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Ben Miller Cast as Doctor Who Villain

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Ben Miller is on his way to Doctor Who.

The funny actor has landed a role on Season 8 of the BBC hit, according to executive producer Steven Moffat.

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"Mark Gatiss has written us a storming villain for his new episode, and with [Peter] Capaldi in the TARDIS, we knew we needed somebody special to send everybody behind the sofa,” Moffat said in a statement.

"And quite frankly, it’s about time Ben Miller was in Doctor Who."

A long-time fan of the iconic series, Miller added:

"As a committed Whovian, I cannot believe my luck in joining the Twelfth Doctor for one of his inaugural adventures. My only worry is that they’ll make me leave the set when I’m not filming."

Season 8 will kick off some time this fall and you can watch Doctor Who online now to catch up prior to Capaldi's official debut.

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It'll be good to see Miller in Doctor Who playing a villain,
but who will play the ultimate Doctor Who villain;The Master?
The Doctors Arch-Nemesis looks set to return in series 8 to battle Peter Capaldi
but Steve John Shepherd, Charles Dance and Michael Smiley may not be the only actors
in the running to take on this iconic role.
This youtube clip with over 18,000 views so far, shows an apparent audition clip of another actor who could possibly be the next 'regeneration' of The Master.
All the details about where the clip came from etc. are in the clip description which you can see at: youtu.be/x4F4GpGTaQM

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The Doctor: Clara? You asked me what we're going to do, I told ya. We're going to go to hell, or wherever it is people go when they die, if there is anywhere. Whatever it is we're gonna go there and we're gonna find Danny. And if it is in any way possible, we're going to bring him home. Every culture has a concept of an afterlife. I always meant to have a look around, see if I could find one.
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