Blake Harrison has had an interesting career path which has taken him from secondary school student to the latest Doctor Who adventure.

Blake Harrison caught the attention of most with his role as Neil Sutherland in the E4 comedy The Inbetweeners. The success of the three series of the hilarious and often outrageous show resulted in two feature films. The Inbetweeners Movie set a new record as the biggest box office opening of any UK comedy with takings of more than £13m during the first weekend of release. Although many television viewers will likely know Harrison best for The Inbetweeners, he has since enjoyed a wide variety of other roles.

The Inbetweeners cast – Simon Bird, Blake Harrison, James Buckley, Joe Thomas (c) E4

Other television appearances have included A Very English ScandalPrime Suspect 1973, Big Bad World and Edge of Heaven. Harrison has already appeared opposite Jodie Whittaker in the series Trust Me. In 2016 Blake Harrison also took on the role of Private Pike in a new big screen adaptation of Dad’s Army. The impressive cast also included other Doctor Who guest stars such as Toby Jones, Michael Gambon and Bill Paterson.

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Series 13 will not however be Harrison’s first toe dip into the Whoniverse. In 2018 Harrison appeared in a trilogy of Big Finish adventures, opposite various incarnations of the Doctor. His character Daniel Hopkins was introduced in The Heliax Rift which starred Peter Davison before reappearing Hour of the Cybermen starring Colin Baker. Finally, Harrison completed the trilogy in Warlock’s Cross opposite Sylvester McCoy.

The Helliax Rift from Big Finish
Doctor Who: The Helliax Rift (c) Big Finish

When asked about his appearance in the new series of Doctor Who Blake Harrison said: “It’s a pleasure to be a part of this huge show that has such a passionate fan base! I hope all the Doctor Who fans enjoy the new series and my role in it.”


Blake Harrison as Namaca in Village of the Angels - (C) BBC Studios - Photographer: James Pardon Doctor Who Flux Doctor Who Series 13
Blake Harrison as Namaca in Village of the Angels – (C) BBC Studios – Photographer: James Pardon

Doctor Who: Flux continues this Sunday at 6.20pm on BBC One, and on BBC America in the US, with Chapter Four: Village of the Angels

Devon, November 1967. A little girl has gone missing, Professor Eustacius Jericho is conducting psychic experiments, and in the village graveyard, there is one gravestone too many. Why is Medderton known as the Cursed Village, and what do the Weeping Angels want?


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