“Shaun of the Dead” and “The World’s End” star Nick Frost will appear in this year’s “Doctor Who” Christmas special.
In a statement, Frost says: “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!’ – every day on set I’ve had to silence my internal fan boy squeals.”
Showrunner Steven Moffat adds: “Frost at Christmas – it just makes sense! I worked with Nick on the Tintin movie many years ago and it’s a real pleasure to lure him back to television for a ride on the TARDIS.”
The BBC has not yet confirmed whom Frost will play in the hour-long episode. Other guest cast includes Natalie Gumede, Faye Marsay, Nathan McMullen and Michael Troughton, the latter being the son of the Second Doctor Patrick Troughton.