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February 19th, 2015 95 comments

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Michelle Gomez (Missy) returns to Doctor Who!

Did you miss her? Michelle Gomez returns to Doctor Who!

Michelle Gomez is back as Missy and you won’t believe how she announces her return!

From the Official site…

Michelle Gomez arrives in Cardiff this week to re-join the Doctor Who cast and reclaim the role of ‘Missy’ for series 9. She joins Peter Capaldi (the Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) for the opening episode of the series.

Speaking in Cardiff, Michelle Gomez said:

“Things have been a little beige since I left Missy behind, so I’m delighted to be putting my Lippie back on. I’m positively dying to see the Doctor again!”

The second two-part adventure to be filmed, ‘The Magician’s Apprentice’ and ‘The Witch’s Familiar’, is written by the show’s lead writer Steven Moffat, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Hettie Macdonald (Blink, the Hugo Award-winning Doctor Who episode).

Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer, said:

“Everybody hide – Michelle Gomez as Missy was an instant hit last year, so she’s straight back to plague the Doctor and Clara in the series opener. But what brings her back into their lives is the last thing they’d expect.”

Having filmed ‘The Day of the Doctor’ in the series’ 50th anniversary special and ‘Dark Water’ and ‘Death in Heaven’ in series 8, Jemma Redgrave returns to the guest cast for series 9, alongside the Laurence Olivier Award nominee and film, television, radio and stage actress Kelly Hunter.

A familiar theatre and television actress and one of the UK’s most proficient performers, Clare Higgins also joins the guest cast for the opening of the series. Jaye Griffiths has been gracing our screens in some of the nation’s favourite TV programmes such as Silent Witness and Casualty and also takes up a guest role in the opening episode.

Other guest stars confirmed for the new series include Daniel Hoffmann-Gill, Jami Reid-Quarrell, Aaron Neil, India Ria Amarteifio, Joey Price, Dasharn Anderson, Harki Bhambra, Demi Papaminas.

Doctor Who is a BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC One and will be back on-air this Autumn.



  • A

    May 31st, 2015 - 12:27pm

    Missy’s return not a huge surprise-she obviously choose her place of death. Great news though. Looking through these comments I noted some reluctance to a female Master. Given how few of his/her regenerations we have actually seen & she’s in her second cycle of 13 AND some faces were possessed not regenerations, who’s to say the female form is not the more common one. Just because she was a boy when she looked into the time vortex & has mostly been male on screen does not mean she’s always been male.

  • Renegade

    May 5th, 2015 - 12:18am


    I loved her as the Mistress and can’t wait to see her again

  • jeff kammes

    April 6th, 2015 - 1:09am

    DONT KILL HER OFF AGAIN we need the Master \Mistress!!!

  • The Dark Doctor

    March 21st, 2015 - 10:26pm


    Missy seems intent on helping the Doctor, why?

    Perhaps following on from the End of Time parts 1 and 2 and Gallifrey being saved by the Doctor, Missy (the Master) attempted to take control of Gallifrey and shape the planets future. But, evidently there would have been Daleks on Gallifrey when it was saved and so perhaps it is the Daleks (and possibly Davros) who have gained control of Gallifrey.

    Missy could be trying to get the Doctor to defeat the Daleks, bring Gallifrey into this universe where she will then take control and prevent the Doctor from going there.

    Perhaps the Daleks could even invade Earth and threaten to destroy both worlds, leaving the Doctor with a very big desicion to make.

    • Anonymous

      March 22nd, 2015 - 7:28am

      Great theory but in the first year of the Time War, the Doctor thought Davros was killed as his command ship flew into the Nightmare Child but he was actually saved by Dalek Caan from the future and was taken out of the Time War, so Davros couldn’t of possibly been with the Daleks when Gallifrey was saved.

    • CJ

      March 22nd, 2015 - 7:29am

      That was me, forgot to put my name and email

  • Missy

    March 21st, 2015 - 9:35pm

    The master Returns?

    • jeff kammes

      April 6th, 2015 - 1:10am

      YESSSS!!1000 times YES !!

  • The Fourth Doctor

    March 16th, 2015 - 5:00pm

    Yes yes yes !!! Michelle Gomez is my favourite master apart from Delgado obviously 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Anonymous

      March 23rd, 2015 - 8:17am

      What about ainley?

    • The Ninth Doctor

      March 26th, 2015 - 9:29pm

      I see your point Ainley is a great master as is Jacobi and Simm no offence but Roberts not so much

    • jeff kammes

      April 6th, 2015 - 1:11am

      AGREED !!

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    March 16th, 2015 - 6:12am

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  • Exterminator

    March 15th, 2015 - 11:11am

    What was missy reading on world book day?

  • The Moffat Paradox

    March 2nd, 2015 - 12:11pm

    How about something here as a little tribute to the passing of Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy?
    Although obviously nothing directly to do with Doctor Who his passing is surely worth acknowledging as a BIG LANDMARK in the end of an era in popular Sci-Fi that most of us who comment here are fans of. We are all part of the same family in that sense.

    Just a thought.

  • The Surgeon

    March 2nd, 2015 - 7:59am

    My plan:
    At end of DiH Doctor sees Santa so he must be dreaming? SO Missy is never killed? And the Doctor never doesn’t find Gallifrey?

    • yognot

      March 2nd, 2015 - 3:52pm

      And Danny never died? Maybe the entire finale was a dream.

    • Dalek The Supreme

      March 19th, 2015 - 2:49pm

      That just makes Last Christmas all the more confusing to me.

    • yognot

      March 20th, 2015 - 2:37pm

      Spoilers: everything was just one of Barabara’s dreams!

    • T4RD1S

      March 24th, 2015 - 7:53pm

      Well the finale could be a dream, when the doctor woke up in LC he was in this volcano thing where clara dropped the tardis keys so maybe

  • Doctordredd67

    February 24th, 2015 - 8:52pm

    I hope this is where the doctor starts to look for Gallifrey.

    • jeff kammes

      April 6th, 2015 - 1:11am


  • Alexia

    February 24th, 2015 - 10:54am

    I absolutely love Missy, i’m literally shaking with excitement. I’m definitely watching season 9!

  • Harold Saxon

    February 22nd, 2015 - 10:21pm

    I am delighted missy will be back,i would like to see her referred to as the master more often,it’s who she is?

    • CJ

      February 22nd, 2015 - 11:01pm

      Maybe but that sounds more like a man, maybe The Mistress

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