Doctor Who Series 8 Full Cast List by Episode (2014 Season)

The Doctor (PETER CAPALDI), Clara (JENNA COLEMAN) with lead writer Steven Moffat - Image Credit: BBC/Guy Levy

Stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman with lead writer Steven Moffat – Image Credit: BBC/Guy Levy

Here’s a look at the complete line-up of stars who’ll be appearing in the new 2014 series of Doctor Who, which begins airing Saturday 23 August, on BBC One.

Taking over the role of the Time Lord from the energetic Matt Smith, will be 56-year-old Scottish actor Peter Capaldi. Returning for another year as The Doctor’s faithful assistant Clara, is 28-year-old English actress Jenna-Louise Coleman.

So here’s the complete cast line-up for the eighth season of the now legendary BBC science fiction series.

Madame Vastra (NEVE MCINTOSH) - Image Credit: BBC/Adrian Rogers

Madame Vastra (NEVE MCINTOSH) – Image Credit: BBC/Adrian Rogers

Doctor Who Series 8 Cast List by Episode of First Appearance

Character – Actor/Actress (Previous Notable TV Series Acting Roles)


Episode 1: Deep Breath – 23/8/14

The Doctor – Peter Capaldi (The Thick of It – Malcolm Tucker, The Musketeers – Cardinal Richelieu, Torchwood – John Frobisher, The Hour)

Clara Oswald – Jenna Coleman (Emmerdale – Jasmine Thomas, Death Comes to Pemberley, Dancing on the Edge, Titanic TV Series, Waterloo Road)

Madame Vastra – Neve McIntosh (Critical, Gormenghast, Bodies, Psychos)

Strax – Dan Starkey (Doctor Who – Multiple Roles, Wizards vs. Aliens)

Jenny Flint – Catrin Stewart (Stella – Emma Morris/Emma Choudary)

Inspector Gregson – Paul Hickey (The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Whitechapel)

Alf – Tony Way (Game of Thrones – Ser Dontos Hollard, Mongrels, Fun at the Funeral Parlour)

Barney – Brian Miller (Doctor Who – Multiple Roles, The Honey Siege, Strike It Rich!)

Footman – Paul Kasey (Doctor Who – Multiple Roles, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Being Human, Torchwood)

Waiter – Graham Duff (Ideal, Hebburn)

Half-Face Man – Peter Ferdinando

Elsie – Maggie Service

Cabbie – Mark Kempner

Courtney Woods – Ellis George

Policeman – Peter Hannah


Episode 2: Into the Dalek – 30/8/14

Journey Blue – Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat, Case Histories)

Colonel Morgan Blue – Michael Smiley (Luther, Father Figure, Wire in the Blood)

Danny Pink (Male companion) – Samuel Anderson (Emmerdale, Totally Frank)

Gretchen – Laura Dos Santos (The Bill)

Ross – Ben Crompton (Game of Thrones, The Great Fire, Ideal)

Fleming – Bradley Ford (Mr. Sloane)

School Secretary – Michelle Morris

Mr Armitage – Nigel Betts (Emmerdale, You, Me & Them, Grease Monkeys)

Dalek – Barnaby Edwards (Doctor Who Dalek regular)

Voice of the Daleks – Nicholas Briggs (Dalek and Cybermen voice regular)


Episode 3: Robot of Sherwood – 6/9/14

Robin – Tom Riley (Da Vinci’s Demons, Monroe, Bouquet of Barbed Wire, Lost in Austen)

Quayle – Roger Ashton-Griffiths (Game of Thrones, Henry VIII: Mind of a Tyrant)

Quayle’s Ward – Sabrina Bartlett (Poldark 2015, The Passing Bells)

Sheriff – Ben Miller (Death in Paradise, Primeval, The Armstrong and Miller Show, Moving Wallpaper, The Worst Week of My Life, Popetown)

Alan-a-Dale – Ian Hallard

Friar Tuck – Trevor Cooper

Little John – Rusty Goffe (Stupid)

Will Scarlett – Joseph Kennedy

Walter – Adam Jones

Herald – David Benson (Goodnight Sweetheart)

Guard – David Langham

Knight – Tim Baggaley

Voice of the Knights – Richard Elfyn

Image Credit: BBC/Guy Levy

Image Credit: BBC/Guy Levy

Episode 4: Listen – 13/9/14

Rupert Pink – Remi Gooding

Reg – Robert Goodman (Doctor Who: The Trial of a Time Lord)

Figure – Kiran Shah


Episode 5: Time Heist – 20/9/14

Psi – Jonathan Bailey (Leonardo, Broadchurch, W1A, Groove High)

Saibra – Pippa Bennett-Warner (The Smoke)

Ms Delphox – Keeley Hawes (Line of DutyAmbassadors, Upstairs Downstairs, Ashes to Ashes, Identity)

Guard – Mark Ebulue

Mr Porrima – Trevor Sellers

Suited Customer – Junior Laniyan

The Teller – Ross Mullan (Bear Behaving Badly – Voice of Neville)


Episode 6: The Caretaker – 27/9/14

Adrian – Edward Harrison

CSO Matthew – Andy Gillies (Jamaica Inn)

Noah – Nanya Campbell

Yashe – Joshua Warner-Campbell (Beaver Falls)

Kelvin – Oliver Barry-Brook

Tobias – Ramone Morgan

Mr Woods – Winston Ellis

Mrs Woods – Gracy Goldman

Mrs Christopholou – Diana Katis

Skovox Blitzer – Jimmy Vee (The Sarah Jane Adventures)

Seb – Chris Addison (The Thick of It, Mock the Week)


Episode 7: Kill the Moon – 4/10/14

Lundvik – Hermione Norris (In the ClubThe Crimson Field, Spooks, Cold Feet, Kingdom)

Duke – Tony Osoba (Dempsey and Makepeace)

Henry – Phil Nice (Broken News)

McKean – Christopher Dane


Episode 8: Mummy On The Orient Express – 11/10/14

Perkins – Frank Skinner (Comedian, actor and television presenter)

Captain Quell – David Bamber (Rome, Pride and Prejudice, Chalk, The Buddha of Suburbia, What Remains, Collision)

Gus – John Sessions (Whose Line Is It Anyway?)

Maisie – Daisy Beaumont (Star Stories, The Border, A Touch of Cloth, You, Me & Them)

Mrs Pitt – Janet Henfrey (As Time Goes By, No Bananas)

Prof Moorhouse – Christopher Villiers (Emmerdale, Mile High)

Singer – Real life singer ‘Foxes’, aka Louisa Rose Allen

Foretold – Jamie Hill


Episode 9: Flatline – 18/10/14

Roscoe – John Cummins

PC Forrest – Jessica Hayles

Rigsy – Joivan Wade (Youngers, Big School)

Fenton – Christopher Fairbank (Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Jamaica Inn, Five Daughters, Never Better, The Line of Beauty)

Al – Matt Bardock (Casualty, The Lakes, The Bill, No Angels)

George – Raj Bajaj

Bill – James Quinn (Early Doors, Coronation Street)

Missy, Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere – Michelle Gomez (Green Wing, Bad Education, Carrie & Barry, Feel the Force, The Book Group)


Episode 10: In the Forest of the Night – 25/10/14

Maebh – Abigail Eames (The Crimson Field)

Samson – Jaydon Harris-Wallace

Bradley – Ashley Foster

Ruby – Harley Bird (The voice of Peppa Pig)

Maebh’s Mum – Siwan Morris (Our Girl, Wolfblood, Skins, Mine All Mine)

George – Harry Dickman

Minister – James Weber Brown (The Ghost Squad, The Politician’s Husband, No Bananas)

Neighbour – Michelle Asante (Monroe)

Emergency Service Officer – Curtis Flowers

Herself – Jenny Hill (BBC News Reporter and Journalist)

Paris Reporter – Kate Tydman

Accra Reporter – Nana Amoo-Gottfried

Little Boy – William Wright-Neblett

Annabel – Eloise Barnes


Episode 11: Dark Water – 1/11/14

Gran – Sheila Reid (Benidorm, Comedy Playhouse: Miller’s Mountain)

Dr Chang – Andrew Leung

Woman – Joan Blackham (Judge John Deed)

Boy – Antonio Bourouphael

Cyberman – Jeremiah Krage (ZingZillas)

Voice of the Cybermen – Nicholas Briggs (Dalek and Cybermen voice regular)


Episode 12: Death in Heaven – 8/11/14

Kate Lethbridge-Stewart – Jemma Redgrave (Bramwell, Frankie, Unforgiven, Cold Blood, Fish, Mosley)

Colonel Ahmed – Sanjeev Bhaskar (Goodness Gracious Me, The Kumars at No. 42, The Kumars, The Indian Doctor, Mumbai Calling, Small Potatoes)

Teenage Boy – Shane Keogh-Grenade

Teenage Girl – Katie Bignell

Graham – James Pearse


BBC Interviews

Peter Capaldi

How has it been having Jenna on set to share the experience with?

“Jenna has been absolutely brilliant. I think she’s wonderful in the show, and she’s my favourite companion. She’s been so welcoming to me and so warm. I couldn’t have wished for anyone better to welcome me to the show. She’s just been delightful to work with, so I hope we can carry on doing that.”

Jenna Coleman

What is Clara’s relationship like with the Doctor?

“It’s interesting because it’s a really changed dynamic. It’s very funny, there’s a lot of bickering. There’s no one that can wind her up as much as this Doctor can, because he’s just a loose cannon. He has this mad curiosity. It puts Clara out of her comfort zone and totally out of control, so we see the control freak in her really ramp up. What I think is really good about it is that it’s an unlikely friendship. Even if she wanted to leave she can’t, because she’s bonded to him. He absolutely infuriates her. He annoys her. No one else can wind her up quite like it – but she just loves him. The friendship is strange and charming.”