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'Game of Thrones' actor to guest on 'Doctor Who' season premiere

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The BBC has announced that Game of Thrones actor Paul Kaye will appear in a two-episode adventure of the Peter Capaldi-starring Doctor Who. The new season of the time travel show, its ninth since Doctor Who returned to screens in  2005, has just started filming in Cardiff, Wales. In addition to playing the part of Thoros on GoT, Kaye has also appeared on the British sitcom Pulling and starred in the 2004 film, It’s All Gone Peter Tong. He originally became famous in the U.K. in the ’90s interviewing celebrities in the guise of his demented alter-ego, Dennis Pennis.

“As a kid of the 1970’s, the two shows you always watched were Top of the Pops and Doctor Who, they were unmissable,” said Kaye in a statement. “I actually wrote a song called ‘Looking for Davros’ in my first punk band and I sang it like a demented Dalek. I got to present TOTP back in the mid ‘90s and landing this role in Doctor Who completes the dream double. Peter is a perfect Doctor and I’m loving every minute of the experience, even the five hours in make-up. What a treat, best 50th birthday present ever!”

The two-part tale will also feature Morven Christie, Arsher Ali, Colin McFarlane, Steven Robertson, Neil Fingleton, Zaqi Ismail, and Sophie Stone, alongside stars Capaldi and Jenna Coleman. The episodes are written by Toby Whithouse (Being Human). “An amazing guest cast for a brilliantly creepy two-parter by Toby Whithouse,” Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat was quoted as saying in the announcement. “Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are back in Cardiff, back in the box, and back in action for one of our scariest adventures yet!”

The new season of Doctor Who will premiere this fall.