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Netflix's ‘The Crown’ Lands Former ‘Doctor Who’ Matt Smith

Netflix's ‘The Crown’ Lands Former ‘Doctor Who’ Matt Smith

Initial casting was announced today on the Netflix series titled The Crown, the gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The cast includes Claire Foy (BBC2's Wolf Hall) as Queen Elizabeth II, Matt Smith (Doctor Who) as Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, and John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun) as Sir Winston Churchill.

The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world - Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street - and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown. Netflix hasn't announced when production will begin on The Crown, or when it may air on the streaming tv service.

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‘Doctor Who’ Star Matt Smith Joins Zombie Thriller ‘Patient Zero’

‘Doctor Who’ Star Matt Smith Joins Zombie Thriller ‘Patient Zero’

Doctor Who star Matt Smith has signed on to star in the Screen Gems zombie thriller Patient Zero, alongside Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer.

The action-thriller takes place in the aftermath of a deadly pandemic where an enhanced strain of rabies turns humans into violent, zombie-like creatures. The plot centers on a man who is not only surprisingly immune to this disease, but has the ability to communicate with the dangerous species. He leads a quest to find Patient Zero, in hopes of finding a cure to save his infected wife and the rest of humanity.

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‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ Casts ‘Doctor Who’ Matt Smith

‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ Casts ‘Doctor Who’ Matt Smith

Former Doctor Who star Matt Smith has signed on to star in the Cross Creek Pictures' adaptation Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

The project is based on Seth Grahame-Smith's novel of the same name, which puts a horror-comedy spin on the classic Jane Austen book Pride and Prejudice. Lily James is playing Elizabeth Bennett, who is pressured by her family to marry into a wealthy home, although she decides instead to help defend her homeland from a zombie invasion. Matt Smith is playing Mr. Collins, a parson who proposes to Bennett. Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Jack Huston, Douglas Booth and Emma Greenwell are also set to star.

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‘Doctor Who’ Star Matt Smith Lands Major Role in ‘Terminator’ Reboot

‘Doctor Who’ Star Matt Smith Lands Major Role in ‘Terminator’ Reboot

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions announced today that Doctor Who star Matt Smith has joined the cast of the upcoming Terminator reboot.

Matt Smith will play a new character with a strong connection to John Connor, alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi and Byung-hun Lee.

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Matt Smith to Star in ‘How to Catch a Monster’ for Director Ryan Gosling

Matt Smith to Star in ‘How to Catch a Monster’ for Director Ryan Gosling

Doctor Who star Matt Smith has joined the cast of Ryan Gosling's directorial debut How to Catch a Monster.

Set against the surreal landscape of a vanishing city, the story centers on a single mother who is swept into a fantasy dream world, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads to an underwater town. Matt Smith will play the male lead, although no character details were given. Christina Hendricks is portraying the mother, with Eva Mendes also starring in an unspecified role.

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‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Bedlam’ Invade Comic-Con 2011

BBC America returns to Comic-Con International: San Diego with the stars and creators of their hit series Doctor Who and new sexy supernatural series Bedlam - for panels, signings and exclusive merchandise at the BBC America booth (#3629).

Stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan make their first Comic-Con appearance for a panel and Q&A with Doctor Who writer Toby Whithouse (Being Human creator) and executive producers Piers Wenger and Beth Willis. They're bringing with them, exclusive new footage from the new episodes airing later this summer on BBC America. Doctor Who follows the adventures of the Doctor, the mysterious traveler who journeys throughout all of time and space, picking up companions along the way and almost always sidestepping danger.

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