Has Doctor Who just revealed a surprise new guest star?

Shaun Dooley, who appeared in Broadchurch with Jodie Whittaker and showrunner Chris Chibnall, appears in the new series 11 trailer

Jodie Whittaker and Shaun Dooley in Doctor Who series 11 (BBC, HF)

Doctor Who seems to have added another actor to its roster of guest stars for series 11, with Shaun Dooley appearing as a mysterious new character in the latest trailer for Jodie Whittaker’s debut season.

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Dooley, who is probably best known for his roles in series like Misfits, Gunpowder, Cuffs and The Game also played a large role in new Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall’s old series Broadchurch, appearing as the father of a missing girl in series two.

His surprise appearance in the trailer (see main image) – playing a character who, based on his clothes is a bit of a gunslinger, possibly on another world or in the future – adds another to the tally of cast members that Chibnall has hired from his previous TV shows, which include Whittaker herself (also Broadchurch) and Bradley Walsh (Law and Order: UK). Clearly, a good man to keep in touch with.

Dooley seemed to confirm his casting when he posted the new trailer on Twitter, putting him alongside already-revealed guest stars from the series including Alan Cumming, Lee Mack and Sharon D Clarke.

For now, we’d be surprised if we learned much more about Dooley’s character, or indeed any of the other guest stars in the series, but hey – given all the information that’s been released in the last week or so, we’d say we have plenty to chew on before the series debuts this autumn.

Jodie Whittaker's Thirteenth Doctor on the cover of the Radio Times magazine
Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor on the cover of the Radio Times magazine
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