Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams joins Doctor Who cast (Wired UK)


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Even though Doctor Who isn’t set to return to the
airwaves until the autumn, the BBC has started stoking those nerd
fires early with news of a guest appearance from Game
of Thrones
Maisie Williams.

The young actor, who plays Arya Stark on the all-conquering
fantasy drama, will be appearing as a villain in the upcoming ninth
season, facing off against the returning Peter Capaldi as The
Doctor. It’s not quite a Who/Thrones  crossover –
we’re not sure the internet could withstand the fangasms that would
create — but it’s arguably the next best thing.

Everyone involved is playing coy on exactly what Williams’ role
will be though. “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,” said showrunner and executive producer
Steven Moffat. “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.”

Williams herself offered only “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.”

It’s also unknown which episode Williams will appear in, though
the BBC
named two more episodes — The Girl Who Died, written by
Jamie Mathieson and Moffat, and The Woman Who Lived, by
Catherine Tregenna. These join the season’s first two episodes –
The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s
Familiar
, both written by Moffat — which were previously
announced.

Other guest actors for the season include comedian Rufus Hound
and a host of other British talent including Tom Stourton, Ariyon
Bakare, Simon Lipkin, Ian Conningham, Barnaby Kay, John Voce, and
Williams’ Game of Thrones castmates Murray McArthur and
Struan
Rodger
.

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30 March 2015 | 5:48 pm – Source: wired.co.uk

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