‘Doctor Who’ Unveils Jonathan Groff First Look With Ncuti Gatwa – Deadline

‘Doctor Who’ Unveils Jonathan Groff First Look

Jonathan Groff has begun filming his Doctor Who scenes and the BBC has unveiled a first look. The BBC is keeping details about Groff’s character close to its chest but the images show him dressed in Victorian-style clothing flanked by the new doctor, Ncuti Gatwa, and Millie Gibson, who is playing companion Ruby Sunday. Groff, who shot to fame in Glee and has since starred in the likes of Knock at the Cabin, Mindhunter and The Matrix Resurrections, is one of the most high profile stars to have landed a role in the new season, which will air later this year. The likes of Heartstopper’s Yasmin Finney and RuPaul star Jinx Monsoon have also boarded, while David Tennant and Catherine Tate are returning for anniversary specials. Upon the Groff news last week, showrunner Russell T Davies called his signature “an incredible coup.” The show has been given a major cash injection from new co-commissioner Disney+ and is being co-produced for the first time with His Dark Materials indie Bad Wolf.

Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísú & Jodie Whittaker In BBC’s ‘Tabby McTat’

The BBC has lined up an animated Christmas special starring Rob Brydon (Gavin and Stacey), Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísú (Gangs of London), Cariad Lloyd (Peep Show) as Prunella, Joanna Scanlan (The Thick of It) and Susan Wokoma (Enola Holmes), with former Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker as the narrator. Tabby McTat is based on the Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book of the same name and marks the 11th animated special Magic Light Pictures has made for the BBC based on their work. Donaldson and Scheffler are in their 30th year of creative partnership. The story follows a busker’s cat, who is left alone on the streets of London after his owner breaks his leg and is taken away in an ambulance. Sarah Scrimgeour (Superworm) and Jac Hamman (Superworm) are directing, Max Lang and Suzanne Lang are writing and Barney Goodland and Michael Rose of Magic Light Pictures are producing.

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