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9/02/2011 03:21:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

The Radio Times has revealed that the BAFTA award winning actress, Imelda Staunton, will lend her vocal talents to the 10th episode in the current series, The Girl Who Waited, due for transmission on 10th September.

Staunton will play Voice of Interface in the story alongside Josie Taylor playing Check-in girl and Stephen Bracken-Keogh providing 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 Radio Times has also confirmed 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.