Doctor Who Series 2 Cast: Where Are They Now?

It's been 18 years since the Tenth Doctor's era began, and the cast has been very busy since!

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With the first series of revived Doctor Who in the books, the cast and crew could sit back, relax, and celebrate their success.

Just kidding – they had an entirely new series to film with new characters, new monsters, and a new actor playing the Doctor. No rest for the wicked, eh?

In many ways, the second series of NuWho was more important than the first, as it needed to keep up the momentum established by Series 1, while also bedding in a brand-new lead actor who would front the franchise for the next four years.

From the first episode in April 2006 to the big finale three months later, Series 2 covered a lot of ground and introduced plenty of new actors to the Whoniverse. But what's happened to some of the key players since? Where did they go after the series wrapped?

This list features 16 of the best and brightest stars that hadn't already appeared in Series 1, so you won't find Billie Piper or Camille Coduri here. If you're interested in them, you can read this list.

16. Zoë Wanamaker

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Lady Cassandra – the “last human” who was little more than a piece of skin stretched over a metal frame – seemingly met her end in the Series 1 episode The End of the World. Russell T Davies clearly liked her though, as she was resurrected to play the main villain in the Series 2 opener New Earth.

Perhaps this was because he enjoyed working with Zoë Wanamaker, who returned to voice the character (and also played her briefly in her human form).

On TV, Wanamaker is most famous as matriarch Susan Harper in the beloved sitcom My Family, which ran for over 100 episodes between 2000 and 2011. In the movies, she played Hogwarts flying instructor Madame Hooch in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, almost getting flattened by a rogue Neville Longbottom on a broomstick.

Since Cassandra finally got put to rest, Wanamaker has taken a regular part in period drama Mr. Selfridge, and was most recently seen in the popular Netflix show Shadow and Bone (below). You might have also seen her in the 2011 movie My Week with Marilyn, opposite the Oscar-nominated Michelle Williams.

Shadow and Bone Zoe Wanamaker as Baghra

Hopefully she didn’t need moisturising for any of those jobs.

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