Doctor Who series 8: Michael Smiley rumoured to appear

News Louisa Mellor 18 Feb 2014 - 08:02

It seems as if director Ben Wheatley has brought his old mucker Michael Smiley along to guest in Doctor Who series 8...

When the news broke that Ben Wheatley would be directing Peter Capaldi in his first Doctor Who episodes, comments sections the web over lit up with "MICHAEL SMILEY TOO pls!" requests.

Those wishes appear to have been granted. Smiley, popularly recognised for his role in Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes' Spaced, and a long-time collaborator of Wheatley's (Down Terrace, Kill ListA Field In England), is rumoured to be appearing as a character named Colonel Blue in one of the director's block one Who episodes. 

The news came from usually very reliable source, Cardiff-based Ryan Farrell via Twitter over the weekend, though it's yet to receive the official BBC stamp. We'll bring you more series eight news as it arrives.

Ryan Farrell (via Cultbox)

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