Included in this post is information about Doctor Who Series 9
- it includes SPOILERS regarding a character and the plot. Please stop reading now if you're remaining spoiler-free.
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Actor David Schofield
has been cast as Odin in the Doctor Who
Series 9 episodes The Girl Who Died
and The Woman Who Lived
- the episodes currently filming.
Odin, as some readers may know, is a well known "god" from Viking mythology (as well as other cultures), suggesting this could be a "Viking" adventure for The Twelfth Doctor.
Originally cast in the role was Brian Blessed, who starred in The Trial of a Time Lord
as King Ycarnos, but the actor had to pull out due to illness.
Schofield is well known for his roles in television shows like Merlin
as King Alined (pictured left), Da Vinci's Demons
and will be seen soon alongside Christopher Eccleston in ITV's Safe House
. He has also provided his voice in Doctor Who
audio adventures for Big Finish
The Girl Who Died
is written by Jamie Mathieson and Steven Moffat and The Woman Who Lived
is written by Catherine Tregenna. Both episodes are directed by Ed Bazalgette (BBC One’s 18th Century drama Poldark
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Described by the BBC as a "period adventure", the story stars Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones
), comedian and actor Rufus Hound, who recently appeared in the Russell T Davies series Cucumber
, Tom Stourton (Horrible Histories
), Ariyon Bakare, Simon Lipkin, Ian Conningham, Murray McArthur, Barnaby Kay, John Voce, and Struan Rodger (who voiced of the Face of Boe in 2006 and 2007).
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