"A Christmas Carol" is an upcoming episode of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who starring Matt Smith. It will feature Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins, who will be making her acting debut alongside veteran actor Michael Gambon.
From Doctor Who TV:
“It was a real privilege to work with Michael,” explains Matt. “I had a great time with him and he was really naughty! He’s so crafty and when I asked him about working with iconic actors such as Olivier and Bates he said the one thing they all had in common was they were naughty – and he’s exactly the same. He was very mischievous, constantly telling jokes and getting into the spirit of play.
“With Katherine I was astounded by her professionalism; considering it was her first acting experience I thought she handled it with real craft and diligence,” continues Matt. “It’s exactly the type of casting we want; someone fresh, exciting and new.”
But can Matt reveal anything about who they play and how they fit into the overall story…?
“Well,” chuckles Matt, “I can reveal that Michael plays a Scrooge-like miser but there’s a time-travelling twist to it all. To play an old grump there is no one better than Gambon. However, Michael also really makes you feel for this man and he can somehow turn himself into a little boy at times; he’s a very impressive actor.
“Katherine looks like a princess,” continues Matt, “and boy can she sing; the way she controls her voice and the grace with which she sings is quite incredible.”
BBC America - Dec 25 @ 9 pm
This isn't the first "Doctor Who" to do a version of A Christmas Carol
David Tennant (He Knew He Was Right) and Catherine Tate did their own take...