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Monday, 30 June 2014

Series 8 - Michelle Gomez to Guest Star

The BBC have revealed another guest star that will feature in the next series of Doctor Who, read on for further details:

Michelle Gomez (Bad Education, Green Wing) will join the cast of Doctor Who playing the Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere when the series returns on 23rd August. 

Speaking about the role, Michelle Gomez said: "Well of course Peter Capaldi is our next Doctor, which makes complete sense. I'm thrilled to join him. Well, you would be, wouldn't you?" 

Lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, added: “I've known Michelle for years, and I'm thrilled to welcome her to Doctor Who. She's everything we need - brilliant, Scottish, and a tiny bit satanic.” 

Filming is well underway for Series 8 of Doctor Who. Guest stars confirmed to join Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in the new series, which will air on BBC One this Autumn include Frank Skinner, Ben Miller, Tom Riley, Keeley Hawes and Hermione Norris.

Recent filming in Cardiff has also confirmed that the Cybermen, UNIT, Kate Stewart and Osgood from the 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor are to return in the new series. Doctor Who returns on Saturday 23rd August on BBC One and BBC One HD.