Monday, 1 August 2016

BBC bosses to cast disabled actor in Dr Who major role for next series

Casting director Andy Pryor wants a disabled actor to appear in the new series, starring Peter Capaldi as The Doctor, which airs next year.

He tells Doctor Who Magazine: “The area where I haven’t pushed hard enough is disability.

“That’s something I want to address in the 2017 series.”

Andy says the show’s head writer Steven Moffat and executive producer Brian Minchin “are very much on board with that”.

He also backs the decision to only audition black actresses for the part of The Doctor’s new sidekick Bill, which eventually went to Pearl Mackie.

He adds: “I wholeheartedly approved of the decision to only audition non-white actresses.

Via The Daily Star by Peter Dyke & Ed Gleave

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