Aneurin Barnard joins Doctor Who
Aneurin Barnard has joined the cast of 'Doctor Who'.
The 'Goldfinch' actor will portray mysterious character Roger ap Gwilliam in the BBC One sci-fi series, after the show returns to screens in November 2023 with David Tennant back as the titular Time Lord.
Aneurin wrote on Twitter: "Pleased to announce i have joined the @bbcdoctorwho family for a little while. @Disney_UK @bbcstudios"
Whovians will also be pleased to note Jemma Redgrave is returning as Kate Lethbridge-Stewart, and UNIT, the long-running organisation set on defending the Earth, will be back in the next series of 'Doctor Who'.
The show will celebrate its 60th anniversary later this year, and David and Catherine Tate will return as the Fourteenth Doctor and Donna Noble respectively.
Three specials are scheduled to air in November, and 'Sex Education' star Ncuti Gatwa will then become the Fifteenth Doctor in the 14th series after Tennant's tenure as the Time Lord, and former 'Coronation Street' actress Millie Gibson will be his companion.
Last month, showrunner Russell T Davies confirmed the 14th series will be shorter than usual.
While most series have consisted of between 10 and 13 episodes, the show's 14th outing will have just eight, plus a Christmas special.
He said: "The Fifteenth Doctor’s first full season will be eight episodes long, with a Christmas special, making it nine episodes every year, and when I say Christmas, that’s my generic term for festive/end-of-year/holiday or New Year, you’ll have to wait and see. OK, that’s fewer episodes than the last full season. But give us time. We have plans, and that’s a promise."