Meet the cast of the Doctor Who Christmas Special 2016

Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Time Lord is joined by old and new faces in The Return of Doctor Mysterio

Justin Chatwin: Grant/The Ghost


Who does he play?

As mysterious masked vigilante The Ghost, Grant fights crime in New York city, donning a pair of glasses to disguise himself in ordinary life. But when he re-encounters the Doctor and faces an alien invasion, everything will change.

Where do you know him from?

Canadian actor Chatwin’s biggest role so far is probably playing Tom Cruise’s character’s son in Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds, though he’s also known Stateside for appearing in the US version of Shameless and other TV series like Taken, Lost and Orphan Black.

Charity Wakefield: Lucy Fletcher


Who does she play?

Wakefield plays intrepid American reporter Lucy, who fearlessly goes undercover at a shady research facility only to uncover a bigger story than she could ever have prepared for.

Where do you know her from?


Wakefield is probably most familiar to UK audiences for her role as Marianne Dashwood in the 2008 BBC version of Sense and Sensibility, later sticking with period drama for parts in Casualty 1907 and Wolf Hall (where she played Ann Boleyn’s sister Mary). Most recently, she played Julia in Stephen Poliakoff’s Close to the Enemy.