Stephen Fry and Sir Lenny Henry to appear in Doctor Who Series 12

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Two TV legends, Stephen Fry and Sir Lenny Henry CBE will make their Doctor Who debut in the series opener very early next year.

With a wealth of acting, comedy and writing credentials both are more than equipped to come face to face with the Time Lord and her friends, but will they be friend or foe remains to be seen…

Speaking ahead of his Doctor Who appearance Stephen Fry said “Short of being picked for a British space exploration programme and I readily concede that I’m past the age where I’d be considered (if I was ever the right age for such a posting) – then being in an episode of Doctor Who will certainly do as a very sweet second-place excitement.”

Stephen Fry was spotted filming Doctor Who at Swansea Guildhall on February 18 and 19.

Sir Lenny Henry CBE added “It was absolutely brilliant to be welcomed into the fantastical world of Doctor Who. The nearest I have been to the TARDIS was when I played the Caribbean Doctor in the Lenny Henry Show , so as a life-long (hiding behind the sofa type) Doctor Who fan this is a very special moment for me.”

Chris Chibnall, Showrunner said “Doctor Who is coming back with a bang – with two great British icons in major roles. One of the great joys of Doctor Who is getting to work with actors from your wish list. Stephen and Lenny are two of my absolute favourite actors – and to be able to bring them into Doctor Who, in our one of our biggest ever stories to kick off the new series, is an absolute thrill.”

The opening episode is believed to involve a spy caper.

Officially, the episode will air in “early 2020” but will most likely air on New Year’s Day, according to the Mirror and what we previously reported.

We will continue to bring you news of Doctor Who Series 12 as we learn more.