Planet Gallifrey: Doctor Who Filming, Tredegar House 2

Saturday, April 4

Doctor Who Filming, Tredegar House 2

Ooooh... things are getting ridiculously exciting now...

Right, filming was once again at Tredegar today (which has now been confirmed as being ep18) and though Tennant and Cribbins were filming inside, there was exciting stuff happening outside!

First off, more scenes of the black-clad guard patrolling:
Infront of the house there was a fancy Jag:

And this woman was seen peering out the window:

More exciting, a giant wind machine was being used to create a flurry of dust and leaves which is simulating a spaceship landing on the lawn.


At the end of filming when people were leaving, there were 'two women who exited the front of the house with coats over their heads: they were medium height, slim, and appeared to be wearing matching white lab coats, black trousers, shoes with medium heels.'

But perhaps the most exciting thing is this:


Theres already loads of arguments about it all... but reckon thats John Simm there? I think it might be... We all knew the Master was never really dead, didn't we!

Report and photos are courtesy of the fantastic alun.vega
Check out his Flickr account for more pictures!

29 comments:

AmarilloMike said...

Ok, we all knew the Master was never really dead, but John Simm's incarnation was quite clearly finished. Despite the awesomeness of John Simm, a) as the Master, and b) as an actor in general, I would be quite disappointed if he returned in Master-guise - it simply because of the quite categorical ending he received. A new Master would make more sense.


Having said all that.... that bloke does look a lot like Mr. Simm doesn't he?

Lanarien said...

You know ... thinking from a film design standpoint...and taking it for truth that the man really *is* John Simm, the woman looking out the window wouldn't happen to be his 'wife' would it? I mean, the last we saw her she was wearing a very vibrant red dress. The last scene of the funeral pyre, a woman's hand with red fingernail polish picked up the Master's ring....and now a blond woman looks out a window wearing the same vibrant red with her jacket. Just theory, as I can't make her face out from the window bar. But it's a fun thought anyway!
~L

FanaticalWhovian said...

I can't help but wonder. considering the lab coats involved if some sort of cloning thing is going on?
maybe a bit far fetched but hey.. Scifi always allows for this.
Also recently read that Time Lords have been seen before wearing rings and that they were suppose to be able to store power..who knows what that could entail.

TomBeasley said...

He does look an awful lot like Simm, but I wouldn't think that his incarnation of The Master could have survived all that. Also, that's an interesting thought about it being Lucy in the window.

Chloe said...

The only thing that is making me slightly doubtful is the hair, it appears quite blonde? Maybe it's just the picture but I don't see why they'd make him blondey? and maybe the nose is a little too pointy? The more I look at it the more I think not. But I so want it to be!

TomIsTheDarkSatNav said...

the guys face looks like john simm, but then i see his hair. could be though. plus that girl staring in the window looks like danielle off eastenders. nice car as well

TomIsTheDarkSatNav said...

i have had an idea, probrably a load of rubbish but i'll say it to you anyway. Verity, the author of a journal of impossible things, would have made a lot of money from her book. Enough to buy a house like that and hire security to stop fans. plus look at the car. It's that woman abigail's car, ABI 1. wonder what's going on. tell me what you think please jess.

Anonymous said...

who might be the two women in white coats and why did they have their jackets over their heads?. Maybe it`s Martha and Rose working undercover. Then again the master has met Martha

Anonymous said...

The women in the window looking out looks a bit oike Rose tyler. I`m not saying it is, But she does look like her.

TomIsTheDarkSatNav said...

just thought, must be rich people going there, and scientists in lab coats, and someone tied to a chair. do you think their might be another lazarus creature? the master did fund the project...

Name said...

WE've allready had this "OMG! JOhn Simm is back for The Stolen Earth/Journey's End!" phenominom happen before.
Remember when somebody claimed to have a photo of him on set, and about a week after it was revealed it turned out to be a behind the camera man- not sure of his exact roll, think maybe producer.
To me, this guy looks like he could be in the same roll. Comfy but warm clothing, steal toe capped boots- a regulation for working on set.

Anonymous said...

It does look like him, and people are allowed to dye their hair. The rumors have been about Donna *and* the Master. But I don't know.

FanaticalWhovian said...

I don't think it is..and I am glad I am not the only one to notice the Blondish hair. I think its a crewman who has a similar profile to Simm. because IMDB does say he is currently filming a movie (seems to have a main part). Which doesnt mean he can't do Who as well but is unlikely.

Anonymous said...

I think the blond guy looks like Mark Gatiss as the younger Professor Lazarus, he could have been cloned.

Morbuzaan said...

Looks like Professor Cutter from Primeval.

FanaticalWhovian said...

LOL yea it does look a bit like Douglas Henshall (Cutter). Maybe he has a guest role.. hahaha

FuNkY pErSoN said...

i'd love to see john simm back as the master if it were rlly dark... which i doubt. a sort of darkest of steven moffat style dark. but he does look like douggie. the woman in the window looks sooo much like billie piper (fingers crossed she's back as long as they make it good).

Anonymous said...

Gallifrey One is saying its definitely Simm with his hair dyed.

FanaticalWhovian said...

I don't see why they would bother. He was at an event the last week of march with his normal hair color. Why bother dying his hair for who? seems silly..besides why would that be his costume or he not be dressed for the part when everyone else is dressed for it. The master is a hooded sweater?

Spacephantom said...

That definitely is NOT John Simm in the picture. The guy in the pic has no more than a passing resemblance to him. Besides that - Simm is working on a film called "Seven days" at the moment, so unless he can somehow be in two places at the same time, he's not involved in filming for DW.

Has everybody forgotten what RTD and Julie Gardner said in that podcast prior to Christmas? That the main baddies in the David Tennant's final story would be the Nimon.

Also, RTD has always made it clear the Master would not return while he was show runner. So the earliest we can expect to see him return is series 5 I reckon.

FanaticalWhovian said...

Thankyou Spacephantom! Nice to know someone else noticed the fact he is suppose to be filming. Also So far everything RTD has said about these specials is happening..so why would that change now?

Anonymous said...

"Has everybody forgotten what RTD and Julie Gardner said in that podcast prior to Christmas? That the main baddies in the David Tennant's final story would be the Nimon."

I think they were only joking about that.

"Also, RTD has always made it clear the Master would not return while he was show runner."

He's lied about that kind of thing before.

Anonymous said...

Just to clear up some misconception about "7 days". It's being filmed over a 5 year period so while yes John Simm is working on this project he does not have to work on it exclusively and he would have plenty of time to work on other projects such as Doctor Who.

Spacephantom said...

The pic isn't John Simm. If you look at the pics on Alun Vega's Flickr account, you can clearly see it's a picture of Tim Barter (special effects guy from "The Mill"). He slighly resembles Simm from a distance, but not so much close up.

The proof is in the clothes - why would Simm die his hair blond and dress identically to one of the special effects guys?

Anonymous said...

that is defintely Simm. And he apparently dyed his hair not too long ago cos he wanted to.

Anonymous said...

I really don't think it's Simm but I would love to be proved wrong.
The women in red is certainly not Rose, the only similarity between the two of them is blonde hair.

However, I would love for Rose to return with Martha and Donna but if she returns again, her story of not being able to come back will seem ridiculous and unrealistic.

But, I thought of a storyline for her to come back:
We found out in series four that the parralel world is slightly ahead of ours and that's how Rose knew about the stars going out. So, Rose's Doctor dies and Rose realizes that this means the real 10th doctor will soon die (and regenerate) so she finds a way back to our world to try and save him.

Okay, actually, that sounds stupid

FanaticalWhovian said...

LOL I haven't been able to come up with anything better myself. Which is why I hope Rose isn't returning. No the Master I also wouldn't mind being proven wrong but I don't think that it is Simm. I am gonna analyze Who and LOM eps for his profile and compare with the picture. Its driving me nutz. Why between now and March 25th after having been seen at an event Simm decided to dye his hair blonde makes no sense whatsoever to me.

Anonymous said...

If it's Rose it could be an alternate Rose.
Like our Rose went off with the Human Doctor and this one got through using the Dimension Cannon, saw the fate of her other self, and decided to stay behind on Earth in case the Doctor ever needed her help.

Anonymous said...

I bet you feel stupid now........ Haha(;