Hermione Norris to star in Doctor Who
- Bang Showbiz
- 12 May 2014
Hermione Norris has landed a guest role in the upcoming series of 'Doctor Who' in an episode penned by Peter Harness
Hermione Norris is due to guest star on 'Doctor Who'.
The 'Cold Feet' actress has signed up to star opposite new Time Lord Peter Capaldi when the BBC One sci-fi show returns this autumn.
She said: "It's exciting to be part of such an iconic show, and one that my kids can watch!!!"
The unnamed episode will see the cast, which also includes Jenna-Louise Coleman as the Doctor's companion, jet off to the Spanish island of Lanzarote on a new adventure, penned by Peter Harness.
Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, commented: "It's a testament to the quality of Peter Harness's intense and emotional script, that we've been able to attract an actress of the brilliance of Hermione Norris.
"And for the first time since 1984, the 'Doctor Who' production team is heading to Lanzarote. The Doctor is returning to the scene of an old adventure - but there have been sinister changes since his last visit."
The episode will also star Ellis George, Tony Osoba and Phil Nice.
Other guest stars confirmed for the new series this autumn include Ben Miller, Tom Riley and Keeley Hawes.
Matt Smith left the programme last year after four years playing the titular Time Lord.
New incarnation Peter took over the role in the 2013 Christmas special, 'The Time of the Doctor'.