Carey Mulligan, who played Sally Sparrow in the 2007 Steven Moffat story Blink, has been nominated in the 2010 Academy Awards as Best Actress in a Leading Role. She earns the nomination for An Education, in which she played Jenny, an English schoolgirl who is seduced by the charms of an older man.
Paul Magrs is to take part in the Bristol celebration of the achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people. Magrs has written several Doctor Who novels for BBC Books as well as plays for Big Finish and the recently released Tom Baker series Hornet's Nest for BBC Audio. His other work includes gritty teen fiction such as Strange Boy, a coming of age novel about a boy discovering and learning to accept his sexuality. He will take part in a free creative writing session to be held at Bristol Central Library on February 25 from 2pm to 4pm followed by a talk at Bedminster Library from 7.30pm to 9pm.
Dan Walker, an artist on the 2005 and 2010 series of Doctor Who, will be showing off some concept work at Teesside University's Animex International Festival in Middlesbrough, England. The event runs until the 12th February.
Nicholas Briggs, who provides the voices for several Doctor Who monsters, most notably the Daleks and the Cybermen, is is presenting The 7th Dimension on BBC Radio 7. He provides the continuity for the station’s slot dedicated to science-fiction, fantasy, and horror.