The BBC has announced that Hugh Bonneville will be playing the Pirate Captain in the new series of Doctor Who, which begins this Spring. Bonneville is one of the UK’s most accomplished and familiar actors, having appeared in the recent 'Downton Abbey' and movies including ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’.
Discussing his new role in Doctor Who, Bonneville said: “When I was a boy THAT music and Jon Pertwee's Doctor had me peeking out from behind the sofa every Saturday night. All these years later I am thrilled to be appearing in the new series. Although the Pirate's fears and demons are different to those of the young lad who watched through his fingers, they are no less vivid and terrifying; this new adventure is not for the faint-hearted.”