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William Russell as Ian Chesterton

Jamie Glover IS William Russell

Not only has the role of William Russell been cast in Mark Gatiss’ An Adventure in Space and Time but so too has William Russell! .

William Russell as Ian Chesterton

According to Russell’s agent, Feast Management, the original Ian Chesterton has been cast as ‘Harry’ – although no other details have been forthcoming.

Actor Jamie Glover will be playing the younger William Russell. The son of Julian Glover (1965’s The Crusade, 1979’s City of Death and movies The Empire Strikes Back, For Your Eyes Only and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) and Isla Blair, Jamie has made numerous theatre and television appearances – although he’s perhaps best known for his role as deputy head Andrew Treneman in high school-a-thon Waterloo Road.

As you’ll probably know, Jamie will be joined by David Bradley as William Hartnell/The Doctor and Claudia Grant as Carole Ann Ford/Susan.

On the other side of the cameras Philip Kloss has now been confirmed as the Film Editor for the drama – his Doctor Who credentials include the David Tennant episodes The Doctor’s Daughter, Midnight and The End of Time, and also Day One of Torchwood: Children of Earth.

Meanwhile, Suzanne Cave is Costume Designer – her credits include Bert and Dickie (which featured Matt Smith), both The Hour and The Hour 2, and Silent Witness.

Filming is on-going and already Mark Gatiss has been teasing his Twitter followers with a profile picture of David Bradley as William Hartnell.

He isn’t the only one snapping pictures on set, both Mike O’Donnell – who captured this 1960’s interior in Chipstead and Debra Moyce – who shot this exterior picture of the 1950s-style Rivoli Ballroom in Brockley have been clicking away at images of what is one of the most anticipated dramas of the year.


Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

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