Masterpost: Photos and quotes by Jemma Redgrave at LI Doctor Who Convention 2016

If you followed our twitter feed over the weekend, you may well know Jemma attended the Long Island Doctor Who comic-con recently. Take a look at these photos:


I also made a list of quotes by Jemma from the panels…

“Are you going to sparkle all weekend? I may need to borrow some.” – Jemma Redgrave, loving our glitter.

“The episodes you’ve been in have been hallmarks for a lot of reasons.” Jemma Redgrave: “Isn’t it because I’m in them?

“Sometimes, I want to save the world — and, in the UNIT series, I get to.” Jemma Redgrave on Big Finish Doctor Who

“Weeping Angels scare the shit out of me.” – Jemma Redgrave

Jemma Redgrave: “Weeping Angels scare the s–t out of me!

Jemma Redgrave said, “If you didn’t know, a lot of my family are actors…” and then the room started laughing.

Jemma Redgrave said if she could choose any Shakespeare role, she’d be Beatrice.

Jemma Redgrave: should Kate Stewart be full time companion? “Don’t think I haven’t thought about it!”

Here is a #LIWho interview tidbit – not only would Jemma love to be back on DW, her aunt Vanessa would love to be a villain!

Jenna’s headcanon is that Kate is married to a woman.

“We’ve all got to have a patch that belongs to us. Fuck it, this is mine.” – Jemma Redgrave on being the only Redgrave in Who.

Then Jemma apologized profusely for dropping an f-bomb with kids in the audience.

“I think that Vanessa would quite like to be in Who…but she just can’t. It’s mine.” – Jemma

“For a woman to rise to the top of UNIT…it’s hard for women to do that in science so I knew she was STRONG.” Jemma on Kate.

“I knew she was an incredibly strong woman and I knew she had a sense of humor and I knew she adored her dad.” – Jemma on Kate

Jemma rattles off all the different TYPES of women shown on Who recently: “It’s such a range of women for girls to look up to.”

“Whatever your profession, you need a round of applause every once in a while” – Jemma Redgrave.

“I just watched and tried not to forget my lines!” – Jemma on watching Peter do the Zygon Inversion speech

Kate’s relationship to the Brig reminds Jemma of her relationship to her own father. They used to watch Doctor Who together.

“If someone asks, I’ll be there.” – Jemma on doing theatre in NY

Jemma explained to the “Power of Three” director how special the moment is when the Doctor tells Kate he knew her father.

Jemma tells about a fangirl moment meeting Jon Pertwee: “I couldn’t speak!”

Having just lost her dad, she cherished those moments where someone would share their memories with her.

Jemma stresses the practicality of Kate’s heels: “They aren’t high heels, they are kitten heels!”

“I have loved every single moment playing Kate and being on Doctor Who.”

Jemma Redgrave can’t stop praising the entire Doctor Who production staff.

Jemma: “I LOVE working with Ingrid. She’s a spectacular actress.”

Jemma said Peter Capaldi took her aside to say “YOU KNOW HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS.” re: Kate saying 5 Rounds Rapid.

“I like to think about a character’s story in my head, what secrets they might have” Jemma abt headcanons

“I’m playing an army medic at the moment, I try to channel that physically… shoulders back chest out”

“It’s so lovely to come a place where everyone is so happy to see you!” – Jemma Redgrave on the con experience.

Clearly, Jemma Redgrave is bestowed with our “McGanning” award of the con aka the biggest con crush.

“I got the best part (in #DoctorWho) than anyone else I know.”

“They were so close, such a wonderful unit.” – Jemma on Karen and the Babes on Power of Three

“I feel a little trivial after that.” – Jemma quips after Ross and Sarah talk about their physical work with monster costumes.

Jemma is very proud of convincing the costume designer Kate’s military coat should be Burberry.

.@DebStanish accidentally calls Jemma “Kate”. Jemma: “Thank you.”

“If you share that on social media, I’ll send a Zygon after you.” – Jemma Redgrave, out of context.

Jemma gets a little emotional when she talks about the Community of Doctor Who fans and how they’ve embraced her.

Ross Mullen just BROKE Jemma Redgrave with a funny story and her LAUGH is a glorious barking thing of joy.

“You did scare the shit out of me.” – Jemma to Sarah Madison (The Weeping Angel)

“Do you mean sonic screwdriver envy?” – Jemma, when asked if the Doctors on the 50th “sized each other up.”

Jemma says the Brig was Kate’s “north star” just as her dad was for her.

“Family and community are so important… and it’s so heartwarming” Jemma on being part of the Doctor Who fandom

“I’ve played doctors so many times I’m almost qualified!” (to actually be a doctor)

Thanks to Head Over Feels, Sarah, Kayti, Chris Kocher, Deborah Stanish, Joy Fleisig and Lea for the coverage to keep all of us across the pond updated. Much appreciated 🙂