‘Game of Thrones’ star Maisie Williams will be making a guest appearance in series 9.World renowned for her role in Game of Thrones as Arya Stark there is no surprise that one of the highest grossing young actresses makes a guest appearance on one of the most-loved programmes on television.
Since beginning her acting career she has already one a number of awards such as Shooting Star Award at the Berlin Film Festival and a nominee three times for Screen Actors Guild Awards. Today was her first day on set and this is what she had to say,
“I’m so excited to be working on Doctor Who as it’s such a big and important part of British Culture. I can’t wait to meet the cast and crew and start filming, especially as we’ll be shooting not too far from my home town.”
Steven Moffat (lead writer,executive producer) also expressed his views on having her on board the Tardis,
“We’re thrilled to have Maisie Williams joining us on Doctor Who. It’s not possible to say too much about who or what she’s playing, but she is going to challenge the Doctor in very unexpected ways. This time he might just be out of his depth, and we know Maisie is going to give him exactly the right sort of hell.”
The news was released by the BBC through Doctor Who’s official twitter account alongside new episode title’s ‘The Girl who Died’ by Jamie Mathieson & Steven Moffat and ‘The Woman Who Lived’ by Catherine Treganna which will be directed by BBC’s Poldark,Ed Bazalgette. Jamie Mathieson wrote one of Peter Capaldi’s most acclaimed episode, ‘The Mummy on the Orient Express’ which has become a fan favourite and came 10th in Doctor Who TV’s recent poll of the best episode since it’s revival.
Other guest stars include Rufus Hound (Cucumber,Hounded),Tom Stourton (About Time,Horrible Histories) Simon Lipkin (Dude,Where’s My Donkey,Casualty) Ariyon Bakare (Jupiter Ascending,The Dark Knight), Ian Cunningham (Millions,Da Vinci’s Demons),Murry McArthur (Finding Neverland,The Last Legion),Barnaby Kay (Shakespeare in Love,Conspiracy),Struan Rodger (Stardust,Four Weddings and a Funeral) and John Voce (Crush,Penelope).
Doctor Who will return this Autumn with ‘The Magician’s Apprentice’ starring The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) ,Clara (Jenna Coleman) and Missy (Michelle Gomez).