The BBC has confirmed that American actor Neil Patrick Harris is to join the cast of Doctor Who.
The actor is currently filming scenes that will be shown as part of Doctor Who's 60th Anniversary year in 2023.
Russell T Davies, Showrunner said
Harris first became known for playing the title character on the ABC series Doogie Howser, M.D. which aired from 1989 until 1993.
He later worked in Hollywood and Broadway winning a Tony Award and five Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his guest appearance on the musical series Glee
Last year he appeared in the first episode of Davies's Channel 4 drama about gay life in the 1980s It's a Sin,