Doctor Who Season 14: Guest Star Brilliance

Ncuti Gatwa Debuts as Doctor Who Christmas Day on BBC One

Season 14 of Doctor Who introduced a stellar lineup of guest stars and recurring characters alongside the Fifteenth Doctor (Ncuti Gatwa) and his companion, Ruby Sunday (Millie Gibson). The season’s guest stars included a mix of well-known actors and emerging talents, each bringing their own charm to the iconic series.

As the TARDIS ventured through time and space, it encountered an eclectic mix of characters, from legendary figures to fresh faces, all woven into the intricate storylines that Doctor Who is renowned for.

Here’s a comprehensive list of the notable guest stars and their roles in Season 14:

Jinkx Monsoon as Maestro: A drag queen and reality TV star, Monsoon portrayed the villainous Maestro, a member of the Pantheon and the child of the Toymaker. They appeared in the second episode, “The Devil’s Chord”, and left a lasting impression with their menacing presence.

Mel and The Doctor stand in a corridor, looking perturbed. She shows him something in her hand.
The Doctor (Ncuti Gatwa) and Mel (Bonnie Langford) (Image Credit: Sophie Mutevelian/Bad Wolf/BBC Studios)

Bonnie Langford as Melanie “Mel” Bush: A familiar face to Doctor Who fans, Langford reprised her role as Mel, a classic companion who travelled with the Sixth and Seventh Doctors. Langford’s return delighted long time fans.

Indira Varma as The Duchess: Known for her roles in “Game of Thrones” and “Obi-Wan Kenobi”, Varma portrayed the villainous Duchess, a bird-like alien with a dual identity. Her character’s true nature remained a mystery, leaving fans speculating about her connection to other villains.

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Jemma Redgrave as Kate Lethbridge-Stewart: Redgrave returned as the UNIT leader, a role she has portrayed since 2012.

First-Look Photos of Jonathan Groff's Rogue Character in Doctor Who
Jonathan Groff as Rogue (Image Credit: Bad Wolf/BBC Studios)

Jonathan Groff as Rogue: A Broadway and Hollywood star, Groff portrayed the charming and flirtatious Rogue, a bounty hunter from the future. His character’s romance with the Doctor and potential for a future return left us eager for more.

Yasmin Finney as Rose Noble: Finney portrayed Rose, the daughter of former companion Donna Noble.

Anita Dobson as Mrs. Flood: A well-known name in British television, Dobson portrayed the mysterious Mrs. Flood, Ruby’s neighbour who knew more about the TARDIS than she let on. Her character’s true nature remained a mystery, with hints suggesting she might be a Time Lord or an older version of Ruby herself.

Michelle Greenidge as Carla Sunday: Greenidge played Ruby’s adoptive mother, a devoted foster mother who had taken in countless babies.

Angela Wynter as Cherry Sunday: Wynter portrayed Ruby’s adoptive grandmother, a no-nonsense woman with a fond affection for tea. Her character’s dynamic with Ruby and Carla provided a heartwarming family element to the season.

Aneurin Barnard as Roger ap Gwilliam: Barnard portrayed a trigger-happy prime minister with nuclear ambitions. His character’s connection to Ruby’s future and the potential apocalyptic consequences of his actions left us wondering.

Golda Rosheuvel as Jocelyn/Nan-E: Rosheuvel, known for her role in “Bridgerton”, portrayed a dual role in the season premiere. As Nan-E, she was the last remaining crew member of a space station, and as Jocelyn, she was a flesh-and-blood character who aided the abandoned babies.

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Ruby and the Doctor outside Abbey Road in the 1960's set episode The Devil's Chord.
Ruby and the Doctor outside Abbey Road in the 1960’s set episode The Devil’s Chord. (Image Credit: Bad Wolf/BBC Studios)

George Caple, Chris Mason, Philip Davies, and James Hoyles as The Beatles: This talented quartet portrayed the iconic Fab Four in the Beatles-themed episode, “The Devil’s Chord”. Their appearances and musical performances added a touch of nostalgia to the season.

Paul Forman as Lord Barton: Forman portrayed a mysterious Regency-era character with a charming exterior and sinister secrets.

Tom Rhys Harries as Ricky September: Harries portrayed a wealthy young adult in the episode “Dot & Bubble”. His character’s interactions with the Doctor and Ruby in a futuristic setting provided a unique twist to the season’s narrative.

Lenny Rush as Morris: A rising star, Rush portrayed the mysterious Morris, a character connected to one of the Doctor’s greatest nightmares.

Alexander Devrient as Colonel Christopher Ibrahim: Devrient portrayed a UNIT staff member who provided support to Kate Lethbridge-Stewart. His character’s involvement in the season’s narrative added a layer of military precision to the proceedings.

Varada Sethu as Mundy Flynn: Sethu, who was later announced as the companion for Season 15, made a surprise appearance in the episode “Boom”. Her character’s role and potential connection to the Doctor left fans with anticipation for the next season.

Susan Twist: Twist portrayed multiple characters throughout the season, including Lindy Pepper-Bean’s mother in “Dot & Bubble” and a UNIT analyst, Harriet Arbinger, in the finale. Her character’s true nature and purpose in the season remained a mystery, leaving fans with many theories.

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