The BBC today announced the latest addition to the Doctor Who 2014 guest cast lineup, naming the ‘Foxes’ singer Louisa Rose Allen.
The Grammy award-winning English singer-songwriter will not only be starring in season 8, she’ll also be performing one of her tracks. It’ll be interesting to see how the shows writers fit this into the episodes plot.
Lead Doctor Who writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, said: “We are completely thrilled that the amazingly talented Foxes is joining us on board … well, you’ll see. Let’s just say, the Doctor is finally catching up on his phone calls.”
Talking about her TV casting debut, Foxes said: “I can’t believe I’m actually going to be in an episode of Doctor Who! Especially as it all came about from a chance meeting. I was playing a gig and got chatting to the show’s production team who’d been watching my performance. I was telling them how much I loved Doctor Who and next thing they invited me to be on it. I couldn’t think of a better place to make my acting debut than on one of the UK’s most iconic shows!”
This latest announcement means the ever-growing Doctor Who season 8 guest cast list now includes actresses Hermione Norris and Keeley Hawes, comedian Frank Skinner, plus actors Tom Riley and Ben Miller, and of course Foxes.
Episode 1 of the 2014 Doctor Who series will premiere this August on BBC One in the UK and on BBC America in the US.