It’s A Sin and After Life actor Michelle Greenidge has joined Doctor Who season 14.
Confirmation of her casting and a photograph has been released by the BBC, but as of yet no details about her character or what episodes she will appear in have been released by the Corporation.
Greenidge’s casting was announced alongside that of EastEnders legend Anita Dobson, who also joins the BBC science fiction series for season 14 which is currently filming with Ncuti Gatwa starring as the Fifteenth Doctor.
Michelle Greenidge has appeared in a number of film and television roles throughout the last decade including in Ricky Gervais’s huge Netflix hit comedy After Life and as Rosa Babatunde in It’s A Sin, a drama on Channel 4 which was created and written by Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies.
Greenidge has also appeared as Lola Okonedo Akimbo in Diane Morgan’s BBC Two comedy series Mandy and as PC Williams in the police procedural comedy-drama Code 404.
The actor will be well-known to Netflix fans across the globe for her role as Valerie in After Life, in which she played the receptionist at the local newspaper, a role she reprised for all three seasons of the hugely successful show.
Greenidge also appeared in Small Axe as Mrs. Manning in Mangrove, the first instalment in the anthology film series from Steve McQueen.
In addition to this, Greenidge has played parts in Doctors, Casualty and King Gary amongst many others.
Greenidge and Dobson are the latest cast members for season 14 to be announced after the recent confirmation that Aneurin Barnard will be playing Roger ap Gwilliam in the series and that Jemma Redgrave will be reprising her role as UNIT boss Kate Lethbridge-Stewart for the new season.
Doctor Who season 14 is filming now with Ncuti Gatwa as the Fifteenth Doctor and Millie Gibson playing his companion Ruby Tuesday. The first full episode starring the pair is expected to air around the festive season of 2023 with the rest of season 14 playing out across 2024.
Before that, there will be three special 60th-anniversary episodes of Doctor Who broadcast in November 2023 starring David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor alongside his returning companion Donna Noble played by Catherine Tate. The episode will also feature Yasmin Finney as Rose and Neil Patrick Harris.