DOCTOR WHO: Samuel Anderson Joins Season 8 As New Male Companion
Samuel Anderson has joined the cast of Doctor Who as a recurring character in Series 8. He will Danny Pink, a teacher at Coal Hill School where companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) also teaches. The actor had the following to say about being cast in the role of new male companion: "I was so excited to join Doctor Who I wanted to jump and click my heels, but I was scared I might not come down before filming started! It’s a quintessential part of British culture and I can’t believe I’m part of it. It’s an honour to be able to work alongside Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman and I can’t wait to show people how my character becomes involved with such a fantastic duo!" This marks the fourth time in Doctor Who history that someone from Coal Hill School has aided the time lord in his exploits. Anderson has also starred in The History Boys, Death in Paradise, Gavin & Stacey, Midsomer Murders and Bedlam.
The BBC has announced that former Emmerdale actor Samuel Anderson will join season 8 of the incredibly popular sci-fi series as a recurring character and new male companion to the Doctor, 'Danny Pink'. Check out our first look at Anderson as Pink after the jump.
In addition, Robert Goodman (Game of Thrones), Jonathan Bailey (Broadchurch) and Pippa Bennett-Warner (Death in Paradise) will guest star in the upcoming series which is currently shooting in Cardiff and will debut on BBC One in late 2014.
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