Doctor Who Casts Ben Miller as 'Storming Villain'

Ben Miller Doctor WhoFunnyman Ben Miller will be making mayhem, and not so much laughs, when he guest-stars on BBC America’s Doctor Who.

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“Mark Gatiss has written us a storming villain for his new episode, and with [Peter] Capaldi in the TARDIS, we knew we needed somebody special to send everybody behind the sofa,” executive producer Steven Moffat said in a statement. “And quite frankly, it’s about time Ben Miller was in Doctor Who!”

“As a committed Whovian, I cannot believe my luck in joining the Twelfth Doctor for one of his inaugural adventures, Miller says. “My only worry is that they’ll make me leave the set when I’m not filming.”

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One half of the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller, Miller’s previous TV acting credits include BBC One’s The Worst Week of My Life and Death in Paradise, and ITV’s Primeval.

Doctor Who Season 8 will premiere later this year.