Production on the “Doctor Who” Christmas Special is now underway, and with that comes a big announcement: We also know now who one of the show’s major guest-stars is going to be!
The BBC confirmed today that Nick Frost, frequent collaborator of Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright’s, is set to appear in the big episode in a role that has been kept under wraps. Like series star Peter Capaldi, Frost is a longtime fan of the show, and it is fair to say that he is more than a little bit excited over the prospect of getting to appear.
Speaking in a statement, the actor had the following to say:
“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!”
Steven Moffat also said that he is thrilled to work with Frost again; the two collaborated previously on the film “The Adventures of Tintin,” and should have a nice rapport on set.
As for Pegg’s future on the show, many may forget that he actually appeared many years ago back with the series was being revived, and Christopher Eccleston was the Doctor. Then again, it’s possible he could still appear, even in a new character, given that Capaldi was also not entirely a newcomer to the series at the time he first signed up for this gig.
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