'Doctor Who': Michelle Gomez Returning for Season 9

Doctor Who Still - H 2014
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The BBC hit show also books Jemma Redgrave and Kelly Hunter for guest roles in the upcoming season.

Michelle Gomez (Bad Education,) is re-joining the cast of BBC sci-fi hit series Doctor Who in Cardiff, Wales this week to reprise her role as The Doctor's nemesis Missy for season 9.

The actress joins lead Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman  who plays sidekick Clara Oswald. Gomez will appear in the opening episode of the new season, the BBC said without disclosing further details.

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Gomez said: "Things have been a little beige since I left Missy behind, so I'm delighted to be putting my lippie back on. I'm positively dying to see the Doctor again!"


“Everybody hide - Michelle Gomez as Missy was an instant hit last year, so she’s straight back to plague the Doctor and Clara in the series opener," said showrunner Steven Moffat. "But what brings her back into their lives is the last thing they’d expect."

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The BBC on Thursday announced that Jemma Redgrave also returns to the guest cast for season 9 alongside Kelly Hunter. And British stage and TV actress Clare Higgins and TV actress Jaye Griffiths will also be guests in the season opener. 

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