The new series of Doctor Who will feature Peter Capaldi's solo debut
Last month we learned that Hermione Norris would be starring in an episode of Doctor Who, now it looks as though Frank Skinner get his own guest role as Peter Capaldi takes those famous reigns from Matt Smith in his first series as The Doctor.
Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman on set for Doctor Who
Skinner said he was “beyond excited” about his upcoming cameo. "It's no secret that Frank's been pitching vigorously to get into Doctor Who for a while," said the show's executive producer, Steven Moffat. "He's been volunteering to be 'third monster on the left' as long as I've been in this job," he joked, according to The BBC.
"But now, in Jamie Mathieson's sparkling script, we finally have a part that can showcase all of Frank's famous wit and charm. Hopefully he'll get out of my garden now."
Mathieson said Skinner’s career inspired his own. "I was a stand-up for a living for quite a few years," Mathieson wrote on his blog. "When I was trying to figure out how to do it in 1996, his first two stand up videos were part of my boot camp, so there is a nice synchronicity for me to be writing lines for him to deliver nearly twenty years later."
Norris, who is best known for her role as Ros Myers in Spooks, described Norris described the show as “iconic”, according to The BBC. "It's exciting to be part of such an iconic show, and one that my kids can watch!" she added of appearing in The BBC’s legendary sci-fi drama.
"It's a testament to the quality of Peter Harness's intense and emotional script, that we've been able to attract an actress of the brilliance of Hermione Norris,” showrunner Steven Moffat said.
"And for the first time since 1984, the Doctor Who production team is heading to Lanzarote. The Doctor is returning to the scene of an old adventure - but there have been sinister changes since his last visit,” he added in a statement.
Look how happy Frank Skinner is