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Spooks star joins the Doctor’s adventures


Hermione Norris – recently seen in BBC One’s The Crimson Field – is to guest star in the new series of Doctor Who opposite Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman.

Speaking about her casting, Hermione Norris said: “It’s exciting to be part of such an iconic show, and one that my kids can watch!!!”

Norris is also best known for playing spy Ros Myers in the BAFTA award-winning drama Spooks, and 90’s comedy-drama Cold Feet.

Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer, said: “It’s a testament to the quality of Peter Harness’s intense and emotional script, that we’ve been able to attract an actress of the brilliance of Hermione Norris. And for the first time since 1984, the Doctor Who production team is heading to Lanzarote. The Doctor is returning to the scene of an old adventure – but there have been sinister changes since his last visit.”

The episode, written by Peter Harness (Jonathan Strange And Mr Norrell, Wallander), will also star Ellis George, Tony Osoba and Phil Nice.

The episode will be produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Paul Wilmshurst (Strike Back, Combat Kids).

Ben Miller, Tom Riley and Keeley Hawes will also guest star in Doctor Who when it returns to BBC One this autumn.