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Richard E Grant for Doctor Who Christmas special

Richard E Grant

Story by Jack Foley

RICHARD E Grant is to star in the Christmas special of Doctor Who as the main villain.

The news was announced by the BBC yesterday (Sunday, August 5, 2012) via the official Twitter feed of the show.

The corporation had earlier tweeted that an “iconic” star would feature in the show.

Specific details of who the Withnail & I legend will play have not been divulged but Grant is no stranger to the Doctor Who universe.

He has previously leant his voice of the Ninth Doctor in the flash-animated series Scream of the Shalka, which featured on the show’s website in 2003.

The seventh season premiere of Doctor Who, Asylum of the Daleks, is due to hit screens in August.

Prior to that, the episode will debut at BFI Southbank in London on August 14.

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