Meet the cast of Doctor Who The Woman Who Lived

Who's who in the sixth episode of Doctor Who series 9?


Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams joined the cast of Doctor Who as Ashildr in The Girl Who Died and this week she reprises her role in The Woman Who Lived.


But she’s not the only familiar face popping up in the sixth episode of series nine…

Sam Swift – Rufus Hound

Comedian, actor and presenter Rufus Hound is a massive Doctor Who fan so he was delighted to nab a guest role in series nine. The former Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special champion has popped up on just about every panel show there is and proved a particularly entertaining dictionary corner guest on Countdown.

He’s no stranger to a bit of serious acting though, having also appeared in Russell T Davies’ Cucumber and played Francis Henshall in the National Theatre’s second touring production of One Man, Two Guvnors.

Clayton – Struan Rodger

The Woman Who Lived is jam packed with Game of Thrones alumni – Struan Rodger is actually the original Three Eyed Raven. And more importantly, he’s the Face of Boe! Yup, he provided the vocals for the character, whom many believe to be an older version of Captain Jack.

His big screen roles include Eric Liddell’s friend and running coach Sandy McGrath in the Oscar-winning 1981 film Chariots of Fire, and supporting roles in Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Madness of King George and Stardust – he was the bishop.

Leandro – Ariyon Bakare

If you were watching Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell you might recognise tonight’s big cat. Well, if you look VERY VERY closely.

The man behind the mask is Aryion Bakare, aka Stephen from the BBC drama. You might also know him from his roles in Dancing On The Edge, Doctors, The Bill, Casualty and Holby City. Oh, and he played a villain in Spooks back in 2008 too.

Voice of The Knightmare – Will Brown

Nope, that’s not just Maisie Williams’ voice being pushed through some sort of wibbly wobbly timey wimey contraption. It’s an actor by the name of Will Brown.


Doctor Who Series 9 continues on Saturday nights on BBC1