The BBC have announced that Samuel Anderson (The History Boys, Gavin & Stacey, Emmerdale) is set to join the cast of Doctor Who as a recurring character in Series 8, which will also introduce Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor.

It's also been confirmed Anderson's character, named Danny Pink, also teaches at Coal Hill High School, where current companion Clara Oswald and original companions of the First Doctor; Barbara Wright and Ian Chesterton were employed.

On joining the show Samuel Anderson said:
Doctor Who News: Samuel Anderson joins Doctor Who Series 8



I am so happy to be a fan of the fantastic show that is BBC America’s Orphan Black because its star, Tatiana Maslany seems like a legitimately awesome woman. Here she is answering questions from fans on tumblr about the series, her experience at the Golden Globes, and more.

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