Site Menu

February 24th, 2014 88 comments

We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article.

Samuel Anderson Joins the Cast of Doctor Who

Rising Star Joins Doctor Who for Peter Capaldi’s First Series

From the offical site

Samuel Anderson (The History Boys, Gavin & Stacey, Emmerdale) is set to join the cast of Doctor Who as a recurring character in series 8, which will also introduce Peter Capaldi as the Doctor to millions of viewers for the first time. Anderson will play Danny Pink, a teacher at Coal Hill School where companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) also teaches.

On joining the show Samuel Anderson said: ‘I was so excited to join Doctor Who I wanted to jump and click my heels, but I was scared I might not come down before filming started! It’s a quintessential part of British culture and I can’t believe I’m part of it. It’s an honour to be able to work alongside Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman and I can’t wait to show people how my character becomes involved with such a fantastic duo!’

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, added: ‘For the fourth time in Doctor Who history, Coal Hill School is coming to the aid of the TARDIS. In 1963 teachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright accompanied the First Doctor. These days it’s the turn of Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald. And very soon now, Sam Anderson as Danny Pink will be entering the world of the Doctor. But how and why? Answers are coming later this year in Peter Capaldi’s first series of Doctor Who!’

Filming recently began on episode 4 of the new series which will co-star Robert Goodman (Gangs of New York, Game of Thrones) and episode 5, co-starring Jonathan Bailey (Broadchurch, Groove High), and Pippa Bennett-Warner (The Smoke, Death in Paradise).



  • Anonymous

    June 19th, 2014 - 3:41pm

    I’m talking about us as fans who like the daleks!

  • the astronaut of death

    June 18th, 2014 - 4:38pm

    Well the doctor doesn’t 🙁

  • Anonymous

    June 18th, 2014 - 3:21pm

    Everybody likes the Daleks!

  • carl bird

    June 16th, 2014 - 12:07pm

    do you like the darleks

  • Anonymous

    May 27th, 2014 - 7:18am

    Yeah they are making it like the 1963 Tardis Crew

  • dan23uk

    May 26th, 2014 - 7:33pm

    Yeah his is to work at the school

  • dan23uk

    May 26th, 2014 - 7:30pm

    There’s are 2 types the k9 last seen in sarah jane adventures & k9 in the k9 spin off I think its the same dog. If k9 does come back wonder how k9 will look.

  • the astronaut of death

    May 26th, 2014 - 7:30pm

    Apparantly his sister Courtney is going to be traveling on the tardis aswell

  • dan23uk

    May 26th, 2014 - 7:23pm

    The 50th Episode Sew clara worked at a school.
    I think he works at the same school.
    I never Liked gavin and stacey.

  • #longlivethedoctor

    May 5th, 2014 - 10:39pm


  • Obsie

    April 3rd, 2014 - 9:17am

    No problem with him, but could they have not given him another name, rather than Danny “PINK”. “Danny” is a fine and upstanding name. However, how many of us have been lumbered with a surname which does not compliment our Christian name? The poor boy!

  • sammyboi101

    March 15th, 2014 - 10:48am


  • Castromazing

    March 7th, 2014 - 7:00pm

    Well he is in ep8

  • Castromazing

    March 7th, 2014 - 6:58pm

    And ep 8

  • 100000BC

    March 7th, 2014 - 5:57pm

    Guys, no-one mentioned ABOARD THE TARDIS. He’s in more than one episode. That’s pretty much all we know about his companion status. He may not even see the TARDIS for all we know. He may not even meet the Doctor!
    As for Clara’s ‘love interest’, I would like to see a more imaginative way of introducing a recurring character than family or love (They’re OK to have but it’s silly how the only people we meet more than once when the TARDIS returns to the companion’s home is family and boy/girlfriends), like Harriet Jones in Series 1.

  • Dalek the Supreme

    March 6th, 2014 - 10:35pm

    I agree.

  • the astronaut of death

    March 6th, 2014 - 8:31pm

    Doupt it

  • RYCBAR123

    March 6th, 2014 - 7:40pm

    Looks cool, but I hope he actually has a vital role aboard the TARDIS and doesn’t just become Clara’s new love interest :3

  • The Doctor

    March 6th, 2014 - 7:13pm

    Apparently theres some footage somewhere of K-9 and the 12th Doctor in the TARDIS!!!

  • 100000BC

    March 6th, 2014 - 6:56pm

    Stupid theory based on no real evidence, although Peter may only have signed for one year; then he can sign up for the next few years separately.

  • the astronaut of death

    March 6th, 2014 - 6:11pm

    How what

  • anon

    March 6th, 2014 - 5:02pm

    Teresa hope your wrong I want a few years with Capaldi as the doctor.

  • Teresa

    March 6th, 2014 - 4:47pm

    anyone have any clue where the doctors Granddaughter is ??? I wish they would have her come back. Different actress of course new regeneration ^.^

  • Teresa

    March 6th, 2014 - 4:46pm

    is is true that Peter has only signed and ones year contract??? I have a friend who has this crazy theory that this knew guy will actually be the doctor the whole time ( hiding as a teacher like he always does)) and Peter is a roundabout way to introduce a black doctor. I think the theory is crazy but I’m excited for another male companion

  • Anonymous

    March 6th, 2014 - 4:02pm

    just romours


    March 5th, 2014 - 9:22pm

    I keep hearing talk of K9 returning? Has this been confirmed or?

  • Anonymous

    March 3rd, 2014 - 9:55pm


  • Anonymous

    March 3rd, 2014 - 6:32pm

    Omg! He’s Danny Pink and he’s a school teacher at Coal Hill School and he works with Clara there and apparently he’s going to date her and he’ll star in EPISODE 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

By clicking submit you agree to our terms and conditions (below), we reserve the right to edit or delete inappropriate messages.

Comment rules

The Doctor Who site welcomes constuctive comments related to the news article in question. Links posted in comments may not be displayed. We reserve the right to delete or edit any post entirely at our discretion. If you leave unacceptable comments your IP address will be banned and reported

Click here to read full comments terms and conditions