Game Of Thrones baddie David Bradley says that he has completed his work on the 2017 Doctor Who Christmas special, Twice Upon a Time, which will feature him as the First Doctor alongside Peter Capaldi reprising his role as the 12th Doctor.
Known for his roles as Argus Filch in the Harry Potter franchise and Walder Frey on HBO's Game Of Thrones, Bradley is no stranger to Doctor Who. He played original First Doctor actor William Hartnell in the television docu-drama An Adventure In Space And Time. He would then take up the role of the First Doctor in the most recent Doctor Who season finale on the BBC and will reprise the character in a series of First Doctor audio plays from Big Finish.
"It was such a pleasure because instead of playing an actor playing the part, I was playing the part and I can, at last, say, 'Yes, I will have been Doctor Who.' But, before I was playing William Hartnell, who played Doctor Who. So, it was great that they came up with such a great storyline for the Christmas special because it was such an honor and a pleasure to play [Hartnell] in Adventure in Space and Time, but to get the big Christmas episode with Peter Capaldi was such a pleasure to do. So, I am very excited about that, as well," Bradley said during a recent telephone interview with the folks over at UPI.
So are we, Mr. Bradley! So are we!
Two Doctors stranded in a forbidding snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. And a British army captain seemingly destined to die in the First World War, but taken from the trenches to play his part in the Doctor’s story. This is the magical last chapter in the Twelfth Doctor’s epic adventure. He must face his past to decide his future. And the Doctor will realise the resilience of humanity, discovering hope in his darkest frozen moment. It’s the end of an era. But the Doctor’s journey is only just beginning.
The Doctor Who Christmas Special airs on December 25th.
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