William Russell, who played Ian Chesterton in Doctor Who, is to star in a Brazilian film, Medida Provisória (which translates as Provisional Measure) alongside his son, Alfred Enoch.
This will be the first time father and son have worked together, as Alfred notes:
“[My father] was my first teacher. When I told Lazaro [Ramos, director] we never worked together, that I always wanted it but it never happened, and now that he’s 94, I thought I wouldn’t have this opportunity. And suddenly he was in and it was beautiful.”
Alfred gained fame in the Harry Potter franchise, and is currently starring in Series 2 of the BBC1 drama, Trust Me, the first series having featured Jodie Whittaker (the Thirteenth Doctor).
The Brazilian-born Etheline Enoch, William’s wife, added:
“As parents, we are very happy that he had this opportunity. And as for me, I’m even happier, since it is in my country. He himself said that he met the cast in January when he was here and he was very excited. That’s why he accepted this project and rejected others in America and in Europe.”
William Russell – whose real name is William Enoch – played Ian Chesterton opposite William Hartnell’s First Doctor, and made a cameo appearance in the 50th anniversary biopic, An Adventure in Space and Time.
Filming for Medida Provisória is taking place in Rio de Janeiro. It also stars Renata Sorrah and Seu Jorge.
As for whether it’ll get an international release… that’s still unknown right now. Anyone know a way to legally watch Brazilian movies? (Oi, stop sniggering at the back.)