Following the news earlier this week that British legends Stephen Fry and Lenny Henry will appear in an upcoming episode of Doctor Who Series 12; we have now learned that television and film stars Goran Višnjić and Robert Glenister are also set to appear in an episode as the show makes an explosive return in early 2020.
After previously starring in Doctor Who over three decades ago, Robert Glenister is no stranger to the TARDIS and as he takes on a new character, it’s safe to say emotions will be charged as he meets the Doctor and her friends. Glenister said:
“I first appeared in Doctor Who in The Caves of Androzani at the tender age of 24 in 1984. Thirty five years later I got to be in it again at the not so tender age of nearly 60. How time flies!”
Making his Doctor Who debut, Goran Višnjić has plenty of experience around doctors after playing Luka Kovač on the television series ER, but how will he fare when he comes face to face with the Time Lord? Višnjić said:
“I’ve always been a huge fan of Doctor Who, so when the offer to play one of my favorite people in history came, it made me so happy to be part of the show and it turned into this awesome, dream job!”
Matt Strevens, Executive Producer said:
“One of the great joys of Doctor Who are the legendary actors who want to come and join in the Doctor’s adventures. We were thrilled to welcome Goran and Robert, whose worked we’ve loved and admired for years. They create two iconic characters who are going to delight and entertain.”
In the build up to series 12, the BBC have teased that the first trailer for the series will be released on the Doctor Who official social media channels tomorrow (November 23rd – known as ‘Doctor Who Day’) at 3pm UK Time.
Jodie Whittaker will return as the Thirteenth Doctor alongside Mandip Gill, Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole.
Doctor Who Series 12 will see the return of The Judoon one of the Doctor’s fearsome adversaries.
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