Richard E Grant has confirmed that he will star in this year's Doctor Who Christmas Special.
This is not the first time the Withnail And I actor has taken part in the show, he previously played the Timelord in a special animated version of the series.
He said: "I played Doctor Who in the digital animation Scream Of The Shalka and I'm honoured to be in the Christmas special."
However, this time Richard will appear as a festive baddie.
Also starring in the special is Silent Witness actor Tom Ward.
Filming begins in Cardiff this week for the episode, which has been written by show boss Steven Moffat.
The next series of Doctor Who begins later this year and will be followed by the Christmas special.
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