Doctor Who: Guest stars announced as Series 9 begins filming

Filming Begins on ‘Doctor Who’ Series 9

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Paul Kaye, Morven Christie, Arsher Ali and Steven Robertson are among the guest stars announced to appear in Doctor Who series 9.

Filming has begun in Cardiff on the new series starring Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, with episodes written by Toby Whithouse (Being Human, The Game) currently being filmed.

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 series of Doctor Who.”

Paul Kaye (Game Of Thrones, Ripper Street) joins the Doctor Who cast for the two-part episode.

Commenting on his role, Paul, said, “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.”

Adding: “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!”

Also starring in the episodes will be Morven Christie (Grantchester), Arsher Ali (The Missing), Colin McFarlane (EastEnders) and theatre and TV actress Sophie Stone (Woman of Flowers).

Zaqi Ismail, Steven Robertson (Being Human) and Neil Fingleton (Jupiter Ascending) also guest star in the two-part BBC Cymru Wales production.

Doctor Who Series 9 will air on BBC One in the autumn.