If you the words “Peter Capaldi”, “TARDIS” and “Clara Oswald” were enough to get you excited about the return of everyone’s favourite Time Lord this autumn, here are 14 that should do it: Maisie Williams will have a guest role in the next season of Doctor Who.
Having landed back in the UK fresh from touring the US, today Maisie Williams sets foot in the blue police box to film her part. It follows global fame for her role as the bad-ass Arya in Game of Thrones and an impressive turn in Channel 4’s one-off docu-drama Cyberbully.
Williams has already broken out onto the big screen too, with an enchanting performance in Carol Morley’s upcoming movie, The Falling.
In short, she’s a busy actress, as well as an awesome one. On top of three Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, in February of this year, she was presented with a Shooting Star Award at the Berlin Film Festival.
On her first day on set, Maisie Williams said: “I’m so excited to be working on Doctor Who as it’s such a big and important part of British Culture. I can’t wait to meet the cast and crew and start filming, especially as we’ll be shooting not too far from my home town.”
Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer, added: “We’re thrilled to have Maisie Williams joining us on Doctor Who. It’s not possible to say too much about who or what she’s playing, but she is going to challenge the Doctor in very unexpected ways.
“This time he might just be out of his depth, and we know Maisie is going to give him exactly the right sort of hell.”
The show continues filming with two period adventures – The Girl Who Died, written by Jamie Mathieson and Steven Moffat, and The Woman Who Lived by Catherine Tregenna. Starring Peter Capaldi (The Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald), the duo continue to time travel through epic adventures directed by Ed Bazalgette (BBC One’s 18th-century drama Poldark).
The show’s guest star line-up also includes comedian and actor Rufus Hound, CBBC’s Horrible Histories star Tom Stourton, Ariyon Bakare, Simon Lipkin, Ian Conningham, Murray McArthur, Barnaby Kay, John Voce, and Struan Rodger.
The BBC Cymru Wales-produced drama will return to BBC One this autumn with further casting to be announced in due course.