An actor who has a special connection to the “Dr. Who” franchise will be part of the BBC’s "Dr. Who" Christmas special, reports Deadline.com. The actor is Richard E. Grant — he and fellow actor Tom Ward have been added to the holiday special, which is being shot this week in Wales.
Grant played Dr. Who in the BBC online series "Scream of the Shalka" in 2003. Ward is a BBC star, having just left the network’s "Silent Witness" after being on that show since 2002.
"Who" fans are especially keen on the Christmas show because it will introduce the Doctor’s new companion, Jenna-Louise Coleman. Steven Moffat, the executive producer, wrote the holiday edition and Saul Metzstein is directing.