Filming has begun in Cardiff for Series 9 of ‘Doctor Who’ and the BBC have announced guest stars for the two-part episode.
The two-part episode currently being filmed is written by Toby Whithouse, produced by Derek Ritchie and directed by Daniel O’Hara.
Actor Paul Kaye, who played Thoros of Myr in the third episode of ‘Game of Thrones,’ joins the cast for the two-part episode.
“As a kid of the 1970s, the two shows you always watched were Top of the Pops and Doctor Who, they were unmissable. I actually wrote a song called ‘Looking for Davros’ in my first punk band and I sang it like a demented Dalek. I got to present TOTP back in the mid ‘90’s and landing this role in Doctor Who completes the dream double.
Peter is a perfect Doctor and I’m loving every minute of the experience, even the five hours in make-up. What a treat, best 50th birthday present ever!”
Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer, said,
“An amazing guest cast for a brilliantly creepy two-parter by Toby Whithouse. Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are back in Cardiff, back in the box, and back in action – for one of our scariest adventures yet!”
Peter Capaldi added:
“The adventures begin again for myself and Jenna and I’m delighted to be back filming my second season of Doctor Who.“
Also joining Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman and confirmed for roles in the two-part episode are Morven Christie, Arsher Ali, Colin McFarlane, Steven Robertson, Neil Fingleton, Zaqi Ismail and Sophie Stone.
Further guest cast for series 9 will be released over the coming months.