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Wednesday 11 February 2015

The 40/40 Project. No.10 Appear on Dr. Who. (Part 1)

Meet The New Dr.
 Me at the Dr.Who Experience in Cardiff in 2012

Today I completed my online registration to join a casting agency as step one in achieving no. 10 on my 40/40 Project list - appear on Dr. Who. 

The process itself was fascinating. I wondered where else you'd be asked about your circus skills and weapon handling?! Or if you'd be prepared to appear naked or to have your hair shaved?

I also had to declare my tattoo and include a picture so that if needs be that can be covered while on set. 

When I came to completing the experience section I was at a bit of a loss as to what to write as I have no acting experience whatsoever. Yet.

I was the 'sound engineer' for a play with the Portishead Players once and I have had my laugh recorded (laugh like an American - back of the throat apparently, so the voice coach told us) for a Shakespeare play called Drag King Richard III. Other than that nothing really. I'm not sure if dressing up as a Zombie for the Bristol Zombie Walk counts? I did include a picture of me zombie-fied as one of my portfolio pictures 'just in case.'

The next step is to go along to a registration day where I'll have some head shots taken as well as my measurements. I'm booked to go at the beginning of March. It's all rather exciting and a bit unnerving as this is a world I know little about. That's part of the fun though really, challenging myself and pushing myself out of my comfort zone. 

Reading the registration instructions the agency suggest dressing for the parts you'd like to play. So If I'm wanting to be on Dr.Who what should I wear? Any ideas? Maybe go as a zombie (quick Google reveals zombies appeared in an episode in 2005 called The Unquiet Dead), I can do that. Or something else? Any ideas?

Is there something you want to do that pushes you outside your comfort zone? What is it you'd like to do?

Zombie Mo goes shopping...


  1. Oh my word, I cannot believe you have signed up to be an extra! Incredible. Casting Directors out there, please please please cast Zombie Mo in a Dr Who episode. It would be the funniest thing ever! :-D

  2. haa hhaa I know Crazy Horse right! Well after our convo yesterday I though to myself - I have to do it! It had been on my mind for a while but had chickened out! Then thought No Chicken - I'm a Tiger (as in Chinese Year) so go for it as it's only the first step....! *phew*