• And The New Companion Is... Pearl Mackie as 'Bill'

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    And The New Companion Is... Pearl Mackie as 'Bill'
    23 April 2016

    BBC One today announced Pearl Mackie will join the Doctor Who cast as
    The Doctors new companion, Bill. Pearl was exclusively revealed to
    audiences on BBC One during half time the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday
    23^rd April.

    On joining the cast in her first major television role, Pearl said:

    I'm incredibly excited to be joining the Doctor Who family. It's such
    an extraordinary British institution, I couldn't be prouder to call the
    TARDIS my home!

    Peter Capaldi is such a brilliant actor, and his Doctor is such a wacky
    and wonderful character, I can't wait to see what adventures are in
    store for him and Bill throughout time and space. Reading the script at
    the audition I thought Bill was wicked. Fantastically written, cool,
    strong, sharp, a little bit vulnerable with a bit of geekiness thrown
    in - I can't wait to bring her to life, and to see how she develops
    through the series.

    I always loved stage combat at drama school so I can't wait to get on
    set and kick some evil monsters into the next dimension!
    Shooting the trailer was absolutely mental, there were pyro technics
    and smoke and I met my first Dalek! I'm not sure it will ever become
    the norm seeing crazy monsters on set, but I cannot wait to meet some
    more! The weirder the better, bring it on!

    Peter Capaldi said:

    It is a genuine delight to welcome Pearl Mackie to Doctor Who. A fine,
    fine actress with a wonderful zest and charm, shes a refreshing
    addition to the TARDIS and will bring a universe of exciting new
    possibilities to The Doctors adventures.

    Steven Moffat, Lead Writer and Executive Producer adds:

    A new face in the TARDIS, a new voyage about to begin: welcome aboard
    the amazing Pearl Mackie! This is where the story really starts.

    Charlotte Moore, Acting Director of Television said:

    It's so exciting to be revealing the much anticipated new companion to
    the nation in such spectacular style. Pearl brings a wonderful energy
    and lights up the screen. She will captivate Doctor Who fans old and
    new across the globe.

    Brian Minchin, Executive Producer adds:

    Were utterly thrilled to have the hugely talented Pearl join Doctor
    Who and I can't wait to begin her new adventures in time and space!

    Friend from the Future, can be seen on the player, below:

    + Series 10 of Doctor Who airs in 2017.

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