Filming begins – first picture, guest stars revealed!

February 22nd, 2012
Warning! This article and its comments may contain spoilers...

Production on the this year’s series of Doctor Who is now underway in South Wales, and the BBC has today revealed some exciting details to coincide with the start of filming!

Firstly, a new publicity picture of its stars, Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill, has been released, showing the trio back in familiar territory, on the set in Cardiff!

“It’s thrilling and exciting to be back and working with two of my closest friends,” Matt has commented.

Karen teased: “It is brilliant to be back on the TARDIS for our craziest adventures yet…”

Plus, Mark Williams, David Bradley and Rupert Graves have been named as guest stars.

This series will see the last days of the Ponds as they return for their final, rollercoaster voyage with the Doctor. Amy and Rory have been at the Doctor’s side for more than two series, but what will he do after their heartbreaking departure?

Series 7 will then see a dramatic turn of events when the Doctor meets a new friend. Prepare yourselves for thrills, adventures and dramatic surprises as the show builds towards its enormous, climactic 50th anniversary year.

14 big, blockbuster-movie episodes, each a brand new epic adventure featuring new monsters and some familiar foes as you’ve never seen them before.

What do you make of the developments? Discuss the latest in our Series 7 discussion!

8 comments on this article
  1. shawn
    February 22nd, 2012 at 10.16am | #1

    this sounds very very good i cant wait til filming finishes and we all get to see it on telly the time will drag for me waiting for that day to come i just cant wait :)

  2. Katie
    February 22nd, 2012 at 11.33am | #2

    Lestrade in Doctor Who? :)

  3. Amy
    February 22nd, 2012 at 12.18pm | #3

    Amy and Rory are wearing the same t-shirts :’)

  4. Amalthea
    February 22nd, 2012 at 12.54pm | #4

    Aww! They look great!! Arthur look’s so cute & got some color in him! Soo going to miss them!

  5. TSG
    February 22nd, 2012 at 1.29pm | #5

    How exciting! Two Harry Potter stars and of course, the one and only Rupert Graves. That’s just so brilliant. :D

  6. JC2006
    February 22nd, 2012 at 3.50pm | #6

    ……it’s who you know with Rupert Graves, but I suppose that’s fair enough really, lol.

    I knew who Mark Williams was, obviously, but I didn’t know the guy who played Filch’s real name until TSG mentioned it.

    Some interesting casting, I just hope they get used properly like Katherine Jenkins and not like Bill Bailey.

  7. Emerald Rose
    February 22nd, 2012 at 6.12pm | #7

    Arthur Weasley and DI Lestrade in Doctor Who? Oh, it’s a crossover paradise for the fangirls…

    Seriously though, this is sounding interesting! Can’t wait for more news!

  8. TSG
    February 23rd, 2012 at 3.56pm | #8

    I’m not sure that’s *quite* fair about Rupert Graves; he’s a very good actor. Did you see him in Scott and Bailey? He was such a bastard in that – made my skin crawl.

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