Goran Višnjić (ER, Timeless) and Robert Glenister (Cold Feet, Curfew) have been tapped for guest starring roles in the upcoming twelfth season of Doctor Who, which is set to premiere in early 2020.
This marks Glenister’s second appearance on the show, but he will be playing a new character. “I first appeared in Doctor Who in The Caves of Androzani at the tender age of 24 in 1984″, he said. “Thirty five years later I got to be in it again at the not so tender age of nearly 60. How time flies!”
“I’ve always been a huge fan of Doctor Who, so when the offer to play one of my favorite people in history came, it made me so happy to be part of the show and it turned into this awesome, dream job!”, Goran Višnjić said in a statement. Višnjić and Glenister are the latest guest stars announced for season twelve, after Stephen Fry and Sir Lenny Henry were confirmed to appear in the season premiere.
“One of the great joys of Doctor Who are the legendary actors who want to come and join in the Doctor’s adventures”, said Matt Strevens, who serves as an executive producer on the BBC Studios produced show alongside showrunner Chris Chibnall. “We were thrilled to welcome Goran and Robert, whose worked we’ve loved and admired for years. They create two iconic characters who are going to delight and entertain.”