Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Companions that never were

Actress Carey Mulligan was nominated today for a Best Actress Award in this year’s Oscars. Mulligan is best known amongst us as Sally Sparrow in the Steven Moffat written episode Blink from Season 3.

Mulligan was nominated for her role in the film An Education and is in heavy company as other nominees include Oscar favorite, Meryl Streep, Helen Mirrien, Sandra Bullock and Gabourey Sidibe.

Photo and details from here.

Fansite Den of Geek included her in a list of the top 10 "companions that might have been" in 2008. It's an interesting list, so worthy of copying. Click here for the full article.

In order of doctors (rather than in order of favourite, which is what I thought a top 10 was, but DoG know better, I'm sure).

Anne Chaplette - The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve
Samantha Briggs - The Faceless Ones
Isobel Watkins - The Invasion
Dr Ruth Ingram - The Time Monster
Duggan - City Of Death
Will Chandler - The Awakening
Herbert - Timelash
Ray - Delta and the Bannermen
Lynda ("with a y") - BadWolf/Parting of the Ways
Sally - Sparrow Blink

The list was published in 2008, and to which we can surely add Lady Christina de Souza from the 2009 special Planet of the Dead, played by the lovely Michelle Ryan, even if it does bugger up the 'one-for-each-doctor' theme (well, skipping number eight of course).