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Published on July 12th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

Christmas Special Casting

Shooting on the Christmas Doctor Who commences shortly – with a couple of star names attached already, reports MediaGuardian.

Doctor Who guest actress Katherine JenkinsIn what amounts to fantasy casting for the editor of this blog, singer Katherine Jenkins – whose limited acting experience stretches to playing herself in an episode of Emmerdale – will be a star attraction in the Christmas special.

Says Steven Moffat:

“She is brilliant – she is a great singer and a great performer.”

And to balance up the appearance of the Welsh songbird, Michael Gambon – the second Dumbledore actor in the Harry Potter movies – is also appearing in the Christmas Doctor Who!  of this great piece of casting, Steven Moffat says:

“Michael Gambon is as distinguished an actor as I can imagine and the fact that he was Dumbledore means that he is already know to millions of children.”

They will of course be appearing alongside Matt Smith and Karen Gillan as the Doctor and Amy – and hopefully Arthur Darvill as Rory!

(With thanks to Robert)

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




5 Responses to Christmas Special Casting

  1. Leosw4 says:

    Michael Gambon as…? Brilliant casting news-a real talent. Lets hope his part is major and not just a cameo.Really excited about this.

  2. Carn says:

    yeah Gambon’s the quality of actor I would enjoy seeing in the show.


  3. I see Gambon as a monk with a secret. What a coup!

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