Following up the first news last week, regarding new writers and directors on-board for S12 of Doctor Who, tonight we’ve got the first news of those elusive guest stars as the TARDIS will be handing debuts to British television icons Stephen Fry and Sir Lenny Henry who’ll both appear in the series opener, with Jodie Whittaker reprising her role as the Thirteenth Doctor!
Armed with a wealth of acting, comedy and writing credentials, including Lenny’s still very entertaining ‘spoof’ on his show back in 1985, both are more than equipped to come face to face with the Time Lord and her friends, but will they be friend or foe remains to be seen…
Mr Fry, a true British legend already, had this to say:
“Short of being picked for a British space exploration programme and I readily concede that I’m past the age where I’d be considered (if I was ever the right age for such a posting) – then being in an episode of Doctor Who will certainly do as a very sweet second-place excitement.”
Sir Lenny added:
“It was absolutely brilliant to be welcomed into the fantastical world of Doctor Who. The nearest I have been to the TARDIS was when I played the Caribbean Doctor in the Lenny Henry Show , so as a life-long (hiding behind the sofa type) Doctor Who fan this is a very special moment for me.”
Doctor Who will return in early 2020.
Jodie Whittaker will reprise her role as the Thirteenth Doctor alongside Tosin Cole (Ryan) Mandip Gill (Yaz) and Bradley Walsh (Graham) who are all returning for their second series.