Doctor Who fans have a lot to look forward to in the coming years, but there’s one name that you may not recognize: Dan Lewis. The character will be played by British comedian John Bishop in the upcoming 2022 specials, and although he’s only being introduced as of this season, it turns out that Lewis has actually been on Doctor Who before – he was just off-screen as an old friend of the Doctor’s. Learn more about Dan Lewis and his relationship with the Doctor before he joins the main cast of Doctor Who in 2022! John Bishop to Join ‘Doctor Who’ as Dan Lewis in 2022 Specials
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About John Bishop
Known for his work with Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, and Tom Baker on Doctor Who, John Bennett will now join Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor in the upcoming Doctor Who specials airing in 2022. Bennett first portrayed the Doctor when he was just 17 years old. The veteran actor had also starred as Dan Lewis in Doctor Who from 1985-1986.
About His Role As Dan Lewis
In Doctor Who’s 2020 series, Arthur Darvill will play The Revived Doctor (otherwise known as The Curator), a living archive of the Doctor’s greatest tales. John has recently joined the cast of Doctor Who (2022 specials) to take on the role of Dan Lewis, who is an assistant at one of the last government-owned libraries in Britain.
Recap of where we left off in the show
After the final episode of Doctor Who Series 11, we are without a doctor and don’t know who’s taking on the role yet. However, showrunner Chris Chibnall announced that John Bishop will be starring in the upcoming Doctor Who 2022 specials with Ryan Gosling voicing K-9 for those episodes.
Where we will pick up with John’s character
In the words of showrunner, Chris Chibnall, Doctor Who is delighted to welcome John Bishop for the character of a brave and compassionate new companion who goes by the name of Dan Lewis. It’s been revealed that viewers will first meet this beloved character when he arrives at a space hotel but not before watching him escape an intergalactic catastrophe during his home-world of Earth’s Catastrophe Day.
Earlier this year, it was confirmed that Doctor Who will return for three new episodes featuring Jodie Whittaker’s 13th Doctor.
The decision making process behind this casting choice
Doctor Who fans were already abuzz about the possibility of a woman being cast for the Doctor after Jodie Whittaker was announced as taking over the titular role on Saturday. But John-Bishop-As-Dan-Lewis’s casting announcement reveals that Steven Moffat has more planned than just bringing a new perspective and gender balance to the show.
Your thoughts on this casting choice
The BBC announced on Sunday that John Bishop would be joining the cast of Doctor Who for the 2022 specials. We caught up with the comedian, who noted that it’s been quite a journey. In 2009 I got my daughter into acting and she auditioned for this role of Chloe and didn’t get it, he told us.
Frequently asked questions
What is John Bishop famous for?
John Bishop is a British comedian, television presenter and radio presenter best known for presenting ITV’s morning show Good Morning Britain. His career on TV began at the age of 22 when he won Star Search 1989, with agent Simon Fuller. He has also hosted Pop Idol, Sunday Night at the London Palladium and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
What accent does John Bishop have?
I recently found out that one of my favorite actors, John Bishop, will be playing the role of Dan Lewis in a few Doctor Who (2022 specials). I am excited because it is a big deal for the people involved. He’s been part of popular British TV shows like Newsnight and We Are Doomed before.
Is John Bishop a vegan?
Actor John Bishop is set to star as the new villain, Dan Lewis, in three Doctor Who specials for the BBC starting in 2021. The 61-year-old actor will be making his debut on the sci-fi show at Christmas 2021.
Was John Bishop in Footloose?
The announcement of John Bishop joining the cast of Doctor Who was met with mixed reactions. Many fans were excited by the prospect, while others were skeptical due to Bishop’s role in Footloose. It is unclear whether he will play the same character, a new one, or even if his role is significant at all. Only time will tell.