On Saturday August 23rd, 2014, Doctor Who, returns for series #8, which will introduce the new doctor,> Peter Capaldi. But there will be a new villian as well. Played by Michelle Gomez, of Bad Education, and Green Wing, will make an appearance in the opening episode.
The Glasgow born actress, daughter of a father from Antigua by way of Montserrat, a family of Portuguese settlers, has made her name in English Comedies. She will be exploring a polar opposite in Doctor Who.
The 43 year old actress will play The Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere . She has worked on Doctor Who before on an audio play but now gets to be seen on the television series that just celebrated its 50th anniversary last November. She obviously is thrilled to be playing opposite the new doctor.
“Well of course Peter Capaldi is our next Doctor, which makes complete sense. I’m thrilled to join him. Well, you would be, wouldn’t you?”
Doctor Who writer, Steven Moffat is equally as excited to have her for this pivotal role. He gave Michelle high praise: ‘I’ve known Michelle for years, and I’m thrilled to welcome her to Doctor Who.
‘She’s everything we need – brilliant, Scottish, and a tiny bit satanic.’