This year Doctor Who is trying to outdo itself once again and so for this Christmas special Nick Frost, actor and screenwriter, will be joining current doctor Peter Capaldi and his companion Clara (Jenna Coleman). Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street), Faye Marsay (The White Queen), Nathan McMullen (Misfits) and Michael Troughton (Enigma) will also join the cast for this year’s spectacle.
Production on 2014’s Doctor Who Christmas episode has already begun with the host of British acting talent. The Christmas special, a star in the festive season’s schedule, will air this Christmas on BBC One and promises to be an action-packed, unmissable adventure as always. 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.
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), will follow in his father’s footsteps by appearing in Doctor Who. His father, Patrick Troughton, played the second incarnation of the Doctor.
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.” Let’s just hope that Moffat can deliver for this year’s holiday special.