Harry Potter star to play the First Doctor in BBC drama


A film about the creation of Doctor Who will begin filming next month for the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who. The film is called An Adventure in Space and Time, a reference to the original subtitle of the show. It will tell the story of how Doctor Who all started, which first aired on November 23rd, 1963.

David Bradley, who played Hogwarts caretaker Argus Filch in Harry Potter, has been cast as William Hartnell – the First Timelord. Bradley has joined Jessica Raine (playing the show’s legendary producer Verity Lambert) and Brian Cox – who will play BBC’s head of drama Sydney Newman.


The drama is written by Doctor Who collaborator Mark Gatiss (“Victory of the Daleks” “Night Terrors”), produced by Matt Stevens (Skins, Misfits) and directed by Terry McDonough (Suits, Breaking Bad).

Gatiss, who wrote and serve as executive producer with Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner, said, “What a cast! I’m utterly delighted that everyone’s favourite Time Lord will be in such brilliant and stellar company. We have a terrific team who can’t wait to tell the fascinating and surprising story of how the Doctor began his journey through space and time.”

Source: BBC

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