Call The Midwife Star Jessica Raine to star in Doctor Who!
Raine, who plays Jenny Lee in the hit BBC drama, has already filmed her role in the epic BBC sci-fi family drama alongside the Time Lord, Matt Smith, will play a character called Emma Grayling, and has described the experience as “magical”.
Speaking to the Radio Times Raine, whose Doctor Who episode, Phantom Of The Hex is due to air later this year as part of the new series, explained how filming Doctor Who was “very different from Midwife”, and that “On Doctor Who it was all mind machines and strobe lighting.”
She continued: “But it was a magical experience and something I was very happy to do,
“It’s a very different character and genre – you have to throw yourself into it and take it very seriously.
“I hadn’t realised what an institution Doctor Who is. I got offered the part and didn’t think that much about it.
“Then you go on set and you see this blue police telephone box, and suddenly the weight of what you’re doing hits home.”
Raine then went on to say that she thought Matt Smith to be a “brilliant actor”:
“He’s a brilliant actor,’ she said. ‘He has a very long career ahead of him. I like the fact that he brings a dark edge to the role of the Doctor – it’s not all fun and games.”
Jessica’s Doctor Who episode is expected to be called Phantom Of The Hex and will air later this year as part of the new series.