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'Doctor Who' 2014 Christmas Special Details & Guest Stars Revealed

Following a year of celebration and regeneration, Doctor Who and new Time-Lord Peter Capaldi are finally hitting their stride – digging into the series’ long-running history while also forging a bold new direction for adventuring in space and time. The most recent episode, “Listen” was especially well-received among fans and critics (read our full review) and we’re already hearing good things about this week’s installment “Time Heist.” Most importantly, skeptical viewers have begun warming to their new Doctor – who, despite being “more alien” than recent fan-favorite iterations (portrayed by Matt Smith and David Tennant), is proving that a darker turn for the hero provides fresh layers to explore – while begging the question: Is the Twelfth Doctor a "good man"?

We know that he’s trying to be a good man, even if he is slightly “ruder” than some of his predecessors, but with four episodes already behind us (in a season of twelve), we’re nearly one-third of the way through the Doctor’s season 8 journey – which means that the production team is already hard at work on this year’s Christmas Special. Now, today, we’re getting our first official details about what fans can expect this Holiday season – including a very special guest star.

In an official press release, BBC has revealed that frequent Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg collaborator Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World's End) will have a starring role in the 2014 Christmas Special – along with other guests including Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street), Faye Marsay (Pride), Nathan McMullen (Misfits) and Michael Troughton (Breathless).

Frost has been keeping his involvement a secret and, finally able to reveal his casting, the actor took to Twitter as well as offered official comment via BBC:

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'Doctor Who' 2014 Christmas Special Details & Guest Stars Revealed