Ian McElhinney, Julie Graham, and Steve Toussaint will face the Ascension of the Cybermen and The Timeless Children
Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones), Julie Graham (Survivors), and Steve Toussaint (Line of Duty) are set to appear in the explosive two part finale of Doctor Who Series 12. And just as the Doctor comes face-to-face with one of her most dangerous and relentless enemies once more. The Cybermen! Returning to the traditional individual episode titles, the two parts are entitled Ascension of the Cybermen and The Timeless Children. We’re told the finale sees the Doctor and her friends face one of their biggest and most dangerous challenges yet. But will they be able to defeat one of the Doctor’s deadliest foes?
The finale unites stars from the worlds of Star Wars, Suvivors, and Judge Dredd
Ian McElhinney, best known for his roles in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Fall, Derry Girls, and Game of Thrones, said: “I very much enjoyed my time on Doctor Who. The team were a delight to work with and everyone was very supportive and welcoming. All in all it was a blast.”
Julie Graham, who previously guest starred in The Sarah Jane Adventures as Ruby White, the woman who tries to take Sarah Jane’s place as the hero of Bannerman Road. But she’s also known for a wide ranging career of outstanding performances. These include The Bletchley Circle, At Home with the Braithwaites, William and Mary, Benidorm, and the remake of Survivors. Describing being cast in Doctor Who, Graham said “I’ve always been a huge fan, so I felt like a kid in a sweet shop.” While showrunner Chris Chibnall has called her role in Ascension of the Cybermen is that of “and all out action hero.”
Steve Toussaint, who is best known for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Judge Dredd, and Mutant Chronicles, added: “It was an honour to play a part in the giant of British (and World) TV that is Doctor Who. What’s not to like? I had such a great time working with Jodie and ‘the Fam’; another one off the bucket list!”
Speaking about the cast of Ascension of the Cybermen/The Timeless Children Doctor Who Executive Producer Matt Strevens said he was “delighted” to have them. “Their wide-ranging talent and versatility as actors help bring series 12 to a dramatic conclusion. They were an absolute joy to work with and we can’t wait for viewers to see them in action.”
Doctor Who continues at 7.10pm next Sunday on with Can You Hear Me?
From ancient Syria to present day Sheffield, and out into the wilds of space, something is stalking the Doctor and her friends. As Graham, Yaz and Ryan return home to see friends and family, they find themselves haunted by very different experiences. Who is the figure calling from beyond the stars for help, and why? And what are the fearsome Chagaskas terrorising Aleppo in 1380? To find the answers, Team Tardis embark on a mission that forces them to face their darkest fears.
Series 12 stars Jodie Whittaker (The Doctor), Bradley Walsh (Graham), Mandip Gill (Yaz) and Tosin Cole (Ryan), with Chris Chibnall as Showrunner and Matt Strevens Executive Producing. Can You Hear Me? guest stars Clare-Hope Ashitey (Rakaya), Buorn Tihngang (Tibo) and Ian Gelder. It’s written by Charlene James and Chris Chibnall, and directed by Emma Sullivan.