Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams will take up a guest role in the next Doctor Who season.
Best known as Arya Stark in the epic HBO drama, she can also be seen this week in the excellent drama The Cyberbully on ABC.
“I’m so excited to be working on Doctor Who as it’s such a big and important part of British Culture. I can’t wait to meet the cast and crew and start filming, especially as we’ll be shooting not too far from my home town,” she said.
Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer, added: “We’re thrilled to have Maisie Williams joining us on Doctor Who. It’s not possible to say too much about who or what she’s playing, but she is going to challenge the Doctor in very unexpected ways. This time he might just be out of his depth, and we know Maisie is going to give him exactly the right sort of hell.”
Comedian and actor Rufus Hound, who recently appeared in Cucumber, also joins the guest cast alongside Horrible Histories star Tom Stourton, Ariyon Bakare, Simon Lipkin, Ian Conningham, Murray McArthur, Barnaby Kay, John Voce, and Struan Rodger.