The BBC made an adaptation of the Novel Christopher and his Kind, about the novelist Christopher Isherwood, starring Matt Smith.
Has anyone else seen it? It was filmed in Belfast and I got a few days work on it during the summer but I really had no idea what the plot was when it was being made, it took a google of the book to know.
I dont honestly think I can watch Doctor who the same again! Irshwood was played by Matt Smith and his friend, Gerald Hamilton, was played by Toby Jones, who also played the dream Lord in Amy's Choice.
It was a bit odd to see the Doctor and the Dream Lord sitting on a train having a cigerette together and talking about all of the male prostitutes you can get in Berlin. Then the doctor having a rather explicit sex scene with W.H. Auden -basically cus my Doctor Who brain was telling me he could totally do that!
To be honest I was disappointed with Smith's performance, he basically was the doctor, he wore pretty much the same sort of clothing, even a bow tie at one point I think, hair and behavior etc were all the same so it was hard to detach. I would have liked to see something new from him.
I caught the middle to end of the show and from what I saw it was pretty good. I agree with the whole "Doctor style" Smith used to portray the character, it was basiclly the Doctor. If he was a little more camp and running around in pre-war Berlin looking for other camp people to hang around with. Other than that though I think it was a pretty good drama, would have been better if Smith just branched out a bit and got away from the style he uses in Doctor Who...gently whisper it now..."Sterotype in the making".
Yeah He is in a lot of danger of type casting, after all he was pretty much the same sort of charrie in Secret Diary of a Call girl in his little one off bit in it.
he works for Doctor Who but im worried that Smith himself isnt a great actor with an overly wide range - but the doctor works at the moment, Im just concerned for his career post doctor. .