Two new guest stars have been named for the next series of Doctor Who

More casting news for Doctor Who Series Fourteen have been revealed as filming continues on Ncuti Gatwa’s first series as the Doctor. We now know that Anita Dobson and Michelle Greenidge will be featuring but details beyond that are scarce. Their character names have yet to be revealed, and we don’t even know how many episodes they’ll be in. Our only hint is that the backdrop of a regular suburban doors and their clothes hint that they’re in episodes set in the present day.

Russell T Davies, at least, was a little more forthcoming on his Instagram, calling it an “honour” to have EastEnders star Dobson aboard and describing Greenidge as his “old mate.”

DOCTOR WHO NEWS! Anita Dobson joins us, oh the honour! EastEnders, Strictly, Doctor Who, Anita IS the BBC! And Michelle Greenidge joins us too, my old mate from It’s a Sin. What an amazing cast from @andypryorcasting. But what is the significance of the doors…? 🤔❓


Dobson and Greenidge are both familiar faces to British television audiences

Anita Dobson, of course, is famous among British audiences for her long stint as Angie Watts, one of the original cast of popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. The battleground that was her dysfunctional marriage to husband ‘Dirty’ Den was compulsive viewing and the 1986 episode where he served her with divorce papers got 30.5m viewers – the biggest audience for any British soap opera before or since. So popular was Angie with the public that Dobson’s rendition of Anyone Can Fall in Love, the EastEnders theme music, reached number 4 in the charts.

Michelle Greenidge, as Davies refers to in his post, previously worked with him on It’s a Sin. There she had a small role as Roscoe’s mother Rosa, who tries to pray his gay away. But she’s probably best known as Lola, the best friend of Diane Morgan’s chaotic heroine Mandy. She’s also DS Judith Papastathopoulos in cyborg crime comedy Code 404. But who will she be to the Doctor and Ruby?


Doctor Who 60th Anniversary poster (c) BBC Studios
Doctor Who 60th Anniversary poster (c) BBC Studios

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