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‘Doctor Who’ Casts Actor Jonathan Groff In Key Guest Role

Doctor Who Casts Actor Jonathan Groff In Key Guest Role

Award-winning star of stage and screen Jonathan Groff is set to appear in the new season of “Doctor Who,” which is coming to Disney+ this fall, in a key guest-starring role.

The Details

The BBC, which is filming the series, is keeping details about Groff’s character a mystery for now, but recently released images show him dressed in Victorian-style clothing accompanied by the new doctor, Ncuti Gatwa, and Millie Gibson, who is playing companion Ruby Sunday.

Of the Groff casting news, showrunner Russell T Davies said, “This is an incredible coup, and a great honour, to get such a huge star striding on to our set. So strap on your space boots, this is going to be a blast!”

Groff was equally excited about joining the series, saying, “I am so thrilled to jump into the extraordinary mind of Russell T Davies and watch the incredible Ncuti Gatwa soar in this iconic role!”

About Jonathan Groff

Jonathan Groff shot to fame when he landed the role of Jesse in musical comedy drama “Glee.” He has since been internationally celebrated for his work on-screen, from starring as Eric in the recent film “Knock at the Cabin,” to playing Holden Ford in the critically acclaimed Netflix series “Mindhunter.”

He has also made his mark on Broadway, with his famous performance as King George III in “Hamilton,” where he was nominated for not only a Tony Award, but also a Primetime Emmy Award for the live stage recording.

But most Disney fans know Groff best as the voice of Kristoff in the “Frozen” movies.

The Series

Starting in November 2023, Disney+ will air new episodes of the series in all territories outside of the UK and Ireland, where the BBC will still retain rights to air the show.

David Tennant, who played the Tenth Doctor in the early-2000’s, returns to play the Fourteenth Doctor is a trio of specials before Ncuti Gatwa becomes the Fifteenth Doctor.

Other new confirmed cast members for the upcoming season include Yasmin Finney and Neil Patrick Harris, playing undisclosed roles, and Jinkx Monsoon playing the Doctor’s unnamed nemesis.

Doctor Who” began in 1963 on the BBC in the UK, which means the November 2023 start date of the upcoming season also coincides with the show’s 60th anniversary.

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