New ‘Doctor Who’, Marianne Faithfull Biopic + More UK Projects Greenlit

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Photo Source: Jodie Whittaker as Doctor Who/BBC

The following projects are now visible on the horizon, whether in development or actively casting. Keep these leads on your radar and your eyes open for the opportunity to land an audition.

Doctor Who 14
As we approach the 60th anniversary of beloved science fiction series Doctor Who there’s a major shake up on the way. The 14th series of The Doctor’s adventures is set to film next year in Wales with Russell T Davies, the man who regenerated the story in 2005, returning as showrunner and BBC Studios partnering with the prolific company Bad Wolf (His Dark Materials, A Discovery of Witches, and Industry) to produce. Of course, there’s a new doctor on the way too and Andy Pryor is attached to cast them. 

The biopic of iconic singer Marianne Faithfull looks to be gearing up for production, with Lucy Boynton attached to play the swinging pop star through her meteoric rise to fame and fall into substance addiction and obscurity. Director Ian Bonhôte (McQueen) is onboard, as is casting director Sarah Crowe.

True crime series Stonehouse has confirmed shoot dates for early next year. Written by John Preston, the author of the book behind Golden Globe-winning series A Very English Scandal, the series explores the real story of how a politician faked his own death. The series shoots from 24 January 2022 and casting director Jill Trevellick is attached to cast.