The Search for Pinkerton

I've found it!!! That elusive mystery programme referred to in Michelle Gomez's biographies only as "Pinkerton Files" is in fact a half-hour dramatised documentary for BBC Scotland called "Pinkerton - The Eye That Never Sleeps". It was shown on BBC 1 Scotland as part of the Scottish arts series "EX-S" and starred Peter Capaldi as the famous private detective Allan Pinkerton. Yes, Michelle and Peter have worked together before Doctor Who!

My breakthrough came just a few days ago as I was trying yet another search on The British Newspaper Archive. I've searched there ...

New Images Added

I've just added new images of theatre programmes, flyers and other publicity material to the theatre listings for Boeing Boeing, The Taming of the Shrew and If There Is I haven't Found It Yet, all from the Very Gomez private collection. Yes, that means they're mine ;)

In other news, I believe I may have finally, at long last, solved the mystery of "Pinkerton Files"!! That is, I have found a programme that fits the bill perfectly. I'm still looking for proof that it is the Michelle Gomez early work I'm searching for so I won't say any more until I've confirmed it.

Doom Patrol Season 3 reported to premiere in August

Very exciting news that Doom Patrol S3 is expected to premiere on HBO Max on 26th August 2021 with episodes 1 & 2 both airing the same day. This is according to Lance Aufresser of The Doom Patrol Facebook Group. It was announced in March that Michelle Gomez will be joining the third season cast as a series regular, playing Madame Rouge, "a complicated and electrifying eccentric".

Additionally Doom Patrol has just been renewed for a fourth season, though no other details have been released yet for S4.

Featured image was posted on Instagram by Michelle Gomez on 27th April 2021 from behind ...

The Ladies Man Confirmed

Some months ago I began searching for a television programme called "The Ladies' Man" or "The Lady's Man" as it's variously named in a number of Michelle Gomez's bios in theatre programmes, including the one shown for Trainspotting, as well as in a BBC press release from 2004. IMDB has no such programme listed for her and just the name and indication that it was a Granada production isn't much to go on. However, with some detective work and a bit of lateral thinking, I identified a strong candidate shortly before the world shut down to pandemia.

IMDB and the BFI catalogue both list an ...

Student Productions Added!

I am very pleased to announce that I have now been able to add Michelle's student productions to her theatre credits! The Keeper of Archives and Collections at RCS has been extremely helpful and I owe him a debt of gratitude for sending me copies of the original programmes for those productions. The listings can be found on the main Theatre page under the heading Student Productions.

I am advised that the collection may not be complete as large ensemble productions at that time were often credited simply to "the company", making it impossible to identify her involvement, however these are ...