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DOCTOR WHO ANNOUNCES TWO NEW CAST MEMBERS FOR UPCOMING SEASON

Two new faces joining the upcoming season of Doctor Who have been revealed in the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine by showrunner Russell T. Davies.



Joining the cast is Genesis Lynea, best known for You And Me (ITV), A Discovery Of Witches (Sky) and Casualty (BBC). Also announced is Gwion Morris Jones, known for The Winter King (ITV) and Masters Of The Air (Apple TV+).



Russell T. Davies told Doctor Who Magazine: "As the heart rises and May gets closer, it's exciting to reveal even more cast names from Season 1. Bear in mind, we've still got big surprises to come! But to ramp up your anticipation, it's a joy to welcome Genesis Lynea on board. It was a great delight for me to work with Genesis on an ITV series called You And Me in 2023, and so much fund to work with her again, so soon, in a very different role."


The showrunner added: "It's great to welcome brilliant Welsh talent to the show. Gwion features in one of our most chilling scenes yet. But I can't say any more - spoilers!" Doctor Who Magazine Issue 601 is on sale now.




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.



Jemma Redgrave, Aneurin Barnard, Michelle Greenidge and Anita Dobson

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.



Jinkx Monsoon and Jonathan Groff

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.



Bonnie Langford and Indira Varma

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.


Yasmin Finney and Lenny Rush


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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