David Walliams to appear in Doctor Who
David Walliams has revealed he is to appear in the forthcoming series of Doctor Who.
David Walliams has revealed he is to appear in the forthcoming series of Doctor Who. The actor and comedian revealed he had been offered a role in Doctor Who during an interview on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show. Walliams is a self confessed Doctor Who fan and when Evans asked which show within the Who franchise he’d like to appear in Walliams revealed he had already been offered a part – and had accepted it.
I’ve actually been offered a part in Doctor Who, which I’m very very excited about. I’ve said yes, because I’ve always wanted a part. I don’t think I can reveal much, I can just say I’m an alien. I film it in a few weeks. Soon! It’s all happening soon, my life is starting soon! – David Williams on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show.
Walliams appearance in Doctor Who won’t be his first connection with the Who world. In 1999 he appeared alongside actor/writer Mark Gatiss in a series of sketches for BBC Two’s Doctor Who night. Walliams played an alien trying to convinced the Doctor (played by Gatiss) to stop him in his various schemes. He has also lent his vocal talents to Big Finish audio drama Phantasmagoria. When it was announced that David Tennant was stepping down from the role Williams was one of the actors tipped by the press to be in the running for the role.
More recently fans will have spotted a Dalek checking into the Flylo desk in the adverts for Come Fly With Me. The mockumentary series paired up Walliams with Matt Lucas once more as the two portrayed a wide range of characters within an airport. The series spoofed docu-soaps such as Airline and Airport which were popular a few years ago. Come Fly With Me was narrated by actress Lindsay Duncan (who has also appeared in Doctor Who – The Waters of Mars) and has been commissioned by the BBC for a second series.
Walliams is the latest guest-star revealed for the new series of Doctor Who with announcements including Hugh Bonneville and Lee Ross. The two actors are appearing in Episode Three which according to press reports will feature pirates and is currently being filmed in Cornwall.
[Soure: Doctor Who News Page]