Doctor Who star Chris Noth is set to return as villain Jack Robertson, who he previously said was loosely based on Donald Trump, in the show’s festive special.
The actor, who last appeared in the sci-fi in 2018, is coming back for the New Year’s Day special, starring alongside Jodie Whittaker (the Doctor), Mandip Gill (Yaz), Bradley Walsh (Graham) and Tosin Cole (Ryan).
Oh, and lots of Daleks too.
Sex and the City star Chris appeared in the series 11 episode Arachnids In The UK, and previously admitted he was raring to return.
The 66-year-old revealed that he used Trump as inspiration for his character, ruthless hotel manager Jack.
‘I played a character based loosely on him. It was actually the idea of Trump without being Trump. I’m worried about our country under his reign. Hopefully the Democratic Congress will retain our sanity,’ he told The Mirror.
Chris is joined in the festive special by Dame Harriet Walter, who will be making her Doctor Who debut.
The 70-year-old was was recently seen in Killing Eve as the nefarious Dasha, a Russian assassin and former Olympic gymnastics champion, but will now be guest-starring in the sci-fi favourite.
Also joining the cast for the New Year’s Day special is Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, who is best known for his roles in Misfits and The Trial Of Christine Keeler.
But Chris Noth’s Jack isn’t the only familiar face returning for the festive special, Revolution of the Daleks, as John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness) is set for an epic comeback.
‘Putting on Jack’s coat and setting foot back on the set of Doctor Who was just like going back home,’ he explained.
‘It’s always thrilling to play Captain Jack.
‘He’s a character very close to my heart who changed my life, and to know the fans love him as much as I do makes his return even sweeter. I hope everyone enjoys Jack’s Heroic adventure with Thirteen.’
Showrunner Chris Chibnall said: ‘We’ve crammed this year’s Doctor Who Festive Special with an explosion of extraordinary acting talent. Where else would you get British acting royalty, a globally renowned US screen star, an (inter)national treasure of stage and screen and one of Britain’s hottest young actors — just in the guest cast!
‘Put those together with Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole (and Daleks! Did I mention Daleks!) — and you get a cast to be exterminated for. And things will explode. Promise.’
Consider us intrigued.
Revolution of the Daleks will air on New Year’s Day on BBC One.Credit: Original article published here.