Warwick Davis hits 'Doctor Who' jackpot

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 January 2013
Warwick Davis

Warwick Davis

Warwick Davis revealed he hit the jackpot when he filmed an episode of the latest series of 'Doctor Who' starring alongside the scary Cybermen

Warwick Davis hit "the jackpot" working with the Cybermen in 'Doctor Who'.

The 42-year-old actor says it was a career highlight to appear in the BBC sci-fi drama's upcoming seventh series in an episode penned by Neil Gaiman and featuring the Time Lord's long-time nemeses, the Cybermen.

He told SFX: "I mean, it was an exciting moment to come face-to-face with one of those dudes. Seriously, it was a great thrill. I mean, it was a great thrill to be in 'Doctor Who'. A career ambition. But to be in an episode written by Neil and to have Cybermen in it, was for me the jackpot."

The 'Life's Too Short' star recalled being scared of the metallic monsters when he watched 'Doctor Who' as a child, admitting they "were always scary to me. I was one of those kids who hid behind the sofa, so I know they are scary. But the Cybermen that I saw were awesome and yeah I think it'll be scary."

Warwick also praised show star Matt Smith, who plays the titular Doctor, as being "full of energy and spark and imagination".

He said: "Matt Smith is amazing. These guys, they work so hard on that show. And Matt. He learns lines so fast. Scripts are given to him last minute and they'll go straight from one episode to the next one the next day and he's remembered it."

Meanwhile, the BBC has confirmed that the new series of 'Doctor Who' will start on March 30 on BBC One.

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