It’s fair to say that Rufus House is rather excited to appear in series 9 of Doctor Who – “completely bloody chuffed to bits,” in fact.
The comedian features in the latest behind-the-scenes video from two-parter The Girl Who Died and The Woman Who Lived, both starring Game of Thrones actor Maisie Williams. The clip gives a glimpse of the read-through for the episodes, with Hound himself announcing that he’s playing a character called Sam Swift, which doesn’t mean an awful lot, really. Maybe he can run really fast?
Speaking of acting alongside Peter Capaldi and Williams, Hound said that, “I had to make sure I played it cool, because inside I was not. I’m trying to be a professional, rather than a boy wanting to run around squeeing!”
Watch the video below.
The Girl Who Died and The Woman Who Lived is written, respectively by Jamie Mathieson (with Steven Moffat) and Catherine Tregenna.
Doctor Who series 9 will air later this year