Genre TV regular Mark Sheppard has been cast in Doctor Who, according to reports from the ValleyCon 36 convention where the actor had been cast.
Following appearances in Battlestar Galactica, Medium, Supernatural, Warehouse 13, and quite a few others, Sheppard seems to be appearing in the US-based episodes of Doctor Who currently in production.
If you aren’t familiar with Sheppard, he is a British actor and musician who works extensively in the USA, and has also appeared in Star Trek: Voyager and The X-Files.
According to the convention website:
â€œWe had just booked Markâ€™s airline tickets a week ago when less than 12 hours later he got the dream job of any kid who grew up in England-and many kids here too. He landed a huge role in the new Doctor Who but they needed him there the next day. There was no way we were going to stand in the way of that and so Mark took the job but with his deepest apologies.
“We will try to work out an appearance with him in the future and wish him great luck with Doctor Who!â€
This is pretty exciting news – we can’t wait to hear more details from this first full Stateside co-production!