Hermione Norris to guest star in `Doctor Who`

PTI| Last Updated: May 13, 2014, 07:57 AM IST

London: Former `Spooks` star Hermione Norris will guest star in `Doctor Who`.

The BBC has confirmed that Norris will feature in series eight of `Doctor Who` in an episode that is set in Lanzarote.

Norris is perhaps best known for portraying MI5 agent Ros Myers in the spy drama `Spooks`, and has had other memorable parts in `Wire in the Blood` and `Cold Feet`.

"It`s exciting to be part of such an iconic show, and one that my kids can watch," Norris said.

`Doctor Who` showrunner Steven Moffat added, "It`s a testament to the quality of Peter Harness`s intense and emotional script, that we`ve been able to attract an actress of the brilliance of Hermione Norris.

"And for the first time since 1984, the `Doctor Who` production team is heading to Lanzarote. The Doctor is returning to the scene of an old adventure - but there have been sinister changes since his last visit."

The last `Doctor Who` story set in Lanzarote was `Planet of Fire`, which saw the Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison) take on his arch-nemesis The Master (Anthony Ainley).

Ellis George, Tony Osoba (Revolver) and Phil Nice (Hebburn) will also appear in this new instalment.

Norris joins Tom Riley and Ben Miller as high-profile guest stars for Peter Capaldi`s first series as The Doctor.