Fans of Doctor Who have something exciting to look forward to this Christmas, with an impressive guest star – Nick Frost – making an appearance in the yearly Christmas special! In the past, stars such as Michael Gambon, Kylie Minogue, David Morrissey, Richard E. Grant, Sir Ian McKellen, Catherine Tate, and more have joined the various Doctors on their holiday adventures.
The BCC has announced the new guests for the upcoming 2014 special – the title of which has yet to be revealed – and among them is Nick Frost of Shaun of the Dead, The World’s End, Cuban Fury, and more. The lifelong Doctor Who fan made an enthusiastic statement in an official press release:
“I’m so thrilled to have been asked to guest in the Doctor Who Christmas special, I’m such a fan of the show. The read-through was very difficult for me; I wanted to keep stuffing my fingers into my ears and scream ‘No spoilers!’ Every day on set I’ve had to silence my internal fan boy squeals!”
Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer of Doctor Who, naturally was charmed by Frost’s energy. “Frost at Christmas – it just makes sense! I worked with Nick on the Tintin movie many years ago and it’s a real pleasure to lure him back to television for a ride on the TARDIS.”
Frost will be joined by Michael Troughton (son of Second Doctor Patrick Troughton), Natalie Gumede of Coronation Street, Faye Marsay of Fresh Meat, and Nathan McMullen of Misfits.
Written by Moffat and directed by Paul Wilmshurt, the Doctor Who Christmas special will air on Christmas Day on BBC America.
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