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5/18/2011 03:55:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

Starz have issued a press release on the cast for Torchwood: Miracle Day; in addition to those reported previously like Wayne Knight, Ernie Hudson and Christopher Thomas Howell, and John DeLancie, a number of new names are also associated with the show:

Nana Visitor


Nana Visitor is perhaps best remembered for her role as Kira Nerys in Deep Space Nine, other notable television roles include Dr. Elizabeth Renfro in Dark Angel and Jean Ritter in Wildfire, plus several voices in the cartoon hit Family Guy.

Mare Winningham


Mare Winningham has had a prolific career in film and television, as well as beign a singer/songwriter. Notable films include St. Elmo's Fire, Turner and Hooch, Georgia and Brothers. Recurring television roles include Dr Amanda Lee in ER, Susan Grey in Grey's Anatomy, and Ida in this year's Mildred Pierce.

Frances Fisher


Another actress with a career spanning from the seventies, Frances Fisher has appeared in Titanic, Gone in 60 Seconds and The Lincoln Lawyer, with television roles such as Dr Liz Carter in Becker, Eva Thorne in A Town Called Eureka, and Rita in The Shield.

Principal Photography has now been completed for the show, with the cast and crew enjoying their wrap parties over the last couple of weeks as filming completed; post production is now in full swing to get the show ready for previews and the television broadcast from 8th July - this includes the soundtrack being composed by series veteran Murray Gold. Thus far there have only been a few teasers for the show on US and UK television, but this is expected to ramp up over the next couple of months as the series premiere approaches.

Details of production over the last few weeks became scarce as the crew buckled down to finish filming against their punishing schedule, though the occasional tidbit did make its way into the public eye, including traditional Torchwood high-rise stunts and big explosions!

One actor unmentioned above is David DeSantos, who plays a character named Agent Baylor in episode eight; he has had small roles in television shows like Numb3rs, CSI and House, and films like Delta Farce. During his week or so on production he kindly provided us with some glimpses of his co-stars on set:


"A day at the office"
David DeSantos, 12 Apr 2011
(via Lockerz)


"With the amazing Eve Myles"
David DeSantos, 13 Apr 2011
(via Lockerz)


"With the incomparable John Barrowman"
David DeSantos, 17 Apr 2011
(via Lockerz)


"With CaptJack. Yes that's Wayne Knight in the background"
David DeSantos, 20 Apr 2011
(via Lockerz)

World Screenings interviewed John Barrowman, Bill Pullman and executive producer Julie Gardner about the forthcoming show: Julie spoke about the advantages of the co-production between the BBC and Starz, and how the show has retained its UK origins; John gives an overview of what Miracle Day is all about; Bill talks about his character and the quality of UK television; and John chats about working with Starz.


John Barrowman, Bill Pullman and Julie Gardner talk Torchwood, World Screenings (via YouTube)


Finally, a selection of some cast and crew photos from the last few weeks of production!


Alexa Havins, Bill Pullman, Julie Gardner John Barrowman
BBC Torchwood, 21 Apr 2011
(via img.mu)


Production Meeting for Episode 10
BBC Torchwood, 25 Apr 2011
(via img.mu)


With John Barrowman on set
Ross King, 28 Apr 2011
(via YFrog)


Russell's got spot right above "THE DOCTOR", hilarious and coincidental.
BBC Torchwood, 4 May 2011
(via img.mu)


First pic of Rhys :-) so cute!
Shawna Trpcic, 3 May 2011
(via Twitpic)


And the lovely Sergeant Andy
Shawna Trpcic, 3 May 2011
(via Twitpic)


Team Torchwood at the Wrap Party
hawna Trpcic, 17 May 2011
(via Twitpic)


The face of BBC Torchwood!
Shawna Trpcic, 17 May 2011
(via Twitpic)