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By Oliver Hayes On August 6, 2012

Richard E Grant Set To Play Villain On Doctor Who For Christmas Special

News was announced last night

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Richard E Grant Set To Play Villain On Doctor Who For Christmas Special
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Last night the official BBC Doctor Who Twitter page, revealed that Richard E. Grant, famous for his role in the cult British film 'Withnail and I', is to guest star in the Doctor Who Christmas special!

After tweeting the message “Casting news! An iconic star will be appearing in #DoctorWho!” the day before (August 5), Grant's name was announced via a separate tweet at midnight

According to The Sun, Grant will be playing a villain in the Xmas special alongside Silent Witness actor Tom Ward.

Back in 2003 Grant lent his tonsils to the animated Doctor Who spin off series called Scream of the Shalka, that ran on the website so he has dabbled in the world of time lords and aliens before but this will be the first time Grant will get to act in person!

Doctor Who will premiere its seventh series later in the Autumn, the first episode will be called 'Asylum Of The Daleks' although the official starting date has yet to be confirmed.

Do you think Richard E. Grant will make a good Doctor Who villain?

 We can't wait!

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