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'Doctor Who' 50th biopic adds 'Waterloo Road' star Jamie Glover

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Doctor Who anniversary biopic An Adventure in Space and Time has cast three more roles.

Harry Potter's David Bradley will portray original Who lead William Hartnell in the drama, which will tell the story of the BBC sci-fi drama's creation.

'Waterloo Road' star Jamie Glover

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'Waterloo Road' star Jamie Glover



The actor William Russell - who played the Doctor's companion Ian Chesterton - will be portrayed in the biopic by Waterloo Road's Jamie Glover, according to Doctor Who News.

Jemma Powell (Alice in Wonderland) has been cast as Jacqueline Hill - the actress who played Ian's fellow TARDIS traveller Barbara Wright - while Claudia Grant will play Carole Ann Ford, who starred as the Doctor's granddaughter Susan until 1964.

Glover, Powell and Grant join Brian Cox - who will play BBC producer Sydney Newman - and Jessica Raine - cast as Doctor Who's first producer Verity Lambert.

Mark Gatiss - who has written An Adventure in Space and Time - recently admitted that he has dreamt of making the biopic for "years".

Actress Jemma Powell

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Actress Jemma Powell



"It's a real labour of love for me and I'm just really thrilled that everything's come together for the 50th," he said. "It just seems exactly the right time and a wonderful cast, and it's a very lovely story."

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