Doctor Who News Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman star in The Snowmen

Published on December 8th, 2012 | by Christian Cawley

Surprise Voice In The Snowmen! [SPOILER]

Well, it’s all happening today! It’s spoiler time yet again, following the revelation of the very famous voice behind the monstrous Snowmen in the Doctor Who Christmas special.

We’re not going to give it away just yet. Instead, you’ll need to scroll down and use the spoiler button to reveal the secret. Although in the public domain, this is a piece of casting that transcends and unifies geekdom, and as such it will remain hidden.

Remember, if you’re reading this in an email or newsreader app, you’ll need to move onto the next item to avoid spoilers.

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The biggest coup, though, is getting Ian McKellen to provide the voice of the snowmen. (I must confess that at the preview I first identified the voice as Patrick Stewart’s; don’t ask me why, but I often get their actorly timbres muddled.)


Did you read the spoiler? What did you think?

We think it’s pretty awesome, and that’s not a word I use very often…

(With thanks to Mick)


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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+.

3 Responses to Surprise Voice In The Snowmen! [SPOILER]

  1. avatar Krumstets says:

    It’s wonderful that Dr Who can keep on attracting big names like this to the show.

    What would be even better would be to see names like this appear in the show in the flesh as a character.

    Surely amongst all the other plans for the 50th year , I hope they will get some bug names onto the show.

    John Hurt ….? Gary Oldman…? Madonna….?

    • avatar Krumstets says:

      ..sorry , `big’ names not bug names…whoops.!

  2. avatar leo says:

    wow that’s fantastic-really great new’s.

    The man is a living legend.

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