That Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special has found its companion

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Feb 6, 2013, 11:04 AM EST

Filming is now well underway for that Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special written by Mark Gatiss titled An Adventure in Space and Time and we've just heard some exciting  new casting news.

With Harry Potter and Game of Thrones actor David Bradley on board as William Hartnell (the first Doctor), it was only a matter of time before we heard about the actress playing the actress who played his very first companion: his granddaughter Susan. (Yeah, it gets a bit confusing).

So who is the lucky lady playing Carole Ann Ford as Susan? She is Claudia Grant, a relatively unknown UK actress. The announcement was made by the agency that is coincidentally run by William Hartnell’s real-life granddaughter Jessica Carney. (Just how cool is that? Cooler than bow ties that's for sure!)

Here is the announcement:

Congratulations to CLAUDIA GRANT who is shooting An Adventure in Space and Time, her first TV job since graduating in the summer. The 90 minuter written by Mark Gatiss for the BBC tells the story of the genesis of Doctor Who. Claudia is filming the role of actress Carole Ann Ford who played the first Doctor’s granddaughter.

Filming for the special started on February 3rd and we've already gotten a few behind-the-scenes pics to whet our appetites. Will you be looking forward to An Adventure in Space and Time?

(via Doctor Who News)