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Rufus Hound / Maisie Williams in Series 9 + 2 New Titles

Episode titles revealed The Girl Who Died by Jamie Mathieson & Steven Moffat and The Woman Who Lived, by Catherine Tregenna.

Having landed back in the UK fresh from touring the US, today Maisie Williams sets foot on the Doctor Who TARDIS to take up a guest role in the hit BBC One show that returns to our screens this Autumn.

Maisie has already found global fame and is renowned for her role as Arya Stark in the international fantasy drama series Game of Thrones. She also starred in the one-off docu-drama Cyberbully and was cast as one of the leads of Carol Morley’s drama The Falling. As well as beinga three-time Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee, in February of this year she was awarded with a Shooting Star Award at the Berlin Film Festival.

On her first day on set Maisie Williams said, “I’m so excited to be working on Doctor Who as it’s such a big and important part of British Culture. I can’t wait to meet the cast and crew and start filming, especially as we’ll be shooting not too far from my home town.”

Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer, added, “We’re thrilled to have Maisie Williams joining us on Doctor Who. It’s not possible to say too much about who or what she’s playing, but she is going to challenge the Doctor in very unexpected ways. This time he might just be out of his depth, and we know Maisie is going to give him exactly the right sort of hell.”

Bursting with drama, wit and heart, the show continues filming with two period adventures – ‘The Girl Who Died’ written by Jamie Mathieson and Steven Moffat, and ‘The Woman Who Lived’ by Catherine Tregenna. Starring Peter Capaldi (The Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald), the duo continue to time travel through epic adventures Directed by Ed Bazalgette (BBC One’s 18th Century drama Poldark).

Comedian and actor Rufus Hound who recently appeared in the series Cucumber also joins the guest cast alongside BBC Three’s Siblings and CBBC’s Horrible Histories star Tom Stourton, Ariyon Bakare, Simon Lipkin, Ian Conningham, Murray McArthur, Barnaby Kay, John Voce, and Struan Rodger.

Doctor Who has had a decade of success since its re-launch and is one of BBC One’s most highly regarded dramas. The much-loved brand is already a phenomenon delivering on a global scale, with the last series’ (series 8) consolidated average at 7.4 million.



  • the ergon

    May 4th, 2015 - 1:33pm

    If she hadn,t been tied to thrones, I think maisie Williams would make a perfect successor to clara as companion.

  • Cousins2019

    April 16th, 2015 - 11:39am

    Can’t wait for these episode’s might be the best of series 9! Hopefully she will be Brilliant not like the child actors in The forest of the night

  • Queen of evil

    April 10th, 2015 - 7:51am

    Others have said that These episodes sound like an episode the trickster would be in from sarah Jane adventures,I do agree that it sounds like they could be,however what I’d really love is it to be a new companion who died but simliar to the episode Father’s Day,the doctor goes back and stops her death and changes history

    • Doyouhearthem?

      April 11th, 2015 - 11:10pm

      There’s only one rule in Doctor Who: you don’t play the same game twice.

  • docfan

    April 6th, 2015 - 11:29am

    On IMDB it says the tittle for the 2nd episode is the witch’s familiar and it has jemma redgrave in and missy! Bear in mind i missed some articles when i went on holiday last week so you guys might know. But is this true…

    • the astronaut of death

      April 11th, 2015 - 1:50pm

      Yep…all true

  • The five doctors

    April 5th, 2015 - 5:22pm

    Theory – according tho Steven Moffat she’s going to challenge the doctor is a big way and with the set photos on Instagram with the galifreyan seal maybe it’s a return of Omega or the Rani ?

  • Run you clever boy

    April 3rd, 2015 - 1:29pm

    I get the feeling all of series 9 will be two parter i mean these two episodes sound amazing but very connected

  • The Tenth Doctor

    April 2nd, 2015 - 9:13pm

    Herd she’s a good actress from people who watch GOT so can’t wait !!!

  • the astronaut of death

    April 1st, 2015 - 2:52pm

    Can’t wait

  • T4RD1S

    March 31st, 2015 - 7:26pm

    I saw Maisie Williams on a thing on YouTube called Teens React, I can’t wait for S9!!!!!

  • The Dark Doctor

    March 30th, 2015 - 8:59pm

    Clara has died several times. Her current self has had to grow up and so she is the woman who lived.

  • The Dark Doctor

    March 30th, 2015 - 5:47pm

    Presumably two Clara centered episodes (again!).

    • CJ

      March 30th, 2015 - 7:31pm

      Maybe the woman who lived, I don’t know about the girl who died

  • Dalekparadigm2

    March 30th, 2015 - 5:28pm

    Jamie Mathieson back again! Hoorah! Loved his two in series 8 and I hear there’s a lot more to come!!! Also, Arya Stark is in the series! And she’s with the Hound?!?! Interesting… Anyhoo, two GoT stars (that met in the show) in series 9. It’s looking good…

  • the astronaut of death

    March 30th, 2015 - 4:58pm

    She could play a younger Clara mabey?

    • CJ

      March 30th, 2015 - 11:10pm

      She does look like a younger version of Clara

  • 47

    March 30th, 2015 - 4:12pm

    Maisie Williams’ work in Game Of Thrones is excellent. A very good guest to the series. I hope she gets a decent role with plenty of depth. Good stuff.


    March 30th, 2015 - 4:12pm

    YES! Arya Stark is gonna be in Doctor who!

  • Still Not Ginger

    March 30th, 2015 - 3:54pm

    So thats a two parter?
    Episode 3&4?

    • the astronaut of death

      March 30th, 2015 - 4:02pm

      No these are not 2 parters

      And they are not episode 3 and 4

      I think they might be 5 and 6

    • The Figure Adventurer

      April 13th, 2015 - 2:34pm

      But they are connected…

  • Doctor Stu

    March 30th, 2015 - 3:48pm

    These two titles sound like a really good Sarah Jane Adventures episode with the Trickster

    • Michie

      March 31st, 2015 - 3:53pm

      The Trickster is a wonderful creation; it should definitely be in Doctor Who itself.


    March 30th, 2015 - 3:39pm

    Rufus Hound ?? HA HA, the guy who messed up on ‘Doctor Who – Introducing the 12th Doctor’ or whatever it was that Zoe Ball was on to introduce Peter Capaldi to the world as the new Doctor.

    I bet his still kicking himself for his mistakes that day 😀

    No idea who the girl is thou, but I looked her up, and it seems she’s in that highly overrated ‘Game of Thrones’ . . . . . oh grief.

    • PedroPete

      March 30th, 2015 - 4:29pm

      Well I saw her in something called ‘Cyberbully’.
      Don’t like GoT though! 🙁

    • The Werewolf

      April 3rd, 2015 - 9:37pm

      Why do you think GoT is overrated?

  • CG

    March 30th, 2015 - 3:06pm

    She is so young! Will be interesting. . .

  • the astronaut of death

    March 30th, 2015 - 2:48pm

    I hope Jamie mathieson does not do a neil gaiman .

  • the astronaut of death

    March 30th, 2015 - 2:46pm

    Bit confused . these 2 episodes are not 2 parters and they have different writers . But the titles of the episodes give a hint that they are connected .

    • Anonymous

      March 30th, 2015 - 3:23pm

      A convenient coincidence.

    • the astronaut of death

      March 30th, 2015 - 3:37pm

      Never ignore a coincidence


      March 30th, 2015 - 4:50pm

      If I was Mark Harmon’s Leroy Jethro Gibbs from ‘N.C.I.S.’ [Naval Criminal Investigative Service] I’d say “I don’t believe in coincidences” 😀

  • the astronaut of death

    March 30th, 2015 - 2:45pm

    Wow this sounds amazing

    Jamie matieson + Steven moffat = BRILLIANT

    • The Werewolf

      April 3rd, 2015 - 9:36pm

      If you take out the Moffat and leave it with the curds and whey. Mathieson was good last year.

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