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DOCTOR WHO: DAME SIAN PHILLIPS AND FURTHER CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR UPCOMING SERIES

Further casting has been announced for the upcoming series of Doctor Who, the first to star Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson as The Doctor and Ruby Sunday respectively.



Revealed in the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, available to buy now, Dame Siân Phillips has joined the cast, as well as Callie Cooke. Also revealed is the cast playing iconic band The Beatles. They are George Caple (as Paul McCartney), James Hoyles (as Ringo Starr), Phillip Davies (as George Harrison) and Chris Mason (as John Lennon).



Sian Phillips said: "I was absolutely thrilled. The show is such a loved British drama and it means so much to so many people, so to be able to be part of this is just wonderful”"


Executive Producer Phil Collinson told Doctor Who Magazine: "Sometimes we’re so lucky to open the studio doors to an absolute legend. I think a shiver went through the whole production team when we welcomed in Dame Siân Phillips."


Elsewhere in the upcoming series, UNIT is back in full force with Jemma Redgrave returning as Kate Lethbridge-Stewart, and newcomer Shirley Ann Bingham, played by Ruth Madeley, also returning for the next series.



Anita Dobson is expected to return mysterious Mrs Flood, along with Michelle Greenidge and Angela Winter as Ruby's adopted mother and grandmother respectively.


Aneurin Barnard joined the series as the mysterious Roger ap Gwilliam. Also appearing in the next series in unknown roles are Jack Forsyth-Noble, Mollie Kent, Sophie Ablett, Bhav Joshi, Eilidh Loan, Pete Machale, Miles Yekinni and Hemi Yeroham.


Last April is was revealed that award-winning actress, singer and two-time RuPaul’s Drag Race winner, Jinkx Monsoon will appear in the new series of Doctor Who as "the Doctor’s most powerful enemy yet". Jinkx joins Doctor Who after completing her sell out run on Broadway, where she made her highly-anticipated debut as Matron ‘Mama’ Morton in Broadway’s longest-running show, Chicago.



Award winning star of stage and screen Jonathan Groff is set to appear in the new series of Doctor Who in a key role. Jonathan shot to fame when he landed the role of Jessie in musical comedy drama Glee. He has since been internationally celebrated for his work on-screen, from starring as Eric in the box office hit Knock at the Cabin, to playing Holden Ford in the critically acclaimed series Mindhunter.


Award-winning actress Indira Varma is crossing galaxies as she joins the new series of Doctor Who. First entering the world of Doctor Who as Suzie Costello in Russell T Davies’ spin-off series Torchwood, Indira now steps aboard the TARDIS in her new mysterious role as the Duchess.


Star of stage and screen Bonnie Langford will once again reprise her legendary role as Melanie Bush as she returns to Doctor Who, this time starring alongside Ncuti Gatwa, who plays the Fifteenth Doctor in the new series.



Bonnie first entered the world of Doctor Who in 1986 as the companion to the Sixth and Seventh Doctors played by Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy, before returning in a cameo role in Jodie Whittaker’s final episode as the Thirteenth Doctor.


Reprising her role from the 60th anniversary specials will be Yasmin Finney as Rose Noble. Lenny Rush, best know for his breakout role in Daisy May Cooper's Am I Being Unreasonable, will also appear in the next series in an unknown role.


Doctor Who returns this May on BBC One and iPlayer in the UK and Disney+ in the rest of the world.



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