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Samuel Anderson Joins ‘Who’ as New Companion

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I guess two companions are better than one. BBC has announced that British TV fixture Samuel Anderson has joined the series 8 cast of Doctor Who in a recurring capacity as the new Doctor’s new male companion. Anderson will join Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in the new ongoing adventures of the Gallifreyian Time Lord, which are currently shooting in and around Cardiff for a premiere date later is year.

Anderson’s character is Danny Pick, and he’s a work colleague of Coleman’s Clara, a fellow teacher at the Coal Hill School. No word on when and how Danny will get swept up into the TARDIS, but Anderson is apparently very excited about climbing onboard:

“I was so excited to join Doctor Who I wanted to jump and click my heels, but I was scared I might not come down before filming started! It’s a quintessential part of British culture and I can’t believe I’m part of it. It’s an honour to be able to work alongside Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman and I can’t wait to show people how my character becomes involved with such a fantastic duo!”
You may not recognize Anderson if you live on the left side of the Pond, that is unless you’ve seen the movie version of History Boys, but he’s been a highly visible player on a variety of British series including Emmerdale, Casualty, Gavin & Stacey and Doctors. Here’s a publicity still of Anderson, in character, is Danny Pink:
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What do you think? Can he beat Rory in a fight?
Doctor Who season 8 premieres on BBC, BBC America and Space sometime later this year, late summer or fall 2014.
Source: Comic Book Movie

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