The 2018 Glasgow Film Festival began on the 21st February, and runs until the 4th March but already it has thrown up lots of news concerning Doctor Who stars whose films are appearing at the festival. Here’s a roundup of the goings on in Glasgow.

Firstly, over the weekend Karen Gillan premiered her feature-length directorial debut, The Party’s Just Beginning. She has already written and directed two shorts, Coward and Conventional. She also starred in the second of these, which is an extremely accomplished and impressive piece of work.

Gillan was on safe ground when filming her feature debut, deciding to shoot in her home city of Inverness. It has been described as a fiercely honest tale of loss, grief and survivor’s guilt. Gillan stars alongside Lee Pace and Kate Dickie.

Karen Gillan 'The Party's Just Beginning' film premiere, Glasgow Film Festival, Scotland, UK - 24 Feb 2018 - Photo by Duncan Bryceland
Karen Gillan ‘The Party’s Just Beginning’ film premiere, Glasgow Film Festival, Scotland, UK – 24 Feb 2018 – Photo by Duncan Bryceland

The premiere seems to have gone down well with initial reviews calling the film a ‘promising debut.’ Hopefully, this means more from Karen Gillan not just in front of the camera but writing and directing also.

A hilarious poster for the film can be seen here.

The Party's Just Beginning poster
The Party’s Just Beginning poster

This wasn’t the only premiere to feature Doctor Who alumni over the weekend. The film You, Me and Him starring David Tennant, alongside Lucy Punch, Faye Marsay, Ingrid Oliver and Sally Phillips. The fil is the debut feature from Daisy Aitkens and is produced by Georgia Tennant.

I other David Tennant news he has won the What’s On Stage best actor award for Don Juan in Soho at the Wyndham’s Theatre and Colman for Mosquitoes at the National Theatre. He scooped the award against stiff competition from other nominees Bryan Cranston, Martin Freeman, Andrew Garfield and Andrew Scott.


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