The Doctor Who creative team has been quickly announcing new guest stars and cast members who will be joining the Fifteenth Doctor, Ncuti Gatwa.  The latest guest star, Nicola Coughlan, will be joining the cast in the Christmas 2004 special.   N

The Galway-born (not Gallifrey-born) actress has had a history of portraying unique and memorable characters.  In addition to Clare Devlin in  Derry Girls and the  Bridgerton, and of course, she was on of the Barbies alongside Ncuti Gatwa in this year’s summer hit, Barbie.

Nicola Coughlan is thrilled with the role.  “I’m excited to join the Whoniverse under the leadership of the inimitable Russell T Davies. I’ve been a fan of Ncuti Gatwa for some time, and sharing the screen with him as the Doctor has been an absolute joy”.

She has the support of Showrunner Russell T Davies.  “This has been the most brilliant shoot, with Nicola lighting up the set and bringing joy.  From Derry, via Bridgerton, to the TARDIS, it’s the trip of a lifetime.”

Doctor Who returns in November 2023 with three special episodes with David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor to coincide with the 60th anniversary. Ncuti Gatwa’s first episode as the Fifteenth Doctor will air over the festive period.


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