(Re)Generation Who is happy to announce the following guests for this year (guests will be at the event all three event days unless specially noted):

Peter Davison – 5th Doctor


Peter Davison portrayed the fifth incarnation of the Doctor from 1981 to 1984, beginning with the conclusion of Logopolis and ending with The Caves of Androzani. He reprised the role for the 1993 Children in Need special, “Dimensions in Time” and again for the 2007 Children in Need special, Time Crash. He has also voiced the Doctor for numerous Doctor Who audio dramas for Big Finish Productions. Davison is also well-known for his roles as Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small.

Davison studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama and appeared in several stage productions and some minor television roles before he got his big break in 1978. His performance as the ne’er-do-well Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small made him a household name.

Davison also appeared in some British sitcoms, including Holding the Fort and Sink or Swim, during his time as Doctor Who and later Fiddlers Three and Ain’t Misbehavin, as well as appearing in dramatic roles. Since then, he has appeared in a variety of projects, including the two detective dramas Campion and The Last Detective, and the West End runs of Spamalot and Legally Blonde.

Recently Davison released an autobiography entitled “Is There Life Outside The Box: An Actor Despairs“, which he will have available at the event.


Colin Baker – 6th Doctor

Born in London – on Waterloo Bridge, Colin was raised and educated in Rochdale and Manchester. He studied law for five years, training as a solicitor before becoming an actor.

His theatrical debut was at the Cambridge Arts Theatre in Plaintiff In A Pretty Hat followed by The Other House at the Mermaid Theatre in London. Repertory seasons followed in Guildford, Liverpool, Canterbury, Harrogate and the Chichester Festival.

In London he has appeared in Run For Your Wife at the Criterion Theatre, The Price of Justice at the Mermaid, Traitors at the Hampstead Theatre and in 1987 as the twins in Corpse! at the Strand Theatre (with Jack Watling playing the Major). In 1996 he starred as Magwitch in the musical version of Great Expectations at the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham followed by a tour of major dates.

Colin’s other theatrical appearances on tour include Private LivesTime And Time AgainPrivates On ParadeBorn In The GardensSpider’s WebFrankie and Johnny in the Clair de LuneDeath And The Maiden, Why Me ?, a 2003 return to Corpse! this time playing the Major, Strangers On A Train, Alan Ayckbourn’s Bedroom Farce, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre production of She Stoops To Conquer, drunken ham actor Selsdon Mowbray in the major national tour of Michael Frayn’s award-winning comedy Noises Off, as the iconic Inspector Morse in the new stage drama House Of Ghosts and most recently as Count Fosko in Wilkie Collins’ Victorian ghost story The Woman In White.

In 1998 he played the entire D’Ascoyne family in Kind Hearts And Coronets – the world premiere of the stage version of the famous 1949 film.

His pantomime appearances have been as diverse as Dick in Dick Whittington, Buttons, Captain Hook, Sarah The Cook and Widow Twankey. Credits as a director include The Oz Trials at Liverpool Playhouse, The Mousetrap in Stockholm and Oslo (in English!) and Bazaar and Rummage at the Duke of Cambridge.

His television career, commencing with Sartre’s Roads To Freedom, includes Cousin BetteWar and Peace in which he played Prince Anatol Kuragin, The EdwardiansA Fall Of EaglesThe CitadelSwallows And Amazons ForeverThe Famous FiveHollyoaksJonathan CreekA Dance To The Music Of TimeThe BillSunburn, CasualtyDangerfield, The Knock and as the Head of MI6 in The Waiting Game with the late John Thaw. He is however principally known for very contrasting roles in two of the BBC’s most popular programmes: The Brothers in which he was universally loathed as Paul Merroney, the prototype yuppie and Doctor Who, in which he was universally loved as the flamboyant sixth incarnation of The Doctor, a role he successfully reprised in the stage version Doctor Who: The Ultimate Adventure. Colin has also played the Sixth Doctor in an extensive range of popular Doctor Who audio stories for Big Finish Productions.

His most recent television appearances have been in DoctorsJonathan Creek, Hollyoaks, Little BritainKingdom and Hustle.

Films include Dangerous DaviesThe Airzone SolutionThe Zero ImperativeThe HarpistSoul’s Ark and most recently, a horror film, The Asylum.

For over a decade Colin has written a weekly column for the Bucks Free Press (1999 Newspaper Of The Year). He is also a busy book reviewer and lyric writer. His children’s musical Scrooge – A Ghost Of A Chance, written with composer Sheila Wilson, has been performed in hundreds of schools countrywide. Colin’s first book, Look Who’s Talking, a collection of his newspaper columns was published in 2009 by Hirst Books and was followed by a further volume of newspaper columns Second Thoughts, in addition to a collection of short stories entitled Gallimaufry.

Colin is married to actress Marion Wyatt. They live in Buckinghamshire with their four daughters, two goats, three cats, three dogs, two horses, thirteen guinea pigs, two degus and a hamster. He says they keep him young – and working!


Michelle Gomez – The Master / Missy


Michelle Gomez will be at (Re)Generation Who on Saturday March 24th and Sunday March 25th

Michelle Gomez played Missy (short for Mistress) in series 8, 9 and 10 of Doctor Who. She also voiced Jevvan in the Big Finish Doctor Who audio story Valhalla, and read the short story The Grief Collector for BBC Audio’s Time Lord Fairy Tales.

Outside of Doctor Who, Gomez is known for playing Sue White in “Green Wing” and Isobel Pickwell in “Bad Education”.

At the age of seven, Michelle saw a production of “Kiss Me, Kate” and decided that she was going to be an actress. Her parents encouraged this ambition and after she grew up, she attended Shawlands Academy from 1978 to 1983 and trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

 


John Leeson – Voice of K9

John Leeson voiced K9 from 1977-1979 and again from 1980-2010 on Doctor WhoK9 and CompanyThe Sarah Jane Adventures and K9.

He also voiced the Nucleus in the Doctor Who television story The Invisible Enemy, played Dugeen in the Doctor Who television story The Power of Kroll, voiced the Dalek battle computer in the Doctor Who television story Remembrance of the Daleks and played Anthony in the Reeltime Picturesspin-off video Downtime. He also provided the uncredited voice of the computer in the Doctor Who television story The Sun Makers.

On audio, he reprised K9 for two Adventures in a Pocket Universe audio dramas by BBV Productions and in Big Finish Productions’ Doctor Who and Gallifrey audio series and reprised the Nucleus in the Big Finish Doctor Whoaudio story Revenge of the Swarm. He also voiced Chief Mover in Magic Bullet Productions’ Storm Mine, Machina in The Paradox Planet and Legacy of Death and the fifth incarnation of Drax in The Trouble with Drax.

Other credits include appearances in Blake’s 7 (the Season A episode “Mission to Destiny” and the Season B episode “Gambit”), Jigsaw in which he played the giant Biggum, who was so tall only his feet were seen and his voice heard, Sorry!‘Allo ‘Allo! and Bungle in the children’s television series Rainbow. Leeson is also the voice behind the Space Gypsy characters on Children’s UK hospital radio.

Today, he is now most likely to be heard as continuity announcer on Channel 4 in Britain. He also contributed to the charity reference book Behind the Sofa: Celebrity Memories of Doctor Who.


Terry Molloy – Davros

Montmorency Montgomery Bear has been Sage, Mentor, Yogi, Procurer of Suspicious Liquids and Chocolaty Substances to Terry Molloy since he was a mere ‘Youngling’ with grubby knees!

As a result of Monty’s sparkling advice and party animal persona, Terry’s career has risen to the dizzy depths of infamy… working continuously on Radio, TV, Film, and Stage, for the past ‘nearly fifty years’ with all the enthusiasm and dedication of a racing slug!

Monty has helped Terry win several prestigious Radio and Audio Drama Awards both in the UK and the USA., though no-one is quite sure how he got the money together for the bribes. In 1973 Terry joined the cast of BBC RADIO 4’s “THE ARCHERS” as ‘Mike Tucker’. Forty-four years later, he is still a regular in Ambridge!

It has long been believed that it was Monty’s penchant for ‘evil intelligences’ and the tutoring he gave, that enabled Terry to take on the mantle of ‘Davros’, creator of the Daleks in “DOCTOR WHO” from 1983 until the closure of the ‘Classic Series’, and then voicing the character in many Big Finish audio adventures, including the much acclaimed four part mini-series “I, Davros”. Monty’s secret love of the downright weird also pushed Terry into the cult paranormal comedy audio series “The Scarifyers” as ‘Prof. Edward Dunning’ to David Warner’s ‘Harry (Thumper) Crow’.

Terry’s screen career has been blighted by Monty trying to market him as ‘The New Schwarzenegger’, but recent work on a number of mainstream and Indie films with talent like John Hurt, Roger Lloyd Pack, Neve Cusack, Caroline Catz, & Eileen Atkins, have restored Terry’s faith in cakes (in fact most foodstuffs… apart from pasta!) as a spiritual catalyst to his burgeoning waistline.

When not playing Ukulele or travelling the world with his long suffering Teddy Bear ‘Monty’ as a companion, Terry enjoys the quiet life… walking his dogs on the beaches of rural Norfolk.. and counting sheep.

 

 


Paul Magrs – Writer

 

Paul Magrs lives and writes in Manchester. In a twenty-five year writing career he has published novels in every genre from Literary to Gothic Mystery to Science Fiction. His most recent books include ‘Heart of Mars’, which is the concluding part of his ‘Lost on Mars’ trilogy from Firefly Press. His most recent contributions to the Doctor Who world include ‘Teddy Sparkles Must Die!’ in ‘The Missy Chronicles’, two stories in ‘Doctor Who – Tales of Terror’ and the BBC Audiobook, ‘The Thing from the Sea.’


Guest Cancellations

The following guests will no longer be appearing at our event due to scheduling conflicts.

Pearl Mackie – 12th Doctor Companion Bill Potts

Pearl Mackie played 12th Doctor companion Bill Potts in Doctor Who, beginning with the series 10 story, The Pilot.

Pearl Mackie grew up in Brixton. According to an October 2016 interview, she desired to be an actor from the age of five, but found that “I didn’t see many people who looked like me on TV. There were hardly any strong black women.” The role models of Mackie’s childhood were all “tough women, not afraid to be vulnerable”: Aretha Franklin, Beyoncé, Nina Simone, Tina Turner, Ella Fitzgerald. “They made me feel someone like me could do that.” Mackie’s first acting role was at the age of ten: Nancy in a school production of Oliver Twist.

Pearl will be appearing this spring in Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre. We wish her all the best.

 


Guests subject to cancellation or schedule change, due to professional commitments or other reasons.

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