British veteran actor Albert Finney has joined the cast of one of 2009’s specials, reports Blogtor Who – reprising his remarkable interpretation of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
Finney – who came to prominence following 1960’s kitchen sink drama Saturday Night and Sunday Morning – has had a long and successful career, portraying popes, Ernest Hemingway and of course Churchill, as well as starring alongside Julia Roberts in Erin Brokovich and nore recently with in The Bourn Ultimatum with Matt Damon.
Russell T Davies has revealed in the most recent DWM that two big names have been cast. As yet it is not 100% who he is playing. Justin Richards, author of a number of Doctor Who novels, revealed that the production team planned to use Churchill in a future televised story, effectively vetoing his appearance in Richards’ story.
His role as Churchill in 2002’s The Gathering Storm earned Finney a BAFTA.