Doctor Who: new series 8 regular announced

News Louisa Mellor 24 Feb 2014 - 08:38

Samuel Anderson has joined the cast of Doctor Who's eighth series as new character, teacher Danny Pink...

The BBC has announced a new recurring character for Doctor Who's eighth series: Clara's Coal Hill School colleague, Danny Pink. 

The History Boys and Gavin & Stacey actor Samuel Anderson is to play the role of teacher Mr Pink (which, context considered, is probably not a Steve Buscemi reference). Here's what Anderson had to say about joining the series:

"I was so excited to join Doctor Who I wanted to jump and click my heels, but I was scared I might not come down before filming started! It’s a quintessential part of British culture and I can’t believe I’m part of it. It’s an honour to be able to work alongside Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman and I can’t wait to show people how my character becomes involved with such a fantastic duo!"

Steven Moffat added, "For the fourth time in Doctor Who history, Coal Hill School is coming to the aid of the TARDIS. In 1963 teachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright accompanied the First Doctor. These days it’s the turn of Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald. And very soon now, Sam Anderson as Danny Pink will be entering the world of the Doctor. But how and why? Answers are coming later this year in Peter Capaldi’s first series of Doctor Who!"

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