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Friday, 23 January 2009

Michelle Ryan & Lee Evan in Star in Planet of the Dead!

The BBC have released revealed some new cast names set to appear in the upcoming Doctor Who Easter special, Planet of the Dead:

The BBC has confirmed that Michelle Ryan and Lee Evans will guest star in the forthcoming Doctor Who Easter special which began filming this week in Wales.

"I'm a huge fan of Doctor Who and very excited to be joining David Tennant and the Doctor Who team," said Michelle, who recently guest-starred in the hit BBC Wales drama Merlin. "It is such a fantastic show and I can't wait to get started!"

One of Britain's best loved and biggest comedy stars, Lee Evans, will also be joining the cast playing a character called Malcolm, whose life becomes connected to the Doctor's under extraordinary circumstances.

Planet of the Dead is the first of four Doctor Who specials which will air in 2009. Michelle joins David Tennant as he continues his role as the Doctor, and Noma Dumezweni who returns as Captain Erisa Magambo - last seen helping Rose and Donna save the world in Turn Left.

"Michelle is one of the most sought after young actors in the country and we are delighted to announce that she will be joining the team," said Executive Producer and writer Russell T Davies. "As always the script is being kept strictly under wraps - however we can reveal that Lady Christina is a woman with a mysterious past who's going to have a huge impact on the Doctor!"

More information on the special is to come soon. Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead will broadcast this Easter on BBC One, a time is yet to be confirmed.