Steven Moffat: Michael Gambon wasn’t a Doctor Who fan!

Steven Moffat has admitted that Michael Gambon wasn’t a huge Doctor Who fan, prior to accepting a role on this year’s Christmas Special.

The 69 year old Harry Potter star will appear on the hit BBC show alongside Katherine Jenkins this December and on how he is fitting in on set, Moffat told Premium Hollywood that it was “exciting” to have him around.

“He’s brilliant,” said Moffat. “Of course he’s brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. What a voice.”

“I didn’t get the impression that he was a fan of Doctor Who, except insofar as everyone in Britain is at the moment,” he explained. “[But] if it’s a good script [and] they’re being offered prime-time on Christmas day… there’s a real chance you can get anyone for that.”

The Christmas special was previously reported to be “a clever twist” on the Charles Dickens classic ‘A Christmas Carol.’

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