Doctor Who Christmas special 2014: Nick Frost and Natalie Gumede to star

Faye Marsay, Nathan McMullen and Michael Troughton will also feature

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Nick Frost and Natalie Gumede will star in the Doctor Who Christmas Special, the BBC has announced today.

The pair will be joined by Faye Marsay (Pride, The White Queen, Fresh Meat) and Nathan McMullen (Misfits, Casualty).

No further details about their characters have been released yet, but the BBC has confirmed filming on the Christmas episode is underway in Cardiff.

Frost, an actor and screen writer, has previously appeared in a number of hit film and television roles including Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Cuban Fury.

He said: “I'm so thrilled to have been asked to guest in the Doctor Who Christmas special, I'm such a fan of the show. The read-through was very difficult for me; I wanted to keep stuffing my fingers into my ears and scream ‘No spoilers!’“

Gumede, who is best known for her role in Coronation Street, was a runner-up in Strictly Come Dancing last year.

 

Michael Troughton (Breathless, The New Statesman), who has recently returned to acting, will also appear in the special.

He will follow in his father Patrick Troughton’s footsteps, who played the second incarnation of the Doctor.

The Doctor Who Christmas special, written by Steven Moffat, will air on BBC One.

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