'Harry Potter' star David Bradley to play first Doctor Who

London, PTI | Updated : 14 July 2013, 09:43 AM

Harry Potter star David Bradley has been cast as the very first Doctor Who in a new TV movie celebrating the 50th anniversary of the cult sci-fi drama.

The first image of the actor, who portrayed Hogwarts caretaker Argus Filch in the Potter films, as the late William Hartnell have appeared online.

'Doctor Who' executive producer Steven Moffat has now opened up about film tribute 'An Adventure in Space and Time', which will debut on the BBC later this year, reported Daily Star.

The project chronicles the birth of the 'Doctor Who' franchise and how veteran thespian Hartnell became a TV sensation overnight back in the 1960s.

"It's the story of this unexpected Indian summer William Hartnell had at the end of his career. He thought he was all washed up, and then suddenly he's this huge star, and he goes through the experience of that and the experience of leaving it," Moffat said.

First Published: Sunday, July 14, 2013 09:41 AM
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