Doctor Who is already ramping up for Series Nine… as Paul Kaye is confirmed to guest star in the first two episodes.
That’s right folks – filming has already begun in Cardiff for the upcoming series of Doctor Who. And with the return of Jenna Coleman and Peter Capaldi comes an entirely new face – the rather awesome Paul Kaye.
But what’s in store for us in Series Nine?
According to a BBC press release, the 50-year-old actor and comedian will appear in the Doctor Who series debut… but they’re keeping quiet about exactly who he plays.
“Paul Kaye who played Thoros of Myr in the third series of Game of Thrones joins the Doctor Who cast for the two-part episode,” they revealed. “A comedian and actor, Paul is also well-known for being the voice of Vincent the fox on the puppet-based BBC comedy Mongrels.”
The series debut is expected to air sometime in the spring, but while there are no details about the upcoming episodes, Stephen Moffat gives us a hint of what we might expect.
“An amazing guest cast for a brilliantly creepy two-parter by Toby Whithouse,” he said. “Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are back in Cardiff, back in the box, and back in action – for one of our scariest adventures yet!”
Of course, Paul Kaye is over the moon to have landed a role in ‘Doctor Who’… and explains why it means quite so much to him.
“As a kid of the 1970s, the two shows you always watched were Top of the Pops and Doctor Who, they were unmissable,” he said. “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!”
Obviously, the mention of five hours in make-up seems to suggest a not-so-human role… but for now, we’ll have to wait and see.
Are you looking forward to Doctor Who series nine? Who would you like to see guest star? Let us know in the comments below…