Michael Pickwoad

Michael Pickwoad

Michael PickwoadWe are very pleased to be welcoming another old friend of the Whoovers to Whooverville 9. Michael is the curent production designer for Doctor Who a role he has filled since 2010. He is the son of much loved actor William Mervyn, who appeared in the Doctor Who story The War Machines.

Michael’s career began in the early 1970s and he has worked steadily since. One of his very earliest jobs as production designer was Withnail and I, the film which was crucial to the careers of both Richard E Grant and Paul McGann.

Since the early 1990s he has lead the art departments of many television programmes, including Murder Most Horrid, Kavanagh Q.C., Agatha Christie’s Poirot, The Old Curiosity Shop, the highly-acclaimed film Longford starring Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan and the first episode of Lost in Austen. His final production before coming to Doctor Who was the 2009 revival of The Prisoner. He was also Production Designer for Russell T. Davies’ adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and for the recent Doctor Who spin-off Class.

Michael was a splendid guest at a Whoovers meeting in 2015, having had to withdraw from Whooverville 7. We very much look forward to seeing him again.