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Kimberley Nixon dismisses Doctor Who rumours

Kimberley Nixon dismisses Doctor Who rumours
Kimberley Nixon dismisses Doctor Who rumours (Image credit: UK Press/PA Photos)

Cranford actress Kimberley Nixon (opens in new tab) has dismissed reports that she is about to land a part in Doctor Who. Kimberley, 23, has insisted that she has made no contact with the BBC1 drama, despite reports to the contrary. It was rumoured that the actress - who also starred in Easy Virtue alongside Jessica Biel and Colin Firth - could join the new Doctor, Matt Smith, in an upcoming series. But Kimberley told the Metro newspaper: "Absolutely nothing [is happening with Doctor Who]. They film in my home town so it would be good from a convenience point of view. "I haven't heard anything - just what I've read in the papers. I haven't even auditioned." There has been much speculation over who will be the Doctor's new assistant after it was revealed that 26-year-old Matt would be replacing David Tennant as the Time Lord in 2010. Former EastEnders' star Michelle Ryan and singer Lily Allen are two names in the frame. Get exclusive access to your favourite stars. Subscribe to TV Times magazine (opens in new tab)

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.