It has just been announced that David Bradley (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who) is set to play the first ever Doctor, the iconic William Hartnell in the BBC Two drama ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’.
|Sacha Dhawan here meeting Waris Hussein himself.|
“I’m absolutely thrilled. I first heard about this role from Mark [Gatiss] while watching the Diamond Jubilee flotilla from the roof of the National Theatre. When he asked if I would be interested, I almost bit his hand off! Mark has written such a wonderful script not only about the birth of a cultural phenomenon, but a moment in television’s history. William Hartnell was one of the finest character actors of our time and as a fan I want to make sure that I do him justice. I’m so looking forward to getting started.”
The 90-minute BBC Wales produced drama is written by Mark Gatiss who will also act as executive producer alongside Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner.
Mark Gatiss, executive producer and writer, said:
“What a cast! I'm utterly delighted that everyone's favourite Time Lord will be in such brilliant and stellar company. We have a terrific team who can't wait to tell the fascinating and surprising story of how the Doctor began his journey through Space and Time.”
|Sacha Dhawan with Mark Gatiss and Waris Hussein.|
The casting for William Russell (who played Ian Chesterton), Jaqueline Hill (who played Barbara Wright) and Carole Ann Ford (who played Susan Foreman) has yet to be announced.