Behind the Scenes of The Runaway Bride (Part One)
…there are soooo many great behind-the-scenes photos from this episode - you can expect a “part two” photo-set soon!
Excerpts from Benjamin Cook’s coverage from DWM #378
The Doctor, Donna, and Lance have dismounted their Segways. On one side of the corridor is a small, slightly sci-fi, completely false maintenance door, which the Doctor wrenches open, revealing an iron ladder reaching up. “Wait here,” he says, “I just need to get my bearings…”
“Why do I leave them there?” asks David.
“Because,” embarks Euros [Lyn, director], “er…”
“Why don’t they follow me up?”
“Well, because,” persists Euros, “because, um…”
“You don’t know, do you, Euros?”
“No, I do,” laughs the director, “I think it’s because… well, it’s because you see a door.” He shrugs. “Don’t ask any more questions!”
"It very much depends on the actor’s background and physical abilities," says Dave Forman [stunt co-ordinator], "as to how you decide how far an actor can perform a stunt until his or her stunt double steps in. David is very agile, and has no fear when it comes to performing action. I think he has a lot of past experience in projects involving stunts, so he’s always very comfortable when I direct him. I was a bit nervous about asking Catherine whether she’d be up for being harnessed horizontally from a ceiling, bound in a spider’s web, and then grab a rope and swing across the set into a stairwell! I was quite surprised when she said yes to all…"
The rest of my behind-the-scenes photosets are available here