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New actor cast as Magnus Greel in "Talons" Prequel!

New actor cast as Magnus Greel in "Talons" Prequel!

20 January 2012

Recording is underway on Doctor Who: The Butcher of Brisbane by Marc Platt, in which the Fifth Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and Nyssa take on Magnus Greel in a prequel to The Talons of Weng-Chiang.

“Casting the role of Magnus Greel wasn’t easy,” says producer David Richardson, “but I’ve been hoping for a long time to bring in Angus Wright for a role – his voicereel is magnificent! Thankfully the dates worked out and, as I write this, Angus is in the booths recording his face-off with the Fifth Doctor.”

Angus is perhaps best known to Doctor Who fans for playing Mr Dread in The Sarah Jane Adventures story The Vault of Secrets, and he can also be seen in cinemas as John Nott in The Iron Lady. His stage work includes the acclaimed War Horse, and he portrayed Shylock for the RSC in The Merchant of Venice.

The Butcher of Brisbane is released in June.

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