Goran Višnjić and Robert Glenister to appear in Doctor Who series 12 episode

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Television and film stars Goran Višnjić and Robert Glenister are set to appear in an episode of Doctor Who series 12 directed by Nida Manzoor when the show returns in early 2020. It is likely to be Episode 4.

Goran Višnjić said:

“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!”

The official press release states:

“Making his Doctor Who debut, Goran Višnjić has plenty of experience around doctors after playing Luka Kovač on the television series ER, but how will he fare when he comes face to face with the Time Lord?”

Goran Višnjić filmed with the Doctor Who crew on the New York City set at Nu Boyana Film Studios in Bulgaria. The New York set was dressed for the Victorian Era. He posted a photo of himself filming Episode 4 in costume at the studios, which also has an ancient Rome set which the Doctor Who crew did not use.

Here is the New York Set set at Nu Boyana Film Studios as it was used for Doctor Who:


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Višnjić also filmed in Cardiff for Episode 4. Nida Manzoor also directed Episode 6 which features the Judoon.

Robert Glenister said:

“I first appeared in Doctor Who in The Caves of Androzani at the tender age of 24 in 1984. Thirty five years later I got to be in it again at the not so tender age of nearly 60. How time flies!”

The official press release states:

“After previously starring in Doctor Who over three decades ago, Robert Glenister is no stranger to the TARDIS and as he takes on a new character, it’s safe to say emotions will be charged as he meets the Doctor and her friends… ”

Robert Glenister as Salateen in The Caves of Androzani, BBC

Matt Strevens, Executive Producer said:

“One of the great joys of Doctor Who are the legendary actors who want to come and join in the Doctor’s adventures.  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.”

We will continue to bring you more news of Doctor Who Series 12 as it occurs.