23 July 2017 The Irish Film & Television Network
Actors
TV
Crew
Digital
Distribution
Education / Training
Equipment
Festivals / Markets
Finance
Legal
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Production
Rep Bodies
JOBS FILMOGRAPHY NEWS WHO'S WHO DIARY GALLERY IFTA
     
NEWS IN BRIEF
Features & Interviews
Production News
Post Production News
VFX News
Animation News
Digital News
Festivals News
Training News
Cast News
Finance News
IFTA Film & Drama Awards
Galway Film Fleadh 2017
List Your Company
Daily News Bulletin
Site Map
IFTN HOME
Liam Cunningham To Star In ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Series
02 Jul 2012 : By Eva Hall
Liam Cunningham at the IFTAs
Irish actor Liam Cunningham has been confirmed to star in the special 50th anniversary series of popular BBC sci-fi drama ‘Doctor Who’.

The ‘Game of Thrones’ actor will star in an episode written by English screenwriter Mark Gatiss, whose credits include ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Sherlock’, according to the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine.

The time-travelling TV show celebrates 50 years on the small screen next year, with a host of guest appearances and newcomers added to the cast for the anniversary celebrations. English actor Matt Smith is currently playing Doctor Who and is the eleventh actor to play the role.

As well as Cunningham, Emmy Award-winning actor David Warner, Jessica Raine (The Woman In Black) and Scottish actor Dougray Scott (Desperate Housewives) will all make guest appearances in the show.

IFTA-winning actor Cunningham will star alongside veteran English actor Warner, who is best known for starring in ‘The Omen’, ‘Star Trek’, and his Emmy-winning performance in ‘Masada’ in a historical episode.

Cunningham was recently confirmed to play a role in another BBC mini-series ‘Merlin’, which is currently shooting season five in Europe.

The Dublin-born actor also recently had a major role as Ser Davos Seaworth in HBO’s fantasy adventure ‘Game of Thrones’, which is due to begin production on series three in Northern Ireland again next month. The series will return to Belfast’s Paint Hall Studios, where seasons one and two were filmed with the support of Northern Ireland Screen.

Cunningham was last seen in ‘Titanic: Blood & Steel’, in which he portrayed ‘Big’ Jim Larkin in the epic three-part series with Chris Noth (The Good Wife) and Neve Campbell (Scream).

Series seven of ‘Doctor Who’ is currently in production since February 2012. Cunningham’s episode will air on BBC One in 2013.


BREAKING NEWS
'Vikings' - Filmed In Ireland
'Krypton' - Production Confirmed for Belfast Harbour Studios
Hit TV comedy Damo & Ivor set for the big screen in 2018
Audience Call out from TV3 for Blind Date

FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
‘Maze’ Director Stephen Burke talks IFTN through the Development, Finance & Filming of his latest Project
Box Office Success for 'Cardboard Gangsters'
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.


RELATED NEWS
The Irish Film & Television Academy Announce 2017 IFTA Film & Drama Awards Winners
10 Apr 2017 
Stars Gather to Celebrate Irish Talent at 2017 IFTA Awards Ceremony
07 Apr 2017 
Deirdre O’Kane to Host the IFTA Film & Drama Awards on RTÉ One
14 Mar 2017 
IFTA Film & Drama Awards Focus: Best Drama Nominations #IFTA17
10 Mar 2017 
EDITOR'S PICK
'Vikings' - Filmed In Ireland
14 Must-See Irish Shorts #FilmFleadh
Irish Features to watch out for Today #FilmFleadh
Documentary ‘Jaha’s Promise’ #FilmFleadh
MORE ON IFTN
Irish Production Companies
Listings for Irish film & television production companies
What's In Production?
The latest info on projects filming in Ireland
Latest Industry Jobs
Job listings for Irish film & television crew

CONNECT WITH IFTN
Find us on Facebook
Follow IFTN on Twitter
E-Newsletter Subscribe
Subscribe to RSS Feed




 
 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors
 

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter