Paul McGann - Doctor Who (The Eighth Doctor)
Also known for:
The Monocled Mutineer,
Withnail and I, Holby City, Alien 3, Luther, Ripper Street, Hornblower
“I’m a Doctor. Though, probably not the one you were expecting”. An immortal line that marked Paul McGann’s unexpected and unannounced return to a role that made him famous across the world, in “The Night of The Doctor” - the prequel to the shows 50th anniversary.
Born in 1959, Paul is a familiar face on British television and in film, rising to prominence as the infamous deserter and criminal Percy Toplis in the BBC’s classic drama series The Monocled Mutineer (1986) In the same year, he appeared opposite Richard E. Grant as Marwood in Withnail and I - a movie thats since achieved cult status and spawned its own drinking game!
In 1995 he appeared alongside his three brothers (Mark, Joe and Stephen) in the historical drama The Hanging Gale, where they played four siblings in a harrowing story set during the Irish Famine.
However, Paul is probably best known around the world for his role as The Doctor in Doctor Who - the worlds longest running television Scifi Series. Following the shows cancellation in 1989, Paul was unveiled in 1996 as the eighth Doctor in the BBC / Universal co production of the television movie Doctor Who, which saw The Doctor battling against Eric Robert’s as the Master in San Francisco on the eve of the millennium.
Whilst this was a one off television event, Paul has continued to play The Doctor in the Big Finish range of audio adventures, and, In addition to his appearance in The Night of The Doctor, also made a cameo role in The Five’ish Doctors, alongside other classic Doctors and a “whoniverse” of other Doctor Who stars.
Paul will be appearing at BritCon on all three days as a guest of honour, taking part in panels and photoshoots.
JAKe - Star Wars Artist, illustrator, writer
Top UK artist and creator from Detonator Studios, known for his amazing work on:
Star Wars, The Mighty Boosh, The Hellraisers, Doctor Who, Geek Boy...
If you’ve ever wanted to speak Droid or Wookie, or wanted to learn how to draw a Star Wars character, then you are in for a treat!
JAKe is a top UK artist creator and illustrator, known the world over for his unique take on the Star Wars universe.
First approached in 1997 by LucasFilm to design a range of Teeshirts, JAKe was soon in demand, producing the artwork for a huge range of Star Wars merchandise, and quickly established himself as a fan favourite at conventions the world over.
In 2011 he was asked to write and illustrate How to Speak Wookie (the book came with a “Wookie Translator”) and very soon afterwards, a follow up book How to Speak Droid also became a best seller.
Not just content with illustrating the Star Wars universe of characters for books and merchandise, JAKe also runs children’s drawing workshops at events, regularly pulling unsuspecting fans out of the audience and onto the stage to prove that anyone can draw a Star Wars character.
Away from Star Wars, JAKe is also famous for his work illustrating for The Mighty Boosh (a surreal BBC comedy series starring top comedian Noel Fielding and featuring Disenchantment writer and co-producer Rich Fulcher) and created GeekBoy, a futuristic cartoon series for The Sci-Fi Channel.
He has recently illustrated Doctor Who for the Titan range of Graphic novels and he is the creative force behind the recently announced reboot of the classic SciFi series Terrahawks (soon to return in animated form as Kate Kestrel and The Terrahawks) for Anderson Entertainment and Tiny Giants.
Jake will be appearing at BritCon across all three days, and in addition to star signings, panels and running his amazing drawing workshops, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase artwork prints of his work, signed by the artist!