The British Broadcasting Corporation announced today that Paul Leonard will be playing the role of James Stonehouse in the TV series Doctor Who (BBC). The show is slated to begin airing on BBC Three in 2022. Stonehouse is an American-born scientist who will help the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) save Earth from an alien invasion. Doctor Who taps Paul Leonard to play James Stonehouse in 2022

About Paul Leonard

Doctor Who fans will get a chance to see Paul Leonard as the Doctor’s next companion. The actor is known for playing Jean Valjean on Les Misérables, Melvil Dewey in Darkest Hour, and Eddie Redmayne’s impersonator in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Fans of Paul Leonard can now add his portrayal of James Stonehouse in Doctor Who 2022 to their list of favorites.

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Some of the actors who played the doctor

Sylvester McCoy 》 Doctor No. 7 (1987-1989)

John Hurt 》 Doctor No. 8 (1981-1983)

Matt Smith 》 Doctor No. 11 (2010-2013)

David Tennant 》 Doctor No. 10 (2005-2010)

Christopher Eccleston 》 Doctor No. 9 (2005)

Doctor Who taps Paul Leonard to play James Stonehouse in 2022
Doctor Who taps Paul Leonard to play James Stonehouse in 2022

What will season 26 be about?

It’s one thing to watch the latest episode of Doctor Who, but it’s even more exciting if you know what happens next. With that in mind, here are five things we can look forward to when Doctor Who returns for Season 26 on March 27, 2020!

New actor cast as James Stonehouse

Doctor Who is taking a bit of a break this year, but when it returns next year with 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi and Bill (Pearl Mackie) we’ll have a new face to look out for – actor Paul Leonard as James Stonehouse.  Paul will join the cast of the show’s 22nd season, which will premiere on BBC One on Saturday 25th April 2020.

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Did you know?

Paul Leonard will be the newest Doctor Who, playing James Stonehouse.

Paul Leonard has been a part of many great film and theater productions. He is best known for his portrayal of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables on Broadway and recently starred as General Charles de Gaulle in Darkest Hour. Paul grew up in Winchester, England, but now lives between the U.S., France, and Switzerland.

The future of Dr Who looks bright!

The latest person to be cast for Dr. Who is Paul Leonard As James Stonehouse, the great grandson of one of the first governors of Singapore, Sir Shenton Thomas. Tapped as Doctor Who’s first male companion who will feature on screen alongside Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor in her full series this autumn and into 2020, he will join Bradley Walsh, Greg Davies and Tosin Cole on board the Tardis.

Doctor Who taps Paul Leonard to play James Stonehouse in 2022

Doctor Who taps Paul Leonard to play James Stonehouse in 2022

Frequently asked questions

Who is James Stonehouse?

James Stonehouse is a new character that will debut on Doctor Who in 2022. He is known for his works as a medical doctor, who is brilliant, compassionate and has strong interpersonal skills. In a nutshell, he’s just the Doctor we need!

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Who is Paul Leonard?

Paul Leonard is an English actor and theatre director. He is best known for portraying Jean Valjean on stage, in the West End production of Les Misérables. His other acting credits include The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Playing House (2013) and Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018). When not acting, he enjoys directing – his recent work includes scenes from Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again with Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter and Cher.

What is the history of Stonehouse?

James Stonehouse was introduced by Steven Moffat as the new head of UNIT. His first appearance was in the 2016 Christmas Special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio when the Doctor confronted him about not believing his warnings about what would happen. He is mentioned again in the 2017 Christmas Special, Twice Upon a Time, when he is called for advice by Bill Potts during her time under attack from a robot assassin that had been targeting humans due to being given faulty programming.

Is Stonehouse Catholic or nonconformist?

James Stonehouse has yet to be cast but it’s rumored that the actor who plays him will have an upper-class English accent. It’s not yet clear whether he will be Catholic or nonconformist but based on his backstory and personality, it’s possible that he’ll end up with a progressive nonconformist background.

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