1st look at Potter star as the First Doctor in that Who 50th special

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Feb 15, 2013, 4:08 PM EST

After much teasing, we have our first tantalizing look at Harry Potter and Game of Thrones actor David Bradleyin the role of William Hartnell, aka the First Doctor.



Ever since it was announced by the BBC that they were doing a special for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who retelling how the show first came about, we were excited about the project.

Titled An Adventure in Space and Time, the Mark Gatiss-penned drama is currently filming and will air sometime in November on BBC2.

Bradley is playing the role of William Hartnell, who played the first mysterious time traveler from Gallifrey. At first, Hartnell was apparently reluctant to take on the role, but he was sad to leave in 1966. He died in 1975.

David Bradley said that when Mark Gatiss offered him the part, “I almost bit his hand off.”

This very first picture shows Bradley as William Hartnell (incidentally reading a copy of Radio Times magazine) along with actress Lesley Manville, who plays Hartnell’s wife, Heather. We don't know about you, but we feel a tad nostalgic while looking at that pic.

An Adventure in Space and Time also stars Jessica Raines (Call the Midwife) as producer Verity Lambert (who was then only 27 years old) and Brian Cox as colorful Canadian Sydney Newman, BBC head of drama, who was the “father” of Doctor Who.

Are you looking forward to seeing An Adventure in Space and Time?

(via Radio Times)