If the latest casting report for “Doctor Who” is true, the Stephen Moffat era cannot start soon enough.
According to the Daily Telegraph, actress Claire Bloom has been cast for the upcoming two-part holiday special as the mother of the Doctor.
“It is happening. They are filming at the moment. I have been organising her schedule,” her manager in America, Marion Rosenberg, is reported to have told the Daily Mail.
Bloom, 78, who lives alone in Fulham, north London, rose to prominence after being chosen by Charlie Chaplin to appear in his film Limelight in 1952. She is said to be excited by her new role.
A friend of the actress told the newspaper: “The script is a very closely guarded secret, as the producers are desperate for Claire’s appearance to be a surprise.”