From Who to Hobbit
By DJ Forrest
In the year one hundred trillion, in Silo 16, one of the last refugee places for the human race, a young orphaned boy, no older than 9 years of age, worked for Lieutenant Atillo. With straggly blond hair and a mucky face, the child known as Creet reunited family members who had been lost. The human who the Doctor, Martha and Jack Harkness had ran towards to protect against the hungry nomadic race known as the Futurekind, was hoping that he’d find his family in Silo 16. Creet reunited mother and son.
Creet touched Martha’s heart. His words about the skies above Utopia however would come back to haunt her much later in the story.
Being an absolute fan of the Tracy Beaker series, when Toby Coleman arrived at Elmtree House Children’s Home, otherwise known as The Dumping Ground in 2010, there was something extremely familiar about him, that I couldn’t quite put my finger on. It was only after watching ‘Utopia’ again did it click. Toby Coleman was Creet!
John Bell is a Scottish actor who was born on 20th October 1997. In 2008 he won the Blue Peter competition to play Creet in 1 episode of Doctor Who. In 2010-2011 he was to be a regular on BAFTA award winning series ‘Tracy Beaker Returns’ before his character was fostered.
Screenterrier named Bell as being one of the top 12 British rising stars in July 2011.
From television to the big screen, John Bell portrayed Helius in Wrath of the Titans in 2012. He portrayed Angus in the Sci-fi war film Battleship and also in that year, he played the character Bain, son of Bard the Bowman in the film The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug and again in the new film in post-production The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
Although Creet’s journey to Utopia was thwarted by the Master, John Bell’s journey is certainly taking him to some wonderful locations.