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Official Major 50th Anniversary Casting News

Major Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Casting news

David Tennant, Billie Piper and John Hurt are confirmed for 50th Anniversary special.


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We’re thrilled to confirm that David Tennant and Billie Piper will join Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman in the 50th Anniversary special!

And not only that, acting legend John Hurt will also be guest-starring!

David Tennant and Billie Piper to return for blockbuster celebrations with John Hurt also confirmed.

The BBC has today revealed some of the all-star cast that will mark the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. David Tennant and Billie Piper will join current Doctor and companion, Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman, while John Hurt (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Alien, Harry Potter) will also co-star.

Last seen as the Doctor on January 1st 2010, this will be the first time Tennant has reprised his role as the Tenth Doctor. During his reign as the Time Lord, Tennant appeared in three series as well as several specials. He was first revealed as the Doctor in the 2005 series finale, ‘The Parting of the Ways’.

Meanwhile Billie Piper, who played companion Rose Tyler for two series following the reboot in 2005, will appear in the show for the first time since featuring in Tennant’s last episode, ‘The End of Time’ in 2010.

Also confirmed to join the cast is John Hurt who will also co-star in the 3D anniversary special that will form part of blockbuster celebrations, set to take over the BBC. Produced by BBC Cymru Wales for BBC One, the 50th anniversary will be written by Steven Moffat and Directed by Nick Hurran.

Filming for the 50th anniversary starts this week. Meanwhile a brand new series starts on BBC ONE today (30 March) at 6:15pm for a run of eight epic episodes, which officially introduces the Doctor’s newest companion, Clara Oswald, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman.

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  • Dalek The Supreme

    April 9th, 2013 - 6:44pm

    Don’t get me wrong, I do like Tennant, I just think he was written as too human. I guess the Doctor really is half human on his mother’s side…

  • Dalek The Supreme

    April 9th, 2013 - 6:40pm

    It gets even more annoying for those of us who like Matt Smith. You’d think with 50 years of the show, people would realize it’s not all about David Tennant…

  • Dalek The Supreme

    April 9th, 2013 - 6:37pm

    I heard it was 90 minutes


    April 8th, 2013 - 12:35pm

    Or chris eccleston. Hope toms in there and the others. Looking unlikely. Chris was the one i really wanted to see again.

  • Daveroper00

    April 7th, 2013 - 7:19pm

    Paul Mcgaan doesn’t look a day over when we last saw him, and even if he did, one) we never saw him regenaration two)in dark eyes he had a massive change , and three) it would still look great.

  • Dalek Smith

    April 7th, 2013 - 3:40pm

    McGann wont do it if he has to wear the wig or the original costume from the movie

  • sopcannon

    April 6th, 2013 - 3:32pm

    Going by the what Moffat has wrote so far I ‘m not expecting much.
    I have the five doctors from the classic series and to fit all 5 doctors and companions in with a plot in 45 minutes isnt easy.

    So hopefully the 50th will be a much longer than 45 minutes. Or at least a 2 parter of sorts.

    **** MOFFAT no rushed ending please ****

  • booboo

    April 1st, 2013 - 11:15pm

    He is taking the picture probably

  • McGann is the Doctor

    April 1st, 2013 - 11:15pm

    I think I’m going to faint…………….from dissapointment.

    No Paul McGann 🙁

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