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The Doctor Who TV movie gets a new actor for an old Doctor

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David BradleyDavid Bradley will play the first ever Doctor, William Hartnell, The 50th anniversary Doctor Who TV movie, An Adventure In Space And Time, is all about the beginnings of the classic TV show, Doctor Who.

Deadline have the news that Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Identity) will be playing BBC drama head Sydney Newman who is credited with the creation of the show; Jessica Raine (Call The Midwife) will play producer Verity Lambert and Sacha Dhawan (After Earth) is Waris Hussein, director of the first ever episode, ‘An Unearthly Child.’

The question is who will play the actor William Hartnell, the first Doctor?

Turns out they have picked David Bradley who you will know best at Hogwarts caretaker Argus Filch. Mind you he did play the bad guy in a recent Doctor Who episode, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship.

“I’m absolutely thrilled. I first heard about this role from Mark [Gatiss] while watching the Diamond Jubilee flotilla from the roof of the National Theatre. When he asked if I would be interested, I almost bit his hand off!” said Bradley.

Bradley as Hartnell is great casting and this TV movie should be most interesting.