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March 30th, 2013 129 comments

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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129 comments

  • booboo

    March 30th, 2013 - 12:46pm

    Some sites have been asked not to post the news because the subscription copies have been sent out early by mistake, which is a bit late now as its everywhere

    So its true

  • booboo

    March 30th, 2013 - 12:42pm

    for some reason i suspect we might know more later

  • Anonymous

    March 30th, 2013 - 12:42pm

    It’s annoying me I want it to be true but it might be an April fool but then it might be true IT’S REALLY ANNOYING!!!!

  • booboo

    March 30th, 2013 - 12:40pm

    I agree, but in this case it would be a April fool to far and really annoy people

  • Anonymous

    March 30th, 2013 - 12:39pm

    But then again

  • Anonymous

    March 30th, 2013 - 12:36pm

    Wish it was true though David tennant was my favourite doctor

  • Anonymous

    March 30th, 2013 - 12:36pm

    The bbc haven’t confirmed it though and dr who mag does April fools put them both together and they’ve got us stitched up big time

  • booboo

    March 30th, 2013 - 12:28pm

    any one can edit that

  • Anonymous

    March 30th, 2013 - 12:25pm

    It’s not a joke I read it on another dr who site

  • Time lord

    March 30th, 2013 - 12:19pm

    If it is real john hurt could play the leader of the silence…it sounded like his voice blew up the tardis

  • im not here

    March 30th, 2013 - 12:02pm

    its true its on wikipedia

  • Anonymous

    March 30th, 2013 - 12:00pm

    If any subscribers have it could they put up a picture of the article?

  • booboo

    March 30th, 2013 - 11:48am

    not just us subscribers have had issues early, its everywhere on a lot of sites

  • booboo

    March 30th, 2013 - 11:47am

    subscribers have had issues early, its everywhere on a lot of sites

  • the astronaut of death

    March 30th, 2013 - 11:44am

    this is probanbly a joke

    but a can tell you some REAL casting news for the 50th
    According to his CV, actor Ken Bones is playing a character simply called the General. While newcomer Orlando James is playing someone called Lord Bentham According to his agents, Marshall Griffin has also been cast, though his character is not named.

    I found that on another doctor who news website

  • drjakeyoung

    March 30th, 2013 - 11:44am

    booboo, is this a joke by the doctor who site or have you got this source from dr who magazine? (if so, which issue?)

  • pathdw98

    March 30th, 2013 - 11:42am

    I hope this is true, if it is then brilliant. and John Hurt is intriguing, Great actor. Wonder who he’ll be playing?

  • Sonny

    March 30th, 2013 - 11:39am

    How do they Evan know that they are gonna be in it, have they started filming early?

  • Anonymous

    March 30th, 2013 - 11:36am

    how come this is only on this site? what source is this?

  • the astronaut of death

    March 30th, 2013 - 11:28am

    yeah if it is a April fools joke this is way to big they should say something like
    .the doctor will gat turned in to a daleks by Clara in the 50th.

    not that the 10th doctor is in the 50th if this is a joke they may get in trouble with the bbc because a lot of people are going to believe this

  • drjakeyoung

    March 30th, 2013 - 11:23am

    it would be Monday not tomorrow, and don’t get me wrong, it would be the best news we’ve had since dr who’s revival, but i think this is just to good to be true.

  • booboo

    March 30th, 2013 - 11:23am

    they have done it before but this is to big, its very misjudged if it is as it will be everywhere within a few hours

  • the astronaut of death

    March 30th, 2013 - 11:22am

    what is the point of doing an early april fools joke it is like me doing a april fools joke last month and saying it was an early one

  • the astronaut of death

    March 30th, 2013 - 11:20am

    well if it was an april fools they would have annonced this tomorrow not to day

  • drjakeyoung

    March 30th, 2013 - 11:20am

    plus i still think this is just an early april fools joke.

  • drjakeyoung

    March 30th, 2013 - 11:17am

    if it seems to good to be true, then it is! (most of the time)

  • booboo

    March 30th, 2013 - 11:15am

    dont think so, why mention John Hurt, it would be a bit silly to this as an April fool to be honest

  • the astronaut of death

    March 30th, 2013 - 11:15am

    but it is not the 1st of april it is the 30th of march

  • drjakeyoung

    March 30th, 2013 - 11:14am

    it is april fools, dr who magazine do this pretty much every year!

  • the astronaut of death

    March 30th, 2013 - 11:13am

    well it is not April the 1st to day so It cant be April fools so YA HOO

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