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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!’


41 comments

  • Anonymous

    April 10th, 2014 - 12:28am

    Absolutely everyone has been rumoured at some stage.

  • matt9982

    April 9th, 2014 - 9:00pm

    Nothings been confirmed or announced. Just speculation 🙂

  • Anonymous

    April 9th, 2014 - 8:18pm

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

  • dan23uk

    April 9th, 2014 - 7:58pm

    never hard of him

  • DOCTOR WHO ONE

    April 9th, 2014 - 4:00pm

    The clip is called –

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

  • 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 😀

  • Obsie

    April 9th, 2014 - 9:43am

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

  • 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.

  • Sebatron

    April 9th, 2014 - 1:55am

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

  • Big D

    April 8th, 2014 - 10:48pm

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

  • Anonymous

    April 8th, 2014 - 7:19pm

    Thanks for the reminder astronaut of death 🙂

  • the astronaut of death

    April 8th, 2014 - 6:54pm

    Message to all doctor who fans we need to vote for doctor who,s radio times bafta nomination come on vote doctor who !

    To do this go to the radio times websiute

  • Anonymous

    April 8th, 2014 - 5:47pm

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

  • the astronaut of death

    April 8th, 2014 - 5:42pm

    Steve John shepered is also rumoured

  • Anonymous

    April 8th, 2014 - 4:38pm

    Charles Dance as rumoured I guess?

  • 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 😉

  • matt9982

    April 8th, 2014 - 4:10pm

    Awesome! Ben Miller Rocks! 🙂

  • 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….

  • 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!

  • 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

  • Anonymous

    April 8th, 2014 - 1:41pm

    I wish they could do a Doctor Who/Primeval Crossover

  • Anonymous

    April 8th, 2014 - 1:36pm

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

  • sammyboi101

    April 8th, 2014 - 1:05pm

    I think he would make a good Master!

  • Thomas Jennings

    April 8th, 2014 - 1:01pm

    I hope so…that would be amazing!

  • sammyboi101

    April 8th, 2014 - 12:55pm

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

    The Master….

  • the astronaut of death

    April 8th, 2014 - 12:34pm

    This is going to be awesome!

    I loved him in primevil!

  • Doc Who

    April 8th, 2014 - 11:31am

    James Lester is in Doctor Who!!!!!

  • 11matt

    April 8th, 2014 - 10:49am

    brilliant I love his acting

  • 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!

  • Fez Master

    April 8th, 2014 - 10:18am

    Great!

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