Saying Goodbye To Peter Capaldi
♦Yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con, Doctor Who hosted a panel with Peter Capaldi, Matt Lucas, Pearl Mackie, Steven Moffat and the rest of the cast. Flicks And The City managed to film it so with thanks to them, here it is…
Radio Times reported that writer Mark Gatiss will be appearing in a cameo in the Christmas special:
Penning series 10 episode The Empress of Mars wasn’t Mark Gatiss’s last contribution to Doctor Who after all: the writer and actor is set to star in this year’s Christmas special alongside Peter Capaldi and David Bradley.
The news was confirmed rather casually as Gatiss partook in an interview with Empire magazine at Comic Con, alongside Capaldi and Steven Moffat.
“It was a privilege, an honour and a thrill,” Gatiss said of his role.
The trio were tight-lipped on the specifics of his character, but the outgoing Doctor added that the character had “a resonant echo in the whole Doctor Who story”.
This appearance will mark the fourth character that Gatiss has played in the sci-fi series, having previously appeared as a mutated scientist called Professor Lazarus in 2007 episode The Lazarus Experiment, voiced a World War II pilot nicknamed ‘Danny Boy’ in 2010/2011 episodes Victory of the Daleks and A Good Man Goes to War, and a mysterious figure called Gantok in The Wedding of River Song.