Alex Kingston talks Doctor Who

Alex Kingston compares guest-starring in Doctor Who with filming series in America


“We hit it off immediately,” says former RSC and ER actress Alex Kingston of her relationship with the cast and crew of Doctor Who. London-born Kingston plays an archaeology professor called River Song. “We just clicked. I’ve done guest roles on other shows, but rarely have I felt such a warm bond.”


Does this sci-fi city filmed in Swansea compare favourably with LA, where she now lives? “The budgets are smaller, but everyone works just as hard. Hey, somebody told me I’m going to get a River Song action figure. I don’t quite believe it. You don’t get that on ER.”