BBC confirms Miriam Margolyesw is joining the cast of Doctor Who

BBC confirms Miriam Margolyes, 81, will be joining the cast of Doctor Who as an ICONIC character as part of its 60th Anniversary specials

BBC has confirmed that Miriam Margolyes will be joining the cast of Doctor Who as an iconic character for the 60th Anniversary celebrations in November.

The Harry Potter star, 81, will be the voice behind Beep The Meep, who is the iconic creature adapted from The Star Beast comic.

Speaking about her casting, Miriam said: ‘I’m relieved I got to work on Doctor Who before I died. With sci-fi you never know. Thank you for making an old woman very happy.’

Following Jodie Whittaker‘s departure from the titular role she will appear alongside returning stars David Tennant and Catherine Tate in the upcoming episodes.

According to sources, Miriam was a ‘natural choice’ to appear in the role for the upcoming episodes.

Amazing! BBC has confirmed that Miriam Margolyes will be joining the cast of Doctor Who as an iconic character for its 60th Anniversary celebrations in November

Grand return! The Harry Potter star will appear alongside returning stars David Tennant and Catherine Tate in the upcoming episodes, which are set to air in November

A source told The Sun: ‘With an acting career almost as old as Doctor Who itself, it’s a surprise to think she hasn’t already featured in an episode over the past six decades.

‘But that only makes her even more of a prestige addition to a cast which already features Neil Patrick Harris and Catherine Tate, who returns to play the Doctor’s assistant Donna Noble.

‘The show’s creators felt that she was such a great character in real life that she was a natural choice to play the character she will have on the sci-fi show, which the BBC are keeping a closely guarded secret.’

Along with her role as Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter films, Miriam has most recently starred in Call The Midwife, and a slew of travel documentaries.

Miriam has also left viewers in hysterics with her on-air F-bombs and expletives in interviews, recently branding Leonard DiCaprio ‘smelly’ and once even breaking wind during an interview on This Morning.

Last month, Jodie Whittaker made her final appearance as the Thirteenth Doctor in BBC Centenary Special The Power of the Doctor, and viewers were left shocked and surprised when she regenerated into a familiar face, that of Tennant’s Tenth Doctor.

Returning showrunner Russell T Davies has now revealed that this incarnation of the Time Lord is actually the Fourteenth Doctor. 

He has gone onto tease that fans can expect ‘plenty more surprises’ in the three specials coming in November 2023 to mark the sci-fi show’s 60th anniversary before Ncuti Gatwa becomes the Fifteenth Doctor. 

Screen star: Miriam has recently starred in the Harry Potter films as Professor Sprout, and also has a role in Call The Midwife

Excited: She said her new Doctor Who stint has made her a 'happy old woman' and that she is so happy she gets star in the series before 'she dies'

He said: ‘If you thought the appearance of David Tennant was a shock, we’ve got plenty more surprises on the way!

‘The path to Ncuti’s Fifteenth Doctor is laden with mystery, horror, robots, puppets, danger, and fun!

‘And how is it connected to the return of the wonderful Donna Noble? How, what, why? We’re giving you a year to speculate, and then all hell lets loose!’

Details about Who’s 60th Anniversary are being kept a closely-guarded secret, though it has been confirmed that Neil Patrick Harris will appear in a mystery role

Grand return! David has reprised his role as The Doctor for Who's 60th Anniversary, following Jodie Whittaker's departure in the show's recent Centenary Special


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