The “How I Met Your Mother” star has been added to the growing cast list for the Doctor Who 60th Anniversary episode
Neil Patrick Harris is set to appear on British television after it was announced he is joining the cast of Doctor Who.
It has been revealed that the actor will be part of the cast of the highly anticipated 60th anniversary episode of the BBC’s flagship sci-fi programme.
Neil Patrick Harris is no stranger to the screen and already well known to audiences.
Here’s everything you need to know about the actor.
Who is Neil Patrick Harris?
Neil Patrick Harris is a 48-year-old American actor, singer, writer, producer and television host who rose to prominence in the late 2000s.
Although his best-known role came in the late 2000s, the actor first came to prominence on the American television show Dougie Howser MD, in which he portrayed a teenage doctor.
Neil later starred in some of America’s most popular comedy programs and also performed to critical acclaim on Broadway.
Who is Neil Patrick Harris married to?
Harris is married to David Burka.
Harris and Burka had been a couple since 2004, with Harris coming out as gay in 2006.
The happy couple, who have been engaged since 2006, waited until gay marriage was legalized in New York in 2011 to officially wed.
Harris and Burka have two children, twins, born through surrogacy in 2010.
What programs was Neil Patrick Harris in?
The star’s fame grew after starring as run-of-the-mill playboy Barney Stinson on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother.
The show ran from 2005 to 2014, and Harris received four Emmy nominations for his role.
Since the show ended, the actor has starred in Netflix’s adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events as Count Olaf and has also starred in films such as The Smurfs and Gone Girl.
Russell T. Davies, who will return to Doctor Who as showrunner, has already cast the actor in a role on Channel 4’s hit drama It’s A Sin.
The author has returned his attention to Harris as he continues to make plans for Doctor Who’s 60th anniversary.
Who will Neil Patrick Harris play in Doctor Who?
In a tweet revealing the actor’s casting, Doctor Who confirmed that Harris is joining the cast of the anniversary episode and is believed to play a villain.
Russell T. Davies said, “It is my great honor to open our studio doors to the mighty Neil Patrick Harris…but who, why, what does he play?” You just have to wait. But I promise you, the stuff we’re filming right now is off the scale. Attention doctor!“.
Who else is in the Doctor Who 60th Anniversary cast?
Doctor Who fans were already in high gear after it was announced that fan favorite Doctor David Tennant would be returning for the special.
Alongside Tennant, Catherine Tate will also make a rare appearance as former assistant Donna Noble.
Heartstopper’s breakout star Yasmin Finney has also been announced under the mysterious alias “Rose”.
What is the Doctor Who 60th Anniversary episode about?
The much-anticipated anniversary episode has been mysterious since it was announced.
However, online fan theories have questioned whether Jodie Whittaker’s current incarnation of the Doctor will revive an old face before regenerating into Ncuti Gatwa’s 14th Doctor, which would explain David Tennant’s role in the episode.
When is the Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Episode coming out?
The long-running show ran from 1963 to 1989 before being revived in 2005.
November 23rd marks the 60th anniversary of the first episode of Doctor Who to be broadcast on the BBC.
This year, however, November 23 falls on a Thursday, which could mean viewers may have to wait until November 25 or 26 to catch the 60th anniversary, as the show typically airs on the BBC at weekends becomes.
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