‘Doctor Who’: These Iconic Guest Stars Will Join the Cast in Season 12
Doctor Who is known for many things. An alien traveling time and space in a ship called the TARDIS and epic guest stars are two of those things. Season 12 of Doctor Who will be no different, as several new faces are set to join the cast. These guest stars will be joining Jodie Whittaker (The Thirteenth Doctor), Tosin Cole (Ryan Sinclair), Mandip Gill (Yasmin Khan), and Bradley Walsh (Graham O’Brien).
Fans are likely looking forward to seeing them interact with the main cast members. However, who are these guest stars and how do they feel about joining the show? Find out, ahead.
Who are these ‘Doctor Who’ season 12 guest stars?
Doctor Who season 12 is going to be full of epic guest stars. These guest stars will include Stephen Fry, Lenny Henry, Laura Fraser, Anjli Mohindra, Goran Višnjić, and Robert Glenister. Stephen Fry is a well-known British actor and comedian. He is best known for his roles in Blackadder II and Jeeves and Wooster.
He also voiced the Cheshire Cat in 2010’s version of Alice in Wonderland and 2016’s Alice Through The Looking Glass. Lenny Henry is also a comedian and an actor. He is known for The Lenny Henry Show and Chef!. He also portrayed a shrunken head in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Laura Fraser is a Scottish actress, known for her role as Lydia Rodarte-Quayle in Breaking Bad. Anjli Mohindra is familiar with the world of Doctor Who. She appeared in the spinoff show The Sarah Jane Adventures, following a former companion of the Doctor Sarah Jane Smith. She also appears in Bodyguard and Legends of Tomorrow.
Goran Višnjić is a Croatian-American actor who is best known for his roles in ER as Dr. Luka Kovač and in Timeless as Garcia Flynn. Robert Glenister is also familiar with the world of Doctor Who. He appeared in the classic episode “The Caves of Androzani.” He is also known for playing con man Ash Morgan in the BBC show Hustle.
It seems like Doctor Who season 12 has some great guest stars.
How do these guest stars feel about being in ‘Doctor Who’?
According to Digital Spy, being part of Doctor Who season 12 as one of its guest stars is “a very sweet second-place excitement” to “being picked for a British space exploration program” for Stephen Fry. Lenny Henry says that he thought it “was absolutely brilliant to be welcomed into the fantastical world of Doctor Who.” Before becoming one of the guest stars in Doctor Who season 12, “the nearest [Henry has] been to the TARDIS was when [he] played the Caribbean Doctor in The Lenny Henry Show.” He goes on to say that “as a lifelong hiding-behind-the-sofa type Doctor Who fan, this is a very special moment for [him].”
Laura Fraser, according to Digital Spy, “watched Doctor Who every week as a child.” She also “[loves the] episode [she is in] and couldn’t resist playing such an intense character.” Anjli Mohindra says “it’s a bit of a dream come true getting to work opposite Jodie [Whittaker], Mandip [Gill], Tosin [Cole] and of course after all these years, to work with Bradley [Walsh] again!” She also says that ” to be bringing some terror to the joint was rather fun.”
Goran Višnjić says that he’s “always been a huge fan of Doctor Who.” The role is also great because he got to portray “one of [his] favorite people in history.” Glenister tells Radio Times that he “first appeared in Doctor Who at the tender age of 24 in 1984.” For him to “[get] to be in it again at the not so tender age of nearly 60” shows “how time flies!”