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April 8th, 2014 41 comments

Ben Miller Set to guest star opposite Peter Capaldi

Ben Miller to Guest Star in Doctor Who

From the official site…

Ben Miller is set to guest star opposite Peter Capaldi when the new series of Doctor Who returns this autumn.

Commenting on his role, Ben Miller said: ‘As a committed Whovian I cannot believe my luck in joining the Twelfth Doctor for one of his inaugural adventures. My only worry is that they’ll make me leave the set when I’m not filming.’

Miller achieved fame as half of comedy duo Armstrong and Miller before success in dramas, including Primeval and more recently, as DI Richard Poole, the central character in the first two series of the BBC’s Death in Paradise.

Miller’s partner in comedy, Alexander Armstrong, appeared in Doctor Who’s 2011 Christmas Special, playing Reg Arwell, but it’s Miller’s first time on the show and he’ll be starring in an episode written by Mark Gatiss.

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, added: ‘Mark Gatiss has written us a storming villain for his new episode, and with Capaldi in the TARDIS, we knew we needed somebody special to send everybody behind the sofa. And quite frankly, it’s about time Ben Miller was in Doctor Who!’


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  • bogvhzmb00

    July 1st, 2014 - 2:45pm

    ,,,

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  • the fez

    April 20th, 2014 - 10:57pm

    Loved his acting in primeval hopefully he’ll be just as good in doctor who

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    • Reuben Roper

      April 30th, 2014 - 2:31pm

      please be the master, please be the master, PLEASE BE THE MASTER!!!!!

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      May 1st, 2014 - 3:46pm

      Reuben Roper – I doubt he will be the Master.

  • Anonymous

    April 18th, 2014 - 11:25am

    He will be playing the sheriff of nottingham

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    • Anonymous

      April 18th, 2014 - 11:26am

      In mark gatiss robots of sherwood

    • Mrewanwatson

      May 1st, 2014 - 7:48am

      sounds good to me!!!!

  • Steve Jarvis

    April 10th, 2014 - 5:59pm

    I have seem Ben Miller in both comic and straight roles and have no doubt he will be excellent. And I’m not even lying.

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  • Hector Sandler

    April 10th, 2014 - 8:45am

    He is comedy actor. He could been the new Doctor himself.

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  • dan23uk

    April 9th, 2014 - 7:58pm

    never hard of him

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    • Anonymous

      April 9th, 2014 - 8:18pm

      WHAT!? I cannot believe you never heard of him! Really great guy…

  • DOCTOR WHO ONE

    April 9th, 2014 - 3:55pm

    I loved seeing him with Alexander Armstrong in the BBC Series ‘The Armstrong and Miller Show’ 😀

    My favorite part of their series is when they both played 2 World War 2 Veteran’s. Alex played a British Veteran, while Ben played a German Veteran.

    Both characters seem friendly at first and forgive one another for things both sides had done during the war, until they end up having a fight regarding Katy Price and her ex-husband Peter Aundry. I’d recommend looking it up on YouTube, it’s very funny 😀

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    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      April 9th, 2014 - 4:00pm

      The clip is called –

      The Armstrong and Miller Show – Jordan VS Peter Andre Fight.

  • Obsie

    April 9th, 2014 - 9:43am

    Forgot to say: At last a guest actor I’ve heard of, Hurrah!

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  • Obsie

    April 9th, 2014 - 9:35am

    Remembered him when he was on “QI” once, he displayed a singular talent at science (not surprisingly) so I think he will a distinct and powerful character against Peter Capaldi. Any scientific terminology he comes out with I will believe, even if it’s a load of drashigs.

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  • Sebatron

    April 9th, 2014 - 1:55am

    This is great! He was one of my top choices for the 12th Doctor! 🙂

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    April 8th, 2014 - 6:54pm

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    • Anonymous

      April 8th, 2014 - 7:19pm

      Thanks for the reminder astronaut of death 🙂

  • matt9982

    April 8th, 2014 - 4:10pm

    Awesome! Ben Miller Rocks! 🙂

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  • Anonymous

    April 8th, 2014 - 3:55pm

    So excited Ben Miller’s going to be in DW! Loved him in Primeval, so he’s a perfect fit, seeing as he’s dealt with wibbly wobbly time cracks and creatures already!

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  • Anonymous

    April 8th, 2014 - 1:41pm

    I wish they could do a Doctor Who/Primeval Crossover

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    • Big D

      April 8th, 2014 - 10:48pm

      Check out Jon Pertwees Invasion Of The Dinosaurs. Pioneering special effects etal. Truly spectacular!!??

  • sammyboi101

    April 8th, 2014 - 12:55pm

    I liked Primeval and I will say one name…..

    The Master….

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    • Thomas Jennings

      April 8th, 2014 - 1:01pm

      I hope so…that would be amazing!

    • sammyboi101

      April 8th, 2014 - 1:05pm

      I think he would make a good Master!

    • Anonymous

      April 8th, 2014 - 1:36pm

      Apparenly it been said to be Charles Dance but you never know

    • Trenzalore one

      April 8th, 2014 - 2:50pm

      But it’s mark writing it not steven,so mark will write a one off villian not a story arc villian like moffat,more likely the master will be in episode one

    • matt9982

      April 8th, 2014 - 4:10pm

      I really hope its the master 🙂 and Mark could write it as he’s quite a big writer for Who and worked on Sherlock very closely with Steven….

    • The Holographic Doctor

      April 8th, 2014 - 4:19pm

      He won’t be The Master , I know for a fact who it’s going to be 😉

    • Anonymous

      April 8th, 2014 - 4:38pm

      Charles Dance as rumoured I guess?

    • the astronaut of death

      April 8th, 2014 - 5:42pm

      Steve John shepered is also rumoured

    • Anonymous

      April 8th, 2014 - 5:47pm

      Yeah I heard that aswell but question is, is he really returning?

    • matt9982

      April 9th, 2014 - 9:00pm

      Nothings been confirmed or announced. Just speculation 🙂

    • Anonymous

      April 10th, 2014 - 12:28am

      Absolutely everyone has been rumoured at some stage.

  • the astronaut of death

    April 8th, 2014 - 12:34pm

    This is going to be awesome!

    I loved him in primevil!

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  • Doc Who

    April 8th, 2014 - 11:31am

    James Lester is in Doctor Who!!!!!

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  • 11matt

    April 8th, 2014 - 10:49am

    brilliant I love his acting

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  • TheWhomobile

    April 8th, 2014 - 10:26am

    I always thought that Ben Miller would have made a fantastic Doctor, great news he’ll be on the show!

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  • Fez Master

    April 8th, 2014 - 10:18am

    Great!

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