Ben Miller to star opposite Peter Capaldi in season 8 of Doctor Who
All of the pieces are falling into place as BBC prepares to launch season eight of Doctor Who. The latest confirmed addition to the cast is Ben Miller, who will be guest-starring opposite Peter Capaldi when Doctor Who returns this year.
“As a committed Whovian, I cannot believe my luck in joining the Twelfth Doctor for one of his inaugural adventures, said Ben Miller. My only worry is that they’ll make me leave the set when I’m not filming.”
Miller achieved fame as half of comedy duo Armstrong and Miller before success in dramas, including Primeval and more recently, as DI Richard Poole, the central character in the first two season’s of the BBC’s Death in Paradise. Miller’s partner in comedy, Alexander Armstrong, appeared in Doctor Who’s 2011 Christmas Special, playing Reg Arwell, but its Miller’s first time on the show and he’ll be starring in an episode written by Mark Gatiss.
Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, added, “Mark Gatiss has written us a storming villain for his new episode, and with Capaldi (shown on the right) in the TARDIS, we knew we needed somebody special to send everybody behind the sofa. And quite frankly, it’s about time Ben Miller was in Doctor Who!”
Other familiar faces confirmed to join Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in the new series, which premieres on BBC AMERICA later this year, include Tom Riley and Keeley Hawes.