Well, by now there can't be a John Simm fan in the country who doesn't know who the character above is... the first part of the two-part finale for series 10 of 'Doctor Who' marked the return of John's Master to the show after almost ten years. But for most of 'World Enough & Time', John was under prosthetics as a rather endearing character called 'Mr Razor'. That's him, above. Of course, he eventually revealed himself as the Master to a rather surprised Missy (the lovely Michelle Gomez). "Hello, Missy. I'm the Master, and I'm rather worried about my future."
Hopefully, 'The Doctor Falls' will reveal what the Master has been up to since he was pulled back into the Time War with Rassilon at the conclusion of 'The End of Time' part II. This Master seems to make a habit of being around when the incumbent Doctor is about to regenerate, doesn't he?!
Here is Missy, CyberBill, and the Master as they face a shocked twelfth Doctor (the magnificent Peter Capaldi):
'Dr Who' photos (c) BBC Television
'Trauma' films in Surrey on Thursday 15th June
John was in Camberley, Surrey on 15th June filming scenes from his new drama for ITV, 'Trauma'. According to local news site 'Get Surrey', the production was filming outside a parade of shops on the Old Dean estate from early in the day until 11pm. The same location has previously been used in 'Holby City'.
In 'Trauma' John plays factory owner Dan Bowker whose 15-year-old son Alex dies after being stabbed. Dan blames Jon Allerton, the surgeon who failed to save him (played by Adrian Lester). Described by ITV as “an intricate, fast-paced thriller that questions what makes a man good and explores what happens when the very institutions established to protect us and those who represent them, let us down”, 'Trauma' promises to be another gripping drama of the kind we have come to associate with John! The images show John on location, snapped by local Sian C******* with her son and below, (it looks like) in action as Dan Bowker.
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