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Nicola Joins the Cast of BBC’s ‘Dodger’ and ‘Doctor Who’ for TV Specials

{ Written by Sarah on November 07 2023 }

The BAFTA and RTS winning family hit, Dodger, is back for an action-packed special, which is set to air over the festive season on BBC iPlayer, BBC One and CBBC.

Written by the award-winning Rhys Thomas and Lucy Montgomery, the 55-minute special, titled ‘Coronation’, will see Fagin and the gang’s biggest heist yet – getting their hands on Queen Victoria’s crown from her Coronation ceremony.

Christopher Eccleston reprises his role as Fagin and will be joined by cast favourites Billy Jenkins (Dodger), Ellie-May Sheridan (Polly), Connor Curren (Tom), Mila Lieu (Tang), BAFTA-winning Lenny Rush (Morgan), Javone Prince (PC Blathers), Tony Way (Jon The News) and Ed Kear (Neville).Rhys Thomas and Lucy Montgomery also return to play PC Duff and Minnie Bilge respectively.

Guest stars and legends from the world of comedy and drama include Simon Callow (The Archbishop of Canterbury), Nicola Coughlan (Queen Victoria), Toby Stephens (US President Martin Van Buren), Paul Whitehouse (Royston, Chief of the Yeoman Guard), Dan Renton Skinner (Maurice The Beefeater) and Alex Macqueen (John Bridge, The Crown Jeweller).

Hollywood star Nicola Coughlan has been seen for the first time filming scenes for her role in the Doctor Who special.

In exclusive pictures obtained by Mirror online, Nicola, 36, who first shot to fame playing Clare Devlin in the Irish comedy Derry Girls, was spotted arriving at a hotel in the pouring rain in a black taxi. Dressed in a fitted patterned green and black empire line dress, Nicola completed her character’s look with a red beret and matching leather jacket. Smiling for the camera, Nicola is seen in Cardiff to film upcoming scenes that are likely to delight Doctor Who fans.

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