Production starts today (Monday 12 July) on the 2010 Doctor Who BBC One Christmas Special in which the thrilling adventures of the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) and newlyweds Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) will continue in a fun-filled and heartfelt festive story.[BBC Press Office]
In the grand tradition of Doctor Who Christmas specials, this year the show has once again attracted stellar guest stars as veteran actor Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, The Singing Detective) and opera diva Katherine Jenkins, in her first acting role, join the Time Lord for what might be his most Christmassy adventure yet!
And so, Amy and Rory will be joining the Doctor in the Christmas fun, the first time since the 2005 Christmas episode The Christmas Invasion, which marked David Tennant's first episode as the Doctor.
The addition of Michael Gambon for the Christmas episode is an awesome casting coup, and I can't wait to see which character the actor will play. Apparently, he and Katherine Jenkins will play major roles in the special episode.