Season 12 of Doctor Who has landed some major guest star talent.
Multiple outlets confirm that both Stephen Fry and Lenny Henry have been confirmed as guest stars on the hit time-travel show. They reportedly banked ‘major roles.’
“It was absolutely brilliant to be welcomed into the fantastical world of Doctor Who,” said Henry. “The nearest I have been to the TARDIS was when I played the Caribbean Doctor in the Lenny Henry Show, so as a lifelong (hiding-behind-the-sofa-type) Doctor Who fan, this is a very special moment for me.”
Added Fry, “Short of being picked for a British space exploration program, and I readily concede that I’m past the age where I’d be considered (if I was ever the right age for such a posting), then being in an episode of Doctor Who will certainly do as a very sweet second-place excitement.”
“Doctor Who is coming back with a bang — with two great British icons in major roles,” added showrunner Chris Chibnall. “One of the great joys of Doctor Who is getting to work with actors from your wish list. Stephen and Lenny are two of my absolute favorite actors — and to be able to bring them into Doctor Who, in one of our biggest ever stories to kick off the new season, is an absolute thrill.”
News of Fry and Henry’s casting follows news from earlier this week that filming on the forthcoming season has officially ended.