Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Imelda Staunton in ‘The Girl Who Waited’

RadioTimes television and radio guide has revealed that the BAFTA award-winning and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton (well-known for her roles in Vera Drake, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and MUCH more) will voice the “Voice of Interface” in Saturday’s upcoming Series 6 Episode 10 ‘The Girl Who Waited’. Also featuring in the episode will be Josie Taylor as “Check-in Girl” and Stephen Bracken-Keogh lending his voice as the “Voice of Handbots”.
Imelda Staunton, is best known for her performance in the 2004 Mike Leigh film, Vera Drake, where she played a working-class woman in London in 1950 who performs illegal abortions. The role won her the BAFTA and Venice Film Festival Award for best actress in a leading role. She was a regular in the Harry Potter film series playing Professor Dolores Jane Umbridge.

The RadioTimes has also confirmed now that actor Simon Callow will be returning to the series in the final episode of the current series, ‘The Wedding of River Song’. Callow last appeared in Doctor Who alongside Ninth Doctor, Christopher Eccleston, in the 2005 story ‘The Unquiet Dead’, where he played Charles Dickens. No details of his character in the upcoming story have been released.

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