19 February 2013 10:43 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Reece Shearsmith has been cast as actor Patrick Troughton in the TV movie An Adventure in Space and Time, which details the creation of Doctor Who. Troughton was the second actor to play the Time Lord in the long-running time travel show, taking over the role from William Hartnell in 1966. As previously announced, Harry Potter actor David Bradley has been cast as Hartnell.

Shearsmith is best known for appearing in the amazingly bizarre British sitcom The League of Gentlemen alongside An Adventure… screenwriter Mark Gatiss. “I first asked Reece about 12 years ago when I started thinking about this project,” Gatiss told Britain’s Radio Times. »


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