Doctor Who News Young Sam Irvine appears in a Doctor Who Series 7b episode in 2013

Published on December 22nd, 2012 | by Christian Cawley

Cumbernauld Boy Cast in Series 7

Just who is Samuel Irvine, and just why has he been cast in Doctor Who Series 7? Well, we reckon the latter answer is primarily because he was the best choice for the role of a small boy – the first answer, however, seems to be because he is Scottish.

Young Sam Irvine appears in a Doctor Who Series 7b episode in 2013

According to the Daily Record, young Master Irvine is from Cumbernauld near Glasgow, and has been cast following a short video audition in his parents’ kitchen.

Kerimeh is his proud mum:

Samuel attends drama classes and would love to be an actor.

He is also with an agency who tipped us off that Doctor Who had been in touch looking for a Scottish boy to play a part.We received a few lines from them – what they wanted for the audition. Samuel made a showreel with us in the kitchen on our iPad.

We filmed him reading the lines, with his dad and I playing the other parts. It was filmed in Wales and was a great experience.

Sonia Scott is from the All Talent agency:

Samuel’s been with us for less than a year and is a pleasure to work with.

Now what is significant is that the role is specifically for a Scottish boy. Samuel Irvine plays a messenger, and while we don’t know whether the attire in the accompanying photo is in any way related to the role, who sends small boys as messengers in the 21st century?

Kasterborous predicts a period piece…

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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+.




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