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Monday, 13 June 2022 - Reported by Marcus
Neil Patrick Harris (Credit: BBC Studios)

The BBC has confirmed that American actor Neil Patrick Harris is to join the cast of Doctor Who.

The actor is currently filming scenes that will be shown as part of Doctor Who's 60th Anniversary year in 2023.

Russell T Davies, Showrunner said

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!

Harris first became known for playing the title character on the ABC series Doogie Howser, M.D.  which aired from 1989 until 1993.

He later worked in Hollywood and Broadway winning a Tony Award and five Primetime Emmy Awards, including  Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his guest appearance on the musical series Glee

Last year he appeared in the first episode of Davies's Channel 4 drama about gay life in the 1980s It's a Sin,