Alex Kingston talks Doctor Who

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

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“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.”

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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.”