epic’

Doctor Who star Pearl Mackie has described this year’s Christmas special, Twice Upon a Time, as ‘pretty epic’. The actress, who will be leaving her role as companion Bill Potts during the special, was speaking in the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, out today. Commenting on Bill’s final adventure, Mackie told the magazine: “It…

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All-female Doctor Who short story collection coming soon

Puffin Books has announced the upcoming publication of a new Doctor Who short story collection exclusively penned by female authors. The Day She Saved The Doctor will star companions Rose Tyler, Clara Oswald, Bill Potts and Sarah Jane Smith in four brand new adventures celebrating the impact that the Doctor’s female friends have made throughout the show’s history.…

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Doctor Who Christmas Special cast photos released for Children In Need

The BBC has released a set of special photos featuring the cast of the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special, Twice Upon A Time, to mark this year’s Children in Need appeal. Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie – who are set to leave their roles as the Twelfth Doctor and Bill Potts during this year’s Christmas Special…

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How did actress Pearl Mackie get cast as Bill?

Lots of actors and actresses would love the opportunity to be cast as a companion to the Doctor, but just how does one go about getting such an amazing and iconic role? In Pearl Mackie’s case it was a combination of talent, luck and availability. The Doctor Who series 10 DVD set releasing November 13th…

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Pearl Mackie collects LGBT award for Doctor Who

Actress Pearl Mackie picked up an Ally Award at last night’s PinkNews Awards in recognition of Doctor Who‘s ‘groundbreaking’ LGBT storylines. Doctor Who has featured a variety of LGBT characters since its 2005 return, including omnisexual Torchwood lead Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) as well as married lesbian couple Madame Vastra and Jenny Flint. The most recent…

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Pearl Mackie answers fan questions at German Comic Con

Before we see her give her final farewell in Twice Upon a Time, Pearl Mackie, who plays the 12th Doctor’s companion Bill, visited fans at German Comic Con on October 1st. Greeted with cheers and applause the actress took questions from the audience to give a little insight into her views and experiences in working…

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Doctor Who: Steven Moffat On Tackling Race In Thin Ice

Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat has been talking about how the themes of race and whitewashing will be handled in this week’s episode of the show, Thin Ice. The episode sees the Doctor and Bill land in Regency Era London, with Bill noting that it’s a ‘bit more black than they show in the…

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