Following his appearance in The Husbands Of River Song, Matt Lucas returns to Doctor Who from the opening episode of series 10, which starts filming next week in Cardiff … Monday 20th June 2016. Stephanie Hyam will also play a guest cast role in the new series – best known for her performance as Lily Clarke in Jekyll & Hyde. She’s also appeared in Peaky Blinders, Murdered By My Boyfriend, and Sherlock.
Commenting on his return to Doctor Who, Matt Lucas, told SFcrowsnest, “I’m chuffed to bits that Nardole is returning to the TARDIS for some more adventures. I loved acting with Peter and I’m excited to work with Pearl.”
Pearl Mackie is embarking on her first week of filming as she takes up the role of the Doctor’s companion. In her first major television role following her West End appearance in The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time, she’ll be appearing from the opening episode.
Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer, said, “Delighted and slightly amazed to be welcoming Matt Lucas back on to the TARDIS – and this time it’s not just for Christmas, he’s sticking around. One of the greatest comedy talents on planet Earth is being unleashed on all of time and space.”