In an announcement that came today another name is added to the list for Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary special: Jemma Redgrave as Kate Stewart, head of U.N.I.T. and daughter of former U.N.I.T. leader, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. The Brigadier, as played by Nicholas Courtney, was a familiar face in Doctor Who anniversary specials and what a nice touch to have his daughter continuing that tradition.
Here’s all the details from the Beeb,
We’re delighted to reveal that Jemma Redgrave will be returning to Doctor Who for the show’s fiftieth anniversary special. She previously appeared in 2012’s The Power of Three playing Kate Stewart, daughter of the legendary Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.
Jemma is part of a brilliant cast that is already known to include Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman who are joined by the returning David Tennant and Billie Piper plus screen legend John Hurt and Joanna Page. Filming is underway on the special which will be a 3D spectacular shown later this year.
I absolutely adored Redgrave as Stewart and have wanted to see her back in action ever since “The Power of Three.” I wonder what kind of role U.N.I.T. will have in the special?
Source: Doctor Who TV