As Arya Stark on Game of Thrones, Maisie Williams has already made her mark. She also starred in the one-off docu-dramaCyberbully and was cast as one of the leads of Carol Morley’s drama The Falling. As well as beinga three-time Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee, in February of this year she was awarded with a Shooting Star Award at the Berlin Film Festival. Her next adventure is a guest role on the wildly popular BBC television series Doctor Who.
On her first day on set Maisie Williams said, “I’m so excited to be working on Doctor Who as it’s such a big and important part of British Culture. I can’t wait to meet the cast and crew and start filming, especially as we’ll be shooting not too far from my home town.”
Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer, added, “We’re thrilled to have Maisie Williams joining us on Doctor Who. It’s not possible to say too much about who or what she’s playing, but she is going to challenge the Doctor in very unexpected ways. This time he might just be out of his depth, and we know Maisie is going to give him exactly the right sort of hell.”
Williams will be appearing in two period episodes, entitled The Girl Who Died, written by Jamie Mathieson and Steven Moffat, and The Woman Who Lived, penned by Catherine Tregenna. Starring Peter Capaldi as The Doctor and Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald, they’ll also be joined by comedian and actor Rufus Hound, and actors Tom Stourton, Ariyon Bakare, Simon Lipkin, Ian Conningham, Murray McArthur, Barnaby Kay, John Voce, and Struan Rodger.
If anybody had any doubts, Doctor Who is doing great. It’s delivering on a global scale, with the last series’ (series 8) consolidated average at 7.4 million. That’s 7.4 million viewers world-wide, or roughly the entire population of Los Angeles, California.
The next episode will air sometime this fall, but there are no hard air dates yet.
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