Two big guest stars confirmed for Doctor Who series 12 opener

Two big guest stars confirmed for Doctor Who series 12 opener

Ahead of a Doctor Who announcement this Saturday (let's hope it's a trailer), the BBC has revealed another tidbit about next year's series 12, with confirmation of two rather brilliant guest stars for its opening episode.

Joining Jodie Whittaker's Thirteenth Doctor will be Stephen Fry and Lenny Henry. The BBC has yet to confirm whether they will be friends or foes of the Doctor.

Stephen Fry, who was due to script an episode for David Tennant's first season as the Doctor (expenses meant it was junked for the rather lacklustre Fear Her), made the following statement to the BBC.

“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 Henry CBE 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.”

Current Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall also made a statement:
“Doctor Who is coming back with a bang - with two great British icons in major roles. One of the great joys of Doctor Who is getting to work with actors from your wish list. Stephen and Lenny are two of my absolute favourite actors - and to be able to bring them into Doctor Who, in our one of our biggest ever stories to kick off the new series, is an absolute thrill.”

Doctor Who series 12 airs in early 2020.

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