Rebecca Front - probably best known for co-starring with Peter Capaldi in "The Thick of It" - will be joining Series 9 as a guest star in the as yet un-named 2 part Zygon story:
The BAFTA award-winning Rebecca Front joins the guest cast of the new series of Doctor Who.
Rebecca will guest in an adventure that sees the return of the Zygons, although her role in the show is currently closely guarded – possibly by UNIT who also appear in the action-packed two-parter!
Rebecca is well-known for regular roles in The Thick of It, Inspector Lewis and more recently, the BBC Four sitcom, Up the Women. In the BBC’s Death Comes to Pemberley she took the role of Mrs Bennet, mother of Lydia Wickham, played by Jenna Coleman.
It’s Rebecca’s first appearance in Doctor Who and she’ll be seen alongside Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman who return later this year as the Doctor and Clara. She’s also joining Ingrid Oliver (Osgood) and Jemma Redgrave (Kate) who return in the two-parter written by Peter Harness.
Other members of the guest cast for series 9 include Maisie Williams, Michelle Gomez, Rufus Hound, Paul Kaye and Jaye Griffiths.
The BBC Cymru Wales produced drama will return to BBC One this Autumn with further casting to be announced in due course.