The first official Series Two casting confirmations have come in today via the official Doctor Who website, as follows:
As previously rumoured, Elisabeth Sladen has been confirmed to be returning to her original series role of Sarah Jane Smith, companion to the third and fourth Doctor, officially the first 'classic' Doctor Who actor to be reprising a role for the new series. A separate BBC news article today confirmed Sladen's role in the series.
Anthony Stewart Head of "Buffy" fame will be in the second series. Head has already participated in several Doctor Who projects including BBC Online's "Death Comes to Time" and Big Finish's "Excelis" miniseries, and was among the many actors originally mentioned as contenders for the role of the Doctor in 2003/04.
Penelope Wilton will return to the role of Harriet Jones, the brave MP of Flydale North and future British Prime Minister from last year's "Aliens of London" and "World War Three". It is rumoured that her character has already become the leader of Britain's government, and she will star in "The Christmas Invasion".
Adam Garcia, an Australian actor whose films include "Riding In Cars With Boys" and "Coyote Ugly" and nominee for the 1999 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in "Saturday Night Fever," will also star in series two.
Also confirmed for the second series, besides Tennant and Piper, are Camille Coduri as Jackie and Noel Clarke as Mickey, both announced earlier in the year.