BBC AMERICA has announced casting for â€˜An Adventure of Space and Time,â€™ a film dramatization of the creation of Doctor Who, 50 years ago. David Bradley will play actor William Hartnell (the first Doctor), Jessica Raine will play producer Verity Lambert and Brian Cox has been cast as BBC Head of Drama Sydney Newman.Â Â SachaÂ DhawanÂ will playÂ Waris Hussein, director ofÂ Doctor Whoâ€˜s premiere episode, â€œAn Unearthly Childâ€.
The scriptwriterÂ Mark GatissÂ has already been announced as writer, and heâ€™s also serving as executive producer alongside currentÂ Doctor WhoÂ execsÂ Steven MoffatÂ andÂ Caroline Skinner. The film is a co-production between BBC AMERICA and BBC Cymru Wales and will air later in 2013.
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