Warwick Davis Thrilled With His ‘Doctor Who’ Role

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Warwick Davis, who came to stardom for his role as Wicket the Ewok in Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi and later went onto star in Willow has revealed that his wildest childhood dreams have come true.

Davis described his role in Doctor Who as winning “the jackpot”.

The actor who has been in a range of genre projects such as Leprechaun and the more recent Harry Potter movies will make his guest appearance in the forthcoming Neil Gaiman Cybermen episode.

“It was a great thrill to be in Doctor Who,” Davis told SFX. “A career ambition. But to be in an episode written by Neil and to have Cybermen in it, was for me the jackpot.

“I was one of those kids who hid behind the sofa, so I know they are scary. But the Cybermen that I saw were awesome and yeah, I think it’ll be scary.”

Warwick, who can currently be seen in the Ricky Gervais produced reality sitcom Life’s Too Short has incredible praise for current Doctor Who Matt Smith.

“He’s so full of energy and spark and imagination,” Davis said. “You read the scene on the page and you think, ‘That’s a good scene’, but Matt gets hold of it and it’s… incredible.”

The Neil Gaiman episode, which is apparently titled ‘Porridge’ will also see guest appearances from former ormer EastEnders star Tamzin Outhwaite and Being Human actor Jason Watkins

The BBC recently announced that the series will return in both UK and USA on March 30th.

 

Written By: Ian Cullen

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Ian Cullen is the owner of scifipulse.net. A wannabe musician. Ian is a legend in his own mind and when not working on the website host the hugely successful SFP-NOW Podcast he can be found skulking around empty corridors. A longtime fan of genre television and movies Ian was also a producer on the Reality On Demand web-series and has even been published in the official Star Trek Magazine.

 

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