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February 24th, 2014 88 comments

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).



    March 3rd, 2014 - 3:58pm

    yeah who is he????????????????????????

  • TARDIS Data Bank 1

    March 3rd, 2014 - 7:38am

    He starred in Emmerdale, The History Boys and Gavin & Stacey


    March 1st, 2014 - 10:41pm

    Anyone who’s a Gavin and Stacy fan, he’s gavins friend “fingers” 🙂

  • Anonymous

    March 1st, 2014 - 9:04pm

    if you read the text

    it simply says he is a new regular on doctor who his name in Danny pink and he is a teacher at coal hill school and he is played by Samuel Anderson ( an actor)

  • Anonymous

    March 1st, 2014 - 8:04pm

    i haven’t the fogyist


    March 1st, 2014 - 3:15pm

    who is this guy

  • Anonymous

    February 28th, 2014 - 3:49pm

    mr pink will see you now

  • james01

    February 28th, 2014 - 11:56am

    Great edition to the the Tardis gang but i don’t like his surname

  • Dalek the Supreme

    February 27th, 2014 - 11:20pm

    That is true, but it would be nice to have another person in the TARDIS, especially someone with more character development than it’s current resident human.

  • Hector Sandler

    February 27th, 2014 - 7:21am

    That good & great.

  • Anonymous

    February 26th, 2014 - 6:57pm

    Yeah but it sounds like he IS!

  • 100000BC

    February 26th, 2014 - 5:31pm

    I wish people would stop jumping to conclusions about his companion credentials. No one has said he IS!

  • Anonymous

    February 26th, 2014 - 4:37pm

    I knew he were the companion as soon as I seen him

  • the astronaut of death

    February 26th, 2014 - 7:29am

    That pic
    was released by the BBC and he has been seen filming in there’s clothes

  • Anonymous

    February 25th, 2014 - 9:02pm

    Yeah but we don’t know for sure

  • the astronaut of death

    February 25th, 2014 - 6:02pm



    February 25th, 2014 - 10:58am

    A new male companion will be a great addition to the TARDIS crew. The new Doctor played by Peter is going to be a lot older than David and Matt.Therefore may not be able to do all the stunts as a younger person.

    Samuel Anderson will be a great addition as he was in ”History Boys” which a good British film with Dominic Copper and Kames Cordon.
    Samuel also was in Emmerdale


    February 25th, 2014 - 9:51am

    A new male companion will be a great addition to the TARDIS crew. The new Doctor played by Peter is going to be a lot older than David and Matt and there may not be able to all the stunts as a younger person. T IS GOING TO BE OLDER ANDIS GOING TO BE will be older and not new Doctor w ill Samuel Anderson will be a great addition as a

  • The Funky Chicken

    February 25th, 2014 - 8:49am

    Maybe. probalay not

  • The Funky Chicken

    February 25th, 2014 - 8:48am

    Thanks everyone


    February 25th, 2014 - 8:12am

    No he wasn’t, totally different guy who was white skinned not black.

  • Fiona Ting

    February 24th, 2014 - 10:35pm

    I think he wonderful companion for

    12 doctor and cara for series 8 this year


    February 24th, 2014 - 8:46pm


  • TheBritishCupOfTea

    February 24th, 2014 - 8:40pm

    No, the rumours are suggesting he will join in Episode 4 and then stay for the rest of the series

  • Anonymous

    February 24th, 2014 - 8:07pm

    He’s jut joking around

  • Anonymous

    February 24th, 2014 - 8:06pm

    No I think he be like a Ian/Mickey Type

  • Lea

    February 24th, 2014 - 7:56pm

    to be honest i don’t know ive never seen him before, i just dont want another companion yet.
    he may be great i dont know

  • the astronaut of death

    February 24th, 2014 - 7:30pm

    So is he like vastra strax and jenny

  • t

    February 24th, 2014 - 7:29pm

    I duopt it

  • matt9982

    February 24th, 2014 - 7:11pm

    Are you the REAL Sam? 🙂 Thanks anyway though 🙂

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