If you’re a fan of Doctor Who (and who isn’t?) then there’s a pretty good chance you’re a fan of Nick Frost as well. If you are then the title of this post probably has you giddy with delight. To put a cherry on top of this nerd sundae, also guest starring in the holiday event will be Michael Troughton, son of Patrick Troughton, and Nathan McMullen, one of the stars of the hilariously irreverent Misfits.
While they’re always great, this year’s Christmas Special is extra packed with guest star goodness. So look forward to the end of the year because the Doctor won’t be the only madman in or around the blue box this time.
I wonder if we can expect Sean Pertwee, son of Jon Pertwee, in a future episode? I think it would be a fine tradition to have descendants of former Doctor Who stars popping up from time to time.
Read below for the full announcement about Nick Frost and others guest starring in this year’s Christmas episode.
NICK FROST TO GUEST STAR IN DOCTOR WHO CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
Natalie Gumede, Faye Marsay, Nathan McMullen and Michael Troughton will also join the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and his companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman)
Production on 2014’s Doctor Who Christmas episode has begun, with a host of British acting talent set to appear. The Doctor Who Christmas special, a cracker of a highlight in the festive season’s schedule, will air Christmas Day on BBC AMERICA and promises to be an action-packed adventure.
Nick Frost, actor and screen writer, has starred in numerous hit film and television roles, including Spaced, The World’s End, Shaun of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, Cuban Fury and Paul, which he also wrote.
Nick comments: “I’m so thrilled to have been asked to guest in the Doctor Who Christmas special, I’m such a fan of the show. The read-through was very difficult for me; I wanted to keep stuffing my fingers into my ears and scream “No spoilers!” Every day on set I’ve had to silence my internal fan boy squeals!”
Michael Troughton (Breathless, The New Statesman), who has recently returned to acting, will follow in his father’s footsteps by appearing in Doctor Who. His father, Patrick Troughton, played the second incarnation of the Doctor.
They will be joined by Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street, Ideal, Strictly Come Dancing), Faye Marsay (Pride, The White Queen, Fresh Meat) and Nathan McMullen (Misfits, Casualty).
Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, says: “Frost at Christmas – it just makes sense! I worked with Nick on the Tintin movie many years ago and it’s a real pleasure to lure him back to television for a ride on the TARDIS.”
The Doctor Who Christmas special will air on BBC AMERICA. Written by Steven Moffat and directed by Paul Wilmshurst (Strike Back, Combat Kids), it will be shot in Cardiff at BBC Wales Roath Lock Studios.
Doctor Who: Time Heist airs Saturday, September 20 at 9/8c on BBC America