Anita Dobson and Michelle Greenidge will be joining the next series of Doctor Who, courtesy of a report from The Radio Times. Dobson is best known for her role as Angie Watts (Happy Christmas, Ange) in Eastenders. At this time, details of her casting in Doctor Who remain under wraps, Watts has made appearances in The Bill, Call the Midwife, and Red Dwarf. Dobson further starred alongside former Fifth Doctor Peter Davison in The Last Detective.
Dobson also took part in the 2011 series of Strictly Come Dancing. Greenidge will be returning to collaborate with Doctor Who’s returning showrunner, Russell T Davies, having appeared in It’s A Sin, the Channel 4 drama created by Davies. In the series, Greenidge played Rosa Babatunde. Similarly to Dobson, details of Greenidge’s involvement in Doctor Who are unknown.
Her other roles include Netflix’s After Life, Code 404, and Mandy. Doctor Who will be returning in November 2023 for a trilogy of specials to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the series. David Tennant will reprise his role as the Tenth/Fourteenth Doctor before Ncuti Gatwa succeeds him as the Fifteenth Doctor.
Last week, FlickLuster reported that Aneurin Barnard would appear in the new series alongside recurring star Jemma Redgrave, who would be reprising her role as Kate Lethbridge-Stewart. Series 14 is currently filming in Wales.
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