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Doctor Who: Matt Smith talks the possibility of returning


Hopefully you’ve spent part of the weekend watching Netflix’s new series, The Crown (and if not, you really should start — it’s great!) and seen Matt Smith’s portrayal of Prince Philip. When EW sat down with the actor, he was able to see a link between his current alter ego and his last, the Eleventh Doctor on Doctor Who. “Philip is an alien in this world,” he says. “He’s a total outsider.”

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Matt Smith teases Netflix's The Crown: 'Sh-- gets really interesting'

In the summer of 2015, Matt Smith attended a star-studded charity polo match where one of the players happened to be Prince William, Duke of Cambridge — otherwise known as the future king of England. After the match, Smith waited to be royally received. The woman in charge of introductions told the prince that Smith would soon be portraying William’s grandfather Prince Philip on a new Netflix series, The Crown. Panic gripped the actor. “I thought, ‘Oh, God, oh, nooooo,’ ” remembers Smith.

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Comic-Con: TV's 'Brave New Warriors' on unsexy moments, fan fiction, and more

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The handsome was on display Thursday afternoon at Entertainment Weekly’s Brave New Warriors Comic-Con panel, moderated by Lynette Rice. Squeals from the audience were expected, of course, but even the panelists seemed completely delighted by each others aesthetics. “I just wanted to speak for the fans and say, ‘Tyler, you are so sexy,’” said Grimm’s David Guintoli to Teen Wolf’s Tyler Posey. Twice.

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Ultimate fan face-off: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s 2009 genre mash-up novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (out Feb. 5) stars Lily James as Jane Austen’s heroine Elizabeth Bennet — now equipped with undead-slaying skills — and tracks her romance with zombie-hunting Colonel Darcy (Sam Riley). Horror-loving EW writer Clark Collis got on the phone with Austen expert Devoney Looser, Professor of English at Arizona State University, to ruminate on the result.

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Matt Smith reveals Mr. Collins’ secret crush on Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

With the many Pride and Prejudice adaptations have come many variations on Mr. Collins, the laughable cousin of Mr. Bennet and clergyman who sports an obnoxious attitude and a marital eye toward the Bennet sisters. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies — a variation of Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) and Mr. Darcy’s (Sam Riley) love story set amongst the undead — features yet another Mr. Collins, this time played by Doctor Who alum Matt Smith.

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Matt Smith and Zosia Mamet to star in Robert Mapplethorpe biopic

Matt Smith of Doctor Who and Zosia Mamet of Girls are set to play groundbreaking photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and punk icon Patti Smith, his onetime lover and lifelong friend, in a biopic from writer-director Ondi Timoner.

The film, which has the blessing of the Mapplethorpe Foundation, will chronicle how Mapplethorpe stunned the art world with his elegantly composed, sexually explicit, and often overtly homoerotic images before dying of AIDS at age 42.

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Doctor Who's Matt Smith faces a viral apocalypse in Patient Zero

Patient Zero, a pandemic thriller featuring former Doctor Who star Matt Smith, Game of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer, and Stanley Tucci, sees humanity battling intelligent, adrenaline-fueled creatures born from a viral superstrain. But please don’t use the Z-word.

“The great days of zombies are a little bit over,” says director Stefan Ruzowitzky (Deadfall). “It’s time for something new.”

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Matt Smith of 'Doctor Who' joins 'Terminator' reboot

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Matt Smith of Doctor Who fame will star in the next Terminator film. Skydance, which is producing the film with Paramount, tweeted the news earlier Friday, and the studio followed with confirmation. Smith will play a new character with a strong connection to anti-robot resistance fighter John Connor, now played by Zero Dark Thirty’s Jason Clarke.

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Christina Hendricks loses face in exclusive NSFW featurette from Ryan Gosling's Lost River

Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut Lost River has inspired a lot of strong feelings over the past year. When the film played at Cannes, it was met with both cheers and boos while the movie’s screening at the recent SXSW Festival prompted a marriage proposal. Now that, folks, is a positive review. 

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