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Neil Patrick Harris joins Doctor Who’s 60th Anniversary event… but as who? UPDATE: New look at his character

June 13th, 2022 by Marc Comments

Earlier tonight I reported that the Eight Doctor, Paul McGann, believed that all the surviving actors who have played that character would be back for the show’s 60th Anniversary episode next year (here) and now we know who the villain will be.

Sort of.

Starship Troopers and A Series of Unfortunate Events star Neil Patrick Harris has joined the 60th Anniversary special… but as who?

On the star joining the cast, returning showrunner Russell T Davies had this to say: “It’s my huge honour to open our studio doors for the mighty Neil Patrick Harris… but who, why, what is he playing? You’ll just have to wait. But I promise you, the stuff we’re shooting now is off the scale. Doctor beware!”

But who is he? The Master? The Valeyard? The Celestial Toymaker? Hard to know at this stage, but I look forward to seeing who he is and just how evil he’s going to be…

Who do you think he is? Let me know in all the usual ways, gang…

Here’s Harris revealing his casting on the social medias:

UPDATE: For Neill Patrick Harris’ birthday, the official Doctor Who Twitter shared another – very different – look at his character:

Source: Doctor Who

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….