Mark Williams to appear in Doctor Who

Doctor WhoMark Williams and two other guest stars have been ‘confirmed’ for the new series of Doctor Who.

Filming on the seventh season of Doctor Who officially got underway on Monday in Wales. Although it’s still early days several guest stars have already seemingly been confirmed for the new series. The Fast Show actor Mark Williams was spotted by eagle-eyed fans filming on location with lead actors Karen Gillian, Arthur Darvill and Matt Smith.

The rumours are he’ll play the father of Rory. Williams has a long and varied career; to a worldwide audience he’s known as Arthur Weasley in the Harry Potter films. On television he’s appeared in Being Human, Merlin, New Tricks, Red Dwarf, The Indian Doctor and Saxondale.

Filming starts on series seven of Doctor Who

(And the big image above has been released by the BBC – the first photo of Doctor Who’s seventh season~!)

According to reports another Harry Potter has also been confirmed as a guest star; David Bradley who played Agnes Finch in the films. Bradley voiced one of the scheming Shansheeth’s in The Sarah Jane Adventures story Death of the Doctor (which guest-starred Matt Smith and Katy Manning) and his other credits include Waking the Dead, Five Daughters, Prisoners’ Wives, Eternal Law, Ashes to Ashes and Ideal.

Sherlock‘s Rupert Graves is also reportedly appearing in the new series of Doctor Who; such news is bound to prompt speculation of a crossover between the two shows. Aside from Sherlock the actors other credits include Garrow’s Law. Scott & Bailey, Single Father, Ashes to Ashes and Midnight Man.